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Composting woody plants over 20 months?

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 16:46

I bet someone will turn up in a minute and threaten you with mouldy fungal rot

I get very few disease problems in my garden, I treat 'em mean and they grow hard

Composting woody plants over 20 months?

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 14:01

Some people compost pp but much of the time I chuck it straight back, I sometimes point the shredder at areas under shrubs so I don't even have to move it.

It all rots down. 

Composting woody plants over 20 months?

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 13:37

I agree, after shredding you can chuck it all back on the garden

Good for the more woody stems of perennials as well

Daffodils

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 11:20

For mine it means I walked on them as they were coming through

Cutting old hellebore leaves

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 23:16

Give it time Jo

 

Cutting old hellebore leaves

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 23:07

perhaps yours get better treatment Jo Mine are crispy round the edges/brown in places/horizontal, a sorry state. They go through the shredder well though

Cutting old hellebore leaves

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 22:58

The old leaves usually look naff by flowering time and the plant makes new leaves as flowering goes on. Before flowering is best, I was late.

I've tried cutting and not cutting and the former looks best.

Cutting old hellebore leaves

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 22:52

Hi Jo

Some people  cut the leaves off in autumn, others do it later. Around now works for me most years but this year they're a good 6-8 weeks in advance. It only needs doing once.

Cutting old hellebore leaves

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 22:26

I did wonder if removing the leaves will leave the flowers more available to the mutjac but last year they ate the flower buds before I cut the leaves.

 

Cutting old hellebore leaves

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 22:04

The old leaves aren't very pretty are they? I haven't experimented to see if mine grow better following a haircut. 

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