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Emptying a compost bin

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 11:14

Chris 65 I would think it would be ok

Mandicore; several layers of mesh would be good. I'm afraid I don't understand what you said about needing a stepladder?  The compost turning devices, just google them and some will come up for under a tenner. I got mine from the Centre for Alternative Technology some time back.

wasp nest

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 18:01

FG, I beg to differ My neighbour has had a wasp's nest in his garden for the last 2 years; he whinges to me that he has spent £20 trying to get rid of it. The wasps fly through a tiny gap into my conservatory and then into the house, so for the last 2 summers there have been 100 wasps in the cons every morning. I spray with Raid to kill them. Can't do that this year as have loads of food plant seedlings and a small mutt. Had to scrub down the walls and ceiling as dying wasps leave a nasty stain on everything.

morrisions and a kwiw

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 17:56

I would try to find out what temperature they need; may be a green house plant?

Emptying a compost bin

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 17:53

Mandicore, so sorry to hear that you have health problems. I think you are a star to even think of composting.

If you can manage it, 2 bins are better than one; so one is cooking while you fill the other.

You need fine but HEAVY duty wire mesh, or a solid base; some bins do have them I believe, but access to earth is better. If you can get one of the compost turning devices and are able to use it that would also deter any vermin.

Hope this helps

triangle garden design

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 16:03

Welcome Mark Blue flowers; for this time of the year, for-get-me-nots, I pull them out as they finish flowering so they don't leave too many seeds for next year. Plus blue anemones, Lithodora Diffusa Blue, Camassia Blue. Can't take pics for you as it is raining hard at the moment. Soon there will be tall spires of blue Delphiniums, cut off the flowering spike as it finishes blooming and you will get a second flowering late summer. Hope this helps.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 10:36

morning bump

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 10:35

Is it possible to

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:55

I grew one in London, can't say that the grapes were edible. I would research a nursery that supplies them and ask them. It would have to be on a South facing wall I think. As a child we grew black grapes in a large conservatory and they were delicious. I now grow an apricot in my lean-to green house to avoid the frosts getting to the new fruit as they set quite early in the year. This year for the first time I should get at least a large fruit bowl of them

Plants for a damp shaded area

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:51

Sizeyuk1, I grow the wild garlic in holes in a membrane and covered in pea shingle so it doesn't spread; also Vinca, white and blue/purple. Foxgloves, forget-me-nots (I pull them up as they finish flowering - enough seeds have dropped by then for next year and compost the rest)

Just waiting.......

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:46

Victoria, will you show us pics of the Buddlea hedge when it all happens please?

I'm waiting for mid-May when I take all these pots down to Somerset for the flooded gardens appeal and reclaim the terrace

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