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  2. shiney
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    Best Supplier Of Compost 2021

    Took advantage of the rain the last few days to re-wet some coir blocks, 18 cube in total. Managed to get 3 of our retail garden centres to try coir, 2 pallets for seeds and 3 pallets for...
    Took advantage of the rain the last few days to re-wet some coir blocks, 18 cube in total. Managed to get 3 of our retail garden centres to try coir, 2 pallets for seeds and 3 pallets for container potting. All 3 of them asked if we could not make it multipurpose, well 500gram of fertiliser per...
    Took advantage of the rain the last few days to re-wet some coir blocks, 18 cube in total. Managed to get 3 of our retail garden centres to try coir, 2 pallets for seeds and 3 pallets for container potting. All 3 of them asked if we could not...
    Took advantage of the rain the last few days to re-wet some coir blocks, 18 cube in total. Managed to get 3 of our retail garden centres to try coir, 2 pallets for seeds and 3 pallets for...
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  3. Steve R
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    Hot Composting - The Berkeley Method

    Yeah I think the same doubt anything could keep the little rascals out hahahaha. I really appreciate you're views, it's great to be open to so much more knowledge, skills, experience and little...
    Yeah I think the same doubt anything could keep the little rascals out hahahaha. I really appreciate you're views, it's great to be open to so much more knowledge, skills, experience and little tricks.
    Yeah I think the same doubt anything could keep the little rascals out hahahaha. I really appreciate you're views, it's great to be open to so much more knowledge, skills, experience and little tricks.
    Yeah I think the same doubt anything could keep the little rascals out hahahaha. I really appreciate you're views, it's great to be open to so much more knowledge, skills, experience and little...
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  4. shiney
    Sticky
    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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  6. Mike Allen

    Slugs & Snails are waiting in the foyey for those young succulent green tips. What is your counter

    Thankfully slugs and snails don't seem to like my garden. I've finally managed to fox and cat proof the garden with good results but now it looks like a beetle is eating everything in sight! Can...
    Thankfully slugs and snails don't seem to like my garden. I've finally managed to fox and cat proof the garden with good results but now it looks like a beetle is eating everything in sight! Can anyone tell me if the image attached is likely to be the cause? I snapped it on the Rosemary bush....
    Thankfully slugs and snails don't seem to like my garden. I've finally managed to fox and cat proof the garden with good results but now it looks like a beetle is eating everything in sight! Can anyone tell me if the image attached is likely to...
    Thankfully slugs and snails don't seem to like my garden. I've finally managed to fox and cat proof the garden with good results but now it looks like a beetle is eating everything in sight! Can...
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  7. Midlands Cockney

    composted bracken

    We have plenty of Ferns. I was wondering if composting Ferns also produces ericaceous soil in the same way that composting bracken is said to make soil more ericaceous?
    We have plenty of Ferns. I was wondering if composting Ferns also produces ericaceous soil in the same way that composting bracken is said to make soil more ericaceous?
    We have plenty of Ferns. I was wondering if composting Ferns also produces ericaceous soil in the same way that composting bracken is said to make soil more ericaceous?
    We have plenty of Ferns. I was wondering if composting Ferns also produces ericaceous soil in the same way that composting bracken is said to make soil more ericaceous?
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  8. Mitramonday

    Have I poisoned my honeysuckle and clematis with 'kindness'?

    Many thanks again @NigelJ ! I will keep my fingers crossed and remember in the future to harden off any plants I buy! Even if these 3 plants don't survive, I shall take it as not a failure, but a...
    Many thanks again @NigelJ ! I will keep my fingers crossed and remember in the future to harden off any plants I buy! Even if these 3 plants don't survive, I shall take it as not a failure, but a teaching ;)!
    Many thanks again @NigelJ ! I will keep my fingers crossed and remember in the future to harden off any plants I buy! Even if these 3 plants don't survive, I shall take it as not a failure, but a teaching ;)!
    Many thanks again @NigelJ ! I will keep my fingers crossed and remember in the future to harden off any plants I buy! Even if these 3 plants don't survive, I shall take it as not a failure, but a...
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  9. clanless
    Like x 5

    And here it is....

    Looks really good @clanless , and your compost is equally good too! Well done.:dbgrtmb:
    Looks really good @clanless , and your compost is equally good too! Well done.:dbgrtmb:
    Looks really good @clanless , and your compost is equally good too! Well done.:dbgrtmb:
    Looks really good @clanless , and your compost is equally good too! Well done.:dbgrtmb:
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  10. rustyroots

    Lawn cuttings treated with Iron sulphate.

    Wickes generally have the Growsure Manure and you can check which branch has stockAlso bought it from B&M last year, but not been in there this year.B&Q had their Verve Horse manure but having...
    Wickes generally have the Growsure Manure and you can check which branch has stockAlso bought it from B&M last year, but not been in there this year.B&Q had their Verve Horse manure but having seen it, again last year, would avoid as its not properly composted, almost raw droppings and very...
    Wickes generally have the Growsure Manure and you can check which branch has stockAlso bought it from B&M last year, but not been in there this year.B&Q had their Verve Horse manure but having seen it, again last year, would avoid as its not...
    Wickes generally have the Growsure Manure and you can check which branch has stockAlso bought it from B&M last year, but not been in there this year.B&Q had their Verve Horse manure but having...
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  11. gks

    Alternatives to plastic bags for compost.

