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Posted: 09/03/2013 at 20:23

In the main I found, compost, I bought last year was poor quality, it was more luck  than design that the occassional bag was good quality, so, thought ahead and made most of my own compost for this year.

Mine is a small garden with only three veg beds and a couple of flower beds so was able to store enough leaf mould and had space for a bin of horse muck to happily rot down over last year. This went on the veg beds in the autumn and along with spent compost from a failed Xmas spud crop which has been used to mulch the flower beds, what's in the full darlek will be for pots.

I'd advise a mix of bought and home grown compost.

Good luck with what you've bought.     

This made me spill my tea over the keyboard!

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:31

Your Favourite Tools

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 19:27

Loppers with extending handles, great for reaching the neighbours climbers as they start to creep over the fence, a pair of pink handled secateurs, only pair that have never been lost, and a new favourite, I've just bought a seed sowing kit from Wilkinson's with dibber, seed disperser, fine sieve and a little thingy which you lower seedlings into compost with.

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 23:29

Just watched GW on iplayer. Enjoyed most of the programme but it all can't appeal to everyone. Liked Monty's raised veg beds and recycled path, nice to see Nigel and the stray  chicken running across the camera's view .

Looking forward to Beachgrove.

  

"My Reviews"

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 22:44

Hi, Daniel..

My reviews also stand at 1256 and today I'm supposed to have posted this..

Posted: 08 March 2013 Overall: I have bought and planted hellebore orientalis seeds 2 years running. kept them in the greenhouse but have had no germination at all. where am i going wrong ?  

 Haven't been through the 1256 reviews but suspect I haven't reviewed any of the plants mentioned and certainly haven't sown hellebore orientalis seeds two years running.  

Seed swap

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 21:41

Joyce. I already have lots of different veg seeds, more than enough for this year. If anyone does want any veg seeds though I'm happy to swap some of my extra seeds.   

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 21:32

Wet and windy here. 

The wind must have been quite strong as when I got home it had ripped a 9ft long plastic covered, metal framed, cloche out of the ground and blown it across the garden. The GH stopped it in it's tracks, luckily none of the glass was broken.

figrat. You'll soon know if you have sweet pea. 

Repotting a Christmas Tree...

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 21:22

I remember the thread about Christmas tree's now, just been through it again. Some nice tree's and good advise. I also contributed but don't know how to retrieve old threads.

It looks like a Norwegian Spruce, will pot it up as advised and move it to a shady spot in the summer, that's if we get one this year. It would be nice if it did grow 3ft.

I also bought three tiny variegated conifers before winter last year, wasn't sure what to do with those but presumably they can be treated the same as the Spruce.  

 

azalea has lost its leaves!!

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 20:45

Just goggled litchen and got kitchen first off  but second attempt with the correct spelling, found an interesting site all about them. Thanks Dovefromabove, doesn't appear to be anything to worry about.

MOB rants

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 23:47

Even though I've a cloth tube under the stairs to store 'old bags' in. I nearly always forget to take bags when shopping. 

I realise approaching the till I've forgotten my bags and go round the supermarket again looking for a box knowing the till person will glare at me disapprovingly for not bringing bags and begrudgingly get one from under the till when it's obvious from wants on the counter I'm gonna need at least six or more...

A bonus for shopping at Aldi the bags are on my side of the counter and you can get boxes...which compost down...    

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Q about transplanting fruit bushes...

I've grown some cuttings at home and have some well establishes bushes to transplant.. 
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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 23:03

Weeds in the GH....

I've inherited a GH with no glass on a new allotment plot... 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 18:54

Little gems...

I've about a dozen Little gem lettuce plants growing in pots.... 
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Last Post: 29/06/2014 at 22:18

Veg seeds to sow now...

Winter veg... 
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Last Post: 28/06/2014 at 22:27

Using mushroom compost...

I've used mushroom compost on one of the beds on the allotment...  
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 21:36

It's a tab bit early to ask but...

Whose growing Christmas spuds... 
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Last Post: 19/06/2014 at 22:49

Sweet corn problems...

Seedlings dying.... 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 21:38

Sowing parsnips....

Is it too late to try again.... 
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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 08:34

Lidl fruit tree's....

Does anyone know the root stock... 
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Last Post: 01/07/2014 at 22:42

Apples and pears....

Thinking of purchasing a tree or two... 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 19:58

Fruit tree ID...

Can anyone identify this fruit tree... 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 12:26

Buy cheap pay twice...

I knew when I bought it I shouldn't have done.. 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 11:20

What to grow in vacated veg beds....

I've three raised beds.... 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:03

A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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Last Post: 20/04/2014 at 19:42

Help...marestail and other nasties...

And I thought brambles and rabbits were going to be the biggest problem... 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 08:30
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