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can i put these in my compost bin?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:50

The fir tree will take a very long time to compost. I have mentioned elsewhere I think on this forum about putting some Yew branches in a large compost heap and 17/18 years later they still had not composted, just turned brown. I would take the fir cuttings to the local re-cycling centre and chop up the rest for compost. Perhaps add some scrunched up sheets of newspaper to help achieve 50% browns and 50% greens.

My Little Project

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:43

You may be using too many pixels.

Massive grass snake

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:41

Sadly, Flossie Flo is too short to see a little brown face appearing above the wheat. Next time I will lift her up to see.

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:39

Typical teenagers KEF; treated this place like a hotel...played loud music till all hours...raided the fridge...youngsters these days... I don't know...in my day..., ...in my day we were JUST THE SAME

My Little Project

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:36

That looks like a lovely curved wall you have there

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:35

bekkie, perhaps you need the 'non-latex' gloves?

Interesting visitor to the bird table this morning

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:33

It's a beautiful bird, whatever it is.

Massive grass snake

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:28

On the wild life theme; this morning whilst walking small mutt (we went on a mammoth 2 hour walk) I was looking at a wheat field and saw some tiny antlers; it was a Muntjack. We looked at each other for about 30 seconds, he moved his head, I moved mine, he then leapt off flying gracefully over the wheat to the far side of the field. Just beautiful. I will have to take the camera out in future

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:24

Just went to check on the Robins, and they have gone! Could they have learnt to fly already? Will check tomorrow to see if nest is still empty (there were no feathers about, so I don't think anything has attacked them) and will take a proper pic of the nest, which seems very neatly made.

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 18:18

Dove, I used to use the lanolin based stuff, but it did not really agree with my skin. One of the best skin treatments I have ever used was when I treated myself to a hand treatment at a fancy place in London. They nearly passed out when they saw my 'building site hands' and plunged them into warm paraffin wax. Apparently it used to be a treatment for arthritis sufferers to ease the pain, but it gets all the dirt out and leaves your skin soft. I then bought a block of it from the chemists and used it in a bain marie for several years.

Discussions started by artjak

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

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Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

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ngs garden in Peterborough

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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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