Compost, Fertilisers & Recycling

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  2. shiney
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    Best Supplier Of Compost 2020

    I experienced similar help. Just before shut down. I'd just returned home fro having surgery. At the local Homebase I purchased four x 120Ltr bales of JAB MPC. Having paid, I asked for help. ...
    I experienced similar help. Just before shut down. I'd just returned home fro having surgery. At the local Homebase I purchased four x 120Ltr bales of JAB MPC. Having paid, I asked for help. Yes Luv says this lady assistant. She grabbed the bales as if fluffing up pillows. That's it Luv. ...
    I experienced similar help. Just before shut down. I'd just returned home fro having surgery. At the local Homebase I purchased four x 120Ltr bales of JAB MPC. Having paid, I asked for help. Yes Luv says this lady assistant. She grabbed the...
    I experienced similar help. Just before shut down. I'd just returned home fro having surgery. At the local Homebase I purchased four x 120Ltr bales of JAB MPC. Having paid, I asked for help. ...
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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. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. zebrina

    home compost query

    Makes sense, thanks.
    Makes sense, thanks.
    Makes sense, thanks.
    Makes sense, thanks.
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  10. borntobewild

    Can I still use my compost?

    It's ok iv no plans on using it :biggrin: I'm just a keen recycler. I keep saying I'm going to get an allotment but never do.I might have to limit how much sawdust I put in though
    It's ok iv no plans on using it :biggrin: I'm just a keen recycler. I keep saying I'm going to get an allotment but never do.I might have to limit how much sawdust I put in though
    It's ok iv no plans on using it :biggrin: I'm just a keen recycler. I keep saying I'm going to get an allotment but never do.I might have to limit how much sawdust I put in though
    It's ok iv no plans on using it :biggrin: I'm just a keen recycler. I keep saying I'm going to get an allotment but never do.I might have to limit how much sawdust I put in though
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  11. IanMacK

    Gardena Blue & Green Fertiliser Discs

    Hi @Jiffy - I meant that they dyed the tablets to indicate different contents - not the actual colour of the original fertiliser.
    Hi @Jiffy - I meant that they dyed the tablets to indicate different contents - not the actual colour of the original fertiliser.
    Hi @Jiffy - I meant that they dyed the tablets to indicate different contents - not the actual colour of the original fertiliser.
    Hi @Jiffy - I meant that they dyed the tablets to indicate different contents - not the actual colour of the original fertiliser.
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  12. OJ102

    Compost Heater

    Water was my original idea too but thermodynamically water takes a lot more heat to warm up, as we know from the power requirements from a kettle! I suspected water wouldnt heat up enough for...
    Water was my original idea too but thermodynamically water takes a lot more heat to warm up, as we know from the power requirements from a kettle! I suspected water wouldnt heat up enough for convection to occure. Air seems to work very well, although it will be dependent on outside temperatures...
    Water was my original idea too but thermodynamically water takes a lot more heat to warm up, as we know from the power requirements from a kettle! I suspected water wouldnt heat up enough for convection to occure. Air seems to work very well,...
    Water was my original idea too but thermodynamically water takes a lot more heat to warm up, as we know from the power requirements from a kettle! I suspected water wouldnt heat up enough for...
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  13. Arlandria

    Sustainable Gardening

    Ha, I like it. It's almost like they were made for the job... :biggrin:
    Ha, I like it. It's almost like they were made for the job... :biggrin:
    Ha, I like it. It's almost like they were made for the job... :biggrin:
    Ha, I like it. It's almost like they were made for the job... :biggrin:
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  14. reb999000

    Hydrangea Lacking in Food??

