Rob Stevens

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Building a Compost Heap

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 00:00
Thanks for the replies. Being the cheapskate that I am I'll try the cardboard first!

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 18:38

Mmmm, they look lovely! Mine are nowhere near ready yet!

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 23:02

@Wintersong, looking beautiful. Very lush.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 21:22

I've been out doing some tidying too. Trimmed the worlds most pointless hedge, did some weeding, and potted on some Vinca and Delphinium cuttings I took earlier in the year. Nice to see a break in the weather, however brief. Be even nicer if was warm enough to just go and sit out there. *sulks* 

Building a Compost Heap

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 21:17

I've been aquiring some wooden pallets so that I can follow this guide on building a compost bin. I was wondering, has anyone else here done anything similar and what are your thoughts on lining it to make it hotter? I tend to hoarde all of the empty plastic sacks that I've emptied of compost that I've bought. These are generally fairly heavy duty and are black on the inside, so I thought they'd be pretty good for keeping as much heat in as possible.

Is it ever going to STOP!!!!

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 00:47

My OH keeps having to put up with me unleashing similar rants. Very very sick now. Clearly not a good year to have started gardening...

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 22:36

@Wintersong - Thanks for that! I'm guessing I should have sown them directly.

Unfortunately the bed where they're going is underwater at the moment... Hopefully should be able to get some gravel and compost to dig in next week, see if that improves things.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 14:41

Nothing wrong with a bit of late seed sowing . I've got Cornflower, Cosmos and Morning Glory all just sprouting. They're some of the seeds I got cheap, so I thought they'd be worth a go.

On that subject, does anyone have any tips on planting the Cosmos? Distance between plants, possibility of overwintering,, etc.? I know they get pretty big, and I suspect that some of the stuff I've put in so far might be too densely planted.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 21:51

@Inkadog and @Figrat - Beautiful pictures. @Figrat. I echo the comments on the window shot. Very nice, like something from a magazine.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 21:49

Lost the best one of my Delphiniums Today, even with it tied in

 On the upside, it was sprouting some nice healthy new shoots from the base, so might even get another flush of flowering from it.

Big score at Wilkinsons today. They have 75% off loads of seeds so I got about £25 worth for £6. It was looking a bit bare though, so hurry if you're going to look at your local one. Most of them are too late to be sown this year, but stocks me up for next! I've sown Morning Glory, Cosmos and Cornflowers. I know it's a bit late for them, but at that price it's worth a shot and plenty of seeds left of all three.

Discussions started by Rob Stevens

Plant ID Help Please

Is it a weed 
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Building a Compost Heap

Should I line it? 
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Name that plant!

A fun game for all... 
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Festuca Glauca (Elijah Blue) - Remove Seed Heads

Is it OK? 
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Tasty things

Using what you grow or forage 
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