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   Haughton Green Gardening Society



Promoting and encouraging interest in gardening to the residents of Haughton Green and Denton

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Information Leaflets

We have written a selection of information leaflets to help you with your gardening. These are available in The Haughton Green Gardening Society Trading Shop, or you can download them as a pdf from this page.
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Amenity Glyphosate 360 — A concentrated glyphosate weedkiller for the control of annual and perennial grasses and broad-leaved weeds in non-crop areas such as paths and hard surfaces, and along fences and walls.

Autumn and Winter Lawn Food Granular — Mini-granular autumn and winter lawn feed to be applied from September onwards, but NOT during frosts. NPK 3 – 10 – 5

Autumn and Winter Lawn Food with Moss Deterrent Granular — Mini-granular autumn and winter lawn feed plus moss deterrent to be applied from September onwards but NOT during frosts. NPK 3 – 6 – 8 + 4 Fe

Biochar (Horticultural Charcoal) — High in potash with a pH value between 8 and 9. Perfect for hanging baskets and pot plants. Excellent as a mulch or top dressing. Retains moisture in light soils.

Bone Meal — Encourages healthy root development and is rich in phosphates and nitrogen. Releases nutrients slowly over an extended period. ideal for bulbs, herbaceous plants, shrubs, roses, fruit trees and strawberries. NPK 3·5 – 17 – 0

Calcified Seaweed — Breaks down heavy soils and improves soil structure. Promotes stronger root systems and vigorous plant growth.

Chrysanthemum Fertilizer — Ideal fertilizer for use on both chrysanthemums and tomatoes. It has a strong analysis giving healthy growth and vitality. NPK 5 – 7·7 – 11 mgo 1·7

Compost Activator — The economical way to make rich, dark compost. Specially formulated compost accelerator. Speeds up the breakdown of oganic garden and kitchen waste. Use to recycle grass cuttings, leaves, egg shells, etc.

Coolglass — A glass-shading material which mixes readily with cold water and can be applied by sprayer or by painting with a brush. Once applied, it remains effective throughout the summer months. Wipes off easily with a dry duster.

Diatomaceous Earth — Made from fossilized remains of single-celled plants called diatoms, Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a mineral-based pesticide to get rid of aphids, thrips, ants, mites, earwigs, snails, slugs, etc. DE will not harm worms or other beneficial soil microorganisms.

Diatomaceous Earth: A Natural Chicken Mite Treatment — Made from the fossilized remains of single-celled plants called diatoms, Diatomaceous Earth can be used in the henhouse as part of a lice, mould and mite treatment.

Dried Blood — Fast-acting organic fertilizer rich in nitrogen. Promotes above-the-ground growth. Particularly beneficial to leafy crops such as lettuce, spinach and cabbage. Also an excellent feed for foliage plants. NPK 11 – 0 – 0

Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulphate) — Rapid cure for magnesium deficiency. Particularly beneficial for tomatoes and houseplants. Use as a base dressing or liquid feed and apply as necessary during the growing season. NPK 10% magnesium

Fish, Blood & Bone — Traditional, organic-based, general-purpose fertilizer. Encourages strong growth and promotes healthy root development. Apply throughout the growing season. NPK 5 – 5·6 – 5

Fortefog 'P' Fumer — A simple-to-use insecticidal smoke generator for use in the greenhouse and garden shed. Effective against a wide range of flying and crawling insects. Leaves no visible deposit after use. Very useful where spraying access is difficult. Contains 13·5% permethrin.

Garden Lime — Breaks down heavy soil and neutralizes excess acidity in soil. Easy to spread and is used for flower beds and border soil.

Glyphosate Fact Sheet — A question and answer fact sheet on glyphosate.

Grass Seed — A description of the three grass seed mixtures sold in the Trading Shop.

