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Mulching

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 21:37

clk -I'm happy to be wrong but I mulch over hosta's and anything else which has  disappeared under grown by now, apart from rubarb and mulch round this but then rubarb doesn't totally disappear the crown can still be seen above ground. So any thing with a crown showing gets a mulch round, anything not showing gets mulched over.

I mulch Oct/Nov so some stuff hasn't quite died back yet, ferns for instance so they get a mulch round.

Hope that's helpful.     

Too late to plant bulbs?

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 21:26

I've finished planting my bulbs a few times. Then last week bought 25 anemone bulbs for 50p and 25 Litris Spicata roots for 50p. They been revitalised in water and look ok only thing is I don't know which way is up, there don't appear to be any roots so they may be dead  was going to plant them regardless and hope for the best

sloving forum problems

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 21:57

Glad to read there'll be another spell check, it was a help in correcting miss typing. I tend to type quickly so sometimes hit the wrong keys, I'm usually a good speller 

GH tom bed...

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 21:22

The soil/compost was changed this year in the GH bed.

The jury's still out on what to grow in the bed next year but certainly toms and cues. I unsucessfully tried to grow some tender bean varieties this year and will no doubt try again, as I've seeds left over.

I've got mushroom compost, well rotted muck or home grown compost. Not sure what to do with the bed now by way of preparing it for next year, advice welcome.

 

    

Composting Leaves

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 21:06

I had leaves in black bags and old recycle bins this year and kept checking the recycle bins, as the level lowered I topped them up with leaves from the black bags. Each time the recylce bins were checked I gave the leaves a good scrunching and shake to break up the leaves and distribute the moisture, the top layer was often dry, bottom layer wet. 

I spread the mould on a veg bed a few weeks ago, it hadn't completely broken down but open to the elements it has now. I've done the same for a couple of years now with no problems.

I found, each time the bins were checked, tree seeds had germinated and picked out what could be seen.

Gardening programmes

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 21:40

There's a thread like this every year....

Rather than gardening programmes I'd like to see programmes about gardens after all what can be said when it comes to the bit about 'Jobs in the garden you can be doing this week'?  When there's 2ft of snow covering the ground and your fingers would turn blue within mins of going outdoors.

What would the content be - come and look at my dahlias in the basement or look how my gladioli are drying out. Lets film dormant plants . Then there's Q's why is my compost frozen A it is minus 5 outdoors at present!

There is life beyond the BBC...GW and Beechgrove are programmes I'll miss but look forward to watching again in the Spring

I'm being cynical and don't mean to be disrespectful but with freeview or Sky... search and ye will find lots of stuff about wildlife, conservation, gardens and gardening. I know the truth is hash but not a lot of gardening goes on during the winter months.

Just a thought Heather Bells, but I like your thread title, why not have posters saying what the've watched over winter and recommend as good viewing  may even see us through to the Spring and return of GW and Beechgrove.

 

Squishing caterpillars

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 20:29

I netted my broccoli this year and cabbage white got under the netting, so was thinking of leaving a couple of plants outside the netting just for butterflies in the hope they'll lay eggs on them and they can munch to their hearts content. 

where to use potash and nitrogen

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 22:29

Our posts crossed figetbones. Slight difference of opinion but these thngs happen. 

What can I say, fidgetbones is a knowledgeable.

I'm happy to go with that advise.

where to use potash and nitrogen

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 22:05

 for future posts and I do hope you post again, you should have said what you planned to plant

My explanation was a tab bit OTT. If you are planting pansies, I'd go for a bit of FBB in the hole if planting in the garden or mixed in with the compost if planting in a pot.

Plants adapt to the weather and will only take in water and nutrients which they need. At this time of year if they are meant to go dormant they will, that's why it's important not to over water because when we get the freezing weather the water in the soil freezes and damages roots.

 

where to use potash and nitrogen

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 21:05

When and where to use potash and nitrogen depends on what you plan to grow

Nitrogen - promotes above ground growth and healthy foilage. Potash - helps promote flowering and the ripening of fruit and veg. Phosphate is for root growth.

FBB, bone meal and dried blood,are fertilisers and additions to compost...so...

Fish,bone and blood - FBB contains all three elements, I'd say it's a good all rounder and not used in huge quantities would say it's good for most things. There maybe someone along shortly to say I'm wrong.

Bone meal contains phosphate and nitogen - good for shrubs, roses, bulbs and strawberries.

Dried blood contains nitrogen, if growing veg it's good for leaf crops like lettuce, spinach and cabbage.

 

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