    Well "recyclable plastic" is a pleonasm like "wet water". Every plastic is recyclable if you actually recycle it. But all to often it gets thrown into nature, buried or simply burned (which is by...
    Well "recyclable plastic" is a pleonasm like "wet water". Every plastic is recyclable if you actually recycle it. But all to often it gets thrown into nature, buried or simply burned (which is by far the best of the three alternatives if you also use it to generate power or heating).So it...
    Well "recyclable plastic" is a pleonasm like "wet water". Every plastic is recyclable if you actually recycle it. But all to often it gets thrown into nature, buried or simply burned (which is by far the best of the three alternatives if you...
    Well "recyclable plastic" is a pleonasm like "wet water". Every plastic is recyclable if you actually recycle it. But all to often it gets thrown into nature, buried or simply burned (which is by...
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  12. shrimp

    When do you use john innes no 1

    What we need to remember here is, John Innes Compost is a a compost formula that was created over 100 years ago. By putting John Innes Compost on the packaging then the mixture should be to that...
    What we need to remember here is, John Innes Compost is a a compost formula that was created over 100 years ago. By putting John Innes Compost on the packaging then the mixture should be to that ratio or a least very similar.Where ever you look on the internet, they all give the same...
    What we need to remember here is, John Innes Compost is a a compost formula that was created over 100 years ago. By putting John Innes Compost on the packaging then the mixture should be to that ratio or a least very similar.Where ever you look...
    What we need to remember here is, John Innes Compost is a a compost formula that was created over 100 years ago. By putting John Innes Compost on the packaging then the mixture should be to that...
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  13. Lone Northern Lass

    Isn't any peat in compost an environmental no-no?

    Coir v PeatIs Coir an Eco-friendly Substitute for Peat Moss? - Garden Myths
    Coir v PeatIs Coir an Eco-friendly Substitute for Peat Moss? - Garden Myths
    Coir v PeatIs Coir an Eco-friendly Substitute for Peat Moss? - Garden Myths
    Coir v PeatIs Coir an Eco-friendly Substitute for Peat Moss? - Garden Myths
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  14. Texas Pete

    How much does soil type vary in a garden?

    This may be a bit of an idiot's question, but I've done the "soil in a jar" test (digging down a couple of foot for samples) for various areas I have been working on. The soil almost everywhere is...
    This may be a bit of an idiot's question, but I've done the "soil in a jar" test (digging down a couple of foot for samples) for various areas I have been working on. The soil almost everywhere is mainly around 60% sand, 30% silt and 10% clay, however in one specific tiny area it is something...
    This may be a bit of an idiot's question, but I've done the "soil in a jar" test (digging down a couple of foot for samples) for various areas I have been working on. The soil almost everywhere is mainly around 60% sand, 30% silt and 10% clay,...
    This may be a bit of an idiot's question, but I've done the "soil in a jar" test (digging down a couple of foot for samples) for various areas I have been working on. The soil almost everywhere is...
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  15. shiney
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    Best Supplier Of Compost 2020

    Just got westlands multi purpose compost delivered 50l bags, not impressed with it very dry woody texture, will have to mix it with other compost , very disappointed.Regds Sandy
    Just got westlands multi purpose compost delivered 50l bags, not impressed with it very dry woody texture, will have to mix it with other compost , very disappointed.Regds Sandy
    Just got westlands multi purpose compost delivered 50l bags, not impressed with it very dry woody texture, will have to mix it with other compost , very disappointed.Regds Sandy
    Just got westlands multi purpose compost delivered 50l bags, not impressed with it very dry woody texture, will have to mix it with other compost , very disappointed.Regds Sandy
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  16. Pifco

    Manufactured top soil.

    Not guilty of the first M'Lud :biggrin: Infinitely prefer flying to sailing, though :)
    Not guilty of the first M'Lud :biggrin: Infinitely prefer flying to sailing, though :)
    Not guilty of the first M'Lud :biggrin: Infinitely prefer flying to sailing, though :)
    Not guilty of the first M'Lud :biggrin: Infinitely prefer flying to sailing, though :)
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  17. welshone

    Composting Garden Leaves

    I have a number of Ash and Sycamore trees around me, ash leaves are not a problem, sycamore are another thing. I rake them up when the majority have fallen and are nice and wet and stick them in...
    I have a number of Ash and Sycamore trees around me, ash leaves are not a problem, sycamore are another thing. I rake them up when the majority have fallen and are nice and wet and stick them in dumpy bags, drag them behind the fruit cage and forget for 12 to 24 months; after which the nice...
    I have a number of Ash and Sycamore trees around me, ash leaves are not a problem, sycamore are another thing. I rake them up when the majority have fallen and are nice and wet and stick them in dumpy bags, drag them behind the fruit cage and...
    I have a number of Ash and Sycamore trees around me, ash leaves are not a problem, sycamore are another thing. I rake them up when the majority have fallen and are nice and wet and stick them in...
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  18. pete

