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Can i compost fallen leaves

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 20:55

I have collected and bagged them. few holes and leave for a year.  Crumple them up and leave for another year.  

However, now I simply add to the compost heap where they break down quite nicely.  Compost is used in 2 years 

Sssssssscared or what?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 20:28

what a scary prog.  David Attenborough right now.  Those snakes chasing that Lizard!  Glad the doors and windows are closed  

mind you, could be spiders around 

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 20:24

Always like Donald Duck 

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 20:15

No, we didn't aym.

we confronted that's all.  

The West created the situation in Iraq and Syria....not Putin.  He can see an opportunity there for Russia  now.  History will show the damage the West has done. 

Aym, stop seeing Putin as the ONLY bad guy 

What is an all year round garden?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 20:07

your all year round garden suits me Nut.  

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 20:03

Worrying though isn't it KT53? 

not really a worrier but the world looks on the brink of war to me.  Don't kid yourselves it cannot happen So who is going to make the first move?  

Appeasement aym?  What else do you want?   "Condemned" to it?    Not exactly sure of the dictionary definition but it's a way of avoiding conflict.  I don't want the next generation suffering horrifically because we didn't talk . 

What is an all year round garden?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 19:38

the forum made me think a little today......

many of us....maybe not quite so much for me down here....are protecting their plants for the winter.  Sure, they may look unattractive with their fleece covers but in a few weeks' time ...yep, just a few weeks....they will be growing again;  if protected. 

an "all year round garden". What exactly does that mean?  Does it mean no herbaceous plants, no grasses, no tender stuff, no exotics?  None of these contribute to an all year round garden

i grow lots of evergreens but masses of plants that disappear soon ....a photo in winter will show lots of colour, shape and interest.  Many tender plants remain in place but some are dug up to be replaced with specimen wallflowers.   

Low maintenance too?  Similarly an all year round garden cannot include annuals, can it? all year round garden!  Who has one? And why do you claim that?  Maybe we could post pictures of our gardens in winter to illustrate the point 

I am with you Jaqualine

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 19:14

All year round garden too here. herbaceous, deciduous, grasses, tender perennials, succulents, exotics then folks?  .....these are very much a part of my all year round garden.  many of these will be protected, taken indoors but it doesnt lessen my all year round garden 

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 17:29

WAR is the thing to avoid.  It is a likely scenario not a possible one.  What exactly would you suggest we did to stop Putin's land grab?  

Pansy, I am intrigued by Michael Moor talk 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 17:05

Warm welcome Terry 

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