Latest posts by Molly1966

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Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:31

I found/find Morrisons Plants a great buy, no problems at all. I got climbing roses for £2 each & also two trees in the sale £5 each, all doing great. Good value for money.

At least  they don't have any bugs on them or any surprises later on like, mould, root worms etc...



New Composter.

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:24
TiddyMun wrote (see)

I have an old rusty drum that has previously been used to burn garden waste etc, is there anything stopping me using it as a compost bin?

I don't want to spend the next 8 or 9 months making compost that will kill anything I put it on!

TiddyMun, I can't help you on this matter but, I'm sure the Gardeners will advise, they are very knowledgeable.

New Composter.

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:19
Zoomer44 wrote (see)

I'm rather impressed too. Only one observation, is it mounted on bricks. Compost bins don't usually have bottoms and are laid straight on the soil. This lets the worms in and allows the moisture to drain away.


Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

Good point Zoomer, and I would be concerned about vermin nesting underneath. Dry and warmth may attract some unwelcome friends.

Thankyou friends, I will remove the bottom this weekend. Makes sense & he's me wondering how the worms got inside.  Blonde moment..

New Composter.

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:16
fidgetbones wrote (see)

I think thats a lovely compost bin,Molly. I've got green plastic daleks, black plastic tardis, and a green plastic rotol. All horrible looking so I hide them behind fence panels.

Aww Thankyou sweetie. I stayed away from the plastic compo's, I thought it would create sweating, causing mold. I do however like the fact you refer to them as daleks.  Good idea to hide them though...

New Composter.

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:13
Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

Bob Flowerdew was once asked on Gardeners' Question Time if it was alright for this lady's husband to put a pint of his pee onto his compost heap each week.

"NO,NO,NO" said the great man in a loud voice..."IT SHOULD ALL GO ON THERE!"

Very funny Wonderboy.

Remove Crocosmia

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:10

Hi Manxlad, I collect crocosmia. I have Minstral, George Davidson, Lucifer & Buttercup.

Do you have any I could take off your hands?




Posted: 20/06/2013 at 16:45

Sorry to hear about your garden Charlotte.

New Composter.

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 16:41

Well, I must say I feel more confident now, some great advice & laughs too.

I have built a compo bin, I'm not sure if its correct though, it doesn't have any ventilation, but i will turn the contents inside. Let me know what you think, even if i have to remake it, rather friends be straight with me, even if it means me taking my pride n joy apart  & rebuilding it. 

Thankyou for all your tips.




Posted: 20/06/2013 at 15:40

Hi Wonderboy, I do favour roses. The black spot does spoil the foliage, especially bad on the old roses, I think they are very old, the old type of t-rose. I have brought about 6 this year, all doing well, well they are enjoying this rain, after yesterday being the hotest day of the year, I nearly lost my tomato plant.

How would one go about moving a rose bush?

Thankyou for your advice.


New Composter.

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 15:48

LOL. Thankgoodness you didn't want me to pee in the compo...  I have heard that before, I guess its the acid, that breaks it down..

My neighbour as chickens, so I will ask him.

Some great tips for me. Thanks friends.


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