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Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 13:00

I personally don't find Westland compost that great at all, I bought it last year and it was more like bark.

i have used the garden compost from my composter for the first time this year since I started it 2 years ago, for seeds and cuttings I have just added sand  which has worked out just fine.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 12:44

I am near Whitchurch. 

My garden has changed so much since moving here, it has gone from being quite a large plot to being a reasonable size due to the buildino of a new house on The largest part of the garden. Over the past few years I have moved and changed things constantly, but last year and into this year am happy with how it is working out, it's not so much me landscaping the garden more like the garden landscaped me. Did I read that you are preparing for an open day, is that an open day at your garden?


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 21:13

Hi happymarion, busy-Lizzie mentioned you are in Bristol. I am also. I'm glad there are a few from Bristol on the forum. Your garden is looking very colourful.

p.s. Bring on the rain, my water butt is empty, although I can use next doors hosepipe as she isn't on a meter, we njust need some of the soft rain to get into the soil.


Posted: 24/04/2015 at 21:03

Hi all, 

glad to see there are a few from the area, Out of interest what size gardens do you all have?


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:57

Hi all.


i am wondering if there are any fellow gardeners in Bristol on here?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:46

Normal lily beetle check and watering over newlylanted rose and buddleja. Have some  seedlings showing through of my sunflowers and seedling of sweet peas in the house showing through so am pleased.


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 21:39

I have a cutting from next door in 45cm wide by 60cm high pot, it had about 4 canes 2 years ago and now has quadrupled and always does well  but it does have a saucer and is watered a lot, my next door neighbour out here in the ground and it has hone mad, but does not seem to have run everywhere.

I also have black cane bamboo (unsure of correct name) This one came from a popular online centre and was very small with maybe 2 9cm canes in, in a pot that is 30cm wide by 25 deep it has grown very quickly by new canes, roots do not seem too bad tbh.  I have taken some out of this pot and put it in the ground in the lawn, so I can cut it with mower if need be.

my conclusion is if you are going to keep them in pots make sure they get lots of water and the larger the pot the better I have found. ( unless very small specimens)

lets not forget that they are a true grass so treat them as it and they will grow

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 19:30

Wow what a lot of birds you have present in your garden. 

I've done the lily beetle check, new plants watered and a mooch around whereby a catch the weeds.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:32

Hi all. I have finally planted by climbing rose, a buddleja 'white profusion', campanula superba, tied my Canary bird rose to the obelisk, watched the mice that live under shed whilst watching the birds feeding ( I had my first blue tit in the garden today ???? - so happy).

OH fixed the decking, and I drenched the garden this evening. Oh and checked for Lilly beetles.


hostafans lawn isn't a lawn, it must be a field of a great size.


Posted: 21/04/2015 at 22:23

Do you water the bamboo in pots a lot?

i keep my bamboo in a huge pot with a saucer and can fill the saucer nearly everyday with water. this seems to produce nice green foliage and lots of growth 

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