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Posted: 17/09/2012 at 16:10
It's the heat generated by the decomposing fresh manure which makes the hot bed work. The fresh manure is covered by 20-30cm of planting medium, and when it's all done its thing, the manure is removed to completely rot down before being applied to open ground.

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Posted: 17/09/2012 at 09:55
I tried DT but found I just kept it meant to be a comedy?

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Posted: 16/09/2012 at 18:26

What green manure did you use? I've got a couple of patches that are bare at the moment, it's one of the jobs I want to do tomorrow. Have rye grass, field beans and clover seeds.

Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 17:43

As we seem to have lost photo uploading facility at the moment, I would suggest you might want to google Himalayan Balsam - there have been loads of posts about it recently.

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Posted: 16/09/2012 at 17:28

I think this is the rabbit herding one.

May has come early.

Posted: 16/09/2012 at 08:10
I've got a lovely White foxglove in flower, looks very nice with the Japanese anemones.

Sweet Pea Queries

Posted: 15/09/2012 at 19:29

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Posted: 14/09/2012 at 17:10
Women in Switzerland didn't get full voting rights till 1971.
Over 40 years later, women still don't have the right for privacy.

Helping plants through Winter

Posted: 14/09/2012 at 17:03
Agree with all of the above - plants in containers are more prone to winter damage than those of the same species planted in the ground, but as the majority of yours are hardy, I'd do as Kate and DFA suggest, maybe bubble wrap the pots if it looks as though it's going to be grim and raise them off the ground a touch.

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Posted: 14/09/2012 at 14:54
Formatting back to normal now.

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Best way to do it! 
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I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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What can I use as green manure?

Landcress just about to go to seed 
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