Latest posts by Verdun

grass cuttings mulch for raspberries

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 19:11

I domt like grass cuttings as a mulch. they tend, in my experience, to add grass weeds.  Amongst rapsberries could be a problem.  

I know someone who is currently spreading grass cuttings as a mulch.......been doing this since last spring.  

Grass cuttings are also very slimey.....smelly too.

I have considered mixing with straw or sawdust.  For me best used mixed in the compost bin

advice on garden fertilizer

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 17:04

Never just scatter any fertiliser on surface.  Always scratch/tickle it in 


Posted: 03/01/2016 at 16:01

Liri, no we will win this.  The run rate would have slowed and the inituative given back to S Africa.  Sport is about kidology too  ! 

advice on garden fertilizer

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 15:59

Yes, then its ready for plants to start absorbing in spring and summer 

Olive tree

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 15:56

Olives grow well down here...planted widely.  Think a long early hot spring and summer is required for the fruit though.


Posted: 03/01/2016 at 15:54

Yes but less than 8lbs if you want a handsome adult like wot I am 

advice on garden fertilizer

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 15:52

For planting mix in with planting hole,,for feeding anything and everything.

No...not different kinds of fish blood and bone.  It is a general fertiliser, like a multi vitamin.  You can buy specific fertilisers....nitrogen for lawns, potash for fruit bushes, etc. ....but generally a balanced fertiliser is fine for most things Baza 

Korean Fir

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 15:47

Yes but it is a beautiful plant Rosa . Years of pleasure to come.  

A spray or two of epsom salts helps good health....for koreana too 

Morning has broken

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 15:44

it's a lovely sunny day......been to near the beach and everybody is smiling.  Planted some potted daffodils.

I firmly believe the wet days are gone and sunny days are here to stay......DO YOU HEAR ME WEATHERMAN? 

advice on garden fertilizer

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 15:38

Firstly, fertiliser and compost are completely different things....bit like your food.  vitamins only or food with vitamins in!

Baza, the very best fertilizer is granular fish blood and bone.  Organic, reasonably slow and sustained release nutrients, good for soil and plants. Bit early right now for veg ......I would apply in late Feb early March. it is then soluble/accessible to growing plants a few weeks later.  One application is usually enough. 

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