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Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 06:41

 waterbutts! Thanks for the tips everyone, but I'm a stubborn bugger, I've decided to try it anyway, I want to see if it works! If it does, I can kill 2 birds with one stone, the cats will have a nice clean litter box and I don't have to water so often!

Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:05

Hi Lyn, yes, it does absorb liquid, that's the idea, I'm hoping I will not have to water my hanging baskets and pots so often. Vermiculite is very expensive and I have to order it from Germany. I will only add a handful per litre of compost and mix it well. Will definitely let you know the results.

What is this plant?

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 14:25

Here is a  good description, I also know it as mimosa.

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Rosemoor/About-Rosemoor/Plant-of-the-month/January/Acacia-dealbata

 

Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 13:34

I am going to try something new next year for my baskets and pots. Instead of using vermiculite to retain moisture, I am going to try mixing Catsan Silica cat litter grains into my compost instead. Has anybody tried this before and what do you think of my idea?

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 10:16

Morning everyone, grey day here too, OH has turned the heating on.

Love the "green man", do make it your avater Verdun.

Dove, you haven't been playing around with infected compost, have you?! Hope you feel better soon!

Why I will never Use peat free compost

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 20:11

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing. " - Murphy's Law

Does anyone recognise this dahlia?

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 09:54

For dahlia lovers searching for something special, here a great site

http://www.national-dahlia-collection.co.uk/en/dahlias-search?limit=45&p=30

 

Fourberries...what a waste of money

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 09:48

"Developed in Switzerland by a family fruit nursery that began as long ago as 1889, their Lubera brand specialises in new fruit varieties of all kinds. Their RedLove apple was launched last year."

I bought my dwarf apricot from them, but this is a German company, not Swiss, they just have a branch in Switzerland.

flower or weed?

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 17:53

Sounds about right, Winniecat! Here instructions from RHS how to look after it.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=1635

 

What is this please?

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 14:27
PeterE17 wrote (see)

Is this another pepino aka melon pear aka solanum muricatum?

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/what-is-this-plant-please/106059.html

By jove, I think he's got it!

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