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Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 16:09

A local farmer has offered me loads of Bramleys (he can't sell them as there is a glut caused by Russia not buying stuff from EU!)

So have been looking online for recipes. Anyone out there got a good one? I have an efficient juicer if that helps or I can chop them in the food processor.

Wow, what a sunset!

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 09:34

Lovely pics

Flooded gardens campaign

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 19:20

I have messaged Daniel about the wrong number and he will mention it to the appropriate person

Red slimey worms

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 19:17

They come up for air when it is too hot.

Luctong, if the bin is smelly, get a compost stirrer (about £10 on-line) stir the compost up a bit, take a newspaper and separate all the sheets, scrunch them up and put them in and try to stir them in to the compost.

Do this again a few days later.

After about 10 days it should not smell nasty any more.

Are you putting large amounts of grass clippings in all at once? This can cause the bin to become anaerobic/smelly/slimy. The aim is for an aerobic system, so air must be incorporated and you need the balance between greens (nitrogen) and browns (carbon).

So always add scrunched up newspaper in layers with your grass cuttings and other greens.

Plant ID help please

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 19:11

I would say rue too

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 19:05

Have just ordered 2 types of Sweet Peas from Eagle; very cheap postage and packing

Maggots in compost bin

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 18:55

...also in my experience as a Compost Master (no sniggering at the back there!) when we do Compost Events, 99% of the people who say they get rats sometimes in the compost, keep chickens, so it is largely the chickens that attract them.

Tootles, the fact that you have loads of little wriggly critters in your compost just shows how good you are at making it

I have always been freaked out by spiders but can now cope with them up to medium size and as a child (well till I was about 40) I couldn't cope with wriggly things either, but as a gardener it became tiring to shriek everytime I saw an earthworm

Maggots in compost bin

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 14:05

Green house heating

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 11:44

You could also have domestic heating oil a small boiler and 3 rads, one in each area with thermostats on each one with different settings.

Discussions started by artjak

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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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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