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Horse Manure - what to do with it

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 23:05

You could even use a cheap dustbin.

Any spare stuff can be used in a compost bin, mixed up with any other suitable stuff such as grass cuttings and shredded prunings.

Rose growers used to use the fresh droppings to put around the roses, and then let it rot on the surface. Fresh stuff cannot be dug in as it is.

Horse Manure - what to do with it

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:54

I would stack it in a spare bin, and let it rot for a year. If you turn it once and make sure it doesn;t get too dry, it will rot better. It is ready for use when it is crumbly and does not smell.


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:40

Yes, I used the glass ramekin things, but yoghurt pots work as well. Its just that we've eaten a lot of gooey lemon cheesecakes, and I cant bear to throw away the glass jars they come in. I collect seed in them later on in the year.

Blossom Tree Identification

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:27

No, I can't see anything either.

DebH, can you load using the tree icon in the toolbar to load a photo from your desktop.?


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 22:21

Cheapest beer in Lidl. 4 cans of bitter for £1.99. The slugs loved it.

Oh wouldn't let me use his Pedigree.


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:54

Mass slaughter in my garden last night. All due to a cheap can of beer and some slug pubs. 3 huge ones and about 30 little ones. Filtered out the dead ones and reset. The ducks appeared and ate bread but turned  their beaks up at beer soaked slugs.


What is this plant

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:43

Have you a photo?


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:39

I pot them on into 3 inch pots (7cm if you are metric) so the roots of individual plants don't get tangled.  I pinch out the tops at about 6 inches  to make them branch.


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:20

Kiftsgate is opposite Hidcote. You can park once and visit both if you allow a full day.

OH is not the only one bounced from the gastropub. When he arrived at the other place, there were three others that had been bounced as well.  Different excuse. curiouser and curiouser.Smacks of sharp practice. I suspect deliberate overbooking to fill a quiet Monday night, and then bounced for the rest of the week.

Anyway the food is better at the new place. I hope he doesn't get used to it, he's getting fish n chips from the chippy tomorrow.

Asiatic Lilies

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:07

That maroon one looks like a day lily to me too.

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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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