Latest posts by fidgetbones

Storing Leaf Mould

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 19:39

I tip it into recycled compost bags, it seems to keep ok for a couple of years. If it is just damp, it will continue slowly breaking down to a lovely peat like consistency. If it is dry, wet it down again before bagging.

Leaf mulch in dalek bin

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 13:35

Compost corner.

Leaf mulch in dalek bin

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 13:33

Mine are mainly oak. If I leave oak in open builders bags it takes three years  to make leaf mould with turning once a year. Mixed up with grass cuttings, they heat up and make compost in a year, I start the mix in builders bags then turn into a dalek then two daleks into a tardis.

Leaf mulch in dalek bin

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 13:05

I mix mine with grass cuttings and stir it up from time to time.

Advice on growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 16:25

keep just damp. They don't need heat in winter, but they won't appreciate frozen roots. I would move them outside as soon as they germinate, otherwise they will get lanky and weak.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 11:59

Coffee for me please. I suppose I ought to get up and make breakfast.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 11:43

I can't find it now. Google images of  Notingham goose fair and hundreds come up. You can get an idea.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 10:59

Sorry that is out of kilter. Half a dozen postings in between what I was referring to ( Nottingham goose fair) and mine appearing.

The only Waitrose near us is in the middle of Nottingham. It costs too much in parking to use regularly.

However we have had a new M&S simply food open up near to us, and free parking.  So Lidl for cheap stuff, M&S for treats, and Tesco lost out all round.

Uninvited guests

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 10:47

Has it got the yellow fruit?. If a different colour it may be another solanum, more common in this country.

Solanum dulcamara has red fruits, but otherwise looks similar.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 10:11

You won't get it from the photo, but around the outside are the food stalls, so you get a smell of diesel from the engines, mixed with candyfloss, toffee apples, mushy peas with mint, and frying onions for the burgers and hot dogs.  Eat that lot and go on some of the rides, and it goes a long way.

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