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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! 

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

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 12:01

....sorry that should say 'spring' not 'print'!  weird automatic spell check!

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

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 11:55

hello - me again! I planted these lupins from seed in late summer. They have produced leaves and then those leaves have died back, it's still producing leaves but is clearly slowing down. Will these just die down in their pots and come back again in spring? Should I be watering them or leaving to dry out? They are in a cold greenhouse. Should I be putting them into bigger pots? 

Sorry for all the questions today! Am having a tidy up!

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

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 11:51

hello

i took these cutting back in early September and they appear to have taken! Chuffed! But what do I do now? There are about seven in this pot. Do I leave them until the print or separate them now into individual pots? They are (pls forgive my spelling) erisyum (lovely purple spikes) I think. I also have the same with salvia hot lips cuttings. Thanks ever so!

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To late to plant foxgloves?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 08:26

I put some of mine in last week Perki. Weather has got considerably worse this week but I reckon they'd still be fine. 

Its so odd this year. I've got roses in bloom... in November! I reckon all sorts will blossom and sprout next year, out of sync. Quite exciting really!

Dartford Crossing new system

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 08:19

Some of my clients are really happy about it. Will ease up congestion no doubt. In turn, thats likely to mean more lorries though.

Discussions started by Tootles

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Getcha long johns out! 
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Last Post: Today at 08:58

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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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 16:07

What is this cute little beauty please?

Love this plant... 
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Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 09:04

A "how much?!!?" moment.....

Much pricier than I thought.... 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 20:33

I've just grown this in my oven...

Anyone for a slice? 
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Last Post: 01/11/2014 at 10:20

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Has Gonzalo visited? 
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Last Post: 23/10/2014 at 14:22

Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

But how far do I need to stick it in (oooh matron!)... 
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Last Post: 29/09/2014 at 18:02

Potato berry???

Never seen this before... 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 22:48

When and which plants in pots to but in the greenhouse over winter...

Which ones need protecting? 
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Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 09:54

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 11:31

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 09:09

Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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Last Post: 18/09/2014 at 14:03

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

So much help! 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 13:55
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