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  2. JWK
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    Best Supplier Of Compost 2022

    To me it just points out you can put too much emphasis on texture, this stuff feels great, but plants are growing much better in the lumpy stuff.
    To me it just points out you can put too much emphasis on texture, this stuff feels great, but plants are growing much better in the lumpy stuff.
    To me it just points out you can put too much emphasis on texture, this stuff feels great, but plants are growing much better in the lumpy stuff.
    To me it just points out you can put too much emphasis on texture, this stuff feels great, but plants are growing much better in the lumpy stuff.
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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
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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. groundbeetle

    How to apply Sulphur Rose

    I've had the same problem. I think it's because, I might be wrong, sulphur isn't soluble, so it's very finely ground to get it through a sprayer.You have to keep shaking it all the time to...
    I've had the same problem. I think it's because, I might be wrong, sulphur isn't soluble, so it's very finely ground to get it through a sprayer.You have to keep shaking it all the time to keep it in suspension, but it still tends to clog. Keeping the pressure high also helps.
    I've had the same problem. I think it's because, I might be wrong, sulphur isn't soluble, so it's very finely ground to get it through a sprayer.You have to keep shaking it all the time to keep it in suspension, but it still tends to clog....
    I've had the same problem. I think it's because, I might be wrong, sulphur isn't soluble, so it's very finely ground to get it through a sprayer.You have to keep shaking it all the time to...
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  7. northwoodgran

    Can i put climbing nightshade in the council recycling bags ?

    I would, its only plant matter and I dont think there are restrictions on plants you can put in the garden recycling, apart from maybe Knot weed. I assume we are referring to the specific garden...
    I would, its only plant matter and I dont think there are restrictions on plants you can put in the garden recycling, apart from maybe Knot weed. I assume we are referring to the specific garden recycling and not the general household stuff.Any poisons, if that is what you are concerned...
    I would, its only plant matter and I dont think there are restrictions on plants you can put in the garden recycling, apart from maybe Knot weed. I assume we are referring to the specific garden recycling and not the general household...
    I would, its only plant matter and I dont think there are restrictions on plants you can put in the garden recycling, apart from maybe Knot weed. I assume we are referring to the specific garden...
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  8. Billi

    Nettle soup as fertiliser

    Comfrey also makes a good fertilizer.
    Comfrey also makes a good fertilizer.
    Comfrey also makes a good fertilizer.
    Comfrey also makes a good fertilizer.
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  9. Marley Farley

    About John Innes Loam based Composts..

    Agree with Pete can't seem real loam made from stacked turf only topsoil not the same thing
    Agree with Pete can't seem real loam made from stacked turf only topsoil not the same thing
    Agree with Pete can't seem real loam made from stacked turf only topsoil not the same thing
    Agree with Pete can't seem real loam made from stacked turf only topsoil not the same thing
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  10. Glynne Williams

    Yes ..... But ...... which is a good NON PEAT COMPOST?

    I just bought some small blocks of coconut coir from Poundland, that still only cost one pound each, which each expand when mixed with water to give 10 litres. They are compressed, light and...
    I just bought some small blocks of coconut coir from Poundland, that still only cost one pound each, which each expand when mixed with water to give 10 litres. They are compressed, light and tiny, so presumably if they are shipped as compressed blocks they are reasonably economical and...
    I just bought some small blocks of coconut coir from Poundland, that still only cost one pound each, which each expand when mixed with water to give 10 litres. They are compressed, light and tiny, so presumably if they are shipped as compressed...
    I just bought some small blocks of coconut coir from Poundland, that still only cost one pound each, which each expand when mixed with water to give 10 litres. They are compressed, light and...
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  11. welshone

    Leaf Mould - what to do now.

