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Posted: 18/03/2015 at 17:55

I put Maris Peer 2nd and King Edward main on one site last year the King Edward got blight and the Maris Peer survived. They were next to each other in rows.  Great crop as well from the Maris Peer. 

Horse manure

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 19:03

It works.  

Discovered it by accident when I spilled a jar full of ground egg shell into my worm bins. The Calcium and Magnesium is a shock to the worm environment and they think they are going to die so reproduce more. It's a bit cruel to my friends to let them think they are going to die but hey if I can get more vermicompost sooner, all the better.

Horse manure

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 17:18

I had that same problem Road Apple Stew

I found if you tear the bags they then work better and break down (bit of a clart on but i think worth it)

The egg shells go in the oven to dry them for 10 mins after I have cooked something and then put in a blender to powder them. The worms love it.

Well rotted manure as a growing medium

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 13:41

Jake Ansell. You say "it's black, smells of nothing and is full of brandling worms."

Lucky you. What you have is worm compost and it should be mixed 40% to 60% soil for best results. Soil, leaf mould or peat would be good. multi purpose compost would be my last option. 

You will have great beds.

Here is my thread on vermicomposting. If you would like to venture down that route.


Horse manure

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 13:26

Why do you not use teabags or eggshell?


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 18:11

Just fancy camera angles Liriodendron. The world is still the right way up. Or is it!

I am sure you will be able to get Kew on catch up if you have it. You can get the BBC iplayer on the computer to watch it.




Posted: 16/03/2015 at 16:59

That's the wrong end for manure Gardengirl.. 

Thanks 1Runnybeak1 

Strange fungi

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 16:50

Can you post a pic Katzi.

Google image Coprinopsis and see if it is one of them.

A bit more info would be a great help a we love to help ID on here

Clay soil, digging it out

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 16:17

Your idea is fine but it all depends on how deep the clay is as frensclan mentioned.

Dig a test pit and let us know how deep it is.

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Are you square or round and Iron willed?

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Mimosa pudica

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Replanting Green Onions/spring onions.

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ISIS problem.

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Egg dilemma?

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Rain water

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The National Rose Society books. Need new home.

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Trilliums for Lily.

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Got this nice present today and i know its not from here.

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Slug farmers. Volunteers needed. (There's is method in my madness)

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Is it just me?

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Dare i or not???

should i plant this or not? 
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