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Compost Problems

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 19:14

Unwanted seedlings from homemade compost when used as a mulch, now means that anything I dont want an excess of, does get put into my council garden waste wheely bin. Their systems really get hot & so the seeds dont survive. Ok an excess of Mysotis & Aquilega were very pretty but took quite an effort to sort out.

BTW always put potato peelings into my bin & yes, the odd potato plant also pops up.

I also use bought seed compost. Am lazy & dont always seive mine, nor do I want to use my microwave to sterilise it. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 18:11

Too right Frank. Would love a new greenhouse, but not on the cards. So shall continue to spend every windy day/night wondering if the roof panels are still around- at least when they do flip out they dont shatter nor do any real damage.

Over the winter any plants stored in there are well covered with fleece & cloches & so far so good. One of the panels has actually slipped down so a permanent small gap at the top ridge. That will need to be pushed back up before the colder weather. OH will have to do that for me, with much muttering no doubt.

Think you've been very lucky with the weather. Rain stopped here now & have reopened various house windows so cooling down. J.

GW Presenters

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 16:41

Great minds think alike Geoff. Just watched BG on i-player. J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 16:34

Meant to say behave as a toddler J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 16:33

Ooh I could try that I suppose if I accidentally pick a call up. It's actually very hard to let it go to answer machine when you are around to answer in person.

Wonder if/when will get my call to inteview re benefits? Once my medical condition was noted all letters, need for sicknotes etc ceased & they leave you be. Cant last can it?

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 16:26

Thx for the scam advice. Did speak to OH who said just that. We do have an answerphone, so must just leave any calls to go to that. Genuine people will leave a message. Then dont have to be polite to a distant relative, not mine, who religiously rings every week to check up on me. Now I know I shouldnt mind, but it does get rather wearing.....

We've just had an almightty storm. Now not the best time to discover that the extension guttering needs clearing out- OH doesnt 'do' ladders/steps & as only 5'2'' I'm not a happy bunny up them either. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 16:17

And I thought that was bad! We've just had an almighty storm. Never seen rain like it coming from that direction- opposite to usual. Windows got shut, now to cook as very warm in here. Realised that the guttering to an extension just isnt coping, or more likely needs clearing out.

At least the greenhouse polycarbonate panels stayed put. They're not proper g/house panels, just single sheets we had cut to size & fitted ourselves. I freak everytime the wind is strong in the autumn & winter as they can flip out, but when have tomato plants growing in there it would be awful.

Rain is now stopping, phew. J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 14:21

Oh great- not! Am going to a 'well dressing' this w/end. Dont fancy wet & boiling at the same time!

Just had a call centre claiming to be Microsoft problem sorting. They wouldnt say who had asked for help- well wasnt me, OH at work & daughter wont have..... got cross & just cut call short.

Might just check with OH........ J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 13:28

Rain & wind have arrived.

Washing was almost dry, so on airer & if lucky wont need to be ironed!

With the early arrival of both Tesco & TNT, I was in the greenhouse pricking out seedlings when the wind really got up. Loud bang as dead branch fell from overhanging, non-maintained, council owned, tree onto greenhouse roof! Because of previous vandalism problems, that side of roof has polycarbonate panels. Phew- branch bounced off structure & didnt come crashing through onto me! J.

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 09:17

Got loads done outside yesterday & even sat out in the sun- sorting out plant labels. Now I know what half the plants are, but lots of labels chucked away of 'lost' specimens. List, plus labels, of 'want to try again' though. 3 goes in this garden then fini!

Today it's sunny & warm already. Washing out & Tesco been, but expect t'will go downhill later when am free to go outside. Have to wait in for OHs' parcel.

We have rain forecast for later. J.

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Care & maintenance of elderly Bramley apple trees.

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