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Posted: 30/10/2012 at 16:35
chipsdad wrote (see)

I have a raised bed made from railway sleepers, 16' x 8'. After three years the soil has become quite heavy and I have noticed the increasing amount of bright silvery particles when digging it over.  The local builder who built the bed for me, kindly lined it with heavy duty plastic, but I am wondering if this has anything to do with my problem..........OAP 

Was it heavy duty plastic or old compost bags?

Have you added anything to the soil since the bed was made?

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 16:25

Lottie-have cheated-and shredded paper is fine


A lot of other sites say the same


Posted: 30/10/2012 at 16:14

Plenty of drainage holes?


Posted: 30/10/2012 at 16:05

Are you using fresh compost Tina for the pansies and violas?

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 15:39

Yay-Dartmoor-all my dreams have come true

Aldershot might need 'arry

How come West 'am are doing so well?

What do ashes taste like?

Lilic tree

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 15:24

I guess this is a question about a lilac tree-but what?


Posted: 30/10/2012 at 15:22

Alan-ericaceous feed is a type of feed for acid soil loving plants-you can also buy ericaceous compost


Fork Handles

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 15:18

I was sneaky-this course is near to the driving range and the balls had gone over the fence-I nicked them-but unknowingly-will probably "find" some more next week-lost 2 last week so about even

Crushed egg shell is a recycling thing it goes in the chicken grit feed-what comes out goes back in-very green

'arry is not going to Blackburn -he says

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 15:07

This morning I have played golf-we tried a different course as the usual one is out of action for 6 months-found 2 balls and one tee

This afternoon I have crushed some egg-shells-now looking for some paint to watch dry to heighten the excitement.

One day-Kate- the builders will finish

I wonder if Sammy and mates have got the nod yet



Posted: 30/10/2012 at 14:56
linzbfc wrote (see)

Ours has been damaged by rain and wind and is badly bent down. CAn I prune it now as it looks a mess and is harming other plants ?


Yesterday-on another thread I said prune buddleia now as it has never harmed the ones I have done at this time-another poster-Paul above- says Spring--but it will do no harm in my opinion to cut it back now especially if it is damaging other plants

Buddleias are hard to kill-that is why you see them growing in all sorts of places

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