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  1. Garden Flower: Snapdragon | Higgledy Garden
    January 1, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    […] Occasional give them a general purpose feed. […]

  2. Garden Flowers: Cosmos | Higgledy Garden
    December 16, 2010 @ 6:07 pm

    […] Cosmos are very happy in dry, well drained soils. We tend to give the soil a couple of feeds of organic fertilizer throughout the growing season and they seem to love it. If possible place them in a sheltered place […]

  3. Grow Flowers. Why, Which and How To. | Higgledy Garden
    December 2, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

    […] Oli  recently wrote a rather jolly post on the subject of organic fertilizers….check it out here. […]

  4. Godetian | Higgledy Garden
    November 22, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

    […] too rich) soil. We have found them fairly drought tolerant. When they start flowering at add little phosphorus based fertilizer. They also have a rather fab habit of reseeding prolifically and you may find you have to thin out […]

  5. Weed of the week. Week 2. The Nettle. | Higgledy Garden
    November 10, 2010 @ 8:36 pm

    […] you have nettles on your ground it is a good indicator that your soil is rich in nitrogen, so be joyous and offer up a sacrificial pie to the soil Gods. However, you are going to want to […]

  6. Cut Flower. Nicotiana | Higgledy Garden
    November 3, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

    […] prior to the first blooming to encourage large brightly colored blooms. Fertilize with all-purpose fertilizer once a month until frost. Apply a phosphorus based fertilizer prior to flowering in order to […]

  7. Planting Bulbs | Higgledy Garden
    October 31, 2010 @ 10:45 am

    […] an organic bone meal fertilizer which can be found at the organic gardener’s shop. Just sprinkle the measured amount into the […]

  8. Cut Flowers. Zinnia | Higgledy Garden
    October 30, 2010 @ 12:44 pm

    […] greenhouse and transplant out after the frosts have run away. Feed once a month with a happy hippy organic fertilizer. This lovely plant owes its name to the botanist Johann Godfried Zinn, whom I’m sure was a […]

  9. Platypus (duckbilled)
    October 27, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

    Higgledy Garden, you are making my dreams of cut (and uncut) flowers into a tangible reality. After years of unfulfilment I am absorbing your botanical tips as thirsty roots in barren soil would suck in but a single drop of rain. Even my son is transferring his obsession with In the Night Garden to In the Higgledy Garden as he helps with my attempt to translate some of your genius into our own modest patch. Not long ago I viewed gardens as something to tackle with fear, like a complex mathematical problem. Now, with the help of your blogs and vision, I see them as a place where I can take it right back to Mother Nature. Breathe in the scent of those flowers, even as they lie hidden in the soil, come little seeds, bring us your joy.

    • Ben
      October 27, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

      We are so pleased to have you as a fan….we will soon be starting The Higgledy Cult which you won’t be able to resist joining….you can wear purple and everything.
      It is such a delight to be of some assistance to one so fair as yourself.
      Much love.
      Your Ranners.

      • Platypus (duckbilled)
        October 27, 2010 @ 7:44 pm

        The Higgledy Cult-ivators

        • Ben
          October 27, 2010 @ 7:56 pm

          Ouch! You are so sharp young lady!!!