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Spent Mushroom Compost

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 20:05

Always had a huge lorry or trailer load of mushroom compost every year.  Mushroom farms locally until about 4 yeas ago.  Perfect for veg patch.  Applied it thick...6" or more......in the autumn and in spring I cultivated it into the soil surface.  Produced superb crops without weeds.  Also used it as thick mulch around everything ESP hellebores.  Except couple of camellias I grow.  Azaleas, pieris. Rhodos etc grow in large pots and kept away from mushroom compost.

Mushroom farms not so prolific.  Now amd then I get load of manure too as well as recycled compost from the council.  

High in lime but low in nutrients.  To allow for any chemicals in it......always bought as organic mushroom compost......I apply in autumn and allow the winter rains to wash it through the soil so that come the spring the compost is "clean"

Confession Times!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 19:56

Hmmmmmmmm.  Lindt  chocolates .    Not a chocolate person really......  But lindt, Toblerone, thorntons, cadburys fudge, caramac, choc eclairs, walnut whips................

Talkback: How to plant wallflowers

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 19:51

Don't  separate tulip bulbs Eve. ,plant them individually 5" or so deep.  Have your wallflowers flowered yet?  If not they will in spring.  Best to dig them up after flowering in spring and put something in their place for the summer.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 19:46

Fruitcake?  SomeOne say fruitcake?  That's me 

overwintering cannas

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 18:46

Me too, Swiss sue.  I let cannas dry off if  I dig them up, usually leave some in the ground over winter.  My feelings that they are such large clumps.....well, mine are anyway.....that they have plenty of moisture in them. .....never water them, sorry to disagree with Monty.  Maybe his is a heated greenhouse though.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 16:01

Yes punkdoc .......friendly and relaxing

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 14:21

Know how desperate you feel mrs garden.

My sister gave her son a ring.....she died at 32 and he was 12.  We lost the ring on the beach.  We hired metal detectors and scoured every inch of that beach.  

Hope you find your diamond.  Maybe its on the floor somewhere?  Or in your clothes?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 14:00

Wish I could get out there Bob....it's pouring down.i guess it will settle In the wallflowers I put in earlier.

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 13:18

Fidget, I would love one of those.  What's the Latin name for it?    Core blimey, I'm a "stickler" for proper names.  

Wallflowers

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 13:15

I have some named  colours of wallflowers, as well as the mixed ones.  I plant these out in threes to make a really good impact.  In early spring they have united to form, seemingly, one plant about 4' or more across.  All pinched out, of course. 

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