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Posted: 12/04/2015 at 18:28

I'll wait for Edd to provide a picture for me 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 17:26

Undecided....a chihuahua crossed with a St. Bernard...".will it be big or small?   Dont want to make a mistake 


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 16:23

Thought radishes were red runny 

Home made compost - why do I get seedlings?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 16:21

It's the best generated within the compost bin that counts rewolfnus. 

Christine, whenever you plant something mix in compost in the planting hole then mulch with same stuff.  Gradually you will improve the soil.  You need to grow what your conditions support...if you have acidic soil then grow acid lovers.  If your soil is neutral or alkaline then grow plants suitable for it.  Mulching is excellent but mpc is not ideal for thst.......mushroom compost, manure, bark chips is good 

To pinch out or not pinch out?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 16:14

I pinch most everything.  It makes a big difference to the quality of the plant 

Buying plants on-line

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 14:27

Yes.....but Paddocks are substantially cheaper.  Just compare 

always on the lookout myself for special plants Annie . Paddocks have a lovely variety of eryngium, jade frost.  Not just the variegation which has pink in it but the flowers are of a wonderful silky blue 

Home made compost - why do I get seedlings?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 14:25

I prefer to use my homemade compost as planting material or in runner bean trench.  It does create a lot of seedlings, esp grass so not worth it as a mulch 

Lop Sided Korean FIr Tree

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 12:42

Labradoodle, post a picture.  A bit of lateral thinking could create a space for planting underneath 

Berberis Darwinii flower - yellow or orange!?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 12:35

Yes you are Nut.  I saw you spying on me through your binoculars as I watched you through my telescope 

Buying plants on-line

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 12:33

Annie, check out Paddocks Plants.  Not a huge range but some quality stuff and some otherwise hard to find at very reasonable prices.  And they are such pleasant people to deal with

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The longest flowering perennial is........

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Caution! Virus

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Fowl treatment or wot?((

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Is Cornwall the best or is Cormwall the best?

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Modules v insitu

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Why did Chris do that?

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My first

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The green of spring

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Last Post: 11/05/2016 at 15:47

Ok, not gardening but womderful

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Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 22:07

why did we worry?

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Guess what this is.....

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Lupins a'flowering

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Inspiring or what?

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