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Posted: 20/10/2014 at 13:13

I just scrape off the worms and put them back, sometimes i put them in a different bin

I add shredded paper from my shredder in a layer, save it up till I have enough to put in about a 2ins layer. Also add wood ash from burner. Restrict grass clippings to a 2-3ins layer every now and again

I have one of those stirrers designed for daleks and use it every now and again (when I think about it) does help to give it a mix and this year I have been very pleased with my results.

I feel as if I have mastered the art of composting


Posted: 20/10/2014 at 12:56

Good day

I have been moving whatever could blow away, wooden garden furniture is now folded up, can never do the table but OH has finally done it, any way all in garage.

The park bench is still to be moved to in front of the BBQ, BBQ will blow away not cast iron park bench and I hope that is enough. Probably find it won't hit us here now

Mid post OH said lets move bench so now all done.

Lunch now

 Nice to know you are always here

tools missing in action (MIA)

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 12:50

I have a lovely pair of wolf garden secateurs - somewhere - no idea where they are, may be in a dalek, may have been recycled, may turn up

The other day I emptied a dalek composter and there at the bottom was a long lost potato peeler

When to Plant Garlic

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 19:50

Garlic does not need mollycoddling, It's really a tough plant, I just put a piece of netting over mine to cat proof them


Posted: 16/10/2014 at 17:53

Crikey David!!!!!!!!



Posted: 16/10/2014 at 17:34

Good day

just realised have not been here today A lovely weather event day today 

Spent the morning with bulbs and cleared a pot of sad  lobelia, furked around and found there were bulbs in the tub - so - now - what to overplant them with?

This afternoon I have emptied a compost dalek, spread the compost over my big white shrubbery, I had enough compost to put a really good 2-3 inch mulch all over. A robin helped me and sang me some lovely songs. Shattered and very achey ow but have asked Mr Radox to help

When to Plant Garlic

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 17:26

You just need to plant a clove at a time. About 4-6ins apart, deeper than an onion set about 1in or so under soil.Now is the best time to try to beat the arrival of the cold weather


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 20:08

Spent the afternoon knitting (too wet for anything else), will spend evening watching  TV but nothing on before 9

trying to avoid too much internet as well hoping to get head totally well

Flower bed in front of bay window - choiysa ternata

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 20:03

I planted under my front window with tall perennials and grasses that we can see when sitting in the room, Did it last year so still developing it, but can sit and watch the grasses blowing and hopefully next year will see some of the taller flowers.

Just a different way of looking at it. What's the point of planting stuff you can't see?


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:50

Well GC came up trumps with 3 packs of pansies in exactly the right colours to complement tulips, and they had nice shallower than normal terracotta pots - couple of them fell into trolley as well

Also bought me garlic - one of them Early Purple wight I haven't tried before

Good news for dog lovers - they are now allowing dogs into the GC. as long as they are well behaved

So I went outside about 10 mins ago to start the planting -  - rain coming down too heavily to work in.

Discussions started by Matty2

Verbena bonariensis

ways to propagate 
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Thinking of growing a Cob Nut tree

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Which ones to chop? 
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White fly in compost

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Apple blossom

Apple tree in blossom now! 
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compost use

Can I re-use my potsto compost 
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Autumn raspberries

moving them 
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Lasagne bulb planting

Which bulbs 
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Penstemon- but which variety

Beautiful flower but .... 
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What is this?

I understand it is a fried egg plant but what precisely is it? 
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Plant ID please

Hope some one can help! 
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Jewell garden - suggestions

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Jewell garden - suggestions

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What to do to encourage growth 
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David Austin Roses

Special offer 
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