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Nearly retired professional gardener, ornamental gardening, UK pests/diseases knowledge


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answered Can I wash my dog on my lawn without damaging the grass?
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comment Small aloe vera in small pot - will it get too big?
Aloe is a large genus of plants of varying sizes - if you don't know what variety you're growing, can you post a picture, otherwise its impossible to answer.
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answered Can quinoa be grown in the UK?
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comment Lucky Bamboo stem sags but seems healthy, how do I fix this?
Any chance of a picture of the plant, also showing the container its growing in?
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answered Should young citrus (kumquat) seedlings be kept under direct sunlight or indirect sunlight?
Apr
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Apr
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answered How can I make indoor composting a success?
Apr
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comment How can I make indoor composting a success?
I figured that might be it, but if you can't then use the end product, its a bit pointless. Maybe you know someone with a garden who could use the resulting compost? It'd be fine on open ground.
Apr
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comment How can I make indoor composting a success?
Minimum of 3 x 3 x 3 feet for ordinary composting. I think you'd be better off disposing of your waste as rubbish and buying decent fertilisers for your plants, although to be honest, herbs generally don't require much feeding anyway. Even making compost tea is difficult in an apartment.
Apr
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answered Is there a way to prune or train my tree to grow more horizontally?
Apr
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comment How can I make indoor composting a success?
If your composting system is not a hot, aerobic one, then its not recommended you use the compost in pots - needs heat/air to kill off any pathogens present in the mix. There is a way of using bokashi style compost in planters though, but not round existing plants.
Apr
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comment How can I make indoor composting a success?
What do you want to use the resulting composted material for?
Apr
12
answered Can anyone identify this plant found in a rooftop garden?
Apr
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comment Why seeds from the same citrus (kumquat) tree produce different sprouts?
Neither, really, not better or worse, but if you start them off together in a pot, you have to prick them out into separate pots once they get 2 sets of leaves, so they have enough room. Your other seedling is probably just a weak grower.
Apr
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answered Why seeds from the same citrus (kumquat) tree produce different sprouts?
Apr
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comment How do I know it's time to transfer my citrus (kumquat) to a bigger flowerpot?
As I said, check underneath, see if there's any root dangling out. If the plant's grown on well and got quite a few leaves, turn it out of its pot and have a look - carefully, in case there isn't much root. If the root ball is fairly solid with lots of roots, or wrapping round itself (the roots that is) its time to pot on.
Apr
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answered How do I know it's time to transfer my citrus (kumquat) to a bigger flowerpot?
Apr
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answered Peat Pellet Tomatoes: When to cut the weaklings?
Apr
11
comment Can these two trees be identified by photo.
The first looks like a cherry of some sort - the bark should be a bit shiny if it is. As for the second, looks as if its about to produce flowers - another photo when they open would be useful.
Apr
11
comment When should Bee Balm bloom in Zone 6 (it did not bloom last year)?
@artuhfakt - that's the problem I always have with these - full sun means it dries out so no flowers, shade means moist but not enough sun. The only answer is to make a special effort to keep them well watered during hot/dry spells.