    See if you can give it some mulch too. Maintain the top of the soil moist as the tiny, fibrous hydrangea roots are usually somewhere in the top 10cms.
    See if you can give it some mulch too. Maintain the top of the soil moist as the tiny, fibrous hydrangea roots are usually somewhere in the top 10cms.
    See if you can give it some mulch too. Maintain the top of the soil moist as the tiny, fibrous hydrangea roots are usually somewhere in the top 10cms.
    See if you can give it some mulch too. Maintain the top of the soil moist as the tiny, fibrous hydrangea roots are usually somewhere in the top 10cms.
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  15. Lone Northern Lass

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

    Had my first venture to garden centres since the relaxation of lockdown this morning. Dobbies had a big queue built up prior to opening at 9am. I therefore turned the car round and went to a...
    Had my first venture to garden centres since the relaxation of lockdown this morning. Dobbies had a big queue built up prior to opening at 9am. I therefore turned the car round and went to a local nursery.There were far fewer people at the nursery (fewer than half a dozen punters in the...
    Had my first venture to garden centres since the relaxation of lockdown this morning. Dobbies had a big queue built up prior to opening at 9am. I therefore turned the car round and went to a local nursery.There were far fewer people at the...
    Had my first venture to garden centres since the relaxation of lockdown this morning. Dobbies had a big queue built up prior to opening at 9am. I therefore turned the car round and went to a...
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  16. mint

    Chicken manure pellets as Liquid feed

    Yes, put their efforts into leaf, not flowers. I use tomato fertilizer for flowers and soluble high nitrogen stuff (phostrogen, miracle grow, etc.,) for leafy stuff like lettuce to avoid bits of...
    Yes, put their efforts into leaf, not flowers. I use tomato fertilizer for flowers and soluble high nitrogen stuff (phostrogen, miracle grow, etc.,) for leafy stuff like lettuce to avoid bits of chicken poo pellets getting stuck between the leaves.
    Yes, put their efforts into leaf, not flowers. I use tomato fertilizer for flowers and soluble high nitrogen stuff (phostrogen, miracle grow, etc.,) for leafy stuff like lettuce to avoid bits of chicken poo pellets getting stuck between the leaves.
    Yes, put their efforts into leaf, not flowers. I use tomato fertilizer for flowers and soluble high nitrogen stuff (phostrogen, miracle grow, etc.,) for leafy stuff like lettuce to avoid bits of...
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  17. Karl B

    Bluebells

    If it's just leaves then fine, but if they have seed heads attached no - unless you want them sprouting everywhere when you eventually use the compost.
    If it's just leaves then fine, but if they have seed heads attached no - unless you want them sprouting everywhere when you eventually use the compost.
    If it's just leaves then fine, but if they have seed heads attached no - unless you want them sprouting everywhere when you eventually use the compost.
    If it's just leaves then fine, but if they have seed heads attached no - unless you want them sprouting everywhere when you eventually use the compost.
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  18. pooky2483

    Putting nutrients back into Multi-Purpose Compost

    The reason I asked was that when we eventually get the garden sorted... Slabbed and a shed & greenhouse & small raised bed for the OH, we wont have access to soil. So it looks like I will have to...
    The reason I asked was that when we eventually get the garden sorted... Slabbed and a shed & greenhouse & small raised bed for the OH, we wont have access to soil. So it looks like I will have to buy some soil from somewhere to replace the MPC.Thanks to you all for your advice and I only...
    The reason I asked was that when we eventually get the garden sorted... Slabbed and a shed & greenhouse & small raised bed for the OH, we wont have access to soil. So it looks like I will have to buy some soil from somewhere to replace the...
    The reason I asked was that when we eventually get the garden sorted... Slabbed and a shed & greenhouse & small raised bed for the OH, we wont have access to soil. So it looks like I will have to...
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  19. Tara Jane

    Drowning weeds

    Fabulous. Thank you.
    Fabulous. Thank you.
    Fabulous. Thank you.
    Fabulous. Thank you.
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  20. TKM

    What's this is in the compost?

