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Mind Your Own Business

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 15:22

Info on control of Mind your own business can be found here

To avoid charges of plagiarism and also to avoid running into copyright issues it's accepted practise to post a link to information on another site, or credit the author's original work. 

I'm so so bored stiff

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 14:13

Can somebody slap my wrist and stop me ticking so many items in the seed catalogue - I'm going to be on my travels in May and OH and you lot will be in charge of all my little seedlings 

Flooded Harden

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 13:01

Verdun - a Harden is obviously a garden which is hard to garden due to excessive climatic interference 

Composting leaves

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 12:58

As far as I am aware that is composting as it is traditionally done, my compost bins are full of worms that find their own way there.

As I understand it, Vermicomposting is something different, along the lines of the Can o Worms or Wriggly Wrigglers etc, which involves the use of bran and lime and a means of draining off liquid.  

However, don't want to be pedantic about it - composting of whatever sort needs worms 

Blogs to keep us contented over the wet wintery weather

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 12:39

Cheers James, I've just picked up an email from him apologising - it's a great blog.

Flooded Harden

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 12:29

Oooh Mrs G - that's an attractive water garden you have there - ever thought of breeding ducks? 

Drainage gullies, ditches, etc are all struggling to cope at the moment so the water table is rising everywhere - it might be that the responsible authority may need to clear out some drains etc - but it's probably not a priority at the moment if they're dealing with worse flooding elsewhere 


Posted: 04/01/2014 at 12:25

Thanks for that David - we're with Npower, and their printed missives are about as clear as mud   I shall give them a ring next week 

Composting leaves

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 12:20

A compost heap built on soil will soon be full of all sorts of worms which will aid the breakdown of the vegetable matter.  No need to purchase worms to add to a compost heap.

A worm bin (vermicomposting) is more complex, and whilst it produces useful wormcasts and liquid manure, and is a good way to deal with small amounts of household vegetable waste, it is not a practical way to deal with large bags of fallen leaves.

I bag up fallen leaves in bin bags which I then puncture and stack for 6 months.  Then during the summer when we have lawn mowings to add to the compost heap I alternate the green clippings with a layer of semi-rotted leaves (good browns) which produces a right mix to produce good compost quickly.

You can of course keep the leaves in bags for 12+ months and they will then break down totally into leaf mould. 


Posted: 04/01/2014 at 10:48

Apparently Ma left ours up until summer and all the needles fell off one year 'cos baby Bro cried when she started to take it down (I always said she spoiled him )

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