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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Turning a compost heap without hurting the wildlife

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 13:56

You could use a 'Beet Fork' which has balls on the end of the prongs


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 09:46

I noticed the same Bekkie - mine's in a pot in the south-facing corner of the terrace - about as protected as it can get around here


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 08:41

I usually remove the flowers of my hostas too - the plants bulk up quicker if you don't allow them to flower.

chicky wrote (see)

He's a she

Pretty sure he's not

Iris reticulata not flowering

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 08:08

Mine aren't out yet  as they don't get much sun where they are until a bit later on


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 08:06

Hope you're feeling better now BL


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 07:34

LOL Clari

Good morning all   Sunshine here and at last the wind's died down a bit - it was very strong last night making lots of noise in the chimney.  Hope we're not getting snow!!!     I'm still sneezing, but feel so much better for a bit of fresh air and exercise yesterday

I have to go into the city this morning to get birthday presents for Pa so I'll go on the bus and share the last of my germs


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 16:07

Wintersong - our back  garden is about 12m x 12m and the front garden about a quarter of that.  We have two 1m x 1m wooden compost heaps and could do with another one.


Verdun wrote (see)

I resemble that remark Dove.  I most certainly am as beautiful as Angharad Rees. Same Celtic origins too...

I'll tell OH, I'm sure he'll be hugely relieved and will look forward to the programme


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 16:02

Our back lawn is east facing and shaded for part of the day as it has large trees on the eastern boundary.  We aerate with a fork and scarify with a rake every spring (I really don't know why I don't look like Elle McPherson - I should be so honed and toned )

We use seaweed powder on this lawn rather than Evergreen 80 type as we have frogs, newts, hedgehogs etc and I don't want to use weedkiller or mosskiller - I just keep raking the moss out in the spring

I agree with Dave about the pool - it needs permanent provision while the children are small.  At my last workplace the lawns were expensively re-turfed, then the following summer a large bouncy castle was left in place for the whole of the summer holiday - staff wondered why the grass had died - I did warn them

how to bulk up soil?

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 15:04

how to bulk up soil?

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 15:00

Mulching with home made garden compost

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