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Posted: 16/03/2013 at 21:25

Hi. If you put 'Which? compost' into the search box at the top of the page several  threads should come up. The one I started - Which? compost refers to composts available this year. Also the advice, this year in particular, is make sure you are buying fresh compost. Because of the wet summer last year alot of compost has been lying around since last summer. Look for bags that are undamaged and are not faded. Hope this helps.


Posted: 16/03/2013 at 18:01

Yes, I would say it is or was a wood mouse.


Frogspawn 2013

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 18:22

Along with my frogspawn has come a heron! I know it is nature but the way he is wolfing down the frogs is unbelievable. I have chased him a few times as I hate to see my thriving pond emptied but he has to eat too....   

Frogspawn 2013

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 17:23

Hi, thought it might be interesting to see the spread of frogspawn across the country in our ponds. Here in Greater London/Essex it arrived today - 9 clumps so far. I wonder how much of it will survive given the forecast for the weekend and into next week!

Anyone else with any frogspawn yet?


Posted: 07/03/2013 at 21:18

Couldn't agree more with sotongeoff. Even experienced gardeners are still learning and   sometimes it is good to hear the basics again...there is often more than one way of doing some things and that often provokes 'good' discussion.

You are very welcome to the forum and I hope we can all help you with a good start to your gardening. There is no such thing as a silly question - if you don't ask the question you might never know the answer!    We are all learning, just some of have a head start (usually in the age department!)   


Posted: 14/02/2013 at 22:46

A water scarecrow attaches to hose pipe and squirts water when the movement sensor is triggered; can be moves around; works 24/4 - don't go for the other cheaper options, they are a waste of money. Works with foxes too but the postman may be a problem if you are using it in the front garden! They are expensive but worth it. I have had mine for years - shop around as the prices vary.,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.42452523,d.d2k&fp=527f2f31e79ff8b6&biw=1920&bih=929


sowing seeds

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 18:49

Good advice from sotongeoff. Planting in a few weeks time if you have nowhere to keep all these seedlings frost free and they will soon catch up with earlier sowings with the extra day length and  (hopefully) warmth!

Unknown Beastie in the garden !!!

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 18:46

I really laughed at your comment - 

Alan4711 wrote (see)

 did i move back fast or what the old bottle took a turn i,ll tell you,


a lovely turn of phrase, I wonder if the rat did the same thing!

sowing seeds

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 22:12

You can start off your tomatoes in a propagator now. You can start lettuce in pots (not propagator) peas and beans can also be started to be planted out when the weather improves - what part of the country are you in?

Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 23:23

 OOps meant to add - they only gave the results for 22 composts as the other 5 have been reformulated for this year, the ones listed have not.

Bottom on the peat list was Westland multipurpose, 70% peat and a test score of 59% and Verve John Innes seed compost, 50% peat and a test score of 48%

The botton 2 peat free were both grow bags - New Horizon organic & peat free and Verve grow your own peat free - both with a test score of 34%

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