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Even a micro pond helps!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:09

Lindsay, thank you for all the info; it has made me think......of where I could fit a little pond in dappled shade

compost advice

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:04

joberg, hello.

These are my 3 compost bins

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58904.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 I put garden waste and raw veg and fruit waste, also newspaper scrunched up and cardboard roughly torn into them.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58905.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 This is what I have put in recently

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58906.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 This compost needs another 3 months to mature

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58907.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 I finished filling this bin in April and the compost is ready to be used, sieved for sowing seeds or un-sieved to mulch around plants or spread on the veg bed for worms to take down over the winter (much less work for me) If you have use of a shredder you can obtain much finer compost, but it is not that important.

Any queries, just ask

Raised Beds

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:54

You could also ask neighbours who have nice gardens

Hostas as a delicacy !

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:53

Can you give us a photo of the situation?

I didn't think it was possible

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:51

Yes, Pauline; looking at the enlargement it seems there are little 'hats' on the fence posts.

Re-vamp with a mini raised bed

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:47

That looks great The lavender will have grown a bit by next summer, possibly not much by early spring. It has to be cut back after flowering each year so that it doesn't become too straggly - but don't cut back into the old wood.

Even a micro pond helps!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:43

Lindsay, that is spectacular! How do you stop the water from becoming stagnant, or do you have a pump and a fountain of sorts?

My garden is not large, but I would love to do something like that. Is it in sun or shade?

banana has produced seed pod what now

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:35

When I worked in the Caribbean I was told that Bananas died after fruiting. I'm not certain that this is actually the truth, but we were told it when my friend's plant keeled over.

I didn't think it was possible

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:32

Fantastic achievement, a lot of hard work has really paid off. I especially like the fence as may have to make one to stop small mutt digging up veg bed

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:27

Have a fabulous evening Verdun and a great year, Happy Birthday and thanks for all the jokes

Discussions started by artjak

Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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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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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

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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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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