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MPC & Growbags

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 23:59

Grow bags are just bags of compost of a size where it is convenient to lay them flat, cut a hole and plant whatever in them.  They can be stacked up and used two deep with suitable holes cut in them for deep-rooting plants..

They are cheap and cheerful and often have pretty rubbishy compost in them, but as you won't handle it you'll never know.  The fertilizer in them will last somewhat less than MPC.

Plant ID

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 23:41

On the left is Mares tail/Horse tail. On the right geranium, but not Herb Robert.


Posted: 03/05/2014 at 18:27

Take a look about and see what thrives.  You may need to protect the young plants until they are sturdy.

Not everything you plant needs to be ornamental. Blackthorn and hawthorn will do well. 

Wildflower mats

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 18:23

Would it not be cheaper to buy seeds of the wildflower plants you want and sow them in trays of compost?  They will not need to be in the greenhouse.

When they germinate cut the compost into squares and plant those randomly where you want them.

Planted Daffodil bulbs and got Gladioli!! Help!!!

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 18:18

Put them in deeper pots.  They will be easy to transfer.

Plant recommendation needed

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 15:43

Nothing much will be happy in that position.  The beauty of a cedar is in seeing the whole tree, perhaps you could give us a clue why you want screening shrubs.


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 15:37

Another couple of years to go!  Don't cut it back and keep it well-weeded.


Posted: 02/05/2014 at 15:34

It is very easy to look up on the web.  Sorry don't have the relevant figures to hand.

Potato Leaf Tomato

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 15:31

Not a debate.  They are just the same as regular leaf-shaped tomatoes as far as I know.

Identification please :)

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 12:29

Isn't it Star of Bethlehem? Ornithogalum.

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