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What to do with used compost

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 22:49

BobTheGardener, clattnow and GWRS, Thankyou for your advice :) 

What to do with used compost

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 17:08

Thankyou Alan...I will continue then :)

What to do with used compost

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 16:46


Each year I grow a variety of plants in containers, some free standing and some fixed to the walls. This year for the first time, I am growing Potatoes in bags and Runner Beans in pots.

The flowers are always very pretty and so far the vegetables look ok.

In the past I have always scattered and dug in a bit the compost from containers at the end of the season. I thought this was a good idea given that the soil here is clay and also a bit scarce in places.

Recently though I read that compost should be disposed of because it will have lost all of its value over the summertime.

This is just bags of multi-purpose compost from Sainsburys usually and certainly nothing hugely expensive.

Is it ok to still put it on the flower-beds or is that not a wise thing to do?

Do you know what this is please?

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 22:06

Thankyou all for your suggestions and answer. :)

Do you know what this is please?

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 19:43

  Growing near a house wall.         

Altering a Pond

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 00:12

Thankyou for your advice. I didnt know Newts ate frogspawn too. 

We were thinking of early Autumn so will probably go with that

Altering a Pond

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 00:02

We'd like to enlarge the ponds but they need to remain separate because the Goldfish would eat the frogspawn . This happened when we had just one pond many years ago and introduced fish...a whole generation of frogs was lost.

Thankyou for your help.

Altering a Pond

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 19:59

We have 2 small ponds situated next to each other with one being 9 or so inches higher and seperated by a low wall.

They are both stocked with water lillies and other aquatic plants and are very healthy.

The 'top' pond contains Frogs although they use the lower one too ofcourse. Any Frogspawn is moved to the top pond.

The 'lower' one has 11 Goldfish living in it.


The 'top' pond has a slow leak which can easily be cured by topping up but we would like to empty both and re-do the area.


Please can anyone tell us the best time to empty ponds given that Frogs, Fish, Newts etc are there all the time?

gardeners world theme tune

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 09:10

Amazing music...buying a CD ...thankyou David K

what's plants do you have in your greenhouse right now.

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 23:06

32 Lupins....determined to have a group of them!

12 Hollyhocks

15(?) Roses...6 from a last years Hip

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What to do with used compost

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Do you know what this is please?

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Ideas please

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Any idea what this is please?

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