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Compost heaps and rats

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 08:16
I purchased a dalek compost bin via the Council, they take loads of garden waste which is great and it does die down quickly in them even though I have to push it down when its full. I have had one going for 2 years and when I go to pop some lawn clippings etc in there there is always a foot of space in the top and I can see grubs etc moving around doing their job. Don't know if there are any rats in there I have not seen any and it is at the bottom of the garden. How long should compost take before you can use it, this is my first attempt with making home made compost.

Have i been growing a weed? pls help

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 12:21
Yes I think its an ash tree as well, I had one like that and it took ages of digging it out to get rid. Sorry...

jean

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 21:03
Oh, Matty2, I have tried again and found a lovely Granny Jean Blue Iris and others by clicking on some more information on that link you sent. Thanks very much. Try it Spenno, there are loads in there.

jean

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 20:58
Matty2, clicked on the link but was informed by RHS that I did not name the plant, I typed in jean and they sent loads of others which sounded like jean but were not. Thanks though.

jean

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 20:55
HI SPENNO, I would like some with Jean as well.

Talkback: Lily beetle

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 20:35
Wendy, that is a really good suggestion. I have noticed when they drop from the plant they just disappear unless you catch them, cunning little blighters!! The damage they do is unforgivable though. They absolutely gorged on my prized lilly plant last year. I am out to get them so I will be cutting up that torn white pillow case (an old one so please don't think something else!) and tucking it under my beautiful plants this summer. Why is it they only go for some species?

Cats

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 19:16
It smells better than cats stinky poo Maud! One of my neighbours leaves the cat out when she goes to work and the b.. thing wanders into my garden to do its business. It then goes around to annoy other gardeners. I see it wandering around and then when its owner comes home it goes back in. Its very annoying. I have had some success with high pitched sonic thingy but that stops the blackbirds so I am not keen to use it. Jeyes fluid soaked on tea bags and lavender oil. What a mix of smells but it seems to annoy the cat.

Just saying hi and introducing myself :-)

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 14:33
Hi Veggiepatch, you have chosen a great way to de-stress. Gardening is therapeutic and can also keep you fit, never mind the odd ache after digging etc. Most of the people I know who have taken up gardening have retired but many like yourself still working and particularly in an office find they need to get out and get some fresh air. Oh, I should mention the benefits of growing your own food and flowers etc.. and war against pests. You get them in the garden as well as in the office!!! Good luck and enjoy the forums.

nesting blackbird

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 22:41
What a lovely picture Aliesh, you must be so proud to have these blackbirds nest in your shed. I saw a pair on my lawn yesterday morning, the female was chasing off the male blackbird, just like she was saying.. get away I am having my breakfast. So cute.

When will I learn?

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 08:04
You lucky thing nutcutlet, I dont seem to have the same success!! I have sown sweet pea seeds about 3 weeks ago in especially purchased seed compost in the hope of success, but nothing. Where have they gone, or how long do they take to germinate. I have sown them outside in a sunny sheltered position and covered the top of the pots with dome shaped recycled plastic lids to provide warmth.

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