Supernoodle


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Daffodil varieties for St David's Day

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 12:54

You're wife is very lucky.  I'd love my husband to get me daffs for St David's Day. (I'm welsh too.) Good luck with it!

Weeds in my compost

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 12:40

I really like the drowning in buckets idea. It's quicker than throwing on the compost (as I collect the weed in giant bucket anyway though it does have a hole!) plus there's a well on our property (need to get the pump rewired) so should be able to have plenty of rainwater even when the butt runs out. And as Flowering Rose says it doubles as a feed.  I suppose if I get really into it I could work out what weeds give what nutrients and target specific areas of my garden. 

If I remove the old and unused greenhouse (anyone in Norwich area want one?!) I can make space for plenty of buckets hidden away so works perfectly.

And my mum in law has given me her small incinerator so that's the solution for the bramble.

Great stuff folks - thank you.  I'll be printing this all off to keep....

Noodle

Woodland plants

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 12:28

Brilliant - thanks everyone.  I'm going to treat myself to an enjoyable hour this weekend looking up plants and making some choices.  I think foxgloves are a definite, and Dicentra (flowers look weird!) and Soloman's Seal and maybe Cyclamen.

I posted my query twice by accident and Jean Riley put the following link on the other post:http://www.beautifulbritain.co.uk/htm/nature/woodland_flowers.htm

 and I'm tempted by the wood anemone and celandine.  Plus rhododendrons seem to grow well in my area so might add one of those.

So much to choose!  I'll select a few and plant and then maybe add more in a year or so when I see how they get on.

I hadn't heard of woodland seed so think that maybe worth a go and see what seems happy.

Thanks everyone!

Noodle

Weeds in my compost

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 12:57

Thanks both.  I had a horrid feeling I'd need to get rid of it...  It's been over the last few years as I've been pulling stuff out so no chance of getting the bits I need out. (We're also refurbishing the house and I've a one year old so gardening at the mo is about keeping the worst down until I can spend more time on it.  Although we're surrounded by wild land so it'll never be weed free (great wildlife though!) )

2 heaps.  Both about 1m x 2m and taller than me....

I've no need for the compost at the mo.  More of a deposal area.  But I'd like to use it for pots and enriching my clay soil someday in the future.

Think I'll build a new heap as per Frank's guidance in the Spring and slowly migrate the old heaps to the recycling centre.  And maybe get a council "brown bin" for ongoing weed pulling.

I was hoping you were going to say cover in a fleece, add some worms and leave for 3 years..

 

Woodland plants

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 12:39

Please ignore this post as a duplicate in error (PC got stuck when submitting and I pressed the submit button again...)

Woodland plants

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 12:35

Hello, 

The curb between my house and road is woodlandy - 3 lime trees and 1 copper beech, with holly and laurel shrubs, the odd fern plus ivy ground cover (and until recently nettle and bramble).  I'm wanting to add in a few plants to brighten it up, although accepting it will always look fairly wild.

I've bought some bulbs - bluebells, snowdrops, miniture daffs, crocus - that will go in this month.  Is there anything else anyone can suggest?  I've got a bright pink Calico Bush in my garden that looks gorgeous and having read it's a woodland plant I though I'd see if I can propogate a bit of that and push it in.  Which made me think is there anything else similar that'd look as lovely.

Soil is clay.  Needs to be low maintanence.  Novice gardener so feel free to suggest "obvious" things

Thanks very much

Woodland plants

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 12:34

Hello, 

The curb between my house and road is woodlandy - 3 lime trees and 1 copper beech, with holly and laurel shrubs, the odd fern plus ivy ground cover (and until recently nettle and bramble).  I'm wanting to add in a few plants to brighten it up, although accepting it will always look fairly wild.

I've bought some bulbs - bluebells, snowdrops, miniture daffs, crocus - that will go in this month.  Is there anything else anyone can suggest?  I've got a bright pink Calico Bush in my garden that looks gorgeous and having read it's a woodland plant I though I'd see if I can propogate a bit of that and push it in.  Which made me think is there anything else similar that'd look as lovely.

Soil is clay.  Needs to be low maintanence.  Novice gardener so feel free to suggest "obvious" things

Thanks very much

Weeds in my compost

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 12:24

Hello,  I'm a novice gardener and trying to get an overgrown medium size garden under control.  I've been merrily putting Ground Elder (leaves), Bindwind (mainly leaves, some root), Nettles (leaves and root) and Bramble (leaves and root) on my sizeable compost heap.  Just woken up to the error on my ways...

Can anyone suggest ways to encourage the offending material to compost down fully.  I'm thinking  -  ways to warm up the compost?, perhaps leave for a long time (how long??), anything else?

Many thanks

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