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Beginner failing miserably.

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 21:13

MMPaws, they are Eringeum Gigantium and eringium alpinum superbum (love the name) any tips? I have until July to plant them.

Compost course

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 21:06

They are fab I wil try to upload on Thurs one I made for music books from an old fabric sample.

Compost course

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 10:38

Nut C., can we see some of your homemade bags?

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Posted: 23/04/2013 at 09:09

Just had an omelette for breakfast with chives from the garden and home-made ricotta

Compost course

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 09:03

Muddy m, Lidl also charge; it seems to work - customers generally bring their own.

I was intrigued to find that there were so many ways of composting on this course. I just have 2 dalek bins and they are great, but could probably do with a 3rd. I would like to be in a position to not have to buy multi purpose composts anymore as they contain peat I believe, which in Britain alone releases 'around 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide' 69%, of the peat used is by amateur gardeners.

Compost can be made in; Bins, Heaps, Wooden slatted boxes, even a large cardboard box as a temporary method. Also bins that you rotate to speed up the compost.

Green Cones get rid of kitchen waste, but don't make compost, Wormeries are great for kitchen waste, not garden waste and are fun for children, Bokashi method, which I have to read up on a bit more.

The course taught us that it should be a 50/50 mix of greens and browns in an ordinary bin or heap. That is damp stuff like kitchen peelings and soft leaves and stalks from the garden and dry stuff like egg boxes and cardboard. They were rather against composting printed material on paper, even though the ink is no longer carcinogenic or whatever it was, as paper can be recycled (to the benefit of trees).


Cat Poo in the compost !

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 22:20

Patricia, do you have a neighbour who could lend you a dog every now and then? That may work. You do have my sympathies even though I do like cats, they can be a nuisance.

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Posted: 22/04/2013 at 22:16

Thanks for the recipe link Dove, it sounds pretty rich; 1/2 lb of butter!! But still, it sounds so delish I think I will have to try it

GG nice to see you.

Compost course

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 21:15

Nut C, according to what I was told last Thursday, the EU have banned any new landfill sites for many years now. My friend who I was talking to earlier said there was an horrific landfill near Peterborough. I had understood that no new landfills had been permitted for about the last 6/8 or so years

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Posted: 22/04/2013 at 20:35

Uncle Verdun, did you mention cake? I am getting my coat

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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

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Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

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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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ngs garden in Peterborough

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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

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