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Posted: 16/04/2016 at 21:42

Hiya Jinxy

i grow very large dahlias in pots too and use this mixture.  Occasional?  Well, fish blood and bone will sustain until mid summer so a high potash feed once a fortnight from then.  Seaweed is great.  Here, near the coast, seaweed was used extensively but seaweed spray is a great tonic. 

True or not I think from mid summer a high potash feed for flowers rather than growth is best. 


Posted: 16/04/2016 at 20:49

Little Poll, since your tubers are "nice size" now they will make big plants this summer.  For this reason I mix manure and pelleted chicken pellets plus fish blood and bone with mpc to help hold moisture and provide sustained sustenance and body during the summer.  Also adds weight.  

An occasional feed with liquid tomato fertiliser keeps dahlias flowering too 


Posted: 16/04/2016 at 20:44

Wait a little while longer for the cuttings rosemummy.  Agree £8 well spent if you take cuttings.  When you do, mix perlite....50/50 .....with mpc.  

Shrub border done :-)

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 20:41

Blimey!   what a transformation BRISTOL.   Like it a lot . Money? Well, a one off and think of the pleasure for years to come 

Tulip Spade Monty!!??

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 20:38

Pat, interesting echivaria and succulent globe.......I hav done this with busy lizzies, all one colour.  Not sure about it though.  no Costa didnt feature so much but I love the programme 

Tulip Spade Monty!!??

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 17:12

Like it darren 

Tulip Spade Monty!!??

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 16:27

Pat, think this is in the episode I will watch later   

What do you think the prim and proper poms will make of Costa?  

Not the temps I remember as a kid in Aussie but been pretty warm here today....catching you up now, well I can dream 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 16:21

Tigs, looks excellent 

so hot in the garden.....there is a cold wind but not in this walled garden. 

Heathers trimmed and tidied, lychnis coronaria alba planted between them and cotinus royal purple.  Neighbour kindly offered me a lager....said I looked hot (hmmm I mean hot as in opposite of cold !!! )

planned to plant out 3 argyranthemums where wallflowers are fading now but the next 2 nights could be cold so I will hang fire.

arranged another visit to help cousin with his stroke-caused aphasia.....we read and pronounce words etc.  Think it helps.  He is one of the lucky stroke victims  there is a lack of official therapy help down here....."5th richest country and all that!" 

Tulip Spade Monty!!??

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 13:10

Monty has grown on me, I must confess.  It can't be an easy job being in the public eye doing your best but constantly being judged.  I enjoyed GW last night, BG earlier and will enjoy Gardening Australia later today.  

( on the downside.....baaaad news today.  And I am very upset about it.    ............






my local bakery have stopped making Nelson Slices )

it's ok!  I'll be ok, probably 

Difficult shady area - ideas?

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 12:55

Lost my voice 

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