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Talkback: How to build a compost bin

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 11:39

Thank you Steve 309, that is all very helpful!! I have read lots about composting, but some of it can be contradictory. I have a large compost bin that has been on the go about a year now, but would like to try the pallet method. I saw it on Gardeners world last year at long meadow. Monty has 3 sections, one for stuff waiting (to be shredded I think?), one for composting and then I think he turned the composting stuff over into the third section which is the lot that got used once it had broken down sufficiently. I have been composting for years, but I seem to always end up with stuff that has not broken down enough at the bottom, so I am doing something wrong, maybe not cutting things up enough maybe? A friend of mine has stopped putting paper and teabags into his bin, he reckons that paper now has other things added to it, and it does not break down well anymore. I must admit I do have complete teabags at the bottom of my in, that have been there a year.


Talkback: How to build a compost bin

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 18:42

I'm confused! Newboy2 says no rain no light is the best atmosphere for composting, but this pallet system will have lots of both as it has no lid. Does it matter if it doesn't have a lid?

Bee spotting

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 21:19

I saw a very large bee about a few days ago, not moving, in the shade. Having just read the bee article in this months Gardeners World magazine, I followed their advice and carefully moved it into the sun, (yes we did have some for a while). A while later the bee started to move and then flew away, which made me very happy!!

Climbing rose suggestions

Posted: 02/04/2012 at 17:57

Ooooooh, best buy some spray then!! Thanks to you all. Have a Happy Easter.

Climbing rose suggestions

Posted: 30/03/2012 at 18:31

Hi, I ended up buying Princes Trust and London Bridge, from Homebase of all places. Princes Trust was recommended which is why I chose that one, (thanks to Stephanie Ivey). London Bridge I can find no info about anywhere but took a chance anyway. Both planted now and have nice shoots coming out, so fingers crossed, in a couple of years or so they will be ready for training!! Thanks to all of you for your advice.

Talkback: How to deter slugs with copper tape

Posted: 30/03/2012 at 18:24

Afriend of mine advised me to put porridge oats around my plants. Apparently slugs will eat it, then it swells inside them and kills them. Not sure if it works, but am going to give it a try! Has anyone else heard of this method?

Climbing rose suggestions

Posted: 19/03/2012 at 19:04

Thank you all for your helpful advice, I will have a look at Beales website, and Princes trust!

Climbing rose suggestions

Posted: 18/03/2012 at 12:50

Thank you, I will have look for that one, bright yellow sounds nice!

Climbing rose suggestions

Posted: 17/03/2012 at 21:11

Hi, i saw the programme last night and was very interested in the advice on planting climbing roses as I intend to plant 2 or 3 myself soon. Monty recommended "New Dawn" as it is hardy and will tolerate all soil types. I was wondering if anyone has any other suggestions for climbing roses of the same ilk? I want something brightly coloured that is hardy, doesn't mind clay type soil, has a long flowering period and is very scented. Am I asking too much?

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