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Posted: 20/03/2015 at 12:09

I'm here wintersong....survived the eclipse Phemonemonomenomum 

Perfect sunshine here throughout ...not a cloud in sight.


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 12:06

Brilliant sunshine throughout.  Watched it over Godrevy beach.  Some mentioned a drop in temp but for me it was gloriously warm and bright throughout.  No darkness as I expected Though

Poultry manure pellets

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 12:01

Kitty, go for the fish blood and bone for nutrition

chicken manure makes good mulch when mixed with mpc

Strawberry plant dying, please help!

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 08:08

Think it's overwatered sirrith.

its a problematic time of year re watering.  Plants are moving but do not want too much water as soil, etc., is still not that warm.  Roots will,just sulk in wet cold conditions.

stop tinkering too.  Do not over pot. 

Camellia Debbie

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 07:43

Morning Cottagegardener.

camelias are far more tolerant of alkaline conditions than azaleas, rhododendrons etc

my soil is neutral and I can grow camelias well.

how alkaline is your soil?  

If a camelia is growing well already the signs are good for the others.  A spray of sequesterene is advisable but why not try Epsom salts first?  Cheap from any chemist and often this is sufficient to address your yellowing leaves issue.  

Camelias are also excellent for pots.  Use ericaceous john Innes and maintain moisture levels.  

What better evergreen than camelias?  

J Parkers

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 07:32

Seeds are fine from these Stagbeetle.


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 07:31

Chilly start but sunshine and blue sky.   Looking good for the eclipse here. Got my "end of the world is nigh" placards and will march around the town....with my torch.  Must get a Cornish pasty after. 



Posted: 19/03/2015 at 23:55

Best left for at least 3 years before,picking I think,if from seed.


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 22:45

I would not grow,rhubarb in a pot.  Always better in the ground.  You will need a large pot.  Multi purpose compost is not suitable In my opinion....a soil based john Innes compost is needed. Copious amounts of water too during the summer and generous feeding.  A manure mulch too.  Sure you can't out it in th ground Hyacinth and use your pot for a blueberry for example?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 19:01

Thanks Bob. 

Busy, my problem has always been the same.  I am impulsive.  Eager to get things that occur done asap.  Every instinct told me "no".  Frustrating coz I will never  ever learn

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