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Trench of compost

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 23:21

As grave diggers we know a bit about soils and sinking trenches, the spent compost from pots alone will sink and the trench will be visible, it will need to be well mixed in with the garden soil around it.

best thing is to let Jason try it for himself, it can always be uncovered and made up at a later date. 


Posted: 22/11/2017 at 18:01

It’s quicker for farmers, then most of them will use weed killers. 

if you have good ground,  no weeds in the first place then it’s ok but if you have weeds, such as ground elder or bindweed, then every bit of chopped up root will grow. 

I cant see any point in deep digging, just pile on the compost in the autumn, worms will earate it in  the winter. 


Posted: 22/11/2017 at 15:04

It seems the ‘no dig’ method didn’t catch on then?

Hydrangea cuttings dying

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 14:59

Similar to Dove re time, but I think those cuttings in the OP are not big enough, take them bigger, longer and thicker, I don’t root them in water but do as my dad did and put a cover over them to keep moisture and warmth in until they’ve rooted.  Also, cut all the leave in half on the diagonal. We always root them in the GH,  never indoors.

there are now 60 in this garden all from cuttings when dad was on his rounds, either doctors, supermarket carparks, anywhere where there was a bit overhanging, 😀


Posted: 21/11/2017 at 18:02

I wouldn’t use one for the same reasons.

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 17:56
Dovefromabove says:

Lyn   you have to do it on Stir up Sunday morning while listening to Jill Archer doing hers ... it's the law!!!  Whatever is the world coming to ... Christmas puds in September indeed ... 

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 i know, perhaps i’ll go to church to make amends this Sunday. One of our previous vicars always mentioned it, I don’t think the new one ever has. 

I just leaked to get things done early, so the cake and puss are always made in September early October at the latest.  The cake needs that time to mature. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 15:53
Dovefromabove says:

Rgirl ... Stir Up Sunday this weekend 

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 Too late, did mine in September 😀

Privacy from neighbours

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 11:50

What about one of these 

Privacy from neighbours

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 11:28

With only 9inches of space I think you’re a bit optimistic. won’t a long panel from door to gate, just free standing there look a bit odd.  It will be touching your door frame.

If you plant anything there and don’t move the path, you will be brushing against it, getting clothes hooked up on it, no chance of putting anything prickly there. 

Is it really worth it, the neighbours will still be there, and how often do you come in front door. 

Could you use a side door, or go through the garage so as to avoid the area altogether. 

Another one to put on the ‘requirements’ list when you buy your next house, doors way apart. 

Dividing Geums

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 11:05

You could divide now, they are very hardy. 

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