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Legionnaires desease in compost

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 14:33

Journalists love a good scare story, they sell papers. What little information there is can be manipulated to fit the story they want to tell.

But we have to accept that the world is not sterile, in spite of all those killing sprays for home and garden. We have to accept a few dangers or we'd do nothing and die of boredom instead

Seed swap

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 14:23

Thanks fidgetbones

Wild flower garden , when to cut

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 08:29

Hi Aileen, not sure if I'm an expert.

Is this a grass meadow or wildflowers growing in cultivated soil?

It looks like the latter, you can pull them up or cut them down when they're not pleasing you any more. Save some seed from the annuals or just let them seed. Treat them like any other annual and perennial mix. Pull up the annuals, cut back the perennials. Over time you might find some species becoming dominant and others decreasing. You can cut back the dominant ones before they seed for a season and reduce them that way.

If it is a grass meadow the chicky's treatment is right.

Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 22:31

just bought 100L bag  of vermiculite from builders merchant, £22 approx.


First Greenhouse and a thermometer

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 21:28

I'd get one of those weather centres that read temp and humidity and have a remote extension for the GH so you can see what the temperature is without going out there. Mine cost about a tenner from Aldi some years ago.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:59

one less day to retirement Dove, The more spent at home the better

Legionnaires desease in compost

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 19:07

Matbe because you don't read the daily panic press reports

Wine making

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 16:47

it wants straining into a fermentation vessel with an airlock loz

the fermentation vessel takes a rubber bung and the airlock pushes through it. The airlock needs some water in it so the fermentation gases bubble out through the water but the air can't get in


Posted: 02/10/2013 at 13:20

Need somewhere to get the ads in fb

Crab Apple Saplings

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 13:17

If you're going to remove it do it as soon as it forms. I'd just thin it out a bit then you get the best of both worlds. It won't kill the tree leaving it in, just maybe slow it down a bit

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