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Posted: 17/12/2014 at 21:01

Matty, well done and good luck.  Enjoy your xmas 


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 18:00

Thanks Berghill.  Well,,it's one I shall order as I've seen one.  Trifle expensive so,will enquire first 


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 17:11

Woody can you ask if a dark green variety is available?  Looked at a few but don't think  pictures of dark green ones are accurate


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 17:08

Been cancelled Busy.  Lord sugar fired em all

Small Research TU Delft

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 16:24



Posted: 17/12/2014 at 16:18

just to say Punkdoc keep as positive as possible....obvious but not easy.  I can get depressed and been in very bad places as most everyone does  and it's difficult during these cold dark months. Maybe the chink of light with the lengthening days next week! 


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 13:14

hiya Lyn, no I haven't .  Will now though.  A fairly local hellebore grower/breeder has an open day in early spring too.  I think she had some spectacular unusual ones last year.  Have to be disciplined now though........I have a nice balance right now throughout the garden .....they provide good foils for summer anything more will have to be special.  

Looking out for a dark green variety....not sure if a good one is available yet


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 09:04

Yes but I'm lazeeeeee Woody!  I do that too but some of the doubles do create a beautiful layered affect. A good double produces a full packed colour display.  I prefer single dahlias too Woody.  A mixture of single and double echinaceas, heleniums etc as well.  Room for both.

Shredded branches as mulch?

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 08:57

Regular mulching should not produce a nitrogen deficiency. ,last year's' mulch will now be producing nitrogen, eto etc.  a heavy mulch of wood chippings around sprouts and other greens though will have a noticeable affect I think

Esspee, I don't like artificial fertilisers.  I would use something like fish blood and bone esp around food crops.

used to get loads of leaf mould but began to worry about importing diseasesMans other problems.  Bought in compost from Council too but the quality was not good.  Mushroom compost is good but I make sure it's used in autumn and washed by winter rains before crops are added to,the soil.  There are certainly worries about importing anything...compost or soil.  Even mpc is not always safe. 



Posted: 17/12/2014 at 08:47

Damp but mild.  Windy too.  my dog will enjoy his walk in a mo tho.

is petrol cheaper than water now?  Will,change to a meter soon but my water bills are £1100 a year.  Water bills in south west are highest in the country.

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