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Question on a leaf mould enclosure

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 10:00

I have covered mine with old carpet, natural fibres only, and have had no problems. I sieve mine through an old supermarket wire basket when used as a mulch, but sieve again when I want it for potting plants.

yesterday sieved approx 800 litres and the top dressed magnolias and rhododendron, a very satisfying day.


Posted: 13/09/2016 at 19:16

They also self seed very easily.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 21:43

I quite agree, red wine is my tipple.

Hot house Hostas

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 21:04

Hi Hostafan, I do garden organically and have really good habitats and lots of frogs, haven't seen many thrushes and little evidence of hedgehogs.

1500 very impressive, I think your pests know that you have got them beat.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 20:57

Spent four hours in the garden this morning and did two hours work.

the Billy goat brush cutter is hard work and I no longer have the strength to use it for more than one hour at a time.

planted two purple leaved shrubs, holes dug yesterday and left full of water to soak overnight.

sat and watched rats and squirrels feeding as well as blue tits, great tits chaffinches and dunnocks.

i am just beginning to learn that you are allowed to sit and enjoy the results of you labour.


Posted: 21/08/2016 at 20:39

Went online today to buy some bulbs from the RHS, a big order over £150. P&P 4.95 but then said order would not be shipped until all bulbs available but could pay extra P&P and have them shipped when they became available.

They also said elsewhere plant as soon as received, no order placed.

Hot house Hostas

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 20:22

Thanks for comments.

realized that it might not be possible, wanted to grow a hosta with no blemishes, slugs a problem but I choose not to poison them.

i have calla lillies bananas gingers and ferns in the greenhouse, Brugmansia currently outside but will overwinter inside, the fragrance is heady as they often reflower when brought inside.

Hot house Hostas

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 18:15

I would like to grow some Hostas in the greenhouse.

Obviously in the shade and kept well watered. Can anybody recommend suitable candidates, thanks 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 09:15

Magnolia grandiflora in anticipation.

Indian bean tree past its best.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 10:46

In the pond pulling up invasive reeds and rushes, seems Like the right weather to do this. Other half can Karcher the yard, then a a cold white wine.

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