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'Feeding Raspberries'

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 13th May 2011

…leaves on my raspberry plants are turning yellow! HELP! Answer: Hi Matthew, don’t worry this is quite a common problem when growing raspberries and normally indicates a nutrient deficiency. If the leaves are yellow all over then this may be a sign of a nitrogen deficiency. Raspberries need a…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 19th October 2012

…to my raspberry canes. These are an Autumn variety I bought from you last Summer. They produced beautiful fruit the first year and then this autumn they look like this. Any idea whether it is some sort of deficiency or a virus or what. I would be very grateful to know what you suggest I feed them or…

Facebook questions Jan 7th

…established fruit garden. It sounds like you have a variety of autumn-fruiting raspberry. The pruning you've carried out is correct for summer-fruiting raspberries. For autumn fruiting raspberries, cut all your raspberry canes to ground level in February. The new canes produced will then bear fruit…

Facebook questions Oct 29th

…in the soil, which is essential for healthy leaves. In the spring try feeding your Bay with a well balanced liquid feed, or work some fish, blood and bone into the compost when you re-pot it. You should to continue feeding it once every 2 weeks throughout the summer. One final point, Bay trees…

How To Grow Raspberries

…won't dry out as quickly as multi-purpose compost . Plant 6 raspberry canes around the edge of the container and gently firm them in and water them. As with all patio plants make sure the compost doesn't dry out and feed your raspberries regularly with a high potash fertiliser throughout the growing…

Encouraging Bees in your garden

…of Bumblebee have different length tongues because they feed from different shaped flowers. Our wild Bumblebees have suffered declines due to bad weather, the use of insecticides and a reduction in wildflower rich grassland for feeding and nesting. Honeybees There is only 1 species of Honeybee…

Fruit Growing Guide

…and apricots allow a fruit every 15-20cm (6-8in) along the branches. Cherries seem to flower and fruit successfully without any interference. Raspberries These are a long lasting fruit and will reward you heavily each year for up to 12 years with a cropping period of up to 6 weeks. Once established…

What to do in the garden in July

…improve air circulation and prevent diseases. * • Boost your tomato crop by regularly feeding them with dilute tomato fertiliser once a week. If leaves look pale and yellow feed more regularly. * • Feed crops with a general purpose fertiliser. * • Apply a high-potash fertiliser once…

Thompson & Morgan facebook question and answer session March 4th

…saying water in morning. I do have hard water where I live to. Last of all feeding it, is baby bio orchid feed?, it says on bottle to feed everytime I water, is this right? as garden center said once a month and some say on feed in spring/summer not winter. Im sorry I might sound like im going on…

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Facebook Question and Answer Session 27.06.14

…to prevent this from happening. Have you been feeding them regularly? Sweet Peas are quite hungry plants and will appreciate a regular liquid feed every few weeks. Yellowing can sometimes occur if there is a magnesium deficiency, but a general purpose feed ought to put this right. They enjoy a rich,…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 27th January 2012

…have more lax, sprawling growth. If you have trained some of your raspberries onto a post and wire framework in the past, then these are likely to be the summer fruiting ones. If all else fails, you can prune all of your raspberry canes back to 7cm (3") above ground level in February. This does, of…

How to grow fuchsias

…fuchsia plants are naturally floriferous, it is well worth feeding them every few weeks throughout the summer, especially those grown in hanging baskets and containers. Use a soluble fertiliser such as Chempak Fuchsia Feed. Regular feeding will encourage an endless supply of flowers and frequent…

What to do in your garden to encourage wildlife

…spread of viruses and disease. * Feed hedgehogs emerging from hibernation with meaty dog food or ready-made hedgehog food. * Continue to feed birds, especially in cold weather. Avoid chunky food such as peanuts and bread that can choke nestlings. Find out what to feed birds with our Bird article. *…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 2nd November 2012

…in spring you will start to see small signs of growth and this is your cue to gradually increase watering. You can also give them a general purpose feed in spring to encourage strong growth. Remember that you will need to harden them off again before moving them outside next year. The begonias will…

Plants for Containers | Plants for a Purpose

…start to flag. To keep your container plants in tip-top condition make sure you feed them annually. This can be in the form of slow-release fertiliser applied to the compost surface each year or a balanced liquid feed applied every week throughout the growing season. If you are growing plants which…

