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Fertilizing before laying turf

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 12:57

I would if using an organic granular fertiliser......artificial ones tend to act quickly and temporarily having no effect on turf at all right now. Organic fertilisers take longer and by the time the turf is rooting into the soil the fertiliser will be available.....

2014

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 12:54

Lovely inspiring posts as always Marion 

What tree/shrub is this?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 12:52

Need a better picture......me old eyes aInt wot they used to be .....but it doesn't look like sarcoccoca to me.  

Hardening Off Help

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 12:50

I would keep all those Where they are for now except for marigolds, lobelias and morning glory.....I would move these to greenhouse.

Good warmth, almost heat, are needed for tomatoes, etc with no impact by draughts to check them.  No sense in hurrying up this process by "hardening" off plants that will mostly be indoors anyway.

help needed

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 12:44

I would put them in the conservatory for couple of days, water well first after potting on.  Cover with fleece or hang a lace or fleece "curtain" on the sunny side. Then put outside during the day and bring indoors at night.  Do this at least for a week.  This hardening off is essential for most every kind of plug in my opinion.  Plugs would have been brought on in perfect comditions so will not be "tough" yet

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 09:02

Hello folks

Another sunny day.

Heleniums definitely coming today and will be planted before the end of the day

Heleniums have really grown on me.....makes it difficult to put my jacket on! ..........and for long flowering, tall plants showing yellow, brown, orange and red not much to beat them.   For good soils with some moisture they are excellent.

Will try to "perfect"  (ha ha, some hopes) new area I started last year and developed further over the winter.  I want colour, form, scent, good plant combinations, grasses in an an area that has a bench.  I have the plants I think esp when new heleniums planted.  Several Regale lilies there too providing womderful scent in June/July.  (giving myself enthusiasm to get out there I think )

Hope everyone has a healthy happy day 

 

Blueberries and Ericaceous compost advice needed.

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 23:35

I think you are right to leave them in their containers 

Japanese knotweed shoots & Mower contamination ?

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 23:33

Knotweed does not keep to itself and to think it does is  foolish.  Time to control it is when it's small.  Here in Cornwall it is widespread and I'm not sure anyone is really able to kill it

Oops!

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 23:28

Looks exciting Bob.  

I have a small hexagonal GH and need to think of adding something like your polytunnel myself. Better than a GH Bob?  

HELP! Rapidly growing plant / weed ??

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 23:23

Inform the council....see if they can offer anything.  

You will need to use super strength glyphosate, not the ordinary kind.

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