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Thinking of upsetting the neighbors?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 11:47
This is a photographic story about how one couple turned their worthless front lawn into an amazing edible garden...'s really cool to see people making the most of the space they have available, and anyone that says it creates an eyesore for the rest of the neighbors is either blind, drunk, or blind drunk! Nice that they're sharing the fruits of their
labor with the neighbors too.

Talkback: Christmas compost

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 11:28


I don't have any hot composters Dove, only the worm bins. That is why I am having to germinate/solorize the finished compost as it is full of weed seed. I have 8 tons of the stuff dotted about all over the place in sealed clear plastic bags. I can't think of any other way of doing it on a large scale at the moment. Some sun wouldn't go a miss to help in this matter.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:25

It should be fine it will just last longer.

Talkback: Christmas compost

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:10

That is Rubbish. The only possible reason you would not put bread in a compost bin is because it might attract vermin.

As a general rule, if it has ever lived then it can be composted. (certain items can cause problems) 

Dahlia problem

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 09:27

If the foliage is dry and it is warm then it will be powdery mildew. You will get mould on both the upper and underside of the leaf. Powdery mildew spores can’t germinate or grow when foliage is wet.  

Downy mildew develops spores on the undersides of leaves and appears in cool, wet conditions and is generally stopped by warm, dry, windy weather.


I would use a spray with Sodium bicarbonate add half a tea spoon to a pint of water and spray.

You can also use fresh cow’s milk diluted with water to a 10% solution.

Weed / Plant ID

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 17:50

I wondered where those seed pods came from. You learn something new every day. Thank you.

Help & advice needed for newbies!

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 17:47

I would really like to see that Nancy Brankin. Do you have any pics you would like to share with us please. 

ID for tall flowering plant.

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 16:54

Glad you mentioned that Berghill. The thought never crossed my mind

Is this weather damage... marks on leaves

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 16:43

Yes someone posted just a couple of days back with the same thing. Hope someone can point tony williams2 in the right direction please.

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Thinking of upsetting the neighbors?

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FREE Incredicompost.

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ID? Weed or plant

what if we had our own Id? 
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Ought for Nought.

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ISIS problem.

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Rain water

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The National Rose Society books. Need new home.

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