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Fungi problems

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 11:19

Hope you have a successful outcome.  Losing a tree is not nice, but it does give the opportunity to try something different in its place.

Fungi problems

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 13:03

The confirmation you need would be to find the bootlace threads in the soil around the tree and fungus. There are a lot of fungus which attack dead and dying trees (all quite natural too) and there are lots of fungus which attack and kill lving trees.

A picture of the tree and fungus would help too, if possible.

compost

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 11:16

Well, I never had any problem with growing Veg on this system and that Veg patch fed us for the years we lived in that house.

Easy enough to add nitrogen to the soil in any case. Still better than throwing material away.

red spiders

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 11:13

And red spider mites are not red either!

Used Seed Compost - Bin or Re Use ?

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 11:12

I use it as mulch on the garden.

compost

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 09:15

Long ago when we had a small garden with no room for a compost heap (pre-Daleks) I always used to dig a trench across the Veg patch, put all the composting material in it and when full, cover it over with the soil from the next trench and so on down the plot. It worked and the stuff disappeared into the soil with no trouble.

As long as the soil is not compacted then there should be enough oxygen (which the bacteria need) for the process to work.

Greenhouse

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 20:33

The curved pieces in my greenhouse are PVC rather than Perspex. They do not last as long as glass and are much more expensive to replace.

 

Clematis Grp 3 Pruning - RHS says one thing, GW another

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 15:14

Same as Ob. We do it now as the green growth on them will compost now, otherwise it has to go in the Council green waste bin.

Parsnip leaves/compost

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 13:27

Why are you taking the tops off your Parsnips, or do you mean the tops when you clean them readyf or eating?

Either way as long as you do not put the top of the parsnip in (that might regrow) then I can see no problem with layering any green material in the bottom of a raised bed before adding soil.

Japanese Anemone

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 17:03

Hate to say it, but the only way you can get  A, leveillei to gorw from seed is if you can get fresh from a plant.

ALL Anemones have much the same ptroblem, the seed has only a short viability span. For example I have one, A, rivularis. Unless you remove the seed when it is still green and sow straight away, nothing grows.

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