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Posted: 27/06/2013 at 07:43

Morning all

It's looking like a hot day

Cutting back hedge soon whilst it's still cool then it's other less interesting stuff

Enjoy your day everyone


What to feed veg ?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 00:25

In big trouble today....keep called people he instead of she.  So I apologise now and for repeating it in the future.  I am but a simple Cornish yokel you see.

Michael, I used to put it on very thickly on the soil surface in the autumn. it did a few prevented weeds, its texture deterred slugs n snails as well as its saltyness, it provided alginic acid (I think I have that correct) which helped bind together the sandy particles in my soil. It provided nutrients in small quantities too so plants, veg, etc., weren't over fed and it rotted down beautifully come the spring leaving enough material to continue deterring those molluscs.  

I didn't wash the salt out of it....islanders everywhere used it as is as we do/ did here without worrying about the salt content.  Yes, used it in my compost heaps's texture mixed well with the other materials there.  Putting it down in autumn will take some nitrogen from the soil but since few things grow then it did no harm.  Come the spring and summer the nitrogen will have been returned to the soil.

It certainly was best soil conditioner I used....and weed free!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 00:14

Ok Matty.  Will keep sun shining.  Keep your eyes peeled for little nurseries dotted around

Called you he earlier.....sorry, did know

My garden compared to a year ago ongoing...

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 00:10

What a transformation Oakley.  Loads of work, ambition and skill such a short time too

Siting a rhododendron.

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 22:50

Prob too dry but at least test your soil.  6 or less is fine.  You could incorporate acid bark or compost though to improve moisture.-holding qualities

Annoying threads

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 22:45

Hiya green magpie.  Never thought of doing that......thanks


Posted: 26/06/2013 at 22:43


Cut any hollow stems right back now but leave everything else.  Check that slugs etc are controlled.  Growth and flowers hopefully will come in August or september


Posted: 26/06/2013 at 22:37

Sorry......slipped there but I did know.  I've shared pms. She will enjoy Cornwall though

Mind your own business

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 22:33


Lawn weedkiller will control it

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 20:52

You're so nice always

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