Gardening Glossary - Glossary of Gardening Terms

…harvested 10 weeks after planting and will produce new or baby potatoes. Floricane Refers to raspberry and blackberry stems that grow for one year before bearing fruit and flowers e.g. summer-fruiting raspberries and blackberries. Germination Refers to the point at which a seed undergoes physical…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 24th June 2011

…Roses are notoriously greedy plants and require a rich, fertile soil, so it may be worth feeding it with rose fertiliser. A good mulch of well rotted manure in spring is also beneficial. If you are feeding your rose already then check the fertiliser to see whether it is particularly high in nitrogen…

What to do in the garden in September

…to infect the plants. * • If you haven't already, cut back the fruited canes of your summer raspberries, leaving the new green canes for next year’s crop. Tie in next year's raspberry canes to support wires or fencing. * • Take hardwood cuttings to increase your stock of currants,…

What to do in the garden in April

…Use organic matter such as well rotted manure. * • Feed trees, shrubs and hedges with a balanced, slow-release fertiliser by lightly forking it into the soil surface. Roses are greedy plants and will greatly benefit from feeding as they come into growth. * • Lift and divide perennial…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 4th April 2014

…this helps Yvonne, best of luck. * Julie Bedington * I have some Kleim's Hardy Gardenias; this will be year 4 and still no flowers. Do feed every summer when feeding pots. How can I get them to flower? Kept in cold greenhouse first 2 winters but outside for last 2. * Sue - T&M Horticultural Expert *…

Top 10 cut flowers to grow at home

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Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 2nd May 2014

…big plants and ventilate the greenhouse on hot days to allow good air flow. Once the plants start flowering, feed them weekly with a potassium-rich fertiliser such as tomato feed or a general high potash fertiliser, following the instructions on the packet. Hopefully with a little heat, fertiliser…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 18th October 2013

raspberry plants would certainly be the quickest way to tackle the problem, if the grasses are growing at the base of your plants. This should ideally be carried out between now and November. Spreading grasses such as couch grass are very difficult to eradicate and by digging up your raspberries you…

What to do in the garden in August

…stems of your blackcurrant bushes after harvesting. * • Cut back the fruited canes of your summer raspberries, leaving the new green canes for next year’s crop. Tie in next year's raspberry canes to support wires or fencing. In the greenhouse * • Check plants daily and water them if…

How To Grow Rhubarb - Growing Rhubarb

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How to grow bedding plants

…winter bedding plants won't require any extra feeding. Summer bedding plants in containers will normally have enough nutrients for 6 weeks of growth, so are best fed weekly after this with a balanced liquid fertiliser. For more information on feeding plants in containers, read our 'Plants for…

What to do in the garden in March

…plant raspberry canes. * • Cut autumn-fruiting raspberry canes to the ground to stimulate new canes, which will fruit in the autumn. Cut the tips of summer-fruiting raspberry canes that have grown beyond the top of their supports; cut just above a bud. * • Remember to feed your blueberry…

How to plant a hardy perennial border

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How to Create Wildlife Habitats in your Garden

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How To Grow Strawberries

…if the top half-inch of compost feels dry. For more information about planting hanging baskets click here. Feed, Water and Harvest! * For really bumper crops of juicy strawberries, feed and water your plants regularly throughout the spring and summer. Well-manured soils should be fertile enough…

How to grow tomatoes

…your tomato plants Tomatoes need a lot of water and feed to get the best fruit. Water little and often for the best results. Feed your tomatoes with a general liquid feed until the first truss has formed then alternate with a high potash feed. This will encourage more flowers and fruit. Growing…

Facebook Question and Answer session 11th July 2014

…male flowers, you can begin to hand pollinate your chosen female blooms. As the fruits begin to set, remove any further flowers and feed with a high potash feed. Be extra careful with your watering as the fruits develop. Overwatering as the fruit develops can make the melons watery and tasteless.…

How To Grow Asparagus

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How to Grow Peas

…or compost to lock moisture into the soil. * Don't over-feed - Don't feed peas with nitrogen rich fertilisers as can cause lots of leafy growth instead of producing pea pods. In most cases peas won't require any extra feed, especially if you added plenty of organic matter to the soil before sowing.…

How To Grow Herbs

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