Hester Scott

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Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 23:40

Edd.  A few posts back you were describing worm compost having lots and lots of tiny white baby worms, as if this was in some way undesirable.  Is this the case?  It certainly is a description of my compost.  In fact I never seem to achieve that lovely loose dry stuff.  So all I use it for is putting handfuls into my regular compost tumbler to  bring it along.  Hester

Strictly 2014

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 11:28

Looking in here for the first time; very entertaining.  The dancers all seem so skilful, how on earth do they remember the steps?  I love watching but only bother for the latter half of the run.  However I do wish it would steady up a bit, a bit hysterical and padded out.  The chats with the blond lady, the tiresome clips of practice etc, Tonioli's self promotion.....boring.  I have it down to a fine art now.  Just time to nip to the kitchen to check the supper, replenish the glass.  I marvel at those two presenters, identical hair, identical teeth, identical smiles, identical figures.  Are they cloned? Saturday will be dreary without it, reruns of Montalbano?

ash from wood burner

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 20:16

Yep.  Apart from nasty stuff in the ash the smoke vapours, whatever,  are destructive and polluting.  That wood is supposed to be disposed of as hazardous waste.  What a hope!

Sweet William seedlings

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 08:29

Thank you, Dove.

Sweet William seedlings

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 06:49

Hope it's ok to butt in here.  Related question.  I bought some wallflower plants recently and have just planted them.  They were bare root and extremely leggy with no sign of branching lower down.  Should I cut them down a bit?  Pinching out does not seem applicable.

ash from wood burner

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 21:32

Think I heard the same, Hostafan.

Recycling Bin

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 14:38

I think the little red worms are the ones that started off very often in horse manure, maybe cattle or sheep too.  Starting a new heap a few shovelfuls from a wormy old heap will work as Artjak said or if a heap seems to have gone v slow I put some extra worms in.  It's a bit like making yogurt, and, no, I don't put wormy compost in my yogurt.

i put all weeds on the heap with the exception of couch grass, bishp's weed and bindweed.  Blood runs cold at the thought!  Box trimmings wont break down either.

ash from wood burner

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 14:22

Surprised by all the comments re treated wood.  This is not meant to be burnt at all, ever.

i put wood ash sparingly in the compost heap.  Sometimes wonder about the reaction of the worms as it is v strong burning.

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 10:45

Interesting!!!!   wish they would ban Monsanto.

Get well soon Nigel!

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 13:48

Seems to be back now,  but I' m v worried about those tennis balls of his.  Wimbledon, product placement, kickbacks, dontcha know?????

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