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Eradicating ivy

Posted: 22/03/2012 at 12:40

Sound dramatic but we got a man and a bobcat in and dug the whole area out.

Talkback: Ask Adam

Posted: 20/03/2012 at 11:43
Hi Adam
We have a holiday home in South Wales i grow bananas(musa)and palms Pheonix ,Windmill and New Zealand Flax.Yucca's.I have very moist clay soil.What else can i plant please.

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Successful Compost

Posted: 20/03/2012 at 11:36

What a nightmare compost can be and Monty makes it look like child play. As i understand it  The basics are

A layer of bark chippings or cardboard then a layer of greens until the compost bin is full.It must have some air to give it good circulation.If putting the compost bin on soil all the better as the worms  get easy access and help the process. A layer of soil is a good idea.

Turning compost is basically speeding up the composting process you can add Garrotter to speed up the process which you can buy from most garden centres.I leave mine for over a year as i dont turn any of them.Leaves can be collected put in the compost or put in black bin liners with lots of holes in and leave them at the back of the green house for a year.Hope this waffle helps

Plants for complete shaded areas

Posted: 20/03/2012 at 11:22

Aconites grow well if you want to plant bulbs and cyclmn grow quite well also shrub wise Aucuba japonica Rozannie ( nice berries in autumn) and dark glossy leaves. .

Talkback: Leafcutter bees

Posted: 13/03/2012 at 14:56

I think this must have been my problem last year when i planted 10 laurels and when i looked a few weeks later(it is a holiday home) no leaves left.!

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