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'Compost For Blueberries'

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 8th February 2013

…and depth. For a bigger plant and more fruit use a container of 45cm (18") diameter and depth. Make sure you use a mixture of ericaceous compost (compost for acid-loving plants) and soil based compost such as John Innes No.3 for long-term container growth. Keeping your blueberry in a pot will…

How To Grow Blueberries

…try growing blueberries in containers using an ericaceous compost mix. One top tip to remember is that like all acid loving plants, blueberries are best watered with rainwater whenever possible as tap water can make the compost more alkaline over time. Pruning Blueberry Plants Blueberry bushes don't…

Plants for Containers | Plants for a Purpose

…in multipurpose compost although for perennial plants and shrubs its best to use a loam-based compost such as John Innes No. 2 or 3. These are heavier than multipurpose composts, lending stability to long-term container plants and they also retain water well. Use ericaceous compost if your container…

Best of...Container Plants

…easy to care for, easy to enjoy! Try it yourself. Buy Bulb Extra Special Mix Best fruit for a container - Blueberry Top Hat A superb fruit recommendation for a patio pot, they'll grow much better as you can meet their exact soil requirements (you just need a bag of ericaceous compost from your local…

Plants for Shade | Plants for a Purpose

…light. Herbs for shady gardens Vegetables for shady gardens Fruit for shady gardens Angelica Peas Strawberries Chervil Parsnips Blackcurrants Feverfew Carrots Redcurrants Lemon Balm Beetroot Raspberries Lovage Radishes Blackberries Mint Lettuce Gooseberries Parsley Salad Leaves Blueberries Sorrel…

Top 10 crops for pots

…in patio bags or if you are on a tight budget you can even use old compost bags. Depending on the variety, you can harvest them after just 10 to 13 weeks by simply tipping the bag out, before hunting through the compost for tasty tubers! Read our article on how to grow potatoes in bags. 2. Peas…

Top 10 tips to prepare your garden for spring

…colonies sheltering for the winter. If you still haven't cleared last year's pots of summer bedding then do this now and be on the look-out for the white vine weevil larvae, which live in the compost and feed on plant roots. Destroy any you find and be prepared to treat for vine weevils this year,…

Top 10 easy to grow vegetable plants and seeds for beginners | Top 10 flower, fruit and vegetable guides

…the summer for a succession of crunchy, colourful crops. 3. Potatoes A really fun crop to grow! Plant potatoes during late February and March in potato bags that are only part filled with compost. When the green shoots begin to appear above the soil, simply cover them with more compost. Repeat this…

What to do in the garden in December

…• Build or buy a compost bin. * • Continue to collect fallen leaves and add to leaf bins or compost bins to rot down. * • After pruning your fruit trees use the twigs for pea sticks or shred them and add them to your compost bin. * • Turn your compost heaps to mix the ingredients…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question & Answer Session 11th November 2011

…plants to be a bit taller. It’s important to feed and mulch your plants with compost or well-rotted manure after doing this to compensate for the loss of wood. For advice on pruning your blueberries we have an excellent article along with a video at the following link /how-to-grow-blueberries.…

Thompson & Morgan facebook question and answer session March 4th

…Discard the old woody portions and pot up the young, healthy portions using good quality compost such as John Innes No.2. They won’t need feeding as the fresh compost will contain plenty of nutrients for the time being. The fruit bushes should also be lifted now. Make sure that you take as big…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 13th August 2010

…that helps Sheila. Name: Kay Mckenna Question: Should I prune my blueberry, if so, when and how? Answer: Hi Kay, blueberries fruit on stems produced in the previous year and should not need to be pruned in their first 3 years except for the removal of dead, damaged or diseased stems. After 3 years,…

How to grow Hyacinths

compost can be used for growing hyacinths in containers - for short term displays use multi-purpose compost and for longer term displays use soil-based compost such as John Innes No.2. Lightly work some slow-release bulb fertiliser into the compost surface in early spring to help feed your bulbs for

What to do in the garden in March

…of compost, well rotted manure or green waste into your beds to prepare for the growing season ahead. * • Prepare vegetable seed beds by removing all weeds and forking in plenty of compost. Cover prepared soil with sheets of black plastic to keep it drier and warmer in preparation for planting.…

Planting Hanging Baskets, Flower Pouches & Containers

…they grow in between the plants below. Choose a bushy upright plant for the centre. Fill in around the roots with further compost mix; aiming to keep the soil surface an inch below the rim of the basket to prevent compost spilling out when watering. * To finish, water your hanging basket thoroughly…

How to grow amaryllis bulbs

…good idea to re-pot amaryllis bulbs for continued good displays. Amaryllis bulbs grow best in small pots so don't be tempted to re-pot into a larger pot. After flowering, from January to March, remove the bulbs from the compost and gently remove as much compost as possible from around the roots,…

How to Sow Small Seeds | Thompson and Morgan

…three sides of the remaining packet and check for more dust like seeds. Sowing techniques You can gently brush the seed onto the surface of the compost, or moisten the tip of a toothpick and use it to lift each seed and set it down on the compost. Try to sow them evenly across the surface of the…

