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MPC & Growbags

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 10:22

Why do you expect soil in it?  It is made from green waste and most people don't throw away soil.  Or shouldn't.

plant ideas for this old pot

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 10:19

Or for a collection of thymes or other herbs.


Posted: 04/05/2014 at 10:18

Asparagus in grow bags.  That's a new technique.  Does it work?

The pest that ate it will be a slug or snail.  Very partial to asparagus.

Plant identification

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 10:13


What do I grow?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 10:11

Please tell me why you aren't out there gardening instead of reading and writing long lists of plants?  Phew, you must all have time on your hands!!

And as for trying to avoid repeated names - words fail me.  Or is this just a Boast thread!

Lidl Compost

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 00:02

Councils make it from green waste, I believe. Some people are not very fussy about what they put in green waste.

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.

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