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Latest posts by Palaisglide

Compost bins on soil

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 16:20

Uncooked veg will still have all the nutrients where as cooked veg will be lacking, I steam all veg yet never put it on the compost just a fry up on Monday, the big compost heap behind my shirt front.

Rabbits like their food growing and full of sap, on the farm they knew a shot gun when they saw one, all you saw was white tails disappearing, the unlucky ones made delicious pies.

Frank.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 14:43

How boring if we were all the same, they would only need one and clone it.

At this very moment after a good lunch I am relaxed with the Mozart Piano Concerto number 25 in C Major played by Martha Argarich.

The sun is shining but a cold Northerly drove me in from my sunny spot in the garden so music it is, "oh" and watching the Grand Prix with the sound off.

Frank.

Compost bins on soil

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 14:31

Abi3 Leave it on the soil and put a layer of fine sticks and straw, Paper, Cardboard down first and slightly damp it.

Now fill with garden and kitchen waste, (NOT cooked food or meats) add plenty of waste paper lawn mowing's thinly or some twiggy stuff chopped up, My bins stand on soil and I lose nothing, the worms can still get in.

Hope this helps.

Frank.

gardeners world question

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 14:23

That should have been PLEACHED, sorry folks, a heavy lunch addled my brain.

Frank.

Raising a lawn area

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 14:20

As stated above there is no easy way, it will be solid hard graft and if you do not have the time then do not start.

At my last house we inherited a lawn lower than the drive and it was a big lawn, I dug a six inch deep gulley along the path side then filled it with tree inches of grit for drainage, that left three inches to square edge the lawn and had to do until we moved to a new build. I made sure they laid the lawn properly and slightly raised above the drive, that was thirty years ago and it still works.

Frank.

gardeners world question

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 14:10

It was the bleached Beech long walk, Monty has opened his garden out since he took out the large hedge.

I had a Morella Cherry on a North wall which bore wonderful fruit every year the problem was getting to the fruit before the birds no matter how I netted it, in the end I gave up, the tree came out.

Frank.

Emptying a compost bin

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 10:22

Lyn so true, with modern composts made mainly from council waste I doubt its value, mixed with your own compost at least you know what it is getting.

As Monty pointed out last night it does not all need to be completely rotted down, some plants thrive on some rougher stuff at the base when planted.

My preference is to fill one box whilst using the other which is why it gets tossed out into the barrow and back, it gets plenty of air, fiddling with the top will let some air in but it compacts lower down, we can all compost from the largest to a bucket, the larger the heap or container the faster it rots down is all.

Frank.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 10:13

Today the music of choice is Vilja, the witch of the woods as the Conservatory gets a good clean for new furniture on Monday. It is the full length of the bungalow South and West facing and at the moment lovely and warm in there although it is clouding over a bit.

My Daughter is having the time of her life ordering us all about and spending my money, "oh well" I suppose that is why we have them.

Frank.

Emptying a compost bin

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 23:22

Orchid Lady, My grass cuttings go to the green waste after weed and feed, they pile it high and it gets very hot, you get it back in named compost of which I am at times dubious.

Turning compost no matter what size the bin, I toss mine out into the wheelbarrow then toss it back into the bin, the whole idea is to get air into the compost. It tends to compact if left as I have LECTURED on here Warmth Air and dampness not wet is what makes good compost, my bins are large because they heat better.

Horse manure, can be dumped on the ground behind a bush or, black bin bags with holes punched in with a garden fork and dumped out of site, they do not take up that much space and think of the goodness a year later. Stick a row of pots with plants in  front of them.

Frank.

Emptying a compost bin

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 21:53

Scott, In all my years of compost starting on middens, hot boxes and the last thirty years my wooden bins, have never seen anything but worms and snails. The snails get mortified the worms returned to the compost.

The wasps decided to live in comfort under the bungalow, entry through an airbrick, I hated doing it but a powder the police gave me sorted them out in a couple of days. 

Frank.

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