Dovefromabove


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Improving soil.

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 12:11

I've always used a mix of two-thirds sieved topsoil and one third well rotted manure. The top soil is available in bags garden centres or in larger quantities from specialist suppliers ... be sure the soil is sieved as recently some posters have received soil from 'cowboys' which has contained the roots of perennial weeds.


Providing the manure is well rotted and mixed with the soil there should be no problem with  planting straight away. 


If the manure isn't well rotted I would buy some in and use the horse manure stacked or use as the start of a composting system in your new garde.  

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 10:53

Hello all 


Joyce .... thinking of you ((hugs)) 


Garden's looking lovely after having had the attention of a 'professional gardener' yesterday.  This morning OH has had the sprinkler on the beans and the courgettes and other things that Wonky planted yesterday and it's all looking lovely in the sunshine 


Hope everyone who can has a lovely day, and if things can't be lovely I hope they at least improve a bit 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 09:51

Sounds as if you both are a lot alike  Pdoc   Plenty of room on here  ... we can watch the birds from here as well 

Golden Jubilee Plant

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 09:45

I agree .... I think the brief is a bit vwoolly ...... if it's the plant that has had a big effect on gardens in the past 50 years I still say what about Cupressus Leylandii ................ but I think they're looking for positive rather than negative effects 

Plant identification

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 09:43

Duh!  of course ........ I knew it looked familiar 

Plant identification

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 09:39

Could it be a squash or a gourd or similar ... it looks like something along that line to me. 

Bird ID requested

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 08:49

Has it been returned to its home yet?    I love chickens 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 08:48

I've just had a hobble around the garden  it wasn't all just a lovely dream!!!  It really happened!!! 


And now OH has set the sprinkler up for the beans, lettuces and the courgettes that Wonky planted for me ... he's watered the pots and the plants Wonky planted in the Sunny Corner and will top the pond up in a bit.  I'm back on the sofa with muesli and yoghurt 


Lets see what's been going on ......... 

Yet another mystery plant

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 07:23

It also has a look of Nipplewort - Lapsana communis. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 07:13

Good morning all  Good luck to Littlest Chicklet and wishing fortitude to her and her family 


Sorry Hosta didn't get a good night ((hugs)). Afraid I slept like a log after a day watching Wonky in the garden ... So looking forward to going out there today and looking at it all again. 

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