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If you have a load of leaves and lots of grass cuttings, mix them together for high speed leaf mold in a separate container (black bin liners with holes in them), add some water and wait a year or two.
Add a good shovel of horse manure, that'll get it going Hope you are surviving the gales.
Just had a spectacular thunder clap; thought the roof was caving in But now it's sunny, blue skies and fluffy bits
Either burn the vines or put them in household rubbish if they have had blight.
My neighbours leave their's up all year round, but it is protected by the house and trees.
Nearly all leaves stripped from pear tree, which is good as it needs a good prune and now I'll be able to see what I'm doing.
Centre for Alternative Technology are selling a book called; 'Wood Pallet Projects', 15 projects, 128 pages, £12.99
Gardenmaiden, Laurence Durrell went on to write The Alexandria Quartet which is quite brilliant
Tootles, I agree about Nigel Slater's Toast - especially the bit about the family's first encounter with Parmesan. He is a very good writer, in fact I much prefer his writing to his rather curious manner on Television.