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Compost bin

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 15:28

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 This is my compost bin. It's my first year with one. I peeked in today and gave the contents a 'turn' for the first time....but it's just dried twigs and cuttings and no sign of any compost. We put a mix of garden cuttings and veg peelings in and I also sprinkle compost maker powder from Wilkos. Does it need more water or is this normal st this stage?

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Posted: 02/02/2014 at 15:09

When you retire, how long does it take to switch off from your former profession?

Advice on new-build garden

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 21:23

Hi Bob, we were in a very similar position when we purchased our place.  Lawn was freshly laid but the ground wasn't made even and now we have minor slopes, especially around the perimeter. We have dug various holes to put trees in and have always ended up lugging out bags of rubble and all sorts of builders rubbish. It's a bit like a disappointing and predictable episode of Timeteam! Good luck with yours.

Clematis

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:32

I'll try my best to wait then. In the height of summer would it be best to put them outside in their pots or keep them in the greenhouse?

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Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:29

Ooh outdoor girl - favourite book?

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Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:28

Ah Artjak - hence the name then?  Booker - what's the best thing about retirement? Sorry if I sound like a nosy Parker! I just love learning about folk!

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Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:18

Touched that you shared such a lovely piece of music Dove. Truly beautiful. Thank you.

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Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:05

Archie - what's your favourite fish? Dove - what's your favourite song?

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Posted: 01/02/2014 at 19:50

What is a heat exchanger clarington? 

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Posted: 01/02/2014 at 19:46

....just wondered what kind of day jobs the lovely gardening folk on here have. I'm a gardener-come-surveyor. I build warehouses and factories for a living. If you're happy to share, what do you do......?

 

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What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

I always get stuck at this point! 
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Sorry about the Benny hill style photo.... 
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I want to gag!!

How do I get it off my hands...? 
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Bbc Gardeners World Live at the NEC - humph!

Hidden extras.... 
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Is this Elderflower?

And is anyone an Elderflower guru? 
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Will they grow in pots? 
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Naughty Frost!

Tatie tips look tinged.... 
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Hurry up Friday!

I'm missing you! 
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Geum?

Or have I planted weeds?! 
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Rhubarb blues...

Stumpy stalks.... 
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Do you know if rootstock can be purchased?

Garden centres or just online? 
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Aye up - the other half wants a go!

Apple crumble in a few years? 
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