Growbag Pot — The 28 cm-diameter plastic pot has a serrated base that cuts neatly into a growbag with three pots fitting a standard growing bag. The pot has two troughs: the outer one holds four pints of water or feed which then gradually seeps into the compost. Can be re-used season after season.

Growmore — Popular general-purpose fertilizer for use all round the garden. Contains a balanced blend of the three major plant foods essential for strong, healthy growth. Also ideal as a pre-seeding fertilizer for use before laying turf or sowing grass seed. NPK 7 – 7 – 7

Hoof and Horn — High nitrogen feed for plants that produce large amounts of leaf, especially vegetables and corn. Nitrogen is needed to make leaf protein, so plants that make large amounts of green leaf can benefit from top dressing of hoof and horn. NPK 12 – 0 – 0

Hydroleca — Water-holding, lightweight clay pebbles. Honeycomb cores absorb and release water. Ideal as attractive mulch on any indoor or ourdoor potted plant. Use instead of pot shards or grit in the bottom of pots. Creates a beneficial micro-climate.

Jeyes Fluid — The original multi-purpose outdoor disinfectant. Cleans, disinfects and deodorizes outdoor living areas, gardens and greenhouses.

John Innes Composts — A fact sheet on John Innes composts.

Lawn Feed, Weed & Mosskiller Granular — Mini granular feed, weed and mosskiller to be applied only on established turf between spring and early autumn. NPK 9 – 2 – 2 – 4·0 Fe. Contains Ferrous sulphate + MCPA + dichlorprop-p

Lawn Sand — Powder formulation of lawn sand which kills moss and can be used on all grasses. Use from late spring to early autumn.

Maxicrop Organic Natural Fertilizer — A 5–2–5 NPK liquid fertilizer with added seaweed and plant extracts. For use either as a foliar feed or it can be applied to the roots or soil as a drench. Enhances chlorophyll production and retention, and boosts the plant’s natural health mechanisms. NPK 5 – 2 – 5

Maxicrop Original Seaweed Extract — The original seaweed extract plant growth stimulant. Stimulates natural plant growth and boosts healthy root development. Improves seed emergence, aids rooting, alleviates transplant shock and builds resistance to pests, diseases and drought stress.

Maxicrop Seaweed Extract Plus Tomato Fertilizer — Natural seaweed extract plus responsible levels of high potash feed. Potassium-enriched feed which improves tomato quality and taste. Stimulates plant and tomato growth and gives better flavour, size and shape of tomatoes. NPK 5·1 – 5·1 – 6·7

MMC-Pro Moss Killer — The easiest and most effective way to treat and prevent mould, algae and moss on all hard surfaces. No pressure washing or scrubbing required. Just dilute and apply – end of job. Biodegradable, pH neutral, and contains no bleach or acids.

Nitrate of Chalk — A quick-acting, growth-promoting nitrogen fertilizer in granular form. Contains a little lime to help reduce acidity. NPK 27 – 0 – 0

NutriMate — An organic growth stimulant. Contains very high levels of humic and fulvic acids which dramatically improve the way nutrients and plants work. The result: improved growth, abundant fragrant flowers, delicious fruits and vegetables, and riots of colour.

Onion Fertilizer — Specially formulated granulated fertilizer high in phosphates for increased yields of quality onions, shallots, garlic and leeks. NPK 6 – 18 – 15 + 3 mg

Pathclear Weedkiller — Kills weeds and roots, prevents regrowth for up to 3 months. Long-lasting weedkiller for use on gravel paths, drives and waste ground. Contains glyphosate and diflufenican.

Perlite — Naturally-occurring non-toxic, volcanic rock. Provides extremely efficient increase in aeration. Produces a well-drained environment for root growth.

Potato Fertilizer — Carefully balanced organic nutrients for better potato crops. Promotes bumper potato harvest and is also recommended for other vegetable crops. Apply when planting. Provides slow release of nutrients. NPK 6 – 10 – 10

Potato Planter Bag — A high-quality, reusable planter bag which is ideal for the keen gardener who is short on space or who wants to grow potatoes out of season on their patio or other suitable places. 45-litre capacity.

