Sammymummy


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Which geranium?

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 18:19

The flowers are pale pink and the leaves are soft green, very slightly felty, but not glossy.

Which geranium?

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 18:14

Is it meant to smell nice? I've decided I don't like the smell. It looks like it could either be Ingwerson or Biokovo. Thank you.

Which geranium?

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 18:07

Hi all


Just been out to smell the leaves - it does smell, a bit unpleasant to me though.

Which geranium?

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 17:52

Hi everyone


Please can you tell me the name of this geranium? I think I bought it from a plant stall in the market last year, so it just said  geranium. Thank you in advance for your help.


Quick question for the composting experts

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 07:43

Oh, you'll see me posting a lot of questions in this forum, so thanks all in advance for your help! 

Quick question for the composting experts

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 07:40

Hostafan, it is very humble of you to say that (and I am not joking). Since I started digging the heavy clay soil two years ago, I have come a long way.  I have spent a fortune (in real sense), made unwise plant choices, lost or killed some, moved a few, broke a fork handle (reminds me of the two Ronnies!), bought more, regretted some, and am still browsing online plant shops and drooling over catalogues. My little garden has become my pride, joy and an obsession!


So thanks to the advices received here, I stirred the compost and poured some water in the 'cooking' bin and added some torn up newspaper to the current bin yesterday. Also ordered 5 plugs of the perennial wallflowers as three Bowles Mauves decided not to show up again, moved an Anne Folkard to where Salvia Mainacht failed to come back and really really hoping she survives, as I cut some (could be lots) of her roots  whilst moving.  That's all after breaking my ankle over 3 months ago...

Quick question for the composting experts

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 08:53

Aha, that's the secret, I always added the cardboard pieces bone-dry.  Thank all you experts for the very useful advice!  I've learnt a lot since I started gardening and am still learning, largely thanks to the knowledgeable people found in this forum 

Quick question for the composting experts

Posted: 04/05/2017 at 08:36

Thanks GWRS, good to know it's not only me who has found cardboard rather tough.

Quick question for the composting experts

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 07:31

Thank you both for your advice. I'll start tearing up newspaper from now on. I managed not to let it turn slimy - having a small lawn helps, I guess.

Quick question for the composting experts

Posted: 02/05/2017 at 20:28

Hi, I'm looking for advice on my home-made compost.


I've been composting kitchen waste (uncooked veg, peelings, coffee grinds, etc) and garden waste for about two years in a plastic composter.  Because I do not have much 'brown' materials, I added torn up cardboards too.  I stopped adding new materials and left it to 'cook' since last summer and gave it occasional stirs.  I also added generous amount of chicken manure pallets as I read somewhere it accelerates breaking down process.  


However, I found the cardboard pieces are not broken down much (also they were pushed into the sides  of the composter and didn't get mixed in), although there were a lot of fine dark stuff, which I am hoping is the compost.  


Is the compost made mainly from green materials bad for the plants? Is there any way to balance its nutrients from the lack of brown materials?  My garden is still new/young and full of herbaceous perennials, and I find tearing cardboard boxes a hard work to be honest and they do not seem to break down easily.


Your advice would be very much appreciated.

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