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New Hedge Decisions

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 17:10

Nearest bonfire to us was about 3 miles away. One thing I forgot to design into the garden was somewhere to have a bonfire. Stupid of me really.

But the point is good. It is part of hedge planting which is not normally considered, that of where and how one disposes of the bits one cuts off.

 

New Hedge Decisions

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 15:47

What do you think I wear already?

It is as much about disposing of the trimmings as anything else.

New Hedge Decisions

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 14:38

Out of step with many here, whatever you do NEVER plant a hedge with thorny  or prickly plants in it (unless you wish to keep out/in animals (human as well)). I have just cut our 100 feet long hawthorn/Blackthorn/Briar rose hedge and it is PAINFUL.

Next year I will cough up and pay the Road Hedge trimming tractor man to do it for me, even if it is at the wrong tiime of year for the birds. Might ask him to reduce the height by 2 feet as well so I can reach it withgout a ladder.

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.

 

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