    Ok thank you. Nick also mentioned this above, so think we're ok. Again, I've realised that it's actually top soil that we need as trying to resurrect our flower bed area, which isn't seeing much...
    Ok thank you. Nick also mentioned this above, so think we're ok. Again, I've realised that it's actually top soil that we need as trying to resurrect our flower bed area, which isn't seeing much growth, so will probably change the brand anyway. Cheers
    Ok thank you. Nick also mentioned this above, so think we're ok. Again, I've realised that it's actually top soil that we need as trying to resurrect our flower bed area, which isn't seeing much growth, so will probably change the brand anyway....
    Ok thank you. Nick also mentioned this above, so think we're ok. Again, I've realised that it's actually top soil that we need as trying to resurrect our flower bed area, which isn't seeing much...
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  21. jon car

    Rhododendron - Has John Innes #2 caused Yellow leaves

    Great ideas, think firstly I'll get this chelated/ Sequestrene iron...
    Great ideas, think firstly I'll get this chelated/ Sequestrene iron...
    Great ideas, think firstly I'll get this chelated/ Sequestrene iron...
    Great ideas, think firstly I'll get this chelated/ Sequestrene iron...
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  22. Scotty2088

    Small composter

    Well, this is that last open Compost Heap I had, after having several of them in different places in the garden. It had quite a big footpring as it was 6' x 8' and, sometimes, up to 8'...
    Well, this is that last open Compost Heap I had, after having several of them in different places in the garden. It had quite a big footpring as it was 6' x 8' and, sometimes, up to 8' high.But I decided to tidy up the Patio area in late 2018 and after having the Patio pavered laid I put...
    Well, this is that last open Compost Heap I had, after having several of them in different places in the garden. It had quite a big footpring as it was 6' x 8' and, sometimes, up to 8' high.But I decided to tidy up the Patio area in late...
    Well, this is that last open Compost Heap I had, after having several of them in different places in the garden. It had quite a big footpring as it was 6' x 8' and, sometimes, up to 8'...
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  23. moonraker

    Epson salt/ Lime And shorts and "T" shirt.

    Ive been getting the borders of my garden sorted today as i do about this time of the year and ive noticed the once mostly clay soil has over the past couple of years turned into a very nice...
    Ive been getting the borders of my garden sorted today as i do about this time of the year and ive noticed the once mostly clay soil has over the past couple of years turned into a very nice darker mix, Ive ensured i use powdered Lime every year this increases the PH and helps in breaking down...
    Ive been getting the borders of my garden sorted today as i do about this time of the year and ive noticed the once mostly clay soil has over the past couple of years turned into a very nice darker mix, Ive ensured i use powdered Lime every year...
    Ive been getting the borders of my garden sorted today as i do about this time of the year and ive noticed the once mostly clay soil has over the past couple of years turned into a very nice...
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  24. Allett man

    Smelly growmore

    There are 2 sorts, compound and a blend, compound will be white-ish to grey, the blend will be 3 products mixed together, compound will be 3 products made into each pill or granules
    There are 2 sorts, compound and a blend, compound will be white-ish to grey, the blend will be 3 products mixed together, compound will be 3 products made into each pill or granules
    There are 2 sorts, compound and a blend, compound will be white-ish to grey, the blend will be 3 products mixed together, compound will be 3 products made into each pill or granules
    There are 2 sorts, compound and a blend, compound will be white-ish to grey, the blend will be 3 products mixed together, compound will be 3 products made into each pill or granules
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  25. Cuttings
    Informative x 6

    Compost in general

    Thanks.My situation is slightly different as there is no way that I could have a pallet delivered. The compost that I use is over a period of time - as I'm potting up and repotting. I couldn't...
    Thanks.My situation is slightly different as there is no way that I could have a pallet delivered. The compost that I use is over a period of time - as I'm potting up and repotting. I couldn't store that amount and could not move it because of my physical situation - too old to do much at a...
    Thanks.My situation is slightly different as there is no way that I could have a pallet delivered. The compost that I use is over a period of time - as I'm potting up and repotting. I couldn't store that amount and could not move it because...
    Thanks.My situation is slightly different as there is no way that I could have a pallet delivered. The compost that I use is over a period of time - as I'm potting up and repotting. I couldn't...
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