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Granular Fertilizer

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 09:00

Hi cresser

I use organic fertilisers but for the lawn I suggest Gromore.  This is because I feel foxes, badgers, etc may be tempted to dig for the organic comtent, viz., fish, blood bone, etc 

I would be tempted to use autumn lawn food.....may be a little cheaper right now.


Posted: 05/11/2013 at 08:56

Had a re think woody.  Not Winchester growers ...they are nearby ....just  check out national dahlia collection Cornwall.

I do pretty much as monty  does with's the way he treats cannas that I disagree with.  I keep mine dry but he waters his. Who am I to disagree with monty though?    We all do what works for us 


Posted: 05/11/2013 at 08:45

That's it woody.  Worth a visit I think 

I grew The Bishops Children too from seed.  Only  shades of red and orange though.  Keep about half a dozen of the best but they have produced vigorous excellent plants.   The equal of the Bishop for me 

Holly bush with no berries

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 08:31

I meant to help,pollinate golden king  punkdoc.  friend of mine has several hollies and one in particular has masses of berries.  My golden king has some berries but I prune ......trim.....annually to maintain its shape so lose some berries because of that


Posted: 05/11/2013 at 08:24



Posted: 04/11/2013 at 23:42


Tried to pm you but messagIng seems down.  Split Miscanthus Variegatus today and can send you some.  

Holly bush with no berries

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 23:38

If I recall correctly you need a couple of male hollies to help set berries on Golden King.  And I remember comsidering J C van Tol for this very purpose years back. 

It seems whomever classified hollies like this had a sense of humour but I think he/she was simply comfused or not so bright 


Posted: 04/11/2013 at 22:15

Right to the ground 

Holly bush with no berries

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 22:12

Sounds like golden king...a female!   And bears the berries.

Prob the flowers were frosted.  


Posted: 04/11/2013 at 22:08


Yes in process of doing that now........from now through the month I remove all leaves.  I do it for 2 remove all traces of poss hell black spot and to enable uncluttered view of flower buds as they emerge.  I also mulch now too

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