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Mushrooms in raised bed

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 08:21

I had tonnes too but they seem to do no harm. I just dig this into the soil. Apparently mushroom compost is really good for growing with. The famous Terry Walton talks about it in his book. He used to get tonnes of the stuff for his allotment for free, until the mushroom companies clocked on that they could sell it!

Grape hyacinths

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 07:07

These are one of my favourites plants so I think you are really lucky Nick. They may look messy now, but when those cute little purple flowers come out they are magical. I cut a handful and put them in miniature vases. 

I quite like the grassy leaves at this time of year. It's nice to have some colour and the excitement of something growing away under ground with the promise of early spring colour.

You can move them, albeit the bulbs are so teeny that you will probably find a few still sprout year after year.  I'm rather jealous! ????

Christmas quiz questions

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 19:14

Thanks Berghill! 

Christmas quiz questions

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 16:40

Oh Berghill that's brill! Please may I steel a few for my family Christmas quiz? Also, please may I have the answers?! 

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 18:37

It's on earth Dove. Great idea on the manure. Will defo get some.

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 15:42

P.s. I tell you what I didn't spot in there, a single worm. 

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 15:42

Right, I've watered it, jiggled it, mixed it up and tucked it in! Thanks for the advice peeps. Hoping for some of the lovely sweet smelling crumbly stuff that Monty raves about!

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 14:55

hello again! Am on to the compost bin now. Having heard so often that any decent gardener should have a compost bin I invesed in one two years ago. Having had no compost from it in all that time, I decided to dig it all out. Really disappointed to see dry old twigs and lots of things (like half a stem of broccol) not rotting down at all. There are patches of damp stuff, but these are right next to areas of bone dry twigs. I've been putting a combination of grass, garden trimmings, none cooked kitchen waste, cardboard and ash on it, as well as some Wilko's Compost Maker granules. What am I doing wrong? Should I start again or dump it all back in? Do I need to water it? Thanks ever so much! 

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Lovely little lupins - is it best to just leave these pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 12:03

Thanks again nut! 

What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 12:03

Thanks nut! 

Discussions started by Tootles

I wish someone would invent....

Ideas to make life easier... 
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Last Post: 26/01/2015 at 21:49

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Anyone got any tips? 
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Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Thinking of buying one. 
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Anyone done any gardening today?

Chomping at the bit to get started! 
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Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Is Unwins any good? 
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Windy - get your pots secure...

Smashed 
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Last Post: 11/01/2015 at 16:46

Gardening clobber...

Faithful favourites.... 
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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 20:38

Has anyone successfully stopped a planning application before?

About to get wildlife habitat amongst other things destroyed.... 
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Last Post: 31/12/2014 at 19:57

SNOW!!!

Oh the weather outside is frightful..... 
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Last Post: 31/12/2014 at 08:38

See you later work, two weeks off!

Smiling from ear to ear! 
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Last Post: 22/12/2014 at 00:25

Hey Good Looking.....

Whatcha got cooking...... 
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Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 10:07

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Getcha long johns out! 
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Last Post: 26/11/2014 at 19:27

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Dry and twiggy... 
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Last Post: 13/11/2014 at 19:33

Lovely little lupins - is it best to just leave these pls?

What to do next and what to expect... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:03

What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

in the greenhouse... 
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