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Latest posts by Berghill

Composting Problem

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 20:56

Exactly. Even the horrible slimy stuff will eventually turn into good stuff.

Sharp sand drainage properties

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 20:52


Composting Problem

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 18:05

Wish I had the strength to turn mine every 6 weeks. Wow. At the moment  my in preparation heap is 2 metres by 2 metres by 3 metres tall. Cannot  get any more on top. It will get turned over  into the middle heap if and when I can get on to the garden to empty No. 1 heap. No2. heaps goes on to 1 and 3 into 2 if you see what I mean. Thus it gets 2 turns.

The matted stuff is just as good as anything else, it just needs burying a litttle deeper and wetting as you cover it over with soil.

slugs in the kitchen

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 21:20

We had this problem and discovered they were living on the damp wallpaper behind a bookcase. They used to come out to eat the cats food and drink their water. Getting rid is not easy.

what kind of grit do the gardeners use in there potting soil?

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 21:14

No, it tends to fall to pieces when it gets wet and clogs up the compost. The grit is to help drainage not keep moisture in.

s it possible to to exchange seeds between Dutch, English and Scottish gardener

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 17:02

As far as I am aware it is legal to send seeds from anywhere in the EU to anywhere in the Eu, as long as they are not wild collected and restricted by CITES. Check out the Alpine Garden Soc and the Scottish Rock garden sites. They have seed exchanges where things are sent abroad.

Sending to and from America is very different.

what kind of grit do the gardeners use in there potting soil?

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 16:58

For some plants I do use road grit, that is the 7mm. limestone stuff. Only for lime loving plants of course. even that is hard to get hold of though, in smal bags.

underground slugs

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 16:54

I am very sorry to disagree with so many folks, but Slugs do not live underground. They live in the leaf litter on the soil and may appear to come from within the soil but they are surface living creatures. Nor, do they eat roots. Their preferences are for green leaves, decaying leaves and mostly for each other.

underground slugs

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 09:20

Sound more like cutworms than slugs. the only slugs in Britiain that live underground are keeled slugs and they mainly eat things like potatoes.

Tagetes Minuta

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 10:33

Tried this one year, but the plants did not thrive, the couch grass choked them to death!

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