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Entries from December 2012

Golden Privet roots damaged by trenching

December 5th, 2012 · No Comments

Privet plants and hedges often have the roots cut when trenches for cables, new gas pipes etc are being installed and most of the time the plants manage to recover. The key to the recovery is to help the plant in the spring and summer following the roots being cut by making sure the plant […]

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Notes on John Inness compost

December 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

John Innes Compost, ingredients. Sterilised Loam 7 parts, Peat 3 parts and, (John Innes Nos. 1, 2 and 3) Sharp sand 2 parts Sterilised Loam 2 parts Peat 1 part and, (John Innes Seed and Ericaceous Compost) Sharp sand 1 part As a rough guide: J. I No. 1 for 3 -3.5 inch pots J. […]

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Tags: Tim Whitcombe