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Using own compost for baskets

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 14:26

Lancashire Lass, sounds like a good mix and you can only try, we all experiment more so in todays financial climate. Bought compost will have reached a higher temperature in its making to kill off bugs and weed seeds, most of our compost bins do not get that hot so you can end up growing things you did not intend.

I have heard complaints about B&Q compost, spreading it on a plastic sheet and adding a little lime would probably take away the sour smell, give it a couple of days or so to weather then I use a bin with a lid to store it.

The way I do it is put my own compost in the base then add bought compost mixed with grit and gel, it works for me although you will still find yourself watering twice a day in summer, putting the whole basket in a dish of water will get it back if the compost dries out.

Hope this helps good luck. Frank.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 14:12

The music today was Country and Western, the mob landed, stripped out the Conservatory cleaned it top to bottom and installed the new stuff.

My SIL discovered my stack of old LP's with the original artists and the record player, they were dancing round and singing as they mopped and washed, mad lot no idea where they get it?

Now I have a pile of old stuff and packaging awaiting the collectors and a bright new place to spend my summer, sunny warm comfortable and I can get some plants back in.

Frank.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 17:03

Orchid Lady, it is not the sound of the cars it is the commentators talking a load of rubbish. The sound of wonderful pianists playing Mozart is much more to my liking.

Frank.

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.

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