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Wormeries and worm wee

Posted: Yesterday at 14:52

I have gallons of worm wee to use but a bit worried as I have read so many negative things about this on the net...help !?   I know you dilute it 10 to 1 but still not sure about using it.

Also the tiger worms etc used for compost bins live in decaying matter, so what happens when you put the compost on the garden soil when practically decayed. Do the worms die ? I'd like to think they wriggled back home to the bin but  I am not sure how much common sense worms are blessed with. 

Clematis id needed

Posted: Yesterday at 14:43

if the first one is pink it looks similar to my Hagley Hybrid and the blue H F Young. There are so many now I may well be wrong

Cats causing problems

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 15:50

We had cats in our garden doing what they shouldn't. we tried everything but in January my better half bought me a Canadian made cat scarecrow. it is just the best thing for eliminating cats. It connects to your hose and covers a wide area of garden.When a cat appeared on my neighbours shed the machine clicked and sent a volley of water at it. It stopped coming in our garden that way. You can move the cat scarecrow to any position and it covers the front and side areas. IT is worked by battery lasting 3months or so.It is well made and you buy it off the internet. It costs £45 but I had it as a gift. you can see it working on U tube. They are made to deter moose and raccoons and I must say since we have had it we have not been troubled by either. We live in Devon!!!!!   Seriously, my husband and I have got drenched by forgetting the machine is on but it really works..cats hate being drenched by water?!  Try it it is great fun to see it working.  Very satisfying.

Quality of bought potting compost

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 20:51

Humax manure and Levingtons with John Innes and yes I was surprised...I used to rate Levingtons.

Quality of bought potting compost

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 16:30

I have had terrible results from bags of soiless compost this year.I am over 70 and have gardened "forever". I have always bought the above for best results but not for the past three years.I found my greenhouse and garden is covered in pernicious oxalis weeds...you know those sweet little purple clumps with tiny yellow flowers!!They are covering my very large garden...containers, everything has them.They may look tiny but the roots underneath when we dug them up after the compost was put in last Autumn were a thick mass of over 8 foot...in the greenhouse. I could not believe it. I contacted the company involved about lack of plant growth and these weeds. Well weed seeds do blow in sometimes  and the odd batch may not be right. I was sent £6 worth of vouchers I did not want. I thought weed seeds were sterilised out of compost...the compost I bought was fresh in the garden centre. I could not even get seed trays of peas growing and I never have trouble with peas....or young plants that should shoot away. I also had a manure that caused these seedlings of Oxalis too and the manufacturer told me that yes they do find these plants and pull them out before it is bagged up.  He sent me £20 "to go out for lunch"!!!!!!!!!?  Perhaps I ought to take up another hobby..hang gliding perhaps....any comments welcome.

Hanging baskets and window boxes

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 17:10
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Wormeries and worm wee

Advice from experienced Wormerers wanted. 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 16:15

Quality of bought potting compost

Soilless composts 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 21:55
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