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Posted: 31/10/2014 at 20:13

Was it Karl Marx or Groucho Marx...ah yes it was Groucho who said 'I wouldn't want to be a member of any Club that would have me'. I feel that you, Digger, are feeling that way. In fact you sound really upset and I'm sorry for that. Soon after I joined this forum, I was sent a private message urging me to go on a 'chatty' thread; it may have been Forkers: I really did not understand it. It wasn't so much that it was a clique, more that the people on it have a different sense of humour to mine.

Obviously there are times in our lives when we would like everyone to have the same attitude to life/death/gardening/humour, as ourselves, but darlin' it ain't going to happen. And actually it would be seriously boring if everyone was like ourselves.

Again, I am sorry that you are unhappy with the people here. I have found them endlessly patient with my questions and obsession with composting. The ones I have met in person are utterly delightful.

Hot composting

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 19:36

As part of the Master Composter course I did provided by Norfolk Council and Garden Organic, we were taken to a landfill site. It really felt like the place that God forgot. All the local trees were festooned with plastic bags. The areas that had been 'capped off' had to have pipes coming out of the top to release Methane and pipes coming out of the base to release Leachate. The guys working there said that if their clothes were contaminated with even the smallest amount of this Leachate, no amount of washing would get rid of the smell; you simply had to bin the clothes.

The EU banned the creation of new landfills some years ago, and quite rightly! Landfill sites cannot be used for housing, farming or indeed anything else as the toxic fumes preclude any further use for 100's of years. We are simply poisoning the land (our country) with landfill.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 19:29

david s, what a lovely view

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 19:27

Gooseberry wine on it's way...and we're all singing in the charabanc

Forest School

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 11:01

Fleurisa, I don't think anyone was being unfriendly - just pointing out that he did not seem to have the correct training to run a 'Forest School'. Perhaps Dane is not aware of these training programmes.

Hot composting

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 10:52

Minos, I think that it is brilliant that you are not putting the cat litter into landfill. Congratulations

Too much gravel!

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:51

Have a look at Beth Chatto's web site for a gravel garden.

horticultural society

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:49

Like the idea of plant prints

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:47

TopB, Parking did cross my mind

Sparrowhawk dilemma

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:45

Dave, I do agree with your post above about Sparrowhawks...but we are part of nature too. We aren't from another planet

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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What is this please?

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Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Gariguettes Strawberry

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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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