Lyn


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HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 10:21

You're welcome to a spoonful of my yoghurt Flumpy.

Can you make your own compost with out grass cuttings?

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 10:19

Yes you can, in fact too much grass spoils it. Put all your veg peelings on it, any plant waste, tear all your junk mail, roll some in balls, any newspapers, remember to remove the plastic from the window envelopes, all you paper or cardboard packing from your food,  a couple of shovels of garden soil to get the bacteria that suits your own garden and keep piling up.

Wood bins are best if can make one or better still two, turn it with a garden fork every week and cover with an old piece of carpet.  Maybe a neighbour can give you their grass cutting occasionally. 

We have a turnover of garden ready compost every two months, it's just a matter of getting the balance right.

Plastic boards

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 10:13

You're right Fairy , very thin. Scaffold boards if you just want one layer or fix two or three 4 to 5" boards together.

Meconopsis betonicifolia

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 10:11

Those seedlings do look like violets, I have the wild ones in the garden but can't get rid of it, the roots just cling to the soil. They choke everything, I suppose the species ones would be nice.

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 10:06
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Lyn, I've not tried anything yet.  

I'm not a fan of any medication unless I'm really , really poorly and, mercifully, not quite there yet.

It's not medication as such, you just buy it over the counter. If you just tried it for a couple of nights? It's better than that prescription drug!

Monty's dream gardens

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 09:50

Thought it was good as entertainment,  but does everyone have almost 3.000.00 to spend on the garden, lots here have said it was a realistic price, I have to wait for seeds and cuttings  to furnish my garden, 

Secret garden

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 09:47

What's the Secret Garden? 

Fuchsia

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 09:46

I remember you saying that before Dove, three leaved cuttings are not that easy to come by.

Pruning new hedge - have I killed it?

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 09:45

Let us know what it is, I can't imagine who wrote instructions for you to snip off all the buds! 

If they were 3'  when you planted, you can cut them back to 2ft, that will allow them to shoot out from the bottom.

need to know what they are, but that's generally what you do with hedging

Fuchsia

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 09:41

When you see new shoots, cut it back to about two inches from the soil, repot, knocking some of the old compost off, look for vine weevils, then repot in a pot just a little bit bigger than its in now. You can start to feed with a tomato feed  when you see flowers buds appear. don't feed before, there's enough in the new compost and it will just run riot with green. 

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