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  2. shiney
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    Best Supplier Of Compost 2020

    I bought two bags for £12.Looks nice and easy to use. So far no large woody bits.Not sure if it's a better compost than Jack's Magic and, considering I can buy three 60L bags for £15, it's not...
    I bought two bags for £12.Looks nice and easy to use. So far no large woody bits.Not sure if it's a better compost than Jack's Magic and, considering I can buy three 60L bags for £15, it's not better value than Jack's Magic.I've just potted on some Lavender Alba cuttings with it so time...
    I bought two bags for £12.Looks nice and easy to use. So far no large woody bits.Not sure if it's a better compost than Jack's Magic and, considering I can buy three 60L bags for £15, it's not better value than Jack's Magic.I've just potted...
    I bought two bags for £12.Looks nice and easy to use. So far no large woody bits.Not sure if it's a better compost than Jack's Magic and, considering I can buy three 60L bags for £15, it's not...
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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. Lone Northern Lass
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  7. ThePlantAssassin
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    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. shrimp

    When do you use john innes no 1

    I was disappointed with my bag of J1. As mentioned it soon turns to rock like mud. I just use it now added to cacti compost for my cacti's, and to get shot of it. I've always had good results...
    I was disappointed with my bag of J1. As mentioned it soon turns to rock like mud. I just use it now added to cacti compost for my cacti's, and to get shot of it. I've always had good results with multi purpose compost for seedlings.
    I was disappointed with my bag of J1. As mentioned it soon turns to rock like mud. I just use it now added to cacti compost for my cacti's, and to get shot of it. I've always had good results with multi purpose compost for seedlings.
    I was disappointed with my bag of J1. As mentioned it soon turns to rock like mud. I just use it now added to cacti compost for my cacti's, and to get shot of it. I've always had good results...
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. zebrina

    home compost query

    Makes sense, thanks.
    Makes sense, thanks.
    Makes sense, thanks.
    Makes sense, thanks.
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Tara Jane

    Drowning weeds

    Fabulous. Thank you.
    Fabulous. Thank you.
    Fabulous. Thank you.
    Fabulous. Thank you.
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  25. 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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