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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. shiney
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    Instructions On Composting..

    Too much wet stuff.
    Too much wet stuff.
    Too much wet stuff.
    Too much wet stuff.
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  6. luciusmaximus

    Compost bin layers

    I, honestly, wouldn't worry about putting the compost in in strict layers, lucius:dunno::nonofinger: I now have three large plastic compost bins and put material in as it becomes available thereby making a...
    I, honestly, wouldn't worry about putting the compost in in strict layers, lucius:dunno::nonofinger: I now have three large plastic compost bins and put material in as it becomes available thereby making a mixture of stuff and did the same with my previous 35 year old compost. So, I would advice you to forget...
    I, honestly, wouldn't worry about putting the compost in in strict layers, lucius:dunno::nonofinger: I now have three large plastic compost bins and put material in as it becomes available thereby making a mixture of stuff and did the same with my previous 35...
    I, honestly, wouldn't worry about putting the compost in in strict layers, lucius:dunno::nonofinger: I now have three large plastic compost bins and put material in as it becomes available thereby making a...
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  7. Eden1

    Newbie Composting - No heat in my heap

    I've stopped adding to my heap because all I can produce in any great quantity at the minute is grass cuttings. It seems after I add grass I get a couple of weeks of heat and then its back to...
    I've stopped adding to my heap because all I can produce in any great quantity at the minute is grass cuttings. It seems after I add grass I get a couple of weeks of heat and then its back to being cold. Is this normal?I turned the heap tonight for the first time in a couple of weeks and...
    I've stopped adding to my heap because all I can produce in any great quantity at the minute is grass cuttings. It seems after I add grass I get a couple of weeks of heat and then its back to being cold. Is this normal?I turned the heap...
    I've stopped adding to my heap because all I can produce in any great quantity at the minute is grass cuttings. It seems after I add grass I get a couple of weeks of heat and then its back to...
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. ElaineTP

    Speeding up leaf composting?

    Thanks John & Mike
    Thanks John & Mike
    Thanks John & Mike
    Thanks John & Mike
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  14. 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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  15. Mike77

    Composting Laburnum

    I'll be rich.
    I'll be rich.
    I'll be rich.
    I'll be rich.
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Jack Sparrow

    Dog Hair

    All the fur from my dogs goes in here for the nesting birds. There were hundreds of them queueing up for it this year.
    All the fur from my dogs goes in here for the nesting birds. There were hundreds of them queueing up for it this year.
    All the fur from my dogs goes in here for the nesting birds. There were hundreds of them queueing up for it this year.
    All the fur from my dogs goes in here for the nesting birds. There were hundreds of them queueing up for it this year.
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  23. clanless

    Here's a thought - easy composting?

    This sounds like green manuring, which I practise on my allotment, sow a crop specifically to be dug in. I am sure it will do good to the soil.
    This sounds like green manuring, which I practise on my allotment, sow a crop specifically to be dug in. I am sure it will do good to the soil.
    This sounds like green manuring, which I practise on my allotment, sow a crop specifically to be dug in. I am sure it will do good to the soil.
    This sounds like green manuring, which I practise on my allotment, sow a crop specifically to be dug in. I am sure it will do good to the soil.
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  24. Sally Parker

    Seaweed Foliage Spray how often and better then Watering in???

    Thanks Verdun, don't think I have one of those shops near me though.
    Thanks Verdun, don't think I have one of those shops near me though.
    Thanks Verdun, don't think I have one of those shops near me though.
    Thanks Verdun, don't think I have one of those shops near me though.
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  25. Fat Controller

    Composter placement

    If you can find a sunny spot where they can sit directly on the soil and attract worms that will speed up the composting process.I've managed to hide away two 220L ones (also via the council...
    If you can find a sunny spot where they can sit directly on the soil and attract worms that will speed up the composting process.I've managed to hide away two 220L ones (also via the council and with a somewhat smaller footprint) in a sunny corner behind the shed in my small garden. They sit...
    If you can find a sunny spot where they can sit directly on the soil and attract worms that will speed up the composting process.I've managed to hide away two 220L ones (also via the council and with a somewhat smaller footprint) in a sunny...
    If you can find a sunny spot where they can sit directly on the soil and attract worms that will speed up the composting process.I've managed to hide away two 220L ones (also via the council...
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