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Um all I know is is its great for keeping slugs away from hostas and other vulnerable plants by putting it liberally around the base...dont know about composting...sorry!! Anything on your local council website?? Usually advice on there
oooh difficult to resist this time of year...have lost count of how many bulbs I have planted and garden centre last time had all packs down to 50p each...eeek!! Came home with armfuls !!!!
Oooh I wish I could stick to just one resolution of not buying a plant until I know of a place for it...but I just know I wont...cos I just lurrrrrve a bargain too much and too many irresisitible goodies out there
I have a windchime but its only up during the gentle breeze of summer...like the other lady I take it down from autumn through to winter as winds are much stronger and I know it would keep not only my neighbours but also my own daughter awake !! Makes perfect sense for it to be seasonal
My grandad was a keen veg grower and crazy about runner beans so after harvest I can remember pickling jars full of runner bean chutney everywhere even on the garage shelves and can remember following along behind him on the narrow pathways in between bean plants. Also can remember helping my dad with tomatoes in the greenhouse and cultivating a patch next to the greenhouse with my brother with easy stuff like sunflowers and nasturtiums and ageratums. You cant beat the taste of fresh peas even if you have to spend ages shelling them outside your grandmas kitchen before Sunday lunch. Have always cultivated every strip I ve had of flowerbed in every house and flat be it it rented or owned
Hi there blueberry yep its all looking pretty soggy out there. I'm not in an owned garden either so have most stuff in pots, some in a shed, some in pair of mini plastic greenhouses and others just brazening it out on the patio, Think pots are good for damage limitation. Lawns are another matter!! Total bog ! Will have to be dealt with in spring when things are eventually drier (I hope!!) Good luck !
Gail, would prob need to know more about north/south/east.west facing and what soil you are growing on before making any suggestions and is it dry, sunny, shady, boggy etc. Regards
I have 5 trough shaped containers all needing a major overhaul. They have lots of evergreen colour = variegated ivy, thyme and hebe pinguifolia but I need flowers to add colour preferably not bulbs but something that will last longer and not go over straight away. Thanks.
I know my husband used to use it on our Orchids and they rocketed - loved it. Must be good for plants that like filtered water ie a neutral pH
Theres a great range of patio sized Buddleias out there now and they provide colour and great nectar to attract butterflies. Grew in both my south and north facing gardens in Lincolnshire quite happily so east should be fine.