    You need to keep it damp, I think some people just put the leaves in old compost bags, tie them up and leave them a couple of years. Mesh sides will only help to dry it out and you don't really...
    You need to keep it damp, I think some people just put the leaves in old compost bags, tie them up and leave them a couple of years. Mesh sides will only help to dry it out and you don't really want to be watering it all the time.
    You need to keep it damp, I think some people just put the leaves in old compost bags, tie them up and leave them a couple of years. Mesh sides will only help to dry it out and you don't really want to be watering it all the time.
    You need to keep it damp, I think some people just put the leaves in old compost bags, tie them up and leave them a couple of years. Mesh sides will only help to dry it out and you don't really...
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  12. JonS

    Strulch - anyone else used it?

    Also take in to account that the 12 bag deal is a delivered price. It looks like the larger bags are only available online from source with stockists only selling the smaller bags for retail.
    Also take in to account that the 12 bag deal is a delivered price. It looks like the larger bags are only available online from source with stockists only selling the smaller bags for retail.
    Also take in to account that the 12 bag deal is a delivered price. It looks like the larger bags are only available online from source with stockists only selling the smaller bags for retail.
    Also take in to account that the 12 bag deal is a delivered price. It looks like the larger bags are only available online from source with stockists only selling the smaller bags for retail.
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  13. tdubya

    Drowning soil to kill weed seeds?

    The bells are the green ones yet to show their little heads. Grape Hyacinth have come up well this year.
    The bells are the green ones yet to show their little heads. Grape Hyacinth have come up well this year.
    The bells are the green ones yet to show their little heads. Grape Hyacinth have come up well this year.
    The bells are the green ones yet to show their little heads. Grape Hyacinth have come up well this year.
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  14. clanless

    What is this?

    Thanks all. To me it looks exactly like all the other MPC's I have used. I'll throw in a handful of slow release fertiliser as I use it.For the first time this year, I purchased compost...
    Thanks all. To me it looks exactly like all the other MPC's I have used. I'll throw in a handful of slow release fertiliser as I use it.For the first time this year, I purchased compost specifically for seeds - it was quite sand like - by that I mean very fine - but the seeds seem to thrive...
    Thanks all. To me it looks exactly like all the other MPC's I have used. I'll throw in a handful of slow release fertiliser as I use it.For the first time this year, I purchased compost specifically for seeds - it was quite sand like - by...
    Thanks all. To me it looks exactly like all the other MPC's I have used. I'll throw in a handful of slow release fertiliser as I use it.For the first time this year, I purchased compost...
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  15. Tara Jane

    Drowning weeds

    I like the sound of this idea… at the moment I’m literally trying to separate the soil from the celandine tubers so as not to lose too much soil. I guess I can just top the whole lot into the...
    I like the sound of this idea… at the moment I’m literally trying to separate the soil from the celandine tubers so as not to lose too much soil. I guess I can just top the whole lot into the water for a couple of months?
    I like the sound of this idea… at the moment I’m literally trying to separate the soil from the celandine tubers so as not to lose too much soil. I guess I can just top the whole lot into the water for a couple of months?
    I like the sound of this idea… at the moment I’m literally trying to separate the soil from the celandine tubers so as not to lose too much soil. I guess I can just top the whole lot into the...
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  16. Aidan mc

    Best compost for veg seeds

    For the past few years I used equal parts of JI No1, own sifted Compost, Coir & a little Perlite, never any problems.
    For the past few years I used equal parts of JI No1, own sifted Compost, Coir & a little Perlite, never any problems.
    For the past few years I used equal parts of JI No1, own sifted Compost, Coir & a little Perlite, never any problems.
    For the past few years I used equal parts of JI No1, own sifted Compost, Coir & a little Perlite, never any problems.
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  17. Glynne Williams

    Fulvic acid

    Thanks for your responses! They read like most of what I've read myself online. I was hoping to find someone who'd used some of the newer fertiliser mixes ("like the professionals use!") I've used...
    Thanks for your responses! They read like most of what I've read myself online. I was hoping to find someone who'd used some of the newer fertiliser mixes ("like the professionals use!") I've used one from Medwyn Williams' site and must admit it seemed to work well if a little better than the...
    Thanks for your responses! They read like most of what I've read myself online. I was hoping to find someone who'd used some of the newer fertiliser mixes ("like the professionals use!") I've used one from Medwyn Williams' site and must admit it...
    Thanks for your responses! They read like most of what I've read myself online. I was hoping to find someone who'd used some of the newer fertiliser mixes ("like the professionals use!") I've used...
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  18. Tomcat
    Informative x 3

