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I have masses of grass clippings. I have just mown the grass (I hesitate to call it a lawn!) properly on the highest setting and have about 8 wheelbarrows of the stuff. I have sprinkiled a 10cm layer on the compost heaps but do not really know what else to do. I have this problem every year and it often results in a slimy stinking mess. Does anyone have some advice about how to deal with it? I would like to compost it but so far have not had much success.
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Aargh! I have that too! I don't know what it is, but it comes up easily, thank goodness. It's everywhere - pots, flagstones, flowerbeds, you name it, it's there! And what is worse, the rabbits & slugs don't touch it!
And 6 may be a centaurea and maybe 4 as well. Could no 1 be a delphinium? with tall blue flower spikes? I don't know much but I am sure somebody who does will be along in a minute!!
A deathly silence... Is it a special birthday ie a BIG one?
Set some traps this morning and caught one, much to my surprise. I have now set muliple traps around the floor and staging. Also blocked up all the gaps in the base which were just the right size!
I discovered this morning that something has eaten all my peas and sweet peas! I also found a small cache of onion sets dug up and hidden under a log in my veg garden. I think it is probably mice. Apart from digging up what is left (if anything) and growing it under cover, is there anything else I can do to prevent the blighters from scoffing everything? Any advice welcome.
Punk you are right - it is comfrey. It looks like the pinky one or the white/ pale yellow one. Both loved by bees, especially bumbles.
The white / pale yellow version is low growing and spreads rapidly! I often harvest the leaves for my compost heap but it doesn't seem to do any long term damage! A friend called it symphytum alba.
Ah. I wish I had known this last September! My worms died in the floods of 2012 - the bin was flooded! I paid a small sum for a small packet of worms and am delighted to say they have survived in the greenhouse over winter. They have bred and now I have lots of worms.
I dug up 'chains' of crocosmia like this. They had stopped flowering and when I dug I was quite surprised at their length and how tough they were. I composted them and they have still to break down!