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  2. Steve R
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    Hot Composting - The Berkeley Method

    Now there is a good idea to take on board, I really like that.Steve...:)
    Now there is a good idea to take on board, I really like that.Steve...:)
    Now there is a good idea to take on board, I really like that.Steve...:)
    Now there is a good idea to take on board, I really like that.Steve...:)
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  3. shiney
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    Like x 8

    Instructions On Composting..

    Too much wet stuff.
    Too much wet stuff.
    Too much wet stuff.
    Too much wet stuff.
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  5. potash

    Multipurpose compost

    Yes, because Wickes delivery is the best available. The results are just fine, and as Wickes has other bulky stuff such as rotted manure and grit it's the best I can get being a non-driver. Good...
    Yes, because Wickes delivery is the best available. The results are just fine, and as Wickes has other bulky stuff such as rotted manure and grit it's the best I can get being a non-driver. Good deals and delivered conveniently.The best compost online was from Amazon, 80l sack of earthy stuff...
    Yes, because Wickes delivery is the best available. The results are just fine, and as Wickes has other bulky stuff such as rotted manure and grit it's the best I can get being a non-driver. Good deals and delivered conveniently.The best...
    Yes, because Wickes delivery is the best available. The results are just fine, and as Wickes has other bulky stuff such as rotted manure and grit it's the best I can get being a non-driver. Good...
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  6. Green Glass Goblin

    Bonemeal brands

    Thanks to everybody. Bonemeal as you say is bonemeal. Madeva few enahiries and bought 35kg of Elixir brand. Got 10% off. It's Thomas Elliot make bagged as house brand. It appears Thomas Elliot...
    Thanks to everybody. Bonemeal as you say is bonemeal. Madeva few enahiries and bought 35kg of Elixir brand. Got 10% off. It's Thomas Elliot make bagged as house brand. It appears Thomas Elliot supply a lot of "own brands" Thanks again
    Thanks to everybody. Bonemeal as you say is bonemeal. Madeva few enahiries and bought 35kg of Elixir brand. Got 10% off. It's Thomas Elliot make bagged as house brand. It appears Thomas Elliot supply a lot of "own brands" Thanks again
    Thanks to everybody. Bonemeal as you say is bonemeal. Madeva few enahiries and bought 35kg of Elixir brand. Got 10% off. It's Thomas Elliot make bagged as house brand. It appears Thomas Elliot...
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  7. wolfie

    How do you add compost/soil-improver to already planted beds?

    Well, if they're good strong plants, you could plant them now, or plant them in the pot into the area you've chosen, that leave you the option of taking them out while in the pot should they not...
    Well, if they're good strong plants, you could plant them now, or plant them in the pot into the area you've chosen, that leave you the option of taking them out while in the pot should they not like it where you've planted them.You have probably gathered by now, wolfie, that I am loathe to...
    Well, if they're good strong plants, you could plant them now, or plant them in the pot into the area you've chosen, that leave you the option of taking them out while in the pot should they not like it where you've planted them.You have...
    Well, if they're good strong plants, you could plant them now, or plant them in the pot into the area you've chosen, that leave you the option of taking them out while in the pot should they not...
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  8. Eden1

    Newbie Composting - No heat in my heap

    I add cardboard, newspaper, even paper bills/statements.
    I add cardboard, newspaper, even paper bills/statements.
    I add cardboard, newspaper, even paper bills/statements.
    I add cardboard, newspaper, even paper bills/statements.
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  9. luciusmaximus

    Compost bin layers

    My compost heaps have been in places where they are out of general view (mine and the neighbours) and I'm unlikely to want or be able to grow much. So down the bottom against a couple of privet...
    My compost heaps have been in places where they are out of general view (mine and the neighbours) and I'm unlikely to want or be able to grow much. So down the bottom against a couple of privet hedges, between two sheds against the neighbours fence and currently at the top of the garden, under a...
    My compost heaps have been in places where they are out of general view (mine and the neighbours) and I'm unlikely to want or be able to grow much. So down the bottom against a couple of privet hedges, between two sheds against the neighbours...
    My compost heaps have been in places where they are out of general view (mine and the neighbours) and I'm unlikely to want or be able to grow much. So down the bottom against a couple of privet...
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  10. Isab

    Can I use this soil ? Help please.

