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Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:39

Pottie, I tend to think the mycorrizal (hmm, prob got that wrong) treatment is effective. I have used it.  The idea is to sprinkle it in the hole and around the roots of the plant to generate a sort of symbiotic relarionship and establish more quickly.  I think it's esp good for things like heathers. 

Re "bern", I always use this method when planting.  My soil is quickly some places on a Cornish hedge I have it is very a moat to hold water for first few days is sensible.  Then I level it out again.  

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:23

Oh, Erica Carnea varieties are out in full flower and a couple of penstemons too.  Dianthus are showing as well. Usually some daffs are showing too but not a one in flower....plenty in bud 

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 09:57

Oh heck.....ok, from memory after just checking out there (not so bad actually now)

To add to some of those already mentioned.....don't have Niger, pansies, vincas, white campion, groundsel, herb Robert..

Mahonia, gazanias, osteospermums, pelargoniums, bidens (still in pots), Camelias (odd one or two) stocks, wallflowers (couple with early odd flowers) winter jasmine, geum totally tangerine, nemesia, Abelia Confetti, geraniums Elke and Orion both have few and far between flowers, helleborus Corsicus, and even some yellow flowers on senecio sunshine. Daphne Eternal Fragrance .  (grasses with dead flowers and salvias Amistad and leucanthemum are holding onto spent flowers). Oh, scabious butterfly blue and pink mist showing a little.

Compost bin

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 09:35

Take a while for those thorns to rot down to "benign" clueless.   Tried to shred then compost berberis prunings. Not a pleasant compost.  Best burnt I think  


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 09:19

Not going out there's very wet n windy.      Well, I have to take my dog so.......

Not  a great start to 2014   Rain and wind forecast for every day......mild tho.

Happy new Year to you all 

Wishes and resolutions

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 18:32 jokes awful?  I don't think so 


Posted: 31/12/2013 at 12:07

Well, I have osteospermum voltage yellow with masses of flowers.  Do I count as one? 

Wishes and resolutions

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 12:05

To be more tactful amd diplomatic both on the forum and In life 


Posted: 31/12/2013 at 09:18

Stacey, it's going to be much better from now on for you....

Sunny again so far and calm.  Weird weather....storms from nowhere but warm spells too. 



Posted: 30/12/2013 at 22:34

Hee hee hee 

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