PotatoPot — Create ideal growing conditions for potatoes on patios, balconies and courtyards. Pick your own new potatoes week after week during the season.

Rose Fertilizer — Enriches soil to promote better blooms. Made from poultry manure enriched with potash. Contains the three major plant foods required for rich, green foliage and abundant blooms. Releases nutrients to the soil slowly. NPK 5 – 5 – 10

Roundup ProVantage 480 — A concentrated glyphosate weedkiller. Kills difficult weeds and roots. Ideal for for clearing unwanted vegetation. The most concentrated formula of weedkiller we stock.

Seaweed Meal — Dried seaweed milled into powder form. Improves soil condition and supplies mineral and trace elements. Activates compost heaps, increases resistance to pests and diseases.

Slug Killer Blue Mini Pellets — Fast and effective control of slugs. Blue mini pellets contain bitrex to reduce attractiveness to children and pets. For application around all crops and ornamentals both outdoors and under glass.

Spring and Summer Lawn Food Granular — Mini granular spring and summer lawn feed to be applied in mid season on areas subjected to intense use. NPK 11 – 5 – 5

Sulphate of Ammonia — Fast-acting nitrogen fertilizer to encourage leafy growth. Particularly beneficial for brassicas, lettuce, spinach, rhubarb, leeks and onions. Provides a rapid boost for flowering plants, shrubs and fruit, and will also quickly green-up a tired lawn. NPK 21 – 0 – 0

Sulphate of Iron — Improves soil conditions for acid-loving plants. Reduces the alkalinity of soil and improves the cultivation of acid-loving plants. Lime-hating plants including azaleas, rhododendrons, ericas and alpines will benefit from regular top dressing. NPK 19% Iron (Fe)

Sulphate of Potash — Boosts flowering and ripening of fruit. Improves strength and vigour of plants. Promotes increased fruit yields and bigger bloom. Particularly beneficial to tomatoes and can be applied throughout the growing season. NPK 0 – 0 – 48

Superphosphate of Lime — Promotes strong root growth and healthy plants. Fruit, root and seed crops produce high yields. Improves ripening of fruit and is an ideal starter feed for seedlings, rooted cuttings and transplants. Apply throughout the growing season. NPK 0 – 17·5 – 0

Trench Fertilizer — A slow-release fertilizer for the exhibition grower of chrysanthemums, dahlias, leeks, onions, sweet peas, delphiniums and new rose beds, etc. NPK 0 – 0 – 48

Turf Insecticide — A soil insecticide for the control of leatherjackets and frit fly in sports and amenity turf. Controls by ingestion, contact and vapour action. Contains chlorpyrifos.

Vermiculite — A naturally-occurring, non-toxic alumino silicate mineral. Heated to a high temperature which produces a lightweight sterile, laminated structure. Recommended uses: Seed sowing, pricking out, houseplants. Available in Fine Grade and Medium Grade.

Vitax Q4 Fertilizer — An outstanding all-purpose fertilizer, which is the favourite of many experienced gardeners. Contains all the vital plant foods and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit. NPK 5·3–7·5–10 plus trace elements.

Vitax Q4 High Nitrogen Fertilizer — A high nitrogen, extended release formulation that is ideal for all containerized nursery stock and field-grown tree and shrub stock. It can be used as a base and top dressing. It can also be used as a general purpose fertilizer for plants which require a high nitrogen formulation, such as root crops and leafy vegetables. NPK 10·5–7·5–10 plus trace elements.

Weedol Rootkill Plus — Systemic weedkiller – kills roots and weeds so they don’t come back. Unique fast-acting agent, no measuring. Easy-to-use tubes, no mixing, no mess. Contains glyphosate and pyraflufen ethyl.

Wild Bird Food — A superb wild bird food mixture which contains a broad range of smaller seeds.

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