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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:07 pm    Post subject: fertiliser to use planting semi mature tree Reply with quote

when planting a semi mature tree what fertiliser would be best to use. It is a blue conifer with i think 8 years growth, would that sound right
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would not recommend any fertiliser on a conifer being transplanted. if the soil isvery poor I would recommend using home made garden compost. it is important to stake or support the tree to help it become established.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

michael brenock wrote:
I would recommend using home made garden compost.
do not have any and will be planting tomorrow. what is next best?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plant without adding in anything and if it needs feeding during the year then give it some liquid feed. Most important of all do not let it dry out during the first dry spell.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

michael brenock wrote:
plant without adding in anything and if it needs feeding during the year then give it some liquid feed. Most important of all do not let it dry out during the first dry spell.
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cheers Michael, appreciate that
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

banner, hope you dont mind me hi-jacking your thread, i just want to ask michael what is home made garden compost?

bnner, did you get the conifer moved?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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banner, hope you dont mind me hi-jacking your thread, i just want to ask michael what is home made garden compost?

bnner, did you get the conifer moved?
ask away
http://www.ehow.com/how_4750118_make-homemade-compost.html
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi hijacker home made (as distinct from bought in)compost is that which is made at home in the garden from waste garden material and kitchen waste put in a heap and allowed to rot down over a year so that it is crumbly and friable and contains the nutrients that were originally taken up by the plants that are now rotten.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys. i think i had a mental block when i posted last night. when i read the link that banner posted and michael's information my brain switched on again....i know what home made compost is!!

having 3 children under 3 and extreme sleep deprivation i'm blaming!!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aine wrote:
banner, hope you dont mind me hi-jacking your thread, i just want to ask michael what is home made garden compost?

bnner, did you get the conifer moved?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hope it settles into its new home now!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aine wrote:
hope it settles into its new home now!
thanks, me too
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wondering how often and how much I should water it this weather
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen a small part where the colour looks brownish. Is this a bad sign? i watered well during the hot dry spell but was wary of overwatering too. Could I put some
http://www.lovethegarden.com/product-details/osmocote-controlled-release-plant-food
mixed with compost under the stone
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