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worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:15

Edd, I spent 75 hours last year talking to people about making compost at public events and can assure you that an awful lot of people do not understand the green/brown  (nitrogen/carbon) balance needed for a working compost heap so that compost acceloraters/ addition of scrunched up newspaper/diluted urine can all help

Planting Advice

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:11

Could you show us photos? especially the proximity of the flower bed to the grotto?

Keep the Little a lighters Out

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:09

Help! Interested in taking a look at my new gardening social network site?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 17:08

aaargh! too complicated; I'm far too busy gardening to get involved in something so defracted and complex.

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 16:57

I believe the prevalence of Yew trees in churchyards is because these trees were popular amongst pre-Christian religious groups and the church colonised the pre-Christian 'holy' grounds and built their churches there.

Edd, I was always told by my seriously gardening family that the reason for putting a few crocks in a pot was to create an arch over the drainage holes so that they didn't get blocked by compost; therefore allowing good drainage. It also explains why old broken flowerpots (with a curve) are the best things to use.

With urine and composting I have been told on my compost course that it is a good compost accelorator, but should be diluted; human urine is pretty strong stuff.

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:44

ceninp, I would agree


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:42

Is this in a container Caroline?

a probably easy weed ID for you lot :)

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:41

Too out of focus to identify djjj

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:40

I've heard that about May, never about lilac.

Not Gardening but.....

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:39


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