    Thanks, Ricky101. It was supposed to be multipurpose compost, but it has way too much wood chip in it. I was considering mixing it with new compost but I think you are right. Will keep it as topsoil.
    Thanks, Ricky101. It was supposed to be multipurpose compost, but it has way too much wood chip in it. I was considering mixing it with new compost but I think you are right. Will keep it as topsoil.
    Thanks, Ricky101. It was supposed to be multipurpose compost, but it has way too much wood chip in it. I was considering mixing it with new compost but I think you are right. Will keep it as topsoil.
    Thanks, Ricky101. It was supposed to be multipurpose compost, but it has way too much wood chip in it. I was considering mixing it with new compost but I think you are right. Will keep it as topsoil.
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  11. robbo

    John innes number 3

    Yes, perfectly fine robbo :) Your plants will love it
    Yes, perfectly fine robbo :) Your plants will love it
    Yes, perfectly fine robbo :) Your plants will love it
    Yes, perfectly fine robbo :) Your plants will love it
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  12. reb999000

    Fertiliser for Marguerite Daisies??

    Living in a hot country where they are common, I think they need a little water and no feed whatsoever.
    Living in a hot country where they are common, I think they need a little water and no feed whatsoever.
    Living in a hot country where they are common, I think they need a little water and no feed whatsoever.
    Living in a hot country where they are common, I think they need a little water and no feed whatsoever.
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  13. shiney
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    BEST SUPPLIER OF COMPOST 2019

    A bit of an experiment ....Half n half jacks magic and my own (cheap as chips) compost. Texture is great and, so far, rooted cuttings look fine. :) My own compost holds moisture better, for sure,...
    A bit of an experiment ....Half n half jacks magic and my own (cheap as chips) compost. Texture is great and, so far, rooted cuttings look fine. :) My own compost holds moisture better, for sure, and I think it will suit summer pot plants. Branded mpc varies so much from batch to batch and year...
    A bit of an experiment ....Half n half jacks magic and my own (cheap as chips) compost. Texture is great and, so far, rooted cuttings look fine. :) My own compost holds moisture better, for sure, and I think it will suit summer pot plants....
    A bit of an experiment ....Half n half jacks magic and my own (cheap as chips) compost. Texture is great and, so far, rooted cuttings look fine. :) My own compost holds moisture better, for sure,...
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  14. fumanchu

    no dig fertiliser?

    I just chuck the dried stuff onto the surface and assume the rain will wash it into the ground. Seems to work.
    I just chuck the dried stuff onto the surface and assume the rain will wash it into the ground. Seems to work.
    I just chuck the dried stuff onto the surface and assume the rain will wash it into the ground. Seems to work.
    I just chuck the dried stuff onto the surface and assume the rain will wash it into the ground. Seems to work.
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  15. ChilliPepper

    Is there an affordable medium for growing salad leaves, orientals etc?

    Mine neither at the moment. I did get a healthy looking root of Iris siberica 'Lavender' and a big packet of licquorice torpedos though!
    Mine neither at the moment. I did get a healthy looking root of Iris siberica 'Lavender' and a big packet of licquorice torpedos though!
    Mine neither at the moment. I did get a healthy looking root of Iris siberica 'Lavender' and a big packet of licquorice torpedos though!
    Mine neither at the moment. I did get a healthy looking root of Iris siberica 'Lavender' and a big packet of licquorice torpedos though!
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  16. ElaineTP

    Speeding up leaf composting?

    Thanks John & Mike
    Thanks John & Mike
    Thanks John & Mike
    Thanks John & Mike
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  17. Phil A
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    Making Leaf Mould

    :spinning:Lots of leaves to collect, my front is a ....
    :spinning:Lots of leaves to collect, my front is a ....
    :spinning:Lots of leaves to collect, my front is a ....
    :spinning:Lots of leaves to collect, my front is a ....
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  18. Mike77

    Composting Laburnum

    I'll be rich.
    I'll be rich.
    I'll be rich.
    I'll be rich.
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  19. andrews

    GW / Gove Plant Pot Crusade

    The breasts weighed 11oz each so each one was plenty for two when done with loads of veg etc.
    The breasts weighed 11oz each so each one was plenty for two when done with loads of veg etc.
    The breasts weighed 11oz each so each one was plenty for two when done with loads of veg etc.
    The breasts weighed 11oz each so each one was plenty for two when done with loads of veg etc.
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  20. ARMANDII

