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Weed Killer and compost bins

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 18:40

About 3  or 4 weeks ago, someone was asking if plant material treated with weed killer could be composted. I said I would ask Garden Organic who train us Compost Masters. They lost my original email, despite acknowledging it and have now got back to me. There are some weed killers that MAY be OK, but it is best not to put this material in a home composter. The huge composting places that the Councils use are ok with this stuff as it is hot composting and the sheer amount of plant material dilutes the weed killer, which eventually bio-degrades.

S&J Self Clean Rake - any good as a soil rake?

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 18:06

It does look a bit dainty for serious work

decorative slate chippings

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 18:03

25 k isn't that heavy. But you could take a couple of buckets with you (and a pair of scissors) when you go to buy and decant some of the slate into those.

Composting

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 17:59

...or just wrap the stuff in newspaper and put the whole package on the compost

Composting

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 17:58

Here in Norfolk they take away kitchen waste in little bio-degradable bags, which we buy from the council. I saw in a shop today something similar which will rot down in 180 days, could this help?

Phlox mould?

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 17:53

Bob, I never would have thought of that I think you may be right

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 17:51

MrsT, I have several Heucheras on the rock garden where they are in semi-shade, which they seem to love.  When I had one in a sunny flower bed it always looked a bit tired

Phlox mould?

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 15:38

Fleurisa, it is quite 3 dimensional, not just a discolouration of the leaf and you can pick it off

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 15:17

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59670.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 Penstemon Osprey

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59671.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Heuchera caramel

Phlox mould?

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 15:15

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59669.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Does anyone know what this brownish fudge like stuff is on both sides of phlox leaves?

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Master Composters need your support

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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 10:50

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

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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