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How to make leaf mold a little more nutrious for plants

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 11:17

Leaf mould isn't designed to be nutritious as such Chris. It's a soil conditioner. If you have nettles, next year put them in a bucket and use the resulting liquid for fertiliser, diluted. 

Deciduous privet

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 11:13

I think most people regard privet as evergreen. If it gets plenty of moisture it helps - they stay pretty green up here during winter, but it will depend on variety and location.

To try and resolve the issue, you could buy some  bare root whips to put in between your privet Leif. Take a look at the hedging specialists online to see what evergreens they have left. It would be an inexpensive way to help resolve the issue. Small sizes are best, and they'll soon get going if you feed, water and mulch them well in spring. 

Made a plan, Hebacious border for next year

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 11:06


Verdun wrote (see)

The curves will prob come Lyn.....we all eventually succomb to curves don't we? 


That's what you get for eating all those doughnuts Verd 

I'd agree with Lyn - looks a lot of plants for the space. You might find yourself taking a few of those out within a year or two if they all grow on well. 

Your eight 'Desert Island Discs' plants

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 11:02

I'd need a set of these BL

Gardening Vices ......

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 10:58

Pat - even a few miles from a city, and a few hundred feet above sea level, creates a whole new world. I laugh sometimes at the weather forecasts when they give the temps - always have to lower them by several degrees 

I didn't realise how high you were till I saw it on another thread! 

T'bird - I do that too - moving stuff a few inches. Then I eventually plant them, decide they're still not right, and dig them up to move them a couple of inches  


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 10:51

Morning Wonks. The birds here are attaching ropes and belays to the fence so that they can stay near  the feeders 

Can't stand that song/Singer

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 10:45

I'm afraid it would be a deal breaker for me in a relationship Dove  

I've just turned off Mr Norton 'cos he's played the current one! 


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 10:42

flowers - what kind of fresh hell is that!   Surely people have something better to do with their time!  My sister loves all that c**p. I'm sure I'm not actually related to her....

chicky - I think a little bit of C'mas card writing would be just enough exercise for mr c today  

Pat - re the ants - isn't weather weird and wonderful all at the same time? If I opened my windows just now,  the entire garden would come in. Not sure which is worse!  

Your eight 'Desert Island Discs' plants

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 10:22

The other problem is - I can't swim, so it'll need to be a very big raft!   

I like my feet on terra firma 


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 10:20


flowers in the rain wrote (see)

I detest all types of shopping at the best of times anyway.


 Me too. A necessary evil - unless I want to live on twigs and berries. 

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