    BEST SUPPLIER OF COMPOST 2018

    Well, up to 3" inches should be fine.:dunno: Getting more life into a border will not be solved instantly with a heavy dose of compost although it is a step forward. I add used compost on the borders...
    Well, up to 3" inches should be fine.:dunno: Getting more life into a border will not be solved instantly with a heavy dose of compost although it is a step forward. I add used compost on the borders every year and it take time for it to work it's way down into the soil even with digging. Nature...
    Well, up to 3" inches should be fine.:dunno: Getting more life into a border will not be solved instantly with a heavy dose of compost although it is a step forward. I add used compost on the borders every year and it take time for it to work it's...
    Well, up to 3" inches should be fine.:dunno: Getting more life into a border will not be solved instantly with a heavy dose of compost although it is a step forward. I add used compost on the borders...
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  21. Mike Allen

    Monty Don's garden.

    I recently read Monty's book about Nigel the dog, which also gives quite a few details about the filming - yes Monty's garden and even his house has been designed or at least developed to...
    I recently read Monty's book about Nigel the dog, which also gives quite a few details about the filming - yes Monty's garden and even his house has been designed or at least developed to accommodate this, with a room/outside area which can be used to accommodate the film crew and keep them...
    I recently read Monty's book about Nigel the dog, which also gives quite a few details about the filming - yes Monty's garden and even his house has been designed or at least developed to accommodate this, with a room/outside area which can be...
    I recently read Monty's book about Nigel the dog, which also gives quite a few details about the filming - yes Monty's garden and even his house has been designed or at least developed to...
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  22. Richard O'Brien

    Rats in Compost

    Hi @Richard O'Brien and Welcome to GC, I am not sure if standing on slabs would be good as it would maybe inhibit drainage of all the juices of compost that normally go into the soil.. Maybe...
    Hi @Richard O'Brien and Welcome to GC, I am not sure if standing on slabs would be good as it would maybe inhibit drainage of all the juices of compost that normally go into the soil.. Maybe someone else will have a better idea than me.. I used to have that problem and so I now wash eggshells...
    Hi @Richard O'Brien and Welcome to GC, I am not sure if standing on slabs would be good as it would maybe inhibit drainage of all the juices of compost that normally go into the soil.. Maybe someone else will have a better idea than me.. I used...
    Hi @Richard O'Brien and Welcome to GC, I am not sure if standing on slabs would be good as it would maybe inhibit drainage of all the juices of compost that normally go into the soil.. Maybe...
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  23. kyleleonard

    My Leaf Mould

    I have massive deciduous trees and therefore it is no surprise that I have huge quantities of leaves which I collect and keep in enormous piles. Unless you are in a huge hurry there is no need at...
    I have massive deciduous trees and therefore it is no surprise that I have huge quantities of leaves which I collect and keep in enormous piles. Unless you are in a huge hurry there is no need at all the turn the heaps. I'd almost need a JCB to turn mine:). Leave the heaps uncovered or get the...
    I have massive deciduous trees and therefore it is no surprise that I have huge quantities of leaves which I collect and keep in enormous piles. Unless you are in a huge hurry there is no need at all the turn the heaps. I'd almost need a JCB to...
    I have massive deciduous trees and therefore it is no surprise that I have huge quantities of leaves which I collect and keep in enormous piles. Unless you are in a huge hurry there is no need at...
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  24. MattW

    Can I add fertiliser AND bark mulch on top?

    Ah well, that explains it. Very important to do PH test. You wont have blue and pink hydrangeas there in a year or two...in acid soil pink will turn purplish; in alkaline soil blue will colour...
    Ah well, that explains it. Very important to do PH test. You wont have blue and pink hydrangeas there in a year or two...in acid soil pink will turn purplish; in alkaline soil blue will colour towards red/purple,
    Ah well, that explains it. Very important to do PH test. You wont have blue and pink hydrangeas there in a year or two...in acid soil pink will turn purplish; in alkaline soil blue will colour towards red/purple,
    Ah well, that explains it. Very important to do PH test. You wont have blue and pink hydrangeas there in a year or two...in acid soil pink will turn purplish; in alkaline soil blue will colour...
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