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Mouldy compost

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 10:08

Thank you! That's a relief

Mouldy compost

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 09:26

Hi All, I have a question with regards to compost. I had a half-used bag of compost left over from last year and which I used yesterday to plant a rose plant (Snow Goose). The compost had a greenish mould on it.  I didn't think too much at the time about this and used it for planting  but now am worried this might harm the plant. Can someone advise here as to whether I should dig up the plant and re-pot it? And whether this mouldy compost can be used or should be thrown?


Walnuts - when to pick

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 11:23

Hi All, I've just moved into a new property. I have quite a few walnuts in my walnut tree in the garden but don't know anything about when to pick them. I was told by the previous owners to pick them end of July and then dry them in the house. However, they still look very green and 'raw' so wondering when is the best time to pick them and how to dry them? Can anyone give any advice? I want to try and get them before the squirrels come around. Thanks!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 14:38

HI all, I'm new here..also new to gardening Here are some of my pictures.

 Sadly, I've forgotten what type of rose this is. Anyone know?


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 14:25

How easy are roses to grow from seeds and when is the best time to sow the seeds? Thanks.

Too late for tomatoes

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 14:53

And to answer your questions about where I am - am in the Southeast of England. As for the walnuts on the walnut tree, I can see a handful of them but was told by the lovely folks to sold the house to us that very often, the squirrels make off with the walnuts before they have even 'ripened'. Their advice to me was to get them before July which is when they ripen and also to prune the tree as it grows wild, very fast-growing it seems. 

My garden, overall, is not big and the fruit trees themselves are small but the apple and the pear trees do have quite a bit of fruit on them. One of the other pear trees seems to be dying. I'll try and post a few pictures of the garden.

Too late for tomatoes

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:53

Thank you all for your responses, yes I'll definitely try my local GC and plant sales I suppose I'm  getting a bit ahead of myself in terms of wanting to do all sorts of planting - flowers and plants this year.

Too late for tomatoes

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:09

Hi, I bought a small compact greenhouse from sainsburys last year and now, finally having moved into my own property, have decent space to put it up. However, is it too late to starting planting tomatoes and chillis through seed?  

Thank you for your help!

My own garden

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:06

Hello All, I've just bought my first house (yay!) and finally gotten my own garden to play around with (and hopefully not destroy) . While the garden is in a decent condition with a few fruit trees (plum, pear, apple) and a Walnut tree and an assortment of flowers, I'd like to give my own touches and plant some of my own favorite plants.

I recently got carried away and bought 3 roses to plant near the back wall of the garden (a 'Compassion', 'Dans de feu' and an 'Aloha'). I did not have bonemeal with me so planted without it. Will this ensure a healthy plant and what else can I do?  I did the same for a few Dahlia bulbs which I planted at the borders. I've now ordered bonemeal.

Thank you so much for your help in advance and looking forward to discussing more with you all and applying your techniques to my garden.

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Discussions started by MMflower

Mouldy compost

Is mouldy compost okay to use for planting? 
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Last Post: 08/03/2015 at 10:08

Walnuts - when to pick

Is it time to pick walnuts? 
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Last Post: 09/08/2014 at 15:20

Too late for tomatoes

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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 17:52

My own garden

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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 09:31
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