Latest posts by figrat

May In Your Garden

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 17:59
Accessible gardening by real people.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 17:57
Just watched Beechgrove for the first time.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 17:25
Ah. I don't think I did mine till mid march. Shall try harder next year!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 17:19
When did you sow your tomatoes Geoff?


Posted: 05/05/2012 at 15:35
I've read about this, but never tried it. Apparently thick cardboard can be used in a similar way.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 14:25
Am pressure washing the patio!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 08:37

Finally managed to get a before and after set of photos.


Tomatos not growing well

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 08:16

Hi Italophile!

My toms have been in the greenhouse all the time...maybe it's the gloomy weather that's making them light deprived.

Glad to hear your peppers are nearly as weedy as mine!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 07:46

raining here in south devon, but they say it will stop soon.

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 18:49

For sowing seeds I've always used multi-purpose, but have always sieved it before use. I've never been that bothered about whether it's peat free or not. This year I bought 3 bags of Westland with added JI. It wasn't as fluffy as the stuff I've used previously, and has quite a few bits of fibrous stuff in it that I wouldn't be happy to sow into - but as I said previously, I've always riddled potting compost prior to seed sowing anyway.

I've saved the riddled bits to use as a base for stuff that I'm potting on. I haven't found any bits of glass, wood or rubbish in it. If the companies are using council composted green waste as a major constitiuent, and that waste is contaminated with uncompostable waste, then who is responsible?

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I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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What can I use as green manure?

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