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Fallen leaves on veg beds

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 20:10

A very timely question/answers for me - I'd been wondering the same thing as Tenorbrew. Great advice - although my nearest neighbour is almost a quarter of a mile away so no garden vacs for me.

Mole hills

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 20:04

Oh what a relief - you let him go, I was reading your post with such anxiety. I have moles in my garden too sometimes but bank voles were far more of a problem this year, they damaged my shallot and onion crops quite badly.

Grass cutting

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 19:50

Ah yes sthldngrower that's exactly what happened to me last year - an absolute nightmare of long grass and tussocks plus all the seed heads etc. Of course since I posted my question it's been raining every day but I'm hoping to get out there as soon as a dry day appears.

Thanks everyone for your help.

Bonfire ash

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 19:46

That's good advice, thanks all. I've just read that it is best to keep it covered or you lose the nutrients.

Bonfire ash

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 17:14

I burn all paper and cardboard that I can't compost (due to volume). Nothing else is burnt with it other than the odd bit of plant material, if diseased for example.

I was wondering whether I can add the ash to anything - like compost heap or directly onto the ground? Seems a shame to just waste it. 

Anyone got any suggestions please? 

Grass cutting

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 14:06

Thanks Busy-Lizzie.

Grass cutting

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 08:58

I haven't been able to cut my grass for a while because of the wet weather. I would like to give it a last cut before winter really sets in but am a bit worried I might do more harm than good. So my questions are -

Is it ok to cut now? (on the highest setting) Will the grass suffer if there's a frost in the next few days?

 

chocolate--spot-on-beans

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 07:19

My broad beans have chocolate spot, I usually leave bean roots in the ground to rot down but should I lift and destroy them instead? I don't know whether the pest can survive over winter in the ground.

Hardy fuchsia

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 09:10

thanks everyone

Hardy fuchsia

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 17:00

I too cut buddlias down quite hard and I agree that works very well - except this time I accidentally did the same to a b.globosa and then remembered they are best done after they have flowered - I'm wondering whether it will flower this year, it has lots of new growth but maybe won't flower till next year

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Discussions started by nightgarden

Bonfire ash

How can I use bonfire ash 
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Grass cutting

Cutting grass in December 
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chocolate--spot-on-beans

what to do with roots 
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Hardy fuchsia

pruning time missed? 
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Last Post: 18/05/2013 at 09:10

new fruit trees

pruning 
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New apple trees

where to plant 
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conifer bushes

pruned into balls 
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fruit bushes

Monty's bowl shape 
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Unrotted compost

Growing veg in bags 
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Last Post: 21/03/2013 at 13:46

more gardening less smoking

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Last Post: 09/03/2013 at 22:29

composting

can these things be composted 
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Last Post: 15/04/2013 at 22:10

overgrown border

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Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 23:16

feeding

home made liquid feeds 
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Last Post: 24/02/2013 at 17:24

manure

horse manure on compost 
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Last Post: 24/02/2013 at 19:45

Horse manure

Using horse manure  
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