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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

What is this please?

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Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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Last Post: 11/11/2014 at 10:29

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

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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