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personal experience on composting

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 12:36

The year I got free horse manure I added quite a lot in, it already had lots of worms in the manure and that year I got lots of good compost quickly. Most of the time I just add old compost in small quantities.

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Posted: 06/01/2013 at 12:03

Geoff that never happens

I will be watching the Iron Lady tonight

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Posted: 06/01/2013 at 11:52

Geoff sickies need to be saved for the right day, the day after a night on the tiles, a sunny day for gardening or when you need to catch up on a pile of marking.

personal experience on composting

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 11:42

Sam there are a couple of 'cheats' that will make it work quicker, I add in small quantities of soil from the garden or horse manure or old compost from containers that are full of roots etc. 

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Posted: 06/01/2013 at 10:45

KG long time since we heard from you, Happy New Year.

I have had some sort of 24 hour bug spent most of yesterday in bed watching footy, that Splash was one of the most awful programmes I have seen in a long time 

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Posted: 05/01/2013 at 11:01

Drinks and nibbles, yummy

Just the thought of the mornings getting lighter will make the impending frosts ok.

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Posted: 05/01/2013 at 10:46

Morning all.

Gary it is sooooooo exciting when things start appearing again.

Todays task is to move some more compost, not sure that my back is happy about this.

Geoff is it drinks all round

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Posted: 04/01/2013 at 21:50

Dove how awful

I think Dean was referring to John Boy

Plants for window boxes..

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 21:48

A few years ago I visited Capel Manor and noticed that they underplanted a lot of their baskets with attractive Ivy, to give a nice backdrop. I often steal this idea to give a container a bit of evergreen colour. 

I thought the  secret to boxes and baskets is to use plants that are already in full flower rather than to bring them along. Have you considered Salvias or Fuchsias? I went to the GC this week and they were selling spring bulbs half price

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Posted: 04/01/2013 at 20:07

I think JB is gushingly lovely.

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Lamium and Ajuga propagation

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Growing morning glory in a hanging basket.

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Castor oil Seedling

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Reviving dried bedding, lost instructions

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Cobea- rotting

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April in Your Garden

Share your daily successes and failures, in your garden, kitchen or life. 
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