    I’ve just broken open my compost bin , to find……

    Sounds good @Glynne Williams ! . I’ve never tried goat manure but having just Googled it , l think it would be an excellent choice. Thanks for the info . First find your goat …………
    Sounds good @Glynne Williams ! . I’ve never tried goat manure but having just Googled it , l think it would be an excellent choice. Thanks for the info . First find your goat …………
    Sounds good @Glynne Williams ! . I’ve never tried goat manure but having just Googled it , l think it would be an excellent choice. Thanks for the info . First find your goat …………
    Sounds good @Glynne Williams ! . I’ve never tried goat manure but having just Googled it , l think it would be an excellent choice. Thanks for the info . First find your goat …………
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  19. shiney
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    Best Supplier Of Compost 2021

    2022 thread : Best Supplier Of Compost 2022
    2022 thread : Best Supplier Of Compost 2022
    2022 thread : Best Supplier Of Compost 2022
    2022 thread : Best Supplier Of Compost 2022
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  20. jay22

    What to do with old compost?

    I mix it in with leaf mould.
    I mix it in with leaf mould.
    I mix it in with leaf mould.
    I mix it in with leaf mould.
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  21. SteveE99

    Experience of wormeries?

    We were gifted a stacking wormery by a member a couple of years ago.Vermicompost (aka poo of worm)Wee of worm fertiliser liquid.Tapped off ready for use next year.In a good...
    We were gifted a stacking wormery by a member a couple of years ago.Vermicompost (aka poo of worm)Wee of worm fertiliser liquid.Tapped off ready for use next year.In a good functioning wormery, as others have mentioned, there should be no bad odours emanating from them.The only...
    We were gifted a stacking wormery by a member a couple of years ago.Vermicompost (aka poo of worm)Wee of worm fertiliser liquid.Tapped off ready for use next year.In a good functioning wormery, as others have mentioned, there...
    We were gifted a stacking wormery by a member a couple of years ago.Vermicompost (aka poo of worm)Wee of worm fertiliser liquid.Tapped off ready for use next year.In a good...
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  22. roders

    Comfrey again.

    I harvest my comfrey bed about three times a year. I chop the stems and leaves up and put them in a plastic bin covering them with water and leave to soak until spring when I decant in containers...
    I harvest my comfrey bed about three times a year. I chop the stems and leaves up and put them in a plastic bin covering them with water and leave to soak until spring when I decant in containers for use as plant (mainly tomato) feed. I've made a filter for when I do the decanting as it helps...
    I harvest my comfrey bed about three times a year. I chop the stems and leaves up and put them in a plastic bin covering them with water and leave to soak until spring when I decant in containers for use as plant (mainly tomato) feed. I've made a...
    I harvest my comfrey bed about three times a year. I chop the stems and leaves up and put them in a plastic bin covering them with water and leave to soak until spring when I decant in containers...
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  23. hailbopp

    Bit of a long shot but can only ask!

    That is a great result then.All you need now is a 4x4.
    That is a great result then.All you need now is a 4x4.
    That is a great result then.All you need now is a 4x4.
    That is a great result then.All you need now is a 4x4.
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  24. Pifco

    Peat free Compost problem

    Many years ago I seem to remember an article in a gardening magazine that stated that the vermiculite used in the building trade was quite different to the vermiculite used by gardeners and they...
    Many years ago I seem to remember an article in a gardening magazine that stated that the vermiculite used in the building trade was quite different to the vermiculite used by gardeners and they should not be mixed.
    Many years ago I seem to remember an article in a gardening magazine that stated that the vermiculite used in the building trade was quite different to the vermiculite used by gardeners and they should not be mixed.
    Many years ago I seem to remember an article in a gardening magazine that stated that the vermiculite used in the building trade was quite different to the vermiculite used by gardeners and they...
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  25. 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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