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My aster looks ill :(

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:03

Can I say I agree with Dove.  However, I would wait a little while until signs of growth and then apply fertiliser.  I have come to this recently because it avoids applying caustic fertiliser on fragile new shoots.   A couple of slug pellets too would be sensible......applied now 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 18:59

Been nice day here...not so much sun but warm, dry and pleasant.

Plant parcel today....Paddocks Plants.....perfect condition and good value as always.  

Busy at foodbank ....very satisfying.  Lovely people working there and someone brought in some Jaffa cakes, just for me!    Had to share though    But enough to have a goodly few   

Bit of good news......bit of a,battle with a local Works wanting to expand.  He replied to me withdrawing his application.  (why do people not join in the fight ?  ...just me and one other who persisted). 

Should receive more plants tomorrow......int it excitin? 

Is this the dreaded Japanese Knotweed!! Ident and advise required

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 18:49

I've seen you on the tv Dove.

For the record it doesn't look like jap knotweed to me. 

Does anyone talk to their plants?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 18:43

I do sit down sometimes with my plants and discuss politics. 

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 08:18

Gardenjeannie, you drive a hard bargain......but yes yorkie puds added to pork cracling will buy my total affection 

I would urge anyone to look at linum perenne, the blue flax, and not admire its true blueness   

This morning the scent from daff cheerfulness.....I have quite a few of them....is amazing. 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 08:11

Hello fFORKERS

Stacey, I haven't really checked closely my echinaceas but I'm aware of one shooting. still but early for many things.

Looking bright and sunny morning.  Will get some more pruning done before foodbank calls 

garden centres vs garden nursery's

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 23:21

Nothing quite like a stroll around a nursery.  Several where I live snd always a gem or two or three to fascinate on.  Garden centres supply the usual ordinary everyday stuff we need but don't get excited about 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 23:17

Clarington, just a word to the wise.  Best to use a trowel for plantIng bulbs, etc.  

fill hole where pond was

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 23:14

Hiya thomas

I did just this couple of years ago.  Had two pools and kept one of them.....had grand ideas to link them via a small "stream". 

I used a mixture of garden compost, stacked lawn turves, garden soil, dried cow manure and other bought composts. It has produced a very rich soil.....added organic fertilizer too.....that has successfully become an attractive herbaceous border.  

I used good quantities of soil from my veg patch too.......replacing with mushroom compost......

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