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Parsnip leaves/compost

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 19:41
Berghill don't worry it's the greens once I have used the parsnips. Not randomly cutting the greens off. Although my Grandad used to trim them saying he couldn't stand them looking untidy!!

Parsnip leaves/compost

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 11:57
Morning all, In the process of finishing off sorting my new raised bed and wondered if I could throw the leaves/greens from the top of my parsnips in before the compost goes in. Some one told me it wasn't a good idea but wanted the opinion of the pros on here. Thanks in advance


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 21:01

Many thanks everyone,

will get building this weekend and get the compost in.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 23:10

What sort of depth is required. I can probably get away with upto 3' deep. Its not gona be a massive size. Possibly 2x1.5m


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 18:44

Evening all,

I am about to build raised bed number 3. It's not going to be a large one unfortunately but was wondering if it is worth trying to grow potatoes in it? If so what varieties would you folks recommend.

Thanks in advance

Which grass seed to use???

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 22:58
Nutcutlet just after something that will stand up to the kids playing on it.
Blackest many thanks.
Marshmello I have compacted it althougj not perfect it is certainly better than it was and good enough.
Clogerhead I do indeed have kids and thabks for the advice.

Many thanks all

Which grass seed to use???

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 21:31


 Evening all, after a bit of advice from those with the knowledge. I have (Finally) turned the garden & levelled it removing all weeds and lots of stones. Im happy(ish) with where it is now but was wondering the best Grass seed to use. This photo was taken around 4pm today to give you an idea of shade etc. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 21:24

Steve Worthing this is exactly how I built 2 of my raised beds. They work really well just got to re paint them this summer in an attempt to brighten up the garden. But deck board is a great cheap option to build with.

The right time to sow ones seed.....

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 18:23
Sotongeoff, thanks for that. Gives me a chance to concentrate on the other bits and pieces to start tidying.

The right time to sow ones seed.....

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 18:16
So the time has come to take on the devils back garden again. Going for a mass attack to turn the soil where the turf once was. Took the turf up last year then the rains came and put a stop to everything. So tomorrow is all about putting turning the soil and removing weeds and larger stones followed by putting down the new top soil. Question is when am I best off putting the grass seed down?? With the weather as cold as it is if I put it down and water it tomorrow I worry if it gets cold then it will die off before it even gets going. What would you clever folk suggest??
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