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Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:44

I would mix just a little of your soil with the compost.  It helps the roots "acclimatise" to the soil.  not sure of the amount of mycchorrizal you need but the roots of the heathers need to be in immediate contact with it.  Especially with heathers I think this is a useful additive. 

PauliePauls garden videos where are they?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:39

Who is PauliePaul?  

Toms-- pot or growbag?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:37

Pots for me everytime.  So one vote for pots 


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:36


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:35

Fargesias tend not to run but I looked at a couple in a local nursery on Monday and I would say they looked pretty vigorous roots.  I'm still very cautious despite re assuring comments.

in pots bamboos simply do not grow well in my experience


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:28

Not much room Dove for sausage rolls.......ate a packet of wagon wheels....the pack with 2 free.  er, maybe I could squeeze in 3 or 4 

the beer sounds better though Hostafan.  Getting one myself !

Talkback: Dandelion

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:24

Dandelions will seed if you leave the heads on.  If I see them innthe lawn I try to take heads off.  In open ground dig them out. In the lawn use a lawn weed killer.

re glyphosate.  Everything that becomes popular or effective suddenly is frowned upon or given a bad press. organic fertilisers were criticised once.  Putting a dose of glyphosate on a solitary or two dandelions will not destroy the planet but will make our lives easier 

Tea bag mesh on plug plants

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:18

Those mesh bags are a nuisance.  plants do not like them. They struggle to put out roots.  I remove them always now.  The difference in growth is noticeable from the start.  I notice many suppliers are now not using these mesh pots on their plugs. 


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:13

Another new member.  Brilliant.  Welcome Jan 


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 14:32

Roasting here too. just rushed around cutting grass as wet weather is on its way tomorrow or weekend.

treated to a free lunch.....steak and chips but worried now when I fit in my usual lunch 

dicentra Albas flowering beautifully here too.  Hoping a dark red astilbe will flower soon alongside one of them.

spent the morning at a friend's house again......trimming juniper, heathers and planting stuff we bought on Monday.....Nandina, Teuchrium, senetti, phloxes.  Bit hot  really but I started there at about 8am. 


Discussions started by Verdun


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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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