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plant pots

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 18:59

For the Flooded Gardens appeal, I just went to the local (non-chain) nursery and asked them; they re-cycle normally as it is not worth their while to sterilise for re-use, so they gave me whatever I wanted. But I did ask them nicely

Weed Killer and compost bins

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Bumping this, so whoever made the original enquiry can find it

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 18:50

Wonderful; thank you philippa for letting us know


Posted: 12/09/2014 at 18:45

Yes, I agree with Welshonion

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.


Posted: 11/09/2014 at 17:59

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


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

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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What is this please?

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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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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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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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