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Latest posts by Verdun

Growing carrots in a container

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 12:12

Yes should be fine.  A good free draining mix with organic fertiliser and sifted compost and remember to keep soil moisture level even as possible.  Not to let it dry out, etc.  Carrots will split with uneven watering.

15" deep?  You can grow most carrots there

(once grew what I called "crowbar carrots" ........made deep holes filled with sifted soil, compost and fertiliser.  About 9" apart I think.  The carrots were huge and, surprisingly delicious.  Used to go out when people around to pull up a carrot and say "oh dear another tiny one".  )


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 12:06

Having a healthy donut....lunch after a busy morning.  Couple of hot. Chillis arrived few mins back and already potted up.  Supposed to be fast growing but I've looked twice  and can't see any chillis yet 

buddleia buzz magenta duly planted at last.  garden peas growing away now.  Daily checks on runner beans for signs of growth 

now for another carrot 


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 11:58

Inspiring pictures folks . Wouldn't the world be a far better place if people treated people like gardeners treated their plants? 


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 08:06

Dove, enjoy your play in the garden.  Sounds like you deserve it 

thanks for your kind offer Lesley.......I'm determined though to get my Buzz planted today

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 08:04

Ice, you didn't get weedkiller on your fruit bushes, did you?  They should be sprouting now or very soon.  if no sign of this in a week or so I would contact your supplier for replacements.

yes, blueberries will hate being planted in ordinary soil...I.e. In neutral or alkaline soil


Bargain Plants

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 07:37

You made the most of those freebies Brummie 

Will my hydrangea flower

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 07:34

First thought was frost.  If so it should recover.

in a pot so it may need feeding....give it a feed

 Not  up on fungal diseases on hydrangeas but this is a possibility.  

I would feed and ensure it doesn't dry out and see how it develops



Posted: 09/04/2015 at 07:28

Hello forkers 

almost boring now .........another bright sunny day.  Not as cold as yesterday morning.

have good day folks 


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 23:24

Nikki, the border is 2 inches deep and across??

Overwintered Dahlias

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 23:22

Just a little water at the right time will produce a lot of growth now.  Not just with dahlias but with many herbaceous Perennials. As soon as I see the beginning of green shoots I water and then water more according to growth. Not before though 

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