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Posted: 10/05/2015 at 18:46

Hello Ian 4

Did you put the leaves in water to decompose then? Just looking at my Garden Organic booklet on comfrey. If using a water mix it says to use 1kg leaves to 15l water, multiplying up or down according to the volume of the container, and it will be ready to use after 4-6 weeks.  I think if you're just letting them decompose dry in a bucket then you'd need to dilute it.

"When liquid is thick and black dilute 20:1 and when thin and brown dilute 10:1." I hope that helps! 

Plants for Winter interest

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 22:45

I love Sarcococca too. When I want ideas for plants for a certain place I go to the Crocus uk plant website where you can input as much data and filters as you want.

Greenhouse disposal

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 22:40

Whereabouts in the country are you? We are after a greenhouse


Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:35

Wow, well done! I love those


Making your own hoops for netting

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:33

I love the hula hoop idea, too Tootles. I thought of your idea today when I saw Mr Bloom (kids tv) and noticed that his garden had colourful hoola hoops cut in half!

Making your own hoops for netting

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 20:31

Thanks, Frank. Lots of helpful info everyone! Thanks.  Yes, I tend not to net but my brassicas are riddled with white fly so want to protect young plants without chemicals.  

Making your own hoops for netting

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 10:35

lol! Darn, I love hula hoops thanks for your suggestions. After finding out about the tubing I also found this video on how to make a portable netting cloche which I think might be helpful to others:

Making your own hoops for netting

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:57

Thanks. I've seen similar on our allotment nutcutlet .

what can I sow now.

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:55

Green manures and some salads. I sowed chard, perpetual spinach and pak choi recently. 

Making your own hoops for netting

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:49

Hello there,

can anyone tell me what they use to make their own hoops for supporting protective netting and fleece? I bought some "official" hoops from an online shop. These were lengths of flexible plastic. I then thought that surely I can make my own for less cost and also avoid postage. Any ideas?  Thanks in advance 

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