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Latest posts by Verdun

Add Ash to Soil ??

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 15:09

My two pennies worth.  

I would not use ash from any treated timber ESP in veg or fruit patch. Not  too happy with treated fences anyway near edible crops.

As a layman, my instincts tell me poisons and chemicals in the wood would be released into the atmosphere at the burning stage.  Possibly such elements would be deposited onto the soil. I remember burning old wicker rocking chair once and the fumes were bad.  

My veg amd fruit patch is as healthy and free from toxins as possible so, as I'm doubtful, I don't do it.


I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 08:02

Definitely Keyser

A fun thread and fun replies.  


Posted: 26/03/2014 at 07:58

Hello forkers

Cloudy but dry.  

Heleniums expected today.  No more plants will be purchased.....unless I am tempted.

Wildlife pond taking shape now Dove.  Exciting 


I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 22:46

Nice one folks. 

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 20:14

Yes, but I can have one earlier. 

Rhododendron in pot

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 20:12

I have several growing in pots.  I give sequestered iron about now.  After flowering I give a feed as advised above.  Just watch your pots dont dry out in summer.  Agree too about keeping it in its pot.  

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 20:05

Yes,,it is a special one.  They are all special.  Have one in September but can have another at any time. 

Insurance cheque arrived, Polytunnel 2 , here we come.

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:55

Fantastic Hostafan. ,now you can start growing and selling those hostas   Love all that growing space you will have 

I have a small hexagonal grenhouse......I'm tall so it suits me that way but little elbow room.  Bought for its aesthetic qualities but should have been more practical.


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:50

I knew that KEF.  I was only testing you 


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:47

Susan, not the best choice for south facing position.  I would choose a plant for sunnier conditions there.  

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