    Ericaceous plant food

    Thanks for that NigelJ
    Thanks for that NigelJ
    Thanks for that NigelJ
    Thanks for that NigelJ
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  19. ThePlantAssassin
    Friendly x 3

    Soil Conditioning Advice please

    Shame you're not close - I could at least have got bags of stuff out of the car for you! Any friendly neighbours you can bribe with a bottle of Beaujolais just to unload?
    Shame you're not close - I could at least have got bags of stuff out of the car for you! Any friendly neighbours you can bribe with a bottle of Beaujolais just to unload?
    Shame you're not close - I could at least have got bags of stuff out of the car for you! Any friendly neighbours you can bribe with a bottle of Beaujolais just to unload?
    Shame you're not close - I could at least have got bags of stuff out of the car for you! Any friendly neighbours you can bribe with a bottle of Beaujolais just to unload?
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  20. ThePlantAssassin

    Tomato feed quality

    Morning @Aldo , thanks for your reply. Yes will do, not buying for this year so will add it to my “to-do list” come the dark months.Have a good weekend out there! Tink.
    Morning @Aldo , thanks for your reply. Yes will do, not buying for this year so will add it to my “to-do list” come the dark months.Have a good weekend out there! Tink.
    Morning @Aldo , thanks for your reply. Yes will do, not buying for this year so will add it to my “to-do list” come the dark months.Have a good weekend out there! Tink.
    Morning @Aldo , thanks for your reply. Yes will do, not buying for this year so will add it to my “to-do list” come the dark months.Have a good weekend out there! Tink.
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  21. Black Orchid

    Richard Jackson's Flower Power Plant Food

    Thank you very much.
    Thank you very much.
    Thank you very much.
    Thank you very much.
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  22. PhilC

    Got my Potash & Magnesium sulphate mixed up!

    @PhilC Thanks for the pictures. Like Pete I don't recognise either, certainly the Epsom salts I have used has been white crystals with a tendency to absorb water. Good news I remembered I had a...
    @PhilC Thanks for the pictures. Like Pete I don't recognise either, certainly the Epsom salts I have used has been white crystals with a tendency to absorb water. Good news I remembered I had a box of Miracle Gro Magnesium Salts in the shed so a quick scoot out and what I have is in a white bag...
    @PhilC Thanks for the pictures. Like Pete I don't recognise either, certainly the Epsom salts I have used has been white crystals with a tendency to absorb water. Good news I remembered I had a box of Miracle Gro Magnesium Salts in the shed so a...
    @PhilC Thanks for the pictures. Like Pete I don't recognise either, certainly the Epsom salts I have used has been white crystals with a tendency to absorb water. Good news I remembered I had a...
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  23. PhilC

    Homemade liquid fertiliser strength

    I was told one part of the brew in ten of water. Safe enough however strong, And yes, a terrible pong, as I learnt the first time I made it in a bucket by the door.
    I was told one part of the brew in ten of water. Safe enough however strong, And yes, a terrible pong, as I learnt the first time I made it in a bucket by the door.
    I was told one part of the brew in ten of water. Safe enough however strong, And yes, a terrible pong, as I learnt the first time I made it in a bucket by the door.
    I was told one part of the brew in ten of water. Safe enough however strong, And yes, a terrible pong, as I learnt the first time I made it in a bucket by the door.
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  24. rustyroots

    Conifer cuttings as mulch.

    We have coniferous material because that's what's growing here - I planted it! First to live here over 40 years ago so if soil was slightly alkaline (original rhododendrons dies even though...
    We have coniferous material because that's what's growing here - I planted it! First to live here over 40 years ago so if soil was slightly alkaline (original rhododendrons dies even though planted with acidic compost!?) Now similar plants thriving, being treated the same way. Have used shreder...
    We have coniferous material because that's what's growing here - I planted it! First to live here over 40 years ago so if soil was slightly alkaline (original rhododendrons dies even though planted with acidic compost!?) Now similar plants...
    We have coniferous material because that's what's growing here - I planted it! First to live here over 40 years ago so if soil was slightly alkaline (original rhododendrons dies even though...
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  25. Upsydaisy

    Smelly!!!!!l!

    Awwwww!!l!......never ever @shiney !!!We.....( Well hubs actually as he hasn't any sense of smell, which in this case is very fortunate!!) have just strained it off and decantered it into...
    Awwwww!!l!......never ever @shiney !!!We.....( Well hubs actually as he hasn't any sense of smell, which in this case is very fortunate!!) have just strained it off and decantered it into bottles. God!! flies appeared from nowhere!!!Been out for a walk along our lane and have gathered more...
    Awwwww!!l!......never ever @shiney !!!We.....( Well hubs actually as he hasn't any sense of smell, which in this case is very fortunate!!) have just strained it off and decantered it into bottles. God!! flies appeared from nowhere!!!Been...
    Awwwww!!l!......never ever @shiney !!!We.....( Well hubs actually as he hasn't any sense of smell, which in this case is very fortunate!!) have just strained it off and decantered it into...
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