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Posted: 16/12/2015 at 12:15

Add vinegar hosta.  


What's in your bag?

Posted: 16/12/2015 at 12:13

Nice to meet you Nora.  (You going to make sure we all behave? )

the quality of various composts has deteriorated over recent years.  Pieces of plastic, wood and wool have accompanied purchased compost. 

I would pay more for a better product too.  Could be sieved better.  I think compost is often deliberately padded out with junk to give an impression of value. 


Posted: 16/12/2015 at 07:37

Morning folks

Dry and warm ...don't think temp dropped below 12 last night.  Dark though.

even for here this is remarkably warm....not climate change tho folks ! 

Adders are still up and about on the towans out there apparently 


Daffodils are sprouting too early!

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 23:21


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Posted: 15/12/2015 at 22:34

Maureen, we don't seem to learn lessons do we?  Diesel fuel was to save the planet not so long ago but now we are told it is helping destroy it.  revolutionary chemicals one moment yet cancer causing the next. so it seems with nematodes, the new chemical free way to deal with our pests.  Every generation is a guinea pig one! 

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Posted: 15/12/2015 at 22:25

Yep Edd.....reading with great interest.  

Remember Dumb and Dumber......jim carey?  they had worms too 

on a serious note I learned recently that nematodes we use for pest control are also damaging the bee population.  How little we really know 

Black elder

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 20:52

Hiya cornishpixi.

hmmm! 4 years old.  The roots will have spread quite a bit

you need the rootball to be damp....prob no problem there right now I have moved Sutherland Gold  a couple of times with success 

do it now........perfect conditions right now.  dig as deep as possible to get as big a rootball as possible.   Trim any wide lateral roots.  It should re establish well if you water it in thoroughly and cut back top growth to near the base.  Use cut material for cuttings....they take well even now.  ( 3 to 5" pieces in mpc and perlite and water well) 

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Posted: 15/12/2015 at 20:24

Excellent news Edd.  Pleased for you but don't I'm going soft 

Help. Plant ID in new garden.

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 17:52

Could be B.A nana Bagatelle Russ. It looks small enough to be.

yes,you can prune that skimmia.  I "reclaimed" a couple that took over a border.  I would wait until spring.  


Posted: 15/12/2015 at 17:41

Did that Logan as an experiment.  Not a great success for me....roots forked and simply did not match those sown in situ......well I was actually standing up 

the solution really is to take your time sowing the seed.....prepare a really good bed at least 15 cm deep, achieve a fine tilth and level surface and then space sow perhaps 2 cm apart.  Then lightly cover. Lightly tamp down,,lightly water and fleece.  A superb crop of delicious carrots is then guaranteed 

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