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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

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

Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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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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Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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