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Garden compost

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 21:30

I'm searching for the holy grail - a garden compost that's reliable and reasonably priced. The one I currently use, by Westland, doesn't give good results and a green algae-like crust tends to develop on the surface of pots. Can anyone recommend a decent multi-purpose compost?

Xmas jokes

Posted: 24/12/2013 at 00:01

What's brown and sneaks around the kitchen at Christmas?

Mince spies.


he he . One from my 7 year old nephew.

Talkback: How to prune a rambling rose

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 11:13

Disagree with FlamingJune - I inherited a rather knackered  climbing rose and since I started training the shoots horizontally, and pruning the laterals back to two or three buds, it has flowered wonderfully. Sure yours isn't a rambler? Agree with what you say about the hips, but not all roses produce them and deadheading definitely does promote longer flowering.

Talkback: How to make a nettle feed

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 10:37
Love the idea of putting weeds to good use! As nettle feed if full of nitrogen, will it encourage leaf growth at the expense of flowers? Can I use it to feed my parched and hungry lawn?

Talkback: Making leaf mould

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 16:29

 I go over a pile of leaves with the lawnmower or chop em up with shears before putting them in bags - cos they're smaller they rot down quicker. Also when I remember I give the bags a good shake or open them and fork over the leaves to let some air in, just as we do with the compost bin.

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