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Keeping my garden in tip top condition


By alextb


Now we all know about MiracleGro, which I rely upon to keep my garden at its best.

I spend so much money on MiracleGro 3 litre liquid feed and organic granules.

I would also recommedn B&Q plant doctor which helps revive plants that look a bit on the unwell side, and can also be used to prevent certain problems from occuring or stop them from takling such a hold when used regularly.

The plant doctor does cost nmore, so I only buy it now and again, or when a plant or so looks a bit worse for wear.

I also use B&Q peat free multipurpose compost and Westland multipurpose compost with added John Innes.

When I was growing tomatoes and chillis I also used MiracleGro Fruit & Vegetable Plant Food.

I was just wondering if there were any other feeds, compost etc… that would be recommended by other GoYers or just any other tips in general for healthy gardens.

I hope you all had a good Christmas, and hope 2011 brings you good luck, and 2011 is a good year for your gardens.


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I top dress all the beds with the well rotted leaf litter and compost from my bins. I put it down as a thick mulch and leave it to the worms to work it in for me.

I also top dress the camellia and skimmia with sequestrine as my garden is alkaline.

7 Jan, 2011


For growing vegetables my best choice is a well rotted stable manure. In the border and flower beds I prefer using a good quality compost.

7 Jan, 2011


i use well rotted muck from the stables 2 ....

7 Jan, 2011


I tried peat free compost last year but I didn't think much of it. It was full of hard bits and woody bits, and it dried out very quickly. I didn't think my fuchsias grew so well in it.

I also used to make leaf mould out of fallen leaves. It took about 2 yrs to break down but was wonderful stuff to mulch the garden with.

7 Jan, 2011


I had the same problem Hywel, I ended up mixing it with normal multi purpose, I know it will all be peat free soon, but they do need to get a better grade of peat free on the market .

8 Jan, 2011


I so agree ....

9 Jan, 2011

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