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24/11/2011 at 15:27
So that's what I've been doing wrong ! Thank you
24/11/2011 at 15:28
very helpful
24/11/2011 at 15:29
All I want to know is how and when to transplant roses -this must be to hard as I cant find an answer
15/11/2012 at 17:46
You transplant roses in either spring or autumn, but before the ground freezes. They must establish themselves which takes about 6 to 8 weeks before they are exposed to very cold or wet weather.
11/10/2013 at 09:38
Can I use chestnut leaves for leaf mould?
11/10/2013 at 10:12

Any diciduous leaves that fall  bob. Just gather them up and if you don't have room for a purpose made mesh bin you can bag them in black bin bags and store them out the way. Make a few holes in them first. 

23/10/2014 at 09:47

I've never found my bagged leaf mould has fully rotted. Should you occasionally shake them up a bit?

My tip for those lacking lots of leaves - head out and gather some up from a the gutters. Yes there's probably some car pollution in it, but that will likely be over everything already anyhow.

23/10/2014 at 09:53

Nick make sure it stays moist in the bag, and shaking them up is ok, it has the same effect as turning compost.

07/11/2014 at 10:52
I went onto our main road last weekend which sits parrallel to the woods - i collected 5 bin bags and 3 jute sacks of leaves - i bet everyone driving padt wandered what the heck i was doing!! I have been wanting to collect them for the past couple of years but plucked up the courage this year - dont know what i was frightened of lol - I cant wait for the spring to see how its going - i may then leave it until i can use it as potting compost.......
07/11/2014 at 12:44

I am using builders bags,with chicken wire on top to stop the leaves blowing around. They rot down by half in the first year,and take a couple of years to be usable.

07/11/2014 at 13:15

go to your local park, they're usually ok with you taking away a few bin bags full,

just as long as you don't start removal on an industrial scale!

also if you're doing your last grass cut of the season mix some into the leaves (or run over the leaves on your lawn with the lawn mower), it helps them rot down quicker.

07/11/2014 at 18:58

I usually get mine from the park but last year when driving past a house were the guy was bagging up leaves, stopped to ask if I could have them, he was more than happy to load them into the car. 

He was doing the same thing last weekend so collected 8 bags and a further 6 this evening...

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