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Posted: 18/01/2013 at 08:01

Oh not nice Flo. One of the slates from above our bedroom slid down one yr, so I know about the noise!!

We've only had a dusting of snow. Daughter has made it safely from SLancs to nearer central Manchester. All being well she'll be leaving after the school runs so getting home, & so to bed, shouldnt be too bad. J.

Moss - Do I dig it in?

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 07:43

Yes, so try to fork over the soil as much as poss. This will help reduce some of the compaction. Ok fiddly to do between plants but will help.

DONT just mulch on top of the moss without removing it first- same applies to algae- or you'll live to regret it! J.

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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 20:17

Nothing getting done here after all. Being lazy & slobbing out in front of tv. Tomorrow is another day.

Geoff have set 'tape' for the allotment prog. 

Night all, J.

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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 20:01

Just been out to wheely bin, yep snowing here now. OH says been on/off all day over his way & that one of his neighbours' kittens would like to visit OH's house.

Now shall I order Tesco or do some ironing? Decisions. J.

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 19:53

Blairs- I've never heard of nor seen it around. You are in Scotland, could it be local to there?

BTW the amount of peat & other components should be listed on the bag somewhere. J.

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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 19:11

Just watched the local news- snow blowing around in Manchester & Wigan areas. Here- nothing!

OMG late arrival of Marie Osmond on TV....

Back later, J.

Moss - Do I dig it in?

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 19:03

I have a part shade garden too & also have a moss in borders problem. Like you it's between plants & I spend quite a bit of time removing it & dumping it into the council recycling bin, not my compost bin.

If I was you I'd try to 'skim' it off & dispose of in a recycling bin, if possible. I dont do hanging baskets, but somebody locally may be grateful for it?

Unless you can dig a deepish trench on some new ground to well & truely bury it, I would bag it up to dispose of how you will.

BTW like you I allow my lawn to be a moss patch. Am sure though that this doesnt help, as the spores will get onto the cultivated soil & there's our problem.

I have addressed some of the shade problem by having a large tree felled, but the last 'no sun lots of rain summer' summer didnt help. Good luck, no easy way. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 16:34

I did spot a product at the GC yesterday that you could apparently add to bird baths to prevent/limit the freezing, but no idea of it's name, sorry. J.

Composting and wormery

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 16:26
Lyn wrote (see)

Without reading back the whole lot of this thread, I am wondering what the benefits of a wormery is. My compost is in wooden bins, straight onto the ground and when I shovel out, its absolutely full of earth worms, are the ones in a wormery something special?

Dont forget to put all your junk mail and mags in the bin as well, Monty says everything goes in his.

The worms are the same sort Lyn. If my wormery seems to be struggling I raid the compost bin for a few & vice versa if need to. J.

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Posted: 17/01/2013 at 16:09

Soz that post got delayed coz daughter wanted advice about the baking she's doing in kitchen....

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