Andy Thorburn

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Put Her Mind At Rest

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 18:18

I have had some Horse Manure rotting down in a large drum at the bottom of the garden for some months and went and had a look this p.m. The top four inches looked like a dark, rich dirt and below was the manure, and hundreds of worms. But also on  top were the empty "egg shells" of ( I hope) Equine Bot fly.  My partner has now done some Googling and is worried that if we use this on our veg beds we could catch equine worms or something similar or worse.    Can people please put our minds at rest, or are there risks in using this manure? Thanks

Name that plant!

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 23:19

Hi Rob

I think you'll find this is Euphorbia Martinii, which is a drought tolerant perrenial. The milky sap iritates the skin, so wear gloves when cutting. Propergate from basal cuttings in the spring. Plant in well drained soil in full sun.  Protect in the winter.



Nameless Greenhouse

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 13:39

I have a greenhouse that came with the property and even after close inspection have no idea of the manufacturer.  It has 'square' metal guttering built in but the downpipe kit that supposedly fits all doesn't.  Can anyone point me in a direction to find a suitable kit?  I must admit my DIY skills are zero due to disablities so a purpose built kit would be preferable.  However, watching a recent episode of GW I thought I saw MD fitting a bicycle inner tube to his greenhouse.  If so, what type of glue was used to attache the rubber ot the metal?  Any help would be appreciated,especially with the weather we are having at the moment,

Microleaf Growing

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 11:39

Can anyone tell me where I can buy the cellulose matting for growing microleaf salad, apart from the top seed suppliers?

Viburnam gone brown

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 12:55

All my viburnam and japonica shrubs have gone brown.  Please help!!


Posted: 14/04/2012 at 19:53

The presence of ants generally indicates the heap is too dry. try giving it a good mix, and/or add water. 

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Put Her Mind At Rest

Horse Manure 
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Last Post: 28/09/2012 at 17:45

Nameless Greenhouse

Rainwater Harvesting 
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Last Post: 26/04/2012 at 14:04

Microleaf Growing

Advice n Help 
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Last Post: 21/04/2012 at 11:39

Viburnam gone brown

Help Required 
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Last Post: 16/04/2012 at 22:51
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