How to Grow Basil

for the summer, or if you'd prefer you can plant it out in the garden once it's big enough and all risk of frost has passed. How to sow Basil seed Basil is an annual herb, so you will need to sow fresh seed each year between February and June. Fill your pot with a good quality seed compost such as…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer session 21st March 2014

…if your compost bin is sitting on the ground with easy access for worms or whether it is raised up on feet. The soil in the compost bin could have lacked organic matter or it may have become too saturated with water or too dry for worms to be happy. Also if it has been in there for a while there…

Buy Plants, Seeds, Fruit Trees & Seed Potatoes

…if your compost bin is sitting on the ground with easy access for worms or whether it is raised up on feet. The soil in the compost bin could have lacked organic matter or it may have become too saturated with water or too dry for worms to be happy. Also if it has been in there for a while there…

How to grow mushrooms

…recuperation time for the mycelium to regenerate before producing another crop. Logs will be productive for four to six years. Growing mushrooms from spawn Grain spawn for mushroom growing is available all year and enables growers to follow traditional methods of growing on composted manure. Using…

How To Grow Strawberries

…much for light, nutrients and water, which will ultimately reduce cropping. Incorporate some water-retaining granules and slow-release strawberry fertiliser into the compost before planting. Check the compost daily in hot weather and water if the top half-inch of compost feels dry. For more…

What to do in the garden in October

for next year! * • Place your orders online for fruit trees, fruit bushes and perennial plants - from now until the spring is the ideal time to plant them. Other jobs about the garden * • Reuse spent compost from annual container displays as a mulch on the garden. * • Create compost

How to grow tomatoes

…the last frost date (March/April) although they can be sown earlier for greenhouse cultivation. Sprinkle your tomato seed thinly on the surface of good quality seed compost. Cover the seed with about 1.5mm (1/16in) of compost and water lightly with a fine-rose watering can. If only a few plants…

How To Grow Herbs

…if space is limited. Place them outside your back door for easy harvesting when cooking! Choose relatively deep pots, especially for large shrubby herbs such as Bay trees and Rosemary. The best compost to grow herbs in is loam-based compost such as John Innes. Feed your pot-grown herbs regularly…

How To Grow Raspberries

…matter such as compost (old or new), well rotted manure or recycled green waste. Create a framework of posts about 1.8m (6ft) high and stretch wires horizontally across them. Set the wires about 60cm (2ft) apart. If you have space for more than one row, make sure the rows are 1.8m (6ft) apart. For

How To Grow Garlic

…multi-purpose compost and incorporate some fertiliser. Plant each clove at a depth of 2.5cm (1 inch) and space them 10cm (4 inches) apart, allowing space for the bulbs to swell (don't plant too close to the container edge). Make sure the compost remains moist, especially during dry spells. For

What to do in the garden in September

…addition to compost bins and are ideal for making leaf mould. * • Dispose of diseased plant material by burning it or putting it in with your household waste. Don’t compost it as the spores may remain in the compost and reinfect your plants. * • Raise pots off the ground for the…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 13th December 2013

…Aim to keep the compost just moist, and never wet until active growth is seen again next spring. One final point, don't try to make your plant 'better' by adding fertiliser at this time of the year - wait until active growth is well under way again. I hope that your plant improves for you, Judy. If…

How to grow potatoes in bags

…chitted potato tuber into the compost with the shoots pointing upwards, to a depth of 12cm (5") from the soil surface. Gently cover the tubers with compost. * Now all you need to do is water them, place the potato bag in a bright, frost free position and wait for them to grow. * Feed potato plants…

How To Grow Sweet Peas

compost and sow several sweet pea seeds to a pot. Sow them about 1cm deep, cover the seed with compost and water them well. If sowing Sweet Pea seed seems like too much effort you could always buy sweet pea plug plants. Place them in a bright position and when the shoots appear keep an eye out for

How to Create Wildlife Habitats in your Garden

…of insects. Cutting back some of the stems in July will encourage a fresh flush of leaves as useful feeding material for caterpillars. 5. Compost Heap A well cared for compost heap will be alive with fungi and bacteria, as well as worms, slugs, snails, beetles and all manner of insects. Birds…

How To Grow Rhubarb - Growing Rhubarb

…The leaves contain oxalic acid which is toxic if eaten. Simply trim the leaves from the stems and add them to your compost heap. Forcing Rhubarb If you can't wait until April for your first tasty crops then you may like to try 'forcing' rhubarb. In January, cover the crown with a layer of straw…

How To Grow Lavender

…flavouring for cakes and other recipes. You can even make delicious lavender sugar for adding to biscuits, sorbets, jams or jellies. Add Lavender flowers to vegetable stock and create a tasty sauce for duck, chicken or lamb dishes. If you are a keen Bee keeper then lavender is well worth growing for

How To Grow Watercress

…quality compost. To provide the right growing conditions for watercress, simply set your pots in deep trays or dishes that are kept topped up with water. To prevent any stagnation make sure to flush the pots heavily once or twice a week with fresh water. Mixing charcoal with the compost will also…

How To Grow Courgettes

…bottom would be ideal). Fill pots with a quality multipurpose compost, high in organic matter. For the best results when growing courgettes in pots, plant in incredicompost®, mixing in incredicrop® prior to planting up. Caring for your courgettes Plant out early sown plants under cloches or frames…