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Tony Willis

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Garden Centre 'John Innes'
« on: September 15, 2016, 02:48:23 PM »
The joy of having potted 200 pots of bulbs with 'sterilised' ,weed free John Innes from the garden centre
Chorley, Lancashire zone 8b

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Re: Garden Centre 'John Innes'
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2016, 03:44:44 PM »
Name and shame the manufacturer Tony?
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Re: Garden Centre 'John Innes'
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2016, 04:58:27 PM »
Tony
Give Keith Singleton John Innes a try it is superb, bit late now I know

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Re: Garden Centre 'John Innes'
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2016, 05:01:04 PM »
Name and shame the manufacturer Tony?

Already thrown the bags away it came in and so no I cannot. It is not much fun having to clean the pots knowing there are probably still lots of seeds to still germinate under the top dressing.
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Re: Garden Centre 'John Innes'
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2016, 05:10:27 PM »
Tony
Give Keith Singleton John Innes a try it is superb, bit late now I know

yes it is wonderful but not for sale locally. Here we have to have two pallets delivered direct from them which is far too much.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2016, 05:15:30 PM by Tony Willis »
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Re: Garden Centre 'John Innes'
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2016, 07:46:30 PM »
are you sure it is the JI - looks more to me like it might be the grit

I had the same issue a few years ago and it was the grit
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Re: Garden Centre 'John Innes'
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2016, 08:44:12 PM »
Tony i hope you're a tweezers virtuoso  :-\
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Tony Willis

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Re: Garden Centre 'John Innes'
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2016, 09:19:41 PM »
are you sure it is the JI - looks more to me like it might be the grit

I had the same issue a few years ago and it was the grit

Yes it is the compost,other pots I have used the grit on are fine
Chorley, Lancashire zone 8b

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Re: Garden Centre 'John Innes'
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2016, 03:24:11 AM »
Tony i hope you're a tweezers virtuoso  :-\


Any Etudes in particular you might suggest?  Henselt or Henkel?
John in coastal Nova Scotia

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Re: Garden Centre 'John Innes'
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2016, 11:46:50 AM »
JI over here is just a mix of sand and peat
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Re: Garden Centre 'John Innes'
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2016, 02:43:36 PM »
So glad it is not just me Tony!  I had always assumed the seeds were wind blown.

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Re: Garden Centre 'John Innes'
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2016, 07:02:05 PM »
A lot of chickweed came up in my plunges last year after repotting
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When the swifts arrive empty the green house

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