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Green Compost

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 15:14

patty, there are several different plants that can be grown as green manure.  Phacelia is just one of them.  Have a look at Suffolk Herbs for a good range of them.

unwanted grass

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 18:03

Cut it to the ground with a strimmer or mower.  Remove all the grass.  When it starts to sprout again use glyphosate spray.  You may need to do it twice.  Leave a good interval between the sprayings so that you can really see where the grass is truly dead.

If you pave over grass that isn't dead you will run into all sorts of problems, one of which is that you can't see if the ground is truly level which it will have to be before paving.

Or you can do it the hard way and after mowing get someone to skim off the turf so you get a level surface.

Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 17:52

addict, what do you suggest is the proper manner?  Certainly not with the green waste if you think it grows from cut down stems.  Does it?  I know it will re-grow from every little bit of root left in the ground. Roots must never be put in with green waste.

I think it is pretty inert once it has completely dried out.  Perhaps it could be laid on concrete until absolutely dead.


Posted: 30/06/2013 at 17:43

Yes, but it is sad.

Rasied bed walkway problem

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 15:57

Try and avoid anything that grows.  Looks nice, but how are you going to keep it mown/cut?  And it will get worn and muddy in the winter.


Posted: 30/06/2013 at 13:53

Salino, why was the meadow cut?  For hay or silage, or some other reason?

Poppies only appear in ground that has been cultivated, usually for a specific crop.

Perpetual spinach pest

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 08:48

Don't worry, the holes won't show when you cook the leaves.

Seaweed Feed

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 15:03

Now I know comfrey was known as knit-bone but I had to look up periostal on Google and I still don't understand how you would use comfrey, especially as it is no longer recommended for internal use.

Potting Up Chillies

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 14:56

They will grow at least 18 inches high, so move them on as they need it.

Green Compost

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 14:54

Comfrey alone is best, but I wasn't aware that was green compost. 

I thought green compost was especially grown plants like lucerne which were turned into the soil green.  Often grown to give cover for the soil in winter.

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