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Oh where art thou manure!

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 18:08

Oh, sorry, missed that bit.

Oh where art thou manure!

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 17:27

Love your garden transformation - well done!

Re. manure - I usually put an ad in freecycle for the stuff and always get  replies.  You have to specify the fact that it needs to be mixed in with straw - and that it should be fairly accessible.  I then tootle along in my small car armed with an old builders bag, which should hold about half a ton. People generally oblige with the loan of a wheelbarrow, but take a fork.  so all you have to do is make several trips back and forth and fill up the bag to your car.  Involves a bit of hard graft, but I find it is worth it!  You can always repeat the exercise if you need more.

Secret Garden

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 17:23

I know what you mean - 'though I am trying to do things mostly by propagating these days, so I have pots of cuttings all over the place and end up mostly giving them away (it's the only way I can keep friends!!!!).

Secret Garden

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 13:21

Got there purely by accident - I entered without putting in my subscription number and it then asked for my surname and that worked.  Not very logical if you ask me!  Many thanks for your help anyway, Verdun.  Lisa.

Secret Garden

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 12:07

I am already logged into the site so I shouldn't need to put in my password again, and if I do, I can't see anywhere to put it!

Secret Garden

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 11:32

Does anyon know how you access the secret garden section - every time I enter my subscriber number in the log-in box it comes up with an error - this is driving my crackers!

Growing basil

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 13:36

Not only can you split them, you can take cuttings and pop them in a glass of water until they root.  Then just pot them on into individual pots.  This way you can self perpetuate one plant ad infenitum (in theory)!


Posted: 20/05/2016 at 17:29

Oh, I don't know - one can grow to love it!


Posted: 20/05/2016 at 09:57

I have been making my own comfrey feed for a couple of years now, but I have two questions - 

1)  How long will it keep?  I usually put the undiluted mix into old milk bottles, but have some left over from last year and am not certain whether this old mix is any good or not.

2)  Having just watched Monty's video on the subject, he used his spare leaves as a mulch on his greenhouse toms, I wonder if using the liquid feed on top of this would be too much?

Buying online

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 10:00

I find I now go to garden centres and cringe when I see the prices - buying online beats the socks off GCs on all counts!

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Can I plant a lawn on heavy clay

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