hollie hock


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personal experience on composting

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 18:55

Frank, there has been that ingrediant added too although not recycled Speckled Hen more lager and Newcastle Brown. I too have chucked old spent ingrediants from pots into there as well.

Will continue on with making my own compost, very satisfying, especially when you can use what comes out of the bottom.

OH is going to build a turning cage for me next to Monty

 

 

Too late to plant Tulip/Daff bulbs?

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 18:23

I planted some half price daffs, tulips and crocus yesterday all into pots. They might be a bit late to flower but I don't mind. Once they have done their stuff I'll lift them and plant them in the garden (particulary the crocus) for a show the following year.

I planted mixed Spring bulbs in pots last year and I did Daffs at the bottom, then Tulips then Crocus, had a good show

personal experience on composting

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 22:51

Frank, I am feeling very pleased,but yes, I'm in no doubt that you are right about the necessity of turning it.

Are you saying a 3 month turn around?

New Years Day flower count

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 19:49

Not heard of it either before, but will adopt it from now on.

Lovely cyclamen ThairGer

personal experience on composting

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 19:18

I've been chucking things in a darlek looking one (called Monty) for nearly a year now and that's all I have done apart from giving it a bit of shake every now and again.

It's in a hot position and has plenty of air but I haven't turned it so it has taken a lot longer to rot down than expected.

However I was pleased that today on lifting it and removing the contents at the bottom, it resembled compost, smelt of compost, felt like compost ( if a bit chunky) and has now been used in the garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seed swap

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 17:55

I too suffer from indecision as to where things should go and frequently keep things in pots to grow them on/settle them in.

The false sunflowers can either go straight in the ground or kept in a pot. They have just been dug up out of the ground so won't need to be kept inside.

Had a very enjoyable afternoon planting my parcels, sowing seeds and generally pointing and pottering. Thanks to everyone who has been swapping

Seed swap

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 12:12

Gardengirl- thanks for the cuttings, got them today, will post the false sunflowers to you on Monday

Nutcutlet- glad they got to you ok, I got your parcel also today so thanks, will be planting them out today

Sam- No problem will send you the list

love getting these parcels through the post

 

Seed swap

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 12:04


Seeds are up

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 22:57

Hey great news, have no idea what Mugwort is, but that's really quick

It might be January but we are heading into Spring, the days are getting longer and everything is growing

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 22:12

Hi all, I've sowed the seeds into toilet rolls before in the Spring and got a reasonable success. I covered the bottom with some sort of plastic and made drainage holes.

 

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