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Composter not composting!

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 11:21

archipem, it's at the side of the house, admittedly not getting full sun. It sits on the plastic base on grass.

Dovefromabove, according to the instructions and advice in a book I read, these composters do not require turning. I did think the solution was a second bin though.

Composter not composting!

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 11:01

Hi folks, looking for some advice re a 220 litre cool composter I purchased last spring.

I tried to stick to a good mixture of 'greens' and 'browns' over last year and even picked some compost accelerator to add occasionally. On emptying it this spring there was only maybe a few inches of compost will all the other non-rotted material still on top.

As for this year, it is now full to the brim, leaving me having to bin all my composting waste I'm now generating.

Anyone else having the same problems? I know these are slow composters but it seems to be stagnant.

Gardening Tool Research

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 08:42

Hollow Tine Aerators!

Every one on the market seems to be of the same design: where the tines are welded on to the bar at the bottom of the frame and are very easily broken off. Bearing in mind these aerators are used to eleviate compacted soil, the design should be a lot more robust.

And why does every hire company which offers the mechanical version insist on two day minimum hire???

Malus Profusion problem

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 16:12

Purchased this Malus Profusion two years ago and it has bloomed both years but withered almost immediately each time.

I've just treated it for Powdery Mildew and wondered if the dead leaves and blossom are part of the same problem or something separate.

 

http://i39.tinypic.com/15z5v2e.jpg

 

 

 Any advice greatly received...

 

 

 

 

Location for rose bush

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 09:07

Fantastic advice obelixx. Thanks, will get on to it.

Location for rose bush

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 16:44

Hi folks, I would like to buy a rose bush or two for the back wall of my house but it is NE facing and loses the sun around lunchtime.

Is this too little sun for roses?

Thanks in advance for any advice...

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