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How to disguise compost bins

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 18:55

Winter flowering Jasmine is what I use

OK, who's got it?

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 11:26

Those thieves definitely need cutting down to size. The owner should get a large dog to scarify potential thieves.

Does your Shed have a Name ??

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 11:21

Early riser, I think that is very funny

After a good day in the garden

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:26

Barbara, would you care to give us the recipe?

Onions - Autumn planting

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 20:25

For about £5 or £6 you could get 125 litre bags of general compost from B&Q and other outlets. I was a bit disappointed with the Red Baron onions I planted last Autumn; they didn't grow very large. I think I will try growing from seed, not sets next time.

Clear pond please !!

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:30

The bales my neighbours use are the size approx of a shoe box

Composting

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:26

Hi Topbird, I have 2 medium Daleks and 1 large one (only got it a few weeks ago). I don't have bases for them, but they are situated in a sunny position on DPC, covered with gravel. In 10 years or so have never had problems with rats. The best way to deter rats is to situate bins near a high traffic area in your garden, the rats don't like that. So, for example, all my bins are just next to where I park the car, and on the way to the wood and kindling store. Also I empty kitchen waste into the bin at least once a day also garden waste. There is just too much activity for them to feel safe.

You could always hit the side of your bin with a bamboo cane every time you pass by

The Henry Doubleday Assoc. is now Garden Organic.

Field Beans as Green Manure

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 19:16

NewBoy, I think the key word is September

Potted plants for winter?

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 10:36

Very useful thread; FG, could you post that pic for us please?

Composting

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 10:26

The Charity 'Garden Organic' who taught us Compost Masters about making and using compost have recently advised, re turning compost; 

Two particular areas of concern are

1. Inhalation of bioaerosols (microorganisms and/or other small biological particles suspended in air)

2. Contact with human pathogens (through inhalation, ingestion or skin contact)

The good news is that 'analysis of the available world-wide literature by Garden Organic found only two reported cases of hypersensitivity pneumonitis resulting from the domestic situation.'

'Little is known about pathogens in a domestic composting situation. Research ...the risk of exposure is low...'

I do not so much turn the entire compost bin as loosen it up to make sure that air gets in to avoid the process becoming anaerobic.

Discussions started by artjak

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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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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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

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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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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