Slow down on the feed.

Panama Pete

Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by Panama Pete » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:02 am

Ive ran out of feed now so just watering. Tesco is selling off miracle gro etc if anybody buys on offer these days.

sanatic1234

Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by sanatic1234 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:41 am

Dave Brown wrote:
sanatic1234 wrote:I have already stopped. I ran out of chicken pellets and miracle early last week and not going to bother buying anymore this year so late on in the season might as well wait till next year now. :-)
Aaron. look around over the next couple of months. You may get bargains as corporate chains sell off unsold stock :wink:
I shall keep an eye out for any Dave. Thank you for letting me know. :-)

GREVILLE

Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by GREVILLE » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:17 pm

Not just yet for me. After mid-September I'll check 30 day forecasts and slow it down accordingly. Sunny Octobers with little wind can still make my suntraps cook and keep heat-lovers active.

fern Rob

Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by fern Rob » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:48 pm

I still think I will feed the tree ferns more until the end of September, especially my Medullaris.

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Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by Tom2006 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:16 pm

fern Rob wrote:I still think I will feed the tree ferns more until the end of September, especially my Medullaris.
Mine seems to be sending up more now than during the rest of the summer! icon_scratch
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

fern Rob

Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by fern Rob » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:57 pm

Tom2006 wrote:
fern Rob wrote:I still think I will feed the tree ferns more until the end of September, especially my Medullaris.
Mine seems to be sending up more now than during the rest of the summer! icon_scratch
My Dicksonia antarctica are, they stalled for a bit then have started sending 3 or 4 per plant.

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Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by Tom2006 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:05 pm

fern Rob wrote:
Tom2006 wrote:
fern Rob wrote:I still think I will feed the tree ferns more until the end of September, especially my Medullaris.
Mine seems to be sending up more now than during the rest of the summer! icon_scratch
My Dicksonia antarctica are, they stalled for a bit then have started sending 3 or 4 per plant.
My Dicksonia are all behaving differently. One is none stop flushing. One, a Seagraves is sending the odd frond up and my other three are doing nothing since the first flush. icon_scratch
Most wanted list - Any Young Trachycarpus and/or fern.

fern Rob

Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by fern Rob » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:08 pm

All my Dicksonia antarctica are flushing, the Australis are slowing down and Dealbata is flushing but the Medullaris are slow.

fern Rob

Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by fern Rob » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:09 pm

Also one of my D Squarrosa are flushing three at a time, it was completely defoliated last winter.

miketropic

Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by miketropic » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:32 am

I ran out of feed yesterday, banana and normal so I guess I'm done for the season.

daftbanana

Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by daftbanana » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:04 am

All mine have had Growmore this year and seem to have done very well on it, I like the idea of just occasionally adding feed that will break down gradually and feed over quite a long period all by itself - constant watering with Miracle Gro is too much like hard work for me! I can still see granules in patio pots so I won't be adding anymore to anything this year now. Btw, best year for my New Zealand Purple Castors this year, their touching 7ft tall now.

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Re: Slow down on the feed.

Post by karl66 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:41 am

The granuales you can still see are more than likely empty pod's!. I prefer liquid feed version of miracle grow. karl.

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