Latest posts by Zoomer44

Making a wormery...

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 21:52

Can't find the site this evening, think it started with a B or D, it could have been  Japanses sounding. I usually put sites in favourites if I'm gonna go back but didn't with this one

Strawberry feeding

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 00:52

Unless growing stawberries in pots I tend to leave mine. They get a good mulch in the spring and watered when it hasn't rained for a few days, with any brown or yellowing leaves taken off daily.

I've been eating forced strawberries since the beginning of June and the one's in pots are begining to fruit with a watering, when we've had a hot warm day. strawberries in pots need be fed once a week when they start to flower and are happy with tomato feed.  

Hope you enjoy your strawberries, taste so much better with cream...


Posted: 25/06/2013 at 23:52

Yes, It needs to be well rotted, a good guage is that it doesn't smell and looks like crumbly black compost. It can take over a year to rot down though and you need to keep turning it over with a fork. 

I add layers of muck to the compost as brown waste if there's to much green in there to speed up the composting process.   


Making a wormery...

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 23:05

Checked out the county website and they claim to give away compost bins but I couldn't find the link to it!!!

Was directed to another site were dalek compost bins started at £16 and another site which sold wormery's dearer than the first link. There was a kitchen waste bin though which claims to rot stuff down within a few weeks by just adding a bran like substance without the worms, it produces fertiliser and claims the waste can then be added to a normal compost bin.  

Making a wormery...

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 23:48

Followed the link. I'm looking to make a 3 tiered wormery. Doesn't look like the containers I've got are suitable, they stack rather than fit into each other but I've a better idea of what to put in to start one off.

Sara. Our council isn't that forward thinking but I'll check their website.     .   

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 20:01

I've been in Carlisle today. They had it cool today, coming back on the train the sun was out and it looks to have been quite a lot warmer here in the NW.

I forgot to open the GH door this morning, won't be doing that again, some plants were looking very wilted this evening.

Waste of time & effort ?

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 19:56

Cabbage. At the time I only had two veg beds 4ft by 10ft and was told they are easy pezzy to grow, can't go wrong. They were easy pezzy to grow but are huge and took up one veg bed. I may have grown 6, hardly a glut and I spent several nerve racking weeks keeping the slugs and caterpiller off the leaves for a crop which didn't taste that much different from stuff in the supermarket.     

Making a wormery...

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 18:23

Has anyone made a wormery and can one be made with containers which are about 10' deep. They fit snugly together, on top of each other but might be too deep for worms to pass through each chamber.

If you've made a wormery, how did you do it... 

daughters new garden

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 17:56

Looks like some hard work is coming your daughters way but if it's a first garden, what a good size.

It's always nice to start with a blank canvas. Decking is very popular but needs maintaining and can get slimy and slippy in wet weather and we've had plenty of that recently. I suggest flagging the area near to the house. If budget allows go with decking, with a glass canopy over it. This means with table and chairs, the garden can be enjoyed come rain or shine, throughout the seasons and becomes an extra room.  

Is your daughter a keen gardener, have children, does she want a low maintenance garden, would she consider growing fruit and veg? A herb bed is a must for anyone who likes cooking.   


Plant identification please

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 17:31

 Thanks Bob, I can see it better now

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