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personal experience on composting

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 20:34

I've chucked in carboard,old envelopes/letters (without plastic) scraps of fruit and veg, old compost,plant roots,old plants/flowers,leaves.

I'd forgotten until reading this tonight that I put worms in there as well.

The turning gadget sounds great as does the progressive darleks (Monty's)

Seeds are up

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 20:06

Hello, I  just wanted to add my two penith in. I have learnt and still learning loads from more experienced gardeners on this forum and that's one of reasons that I really enjoy being on here.

However I don't think there is anything wrong with trying something a bit different or which goes against more traditional opinions. If it works great, if it doesn't, then lesson learnt for next year and for me that is what true knowledge is. I take on board what people advise, think about my own experience and go for it

I had some great results from "breaking" the rules.

No seeds up for me yet but it's early days

When is gardeners world back on the TV??

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 21:19

Not sure but maybe March/April

Seeds are up

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 21:14

I've been sowing indoors and out,sowed Aubreittas,Calendulas,white Snapdragons, mixed forgot me nots and different types of Wallflowers.

Having a bit of experiment, One of the first plants I grew from seed 2 years ago was some Tom Thumb wall flowers.. Looked at the seed pod yesterday and some of the seeds had germinated in the pods so I collected the remaining seed and have sowed them

water feature

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 20:52

A small pond was added into the garden about 18 months ago, since then I've seen toads in there a few times. It now resembles more of a ditch but here's a picture of it in Sept 2011 with accompanying picture of toad last year

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17442.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17443.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

I was very pleased that one morning, there were two of them

 

 

Weather forecast?

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 20:08

I'm glad it's gone, didn't like it and don't think there was a need to embed it on on the site

what you find when out walking

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 20:03

Hi flowering rose, I don't do a lot of walking but when ever I do I always see something interesting and different and not expected.

 

can I plant now?

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 19:14

Hi Bill,

Seen your pic and understand your problem. Making a low level fence/barrier would help to prevent invaders whilst you're waiting for the box to grow.

Pallets are cheap if not free

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

Discussions started by hollie hock

Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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New garden

Some pictures 
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