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Biodynamic Gardening

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 17:23

You cant get them these days Edd.

The thing that would make me most frustrated with gardening by the moon method would be that today you must sow seeds, so you would be inside, then tomorrow you can weed, only to find today fantastic sunshine and tomorrow hissing down with rain.

Today I am roasting beef but I cant pick veg till three days time.

How do you make it work or do you cheat and swap jobs around to suit the weather.

I need to work a bit everyday in my garden or it would take over and get out of control.

Took the plunge, tips welcome!

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 10:38

At least 3 compost containers is a must on a large patch, you can then rotate. Start of with 2 wooden ones about a metre cube size, then it can be shifted into dalek types or farm containers. Scrounge anything you can from your neighbours, there not much goodness or feed in it, but it will give your soil a good texture, start now for the Autumn spreading.

Check you soil for acidity, cabbages and the like wont be any good in acid soil, so you will need to sprinkle some garden lime in.  Lime likes to be added on its own, so dont lime and compost/manure at the same time.

There will be lots of tips here, just ask. 


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 09:29

Only Daffs, tulips, alliums and irises then.


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 09:26

Yvie, Matty is a lady!.

No good doing that Verdun, that is what they want.

We had a lovely job first thing this morning, foxy had ripped all the rubbish bags open, and I do mean all!  They hadnt collected since before Chrismas so you can imagine how much there was, it was spread for about a quarter of a mile, 

Completely our fault for not bringing it in last night, we knew the bin men hadnt been!!

Morrisons today, yuk, hate that job.

Have a good day everyone, hope the new babies are fine today.

Cutting flower suggestions

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 01:20

I wouldnt be without a row of sweet peas the more you cut them, the more they come again.

Chrysanthimums are nice for later in the year, as is Rudbeckia. I had some lovely annual ones.

Asters, a few Montbretia, Shasta daisy, 

Can you pop in some variagated Euonymous for fillers.

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 00:57

As Doves post above but also Woodpecker, just one, but pleased to see a pair of amorous Wagtails and Huthatches.

The pheasants are sparing up in the field, heres last years brood in the garden, she had ten young.



Posted: 08/01/2015 at 00:35

That will look lovely, they multiply quickly, next year even more, I dont dead head, just let them self seed, doesnt seem to matter with them, they are as good next year so never bother.

It's my birthday

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 00:32

Just wanted to say Happy Birthday to Susan, hoping you have a lovely relaxing peaceful day.



Posted: 08/01/2015 at 00:05

I couldnt begin to say how many hole there are here, absolutely pickled with them, the cats useless! Gone into winter mode now, follows me out to feed the birds then back in with for the rest of the day.


Took the plunge, tips welcome!

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 00:02

welcome to the site Dan, lots of info here for your new lottie, I havent got one but I sure you will get lots of tips, ask away, someone will help.





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