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Compost accelerator

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 15:44

Hi Dove, not hibernating, just looking after Daughter who is hopefully on the mend.

River Thames at Marlow has just gone over the banks, and the fields between Marlow High Street and Bisham now resemble an inland sea ( but it is a flood pain, so not entirely unexpected ). We are OK being 400 feet above the town, but must be lots of unfortunate people all along the Thames Valley - hope most of the people on this forum are not too badly affected.

Compost accelerator

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 22:30

Have always used nettles (in summer) - I tested two compost heaps, one with nettles and one without, and the nettled heap broke down much faster.

In autumn, I also use bags of straw and chaff garnered after harvesting - when wetted thoroughly and mixed with compost, the straw blackens rapidly and takes everything else with it. The straw adds no goodness to the compost ( may even take something away! ) but the speed at which it activates the heap is, I think, worthwhile.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 10:08

Moonchild2 - try www.kedel.co.uk for recycled plastic grids.

 

 

 

 

Daffodils sprouting

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 22:49

My sister lives on Cornish/Devon border, and always has daffs for Christmas

You wont believe our favorite telly programs.

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 22:46

We used to watch Butterflies - starred among others, Wendy Craig, who we see regularly shopping in town - very nice lady.

My favourite was, and still is, Auf Wiedersehn Pet - such a well balanced cast.

What can be killing off my plants?

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 20:04

Are you all perhaps using horse manure from a local stables, or compost that hasbeen made using it? Previous threads have discussed how modern Pyalid herbicides used in fields, and ultimately ending up in hay and straw, have caused wholesale damage to crops?

Buried treasure

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 16:49

I unearthed a beautiful Victorian water pump at my old allotment - apparently the water table is only a few feet down and before water was piped to the site, the old gardeners dug their own wells to provide water. The pump is now a great feature in my patio garden!

When our road was properly made up a few years ago, in a pile of earth at the roadside, I found several dozen Georgian/Victorian bottles, some quite valuable. It was apparently the site of a pond,opposite a long-gone pub, and people supposedly used to throw their pots,pans, and bottles into the pond!  It was a lovely reminder of days long gone.

 

 

 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 19:29

Thanks for your thoughts on the other thread Brumbull ; we intend to have a brilliant Christmas, and the little 'uns will be spoiled rotten ( as usual, of course! ).

Have a safe and enjoyable trip Saturday!

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 19:04

Thanks again everybody 

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 22:30

Thanks folks. It's like life has been in suspended animation for months, and today's news is so so encouraging. As you say Verdun, Christmas is back on the menu for us, and Stacey. My daughters two little ones, aged 4 and 6,will get back to normal for a while - they have been so supportive and loving towards her, and I know the whole thing has had a profound effect on the 6 year old - he is very sensitive, and picked up on things, and looked them up on the Internet - but he stayed strong, and he certainly will enjoy Christmas!

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