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Latest posts by NewBoy2

Scaffolding Boards for Borders

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 13:01

The big ones second hand are about £9.00 each here in Bristol from a reclamation site

New Apple Tree

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 13:53

My neighbour has bougt a 4 tall apple tree and it has just started to bud and she wants to plant it asap

Advice please

Happy Easter

Shrinking Soil Level in new Raised Bed

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 13:50

Im just about to have my Silverline training in March

Shrinking Soil Level in new Raised Bed

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 13:59

Always first and still the best Dove  

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 13:57

Loads of sparrows

3 Starlings

3 blackbirds

2 blue tits

3 robins

6 pigeons

2 wood pigeons

3 assorted cats

A fox for his sultanas

and me chatting to an elderly neighbour !!

Shrinking Soil Level in new Raised Bed

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 13:47

I filled up my new raised bed and as predicted the level over the first 5 months has dropped by about 4 -  6 inches

I intend to add some top soil on top of the allotments compost that is there already

???  Should I leave it on top of the compost or mix it in


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 13:48

Totally agree with Billie Bilton

I had a similar experience

When ever you see a scaffolding lorry ask them

If they have BROKEN ones then its more convenient for them to give them to you off the lorry than take them back to their yard and have to store "unusuable " planks

If you are a distance from home ask a local if you can just leave them in their garden then you can collect them later and you will "Make a New Friend " as well

Tell them its for a good cause / project and they will give you some

I did this over a period of a few weeks and got 4 

Its a bit embarrassing walking home with a plank as you will get some interesting comments...........but thats life Paul

You can buy them new but they are about £12.00 each

You can transport them if you have a car with a roof rack

If you dont ask  etc etc etc



Posted: 04/02/2015 at 15:26


Can I drill holes in the wooden top I have used

The recycling bin just has 4 small holes in the base

Nearly there


Posted: 03/02/2015 at 16:18


? How big should the holes be

I will drill more holes and I now have a wooden  lid  and a couple of bricks to secure it and will place it outside and add the worms in about a weeks time

I will add some shredded cardboard from tea cartons etc

Just got rid of the rat and had to move my shed onto concrete patio 



Posted: 30/01/2015 at 13:01


I have a black bin with 4 small holes in the bottom and shredded paper , some compost from the local GC , kitchen vegetable scraps , some egg shells

If this is all I need then I will get some worms locally

Please confirm

Does it go in my conservatory or must it go outside and if so does it need a rat proof top, 

Discussions started by NewBoy2

Tiny Black Flies

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Magpie Burying Nuts

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Asparagus New Shoots

Where do they show 
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Sparrows Stripping Chard

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New Pond & Related Plants

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Green Spots 
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Tomatillos & Green aphids

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Reclaimed soil - Potatoes the Answer ??

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Cauli Seedlings Leaves - White Spots

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New Apple Tree

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Shrinking Soil Level in new Raised Bed

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? Which one to buy 
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When to Buy The Seeds

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