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Two plant ID's

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 11:56

Nut......we all know you are the guru here 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 11:49

Hey Stacey.....the chilli queen 

Good to hear from you.  One or two have been a bit naughty here but I have been as good as gold 

wonderful day.....unbroken sunshine and feeling so warm.  top dressed back lawn too now and tickled in some seed.  Potted on several perennials and trimmed specimen evergreens.  

cheese n grapes on wholemeal now and then off to the look see 

Soil conditioner question

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 07:43

Craig, if you are using it as a mulch much of that nitrogen will be lost to the atmosphere.  I don't think this is an issue 

you need to ask a couple of questions it free from chemicals like weedkiller?  Is it well composted?....can you see any ingredients (weeds etc) not broken down?

i would use it in the autumn as a mulch.  Can you keep it somewhere to use later?  I would not use a product I was unsure about 

Two plant ID's

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 07:36

Jekyl, I cut back by around half way down here about now but if its a bit colder where you are I would be inclined to wait until early April.  

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 07:30

Morning folks 

dry, no wind and sunny.  Looking v good 


Help choosing plants for alpine garden

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 21:50

Paddy, think it will look odd as an assortment of alpines there but if you take this route research their individual requirements.  They can also look very flat so look to vary height as well as texture ( festucas can ring the changes for example ) 

Not a gardening question but..........

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 21:45

You could get a Joe Blogs laptop and stick an apple label on it ................

I'll get my coat 

Beginners soil question

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 21:41

An old guy years ago convinced me to add vinegar and salt when watering tomatoes. Took me a while to realise he was kidding me .  He grew fantastic toms ......very little foliage and masses of large tomatoes. 

Dave is right, as usual . I think we do over complicate growing plants to their detriment.  We overfeed too making plants too soft and lush....perfecf for pest and disease 

I seem now to have the knack of growing decent toms....good healthy tasty bumper crops.  

Saving my muddy lawn

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 19:29

Sounds good cotty 

Two plant ID's

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 17:14

Jekyl, I womder if you have a reverted dark green shoot/plant?

or, it has been growing in a dark shady spot?

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