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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Compost bin

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 19:32

Even my compost mountain grows its own worms.  Spontaneous generation?

It never gets turned, I don't have the back/arm strength, but I try to mix as I build. It will take longer than a good heap but it gets there.

Rejuvenating Overgrown/Gangly Roses (8'+)

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 19:23

If that was a nice garden there are likely to be bulbs coming up in the spring. I'd just tidy up a bit, take the roses back  as artjak suggested, prune any deciduous bushes that look as though they need it, hang up some bird feeders and wait and see.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 08:59

I tried to watch later on iplayer but my not very broad band couldn't cope

willow tree

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 08:57

It should  be OK if you can keep it stable. The something for the root tips is mycorrhizal powder. I've never used it but might be worth a try. If I'd known about it when I was planting my trees I would have used it.

The best Christmas present

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 19:17

I was given an unwanted dolls pram. Filling it with soil wasn't what I was expected to do. my parents should have foreseen that, earth-moving was big for the kids in our area at the time. Enormous holes for dens. Joining two together underground was vetoed by all parents. I can't think why

gardening jobs

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 19:05


willow tree

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 18:17

It may be a Kilmarnock willow, a form of Salix caprea, rather than one of those big weeping willows you see by rivers. Have a look at some photos on the link and see if you recognise it.

How much root has it got left?

You'll need to stake it well so it doesn't go again in the next gale

willow tree

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 16:48

What is the damage alan, has it been blown out of the soil and broken a lot of roots?

Removing privet hedge

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 15:06

Can you get your car round there? We've done it by digging out what we can, tying a rope on to what's left of the privet, the higher the better. Then I pull with the car while OH levers or bashes with a mattock. 

December planting

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 15:01

I'd plant now. Or any time through the winter when it feels nice out there. Not frozen or waterlogged but otherwise go for it. They'll be better in the soil than pots with a few exceptions and grow in warm spells through to spring

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dump the weekend spam

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