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Old 14.04.2013, 21:02
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Our new house has garden on 3 side which is great, but the grass while largely good has a few patchy bits and plenty of weeds. As todaywas beautifuk, we left the boxes and got all the dandylions by hand (and had forgotten how hard on the back that is) and the rest would probably get finished off with a decent weed and feed, something like Evergreen 90 or complete. However after a jolly to Bau & Hobby and Jumbo on sat afternoon drew a blank, and when I asked an assistant who spoke no English was pointed to lawn sand... not quite the same. Is there a Swissy weed and feed equivalent, and if so any recommendations as to what should I ask for, or do they do separate weed and feed treatments here?
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Old 14.04.2013, 21:14
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Try something like grass seeds with moos included at least in germany you can get these in a combined packet as I temd to shop for this stuff there. Then throw some dünger in amongst it also.
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Old 14.04.2013, 21:38
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

You'll probably need a separate treatment for the weeds. I've never seen a combined treatment here.

Landi sells Unkrautvernichter Rasen (page 16) and lawn fertilizer (Rasendünger) on page 17:

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Old 14.04.2013, 22:06
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

This is what I used to use in Blighty and it worked a treat.

http://www.lovethegarden.com/product...green-complete
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Oh garden! I ruin it completely.Cut all the trees around the house,including three 20m high poplars, bought a tractor,backhoe, dug out stamps, made underground rain water storage, simultaneously destroyed all flowers,after the rain it look like battlefield,now I don't know what to do... I love my tractor

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Old 15.04.2013, 16:30
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Last year we attended this event and really enjoyed it, despite the rainy weather.

It's great if you don't want to plant your garden from seeds and there are so many varieties of veg to choose from. It helps if you have some sort of wagon or carrying container for the little pots. Prices are very reasonable.

There is also live animals like goats, sheep and chickens/chicks. They also have quite a few food stands, jams/jellies and the like and places to sit and eat.

https://www.ag.ch/de/weiteres/aktuel...ails_29556.jsp

Parking isn't too bad, but be prepared to walk up a hill. Is a great day to take the little ones as they also have beautiful gardens on the grounds to explore.
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Old 17.04.2013, 09:17
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Janer, thanks for the link.
i wanted to plant some blue berries but i have heard they are very finiky about the soil. Any advices or tips here?
Ihave planted out a few tomatoes and squash seedlings. But i hear next the temperatures could fall to a min of 4c, do i need to cover them up? Will they survive? I know they always mention midmay but i had no space indoors anymore.
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Pics of a dwarf peach blooming,
And corriander tht survived thru winter.
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God, dont know why the pictures are upside down.....grrr
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

I have a few garden projects where I need straw. Does anyone know where I can get some?

I also came across this on Pinterest, I can get fish heads and egg shells but the rest I have no clue. Anyone familiar with these things? (Referring to the second article on planting them, not pruning).

http://www.growbetterveggies.com/gro...gies/tomatoes/

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Old 29.04.2013, 11:39
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I have a few garden projects where I need straw. Does anyone know where I can get some?

I also came across this on Pinterest, I can get fish heads and egg shells but the rest I have no clue. Anyone familiar with these things? (Referring to the second article on planting them, not pruning).

http://www.growbetterveggies.com/gro...gies/tomatoes/

Thanks!!!
Landi is your friend for straw. They sell huge bags ( and smaller ones) in the animal section as the mostly sell it as animal bedding.
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Old 29.04.2013, 11:40
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Janer, thanks for the link.
i wanted to plant some blue berries but i have heard they are very finiky about the soil. Any advices or tips here?
I have planted out a few tomatoes and squash seedlings. But i hear next the temperatures could fall to a min of 4c, do i need to cover them up? Will they survive? I know they always mention midmay but i had no space indoors anymore.
They need acid (ericaceous) soil and you need two plants at least for cross-pollination.
Ours are in a bed we prepared which is bordered by lawn and a lonicera hedge which isn't fussy about the soil pH level.

We've got two different varieties and although the fruiting overlaps - one has fruit ready before the other which means you get a longer season.

You need to net them securely too. We lost all our fruit last season as a squirrel found a way in.

Apart form that the really don't need any attention and a small bush will give a surprising amount of blueberries with a massive saving over grocer prices.
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Landi is your friend for straw. They sell huge bags ( and smaller ones) in the animal section as the mostly sell it as animal bedding.
Thanks!!! There is a landi just up from my house.
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Would anybody in Romandie be interested in a plant (perrenials) swap day?

Could organise this here in the Neuchatel Jura on Sunday 19th May.
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Would anybody in Romandie be interested in a plant (perrenials) swap day?

Could organise this here in the Neuchatel Jura on Sunday 19th May.
I would but I havn't got much to swap due to only having a big patch of mud for a garden at the moment.

I have got a few bits though and I saved the bulbs for you ( tete a tete and muscari.
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

No prob BelgianMum - when you are ready you can come and raid for whatever you want. I'd love the Tete à Tete and muscari - but surely they should end up in YOUR new garden?
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No prob BelgianMum - when you are ready you can come and raid for whatever you want. I'd love the Tete à Tete and muscari - but surely they should end up in YOUR new garden?
Well I did promise them to you earlier in this thread.
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Yes but ... will talk about it over coffee one of these days Maybe you could pot them up until the garden is sorted.
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Good morning - do you know where we would be able to buy some light coloured gravel (it is very pale sandy type colour - not bright white)? The pathways in our garden need a bit of a refill, but nothing at Landi or Coop Bau & Hobby are similar to the gravel already on the paths.

Thanks for any suggestions!
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

My hyacinths have withered, now I wonder, should I cut the stem with the blossoms or not?
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