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Composting green seed heads

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:06

Thank you both for the advice and particularly tip about adding more cardboard and egg boxes - I see a baking spree coming on! 

Composting green seed heads

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 12:58

I am cutting back aquilegias, poppies and foxgloves after the first flush of flowers. Can I safely compost these green seed heads or will they still grow when the compost is used next year?    My compost is generally brown and crumbly but has proved not to get hot enough to kill all seeds in previous years.


Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:17

Thank you all. They are just starting to sprout in the shallow trays, so must wait a bit longer. Thank you for the advice about water too.

Pea sticks

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 14:13

I am planning  to invest in coppiced hazel pea sticks. How many seasons will they last please?


Posted: 22/04/2014 at 14:07

Aah! My query about tuberous begonias has gone onto the Talkback section!

how much growth should I wait for before potting them up please?

Tuberous rooted begonias

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 13:55

My tuberous rooted begonias are starting into growth in a shallow tray of compost In the cold frame. How much growth should there be before I pot them up and what size pot is best please?

can this work as ingredients for compost?

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 10:51

Any chance of getting a small bag of aged, well rotted horse manure to mix in? It will add worms 

Bramley apple disease

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 14:05

One trunk ( main trunk divides into three a metre above ground) of an old bramley tree looks as though a coppery solution has been poured down it, reaching to ground level. Another trunk has lost a lot of bark but the third is normal colour and bark cover. the damage is on south east side of tree mostly. We live in the fens so are exposed to the wind. Can anyone help please? We would hate to lose the tree but have failed to find a diagnosis.     Many thanks.

Blind bulbs

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 19:44
Many thanks.

Bug box

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 19:43
Many thanks for all replies. Will get going once checked residents have moved on.
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Composting green seed heads

Can I safely compost unripe seed heads? 
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Pea sticks

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Tuberous rooted begonias

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Bramley apple disease

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Blind bulbs

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Wild flower meadow

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Wood ash

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Rhubarb crown death

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