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Talkback: Making leaf mould

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 18:45
I am unfortunate to not have any trees in my garden, I have been savvy enough to collect leaves in old compost bags and put it them in the garage.
I am aiming to get five sack fulls each year to keep leaf mould supplies flowing hut this being my first year of gardening (amateur) I will not benefit from my efforts until 2015.
Is it possible to purchase leaf mould and if so where?

Planting in heavy clay soil

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 16:54
Thanks dove and gillyL will definitely have to add grit x

Planting in heavy clay soil

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 07:32
Thanks everyone.
I have been experimental in my approach to gardening but like everyone else I don't want to lose my plant stock! I am making a go at being self sufficient and budget is an issue too so fingers crossed xxxx

Planting in heavy clay soil

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 10:38
I am wondering if I should plant my rhubarb in the next month or wait until spring because I have very heavy clay soil. The soil was rotavated with machinary and I have worked in compost and fym mix last week. I know that I should wait at least a month until I plant my crowns to allow the mix to settle. (I have Timperley early variety from Suttons) . The normal time to plant is in November? I read elsewhere that I should leave it until spring because of the heavy clay soil. I am in two minds because I think if I rotavated the ground and added soil improvers then this shouldn't be necessary. Any tips and advice would be gratefully received.

Spring bulbs help

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 07:42
The milder weather conditions are allowing me to hang back on digging up my Dahlias and sprouting everything else. My petunias in my wheelbarrow planter are still hanging on in there too!
I'm sure that the cooler weather is around the corner as it dropped to 1 degree Celsius last night. X
Time to get mulching and prepare the ground for the rhubarb.

Spring bulbs help

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 09:01
Thanks everyone for your advice.
Especially for the cyclamen hederafolium. Xxxx

Spring bulbs help

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 11:38
Mild weather conditions have kicked my spring bulbs into overdrive and alot of my bulbs are starting to shoot. I have held off planting any more into the ground until November but I have a ton of bulbs to plant outside. Can I plant my containers up ready for spring now if I store them in a cooler and darker environment like the garage? I plan to move them to the front of the house when it is considerably cooler like December time. I have been given 15 cyclamen hederafolium can I plant these now to grow for basket display or will I they keep until next year? What is the best thing to do with the already sprouting bulbs? it is mainly Irises and iris reticula that are showing shoots but some of my rockery tulips are trying to show also. Thanks for your advice in advance From the novice gardener dahlialily22
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Planting in heavy clay soil

want to plant rhubarb 
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Spring bulbs help

Mild weather conditions have kicked my spring bulbs into overdrive!  
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Last Post: 31/10/2013 at 07:42
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