Latest posts by artjak

Composting and wormery

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 21:59

Dove; I applied last spring, but just missed that April's course, so if you are interested I strongly recommend that you apply now, also with council cuts the course may not exist for much longer.

My Best Ever Christmas Pressie

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 21:48

I have got spent coffe grounds before now from starbucks in Peterborough; I understood that it makes the compost more acidic which is good for my veg bed which is v. alkali.

Composting and wormery

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 21:40

Palais, I have one of those pointed tools that opens and closes like a 2 dimensional umbrella, that you dig into the dalek bin and pull up and that turns the compost; it is v. good exercise! As a child, our compost heap was the size of an average room and my father and brother would attack it now and then with pitchforks.

Broad beans again

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 21:31

I agree with Dove, mine went in during the Autumn and are now very sturdy, last two years the seedlings have survived the snow very well.

Affected by Rain in the veggie patch?

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 21:21

Huwsnursery, is that youtube address supposed to be some kind of link, if so, it isn't working.

Composting and wormery

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 14:24

Palais, the course lasts, I think,one or two days. The 'graduates' are then expected to be sort of 'compost ambassadors', i.e. being invited to gardening clubs and W.I. groups etc to give help and advice on composting. As we know from these forums there is quite a lot of misinformation and confusion about composting. The reason that I want to do it is because I am passionate about composting as a brilliant way to recycle.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 11:55

The Fens; warm and dry, hurrah!

Bird feeders causing weeds?

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 11:52

Am having technical probs posting today, this is a test run.

Composting and wormery

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 21:56

Yes it is Dove. Have you been on one of them?

Composting and wormery

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 21:01

Sam, I have applied to learn how to be a 'compost master', I don't yet know if I have got on to the course in April; places are limited. If I do get on to it I promise you all I will bore you to death with info about compost!

Discussions started by artjak

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

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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

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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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