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Latest posts by jo4eyes

Worm compost

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 09:03

My can-o-worms is several yrs old now.

It lives just outside the back door, so no need always to trot down to the main compost bin with veg waste in rotten weather.

It'll never replace my main compost bins, but does produce 'worm juice' which I collect & store ready to dilute as an excellent, free, plant food.
The resulting compost I either mix into my bigger bins or use as a soil conditioner where am going to plant something.

IME it does take several months to produce a reasonable amount to use.

I dont move mine indoors for winter, but it does have a cover & is actually tucked in a fairly sheltered corner. After the last 2yrs of cold winters, have added a 'boost' of worms to mine. You can also swop worms between a normal active compost bin. (I just couldnt manage, without a catastrophy, to move mine) J.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 17:41

Surprisingly we didnt get a frost last night! There had been a good clear sky last evening.

Today has been dullish with some sun early on, but dry. That was good as was out with a walking group- along the Bridgewater canal & in the adjacent Worsly woods.

I know rain is expected, please let it be overnight as tomorrow is going to be a 'garden day'! J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 15:05

Totally different day here. Sun most of the time & a good breeze. About 11C at the mo.

Expecting a rather chilly night though. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 14:00

Today is WET & miserable. About 12C out there.

At least the tree surgeon has done the tops of my leyland hedge & next drs' too, J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 15:55

WManchester- had our first real frost this morning. Was -1.3C early this morning.  All my pale fuschia flowers now tinged with brown. The heaps of hail stones from yesterday are still there in the shadey parts of the garden.

It's been sunny all day today, but still rather nippy unless in the sun, or greenhouse, J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 19:21

We've still not had a frost here yet- WManchester.

I was in NEDerbyshire yesterday morning & 'b' cold walking into town first thing. Gloriously sunny drive back over the tops.

Today, what a difference. The rain woke me in the night & has been wet most of the day. Ok there was a wee dry spell & I shot out to do some more cutting back, before the next downpour. It's still raining..... J.

Japanese Anemone

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 11:56

Never tried, have always found that they 'take' quite easily from splitting congested clumps, J.

Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 11:54

Bit of a sideways thought here-

OH is not a gardener, his Dad, a retired farmer was. He died when OH a child. I'm amazed at the comments OH comes out with about growing vegs usually- all correct too, drat.

I'd have loved to have known him though.

His Gdaughter is following in his footsteps. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 11:47

It started dry here in WManchester, but by the time I was walking back from the library a brolly was needed. About 11C out there now &, although it did go a wee bit brighter, it's raining now. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 19:08

No frost here yet.

About 8-9C first thing this morning.

A sort of dry day, bright periods with a lot of ominous dark clouds mid afternoon, but no actual rain.

Tomorrow looks awful here, rain++ & OH has just asked me to return his library books...great, waterproof trousers at the ready! J.

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