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Latest posts by Alan4711

jam maker

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 10:24
morning all,right now this might not sound like a question for G?W BUT im going to have for the first time a nice load of fruit this year to make preserves and jams and such, i know i could learn to do it the old way and will if that turns out to be the best way to do it, but has anyone ever used one of these electric jam makers if so honest opinions please and any advise or tricks of the trade would be good too,my first time on the fruit making scene so need all the help i can get avagooden Alan4711

What to feed veg ?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 12:37
Michael wood ash is not good for all IE: Hydrangeas,rhododendrons, shrubs etc hate it PH no good , Nettle and comfry contain Nitrogen and phosphates and minerals from deep in the soil most, purchased root simulators contain 3% nitrogen,20% phosphorous, 20% potassium, if you use one with more nitrogen then your looking for more green top growth stuff such as fruits etc, i find if used early tea gives good roots, then later use gives good top growth. depends how you use it

What to feed veg ?

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 19:42
Dry way ,place one container with drain holes drilled into it into another with no holes in it this one is to collect the tea,,2 gallon buckets are just the job,(??1each at BnQ cut up your nettles or comfry fill up the holed container place a brick or anything a little heavy on top, pour a pint or so of water in to start it, cover it or place somewhere out of the rain the green rots down quite quickly and the juice runs into the bottom container,this is now an ongoing free food factory just keep filling it up and as Monty and all the gardeners i know agree is as good as seaweed, don't forget to water the juice down to about ten to one and it stores very well in old plastic milk bottles,does smell a bit
great food Alan4711


Posted: 23/06/2013 at 19:24
Hi all ,has anyone any knowledge on garden shredders,iv looked on the net and it seems people seem to disagree on which one for branches and which one for greener waste,they seem to clog up apparently,anyway i need one for normal garden composting ,ie: current bush pruning s and i suppose the heaviest would be the Hydrangea trimmings,i wish to shred everything then compost it ASAP.any ideas please Alan4711

nut for water butt tap

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 19:15
JPS try a local plumbers supplier, take the tap with you, they will probably have them for use with the new plastic toilet systems nice and cheap,

What to feed veg ?

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 10:55
Monty said it all on G/W nettle juice or Comfry all really good and free try the dry way of making it, as it dont smell so strong lots of advise on this feed on the net all free and this year our results are great with it, used early good roots used later good leaf / top growth .


Posted: 13/06/2013 at 14:08
thanks Rainwater iv made a note of them,just the job
Cheers Alan

slugs, snails and bees

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 12:23
please keeps informed on the slug inventions Fairy

horticulture grit

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 12:22
now thats good advise iv been thinking the same ,B/Q it is
cheers Alan4711


Posted: 13/06/2013 at 12:17
Hi lazy obviously im not a pc expert this one is a newish lap top cheers for the info ill give it a try, bit late in life to get all this intomied

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