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by Colin2016
Sun May 20, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: MP Compost Thoughts & Faults
Replies: 29
Views: 410

Re: MP Compost Thoughts & Faults

Very impressed with Clover compost I got yesteday, not a lump in sight and very easy to pot up with. Let hope the plants enjoy it.
by Colin2016
Sun May 20, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 183
Views: 3759

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Thought the gospel song was brilliant turned it up full belt on the plot.

Remember a wedding when the vicar failed to turn up.
by Colin2016
Sat May 19, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: re vets
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: re vets

After neighbour took his dog to another vet for a second opinion, the first vet was not happy, so phoned him and took him off her books.
by Colin2016
Fri May 18, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Bean/Pea Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: Bean/Pea Frame

I have some of this in orange which I was thinking of using when I repair the fence was not aware this is available in green, so thanks for the tip Geoff.
by Colin2016
Wed May 16, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Label your strawberries!
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Label your strawberries!

Labelling is a pain, the ink fades/disappear or birds/wind pulls them out the ground.

I am even doing a site map of what is planted where but know latter on in the year I will lose interest in it and just enjoy the produce
by Colin2016
Tue May 15, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Mares Tail
Replies: 20
Views: 1764

Re: Mares Tail

Last year a neighbour spent ages going over her new drive squirting vinegar to get rid of it. Noticed yesterday it is back.
by Colin2016
Tue May 15, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Starting a no-dig kitchen garden from scratch
Replies: 18
Views: 406

Re: Starting a no-dig kitchen garden from scratch

Robo interested in your growing through cardboard, is this purely to keep slugs at bay or are there other benefits.

Wondering if this keeps the ground wetter like when you put chippings on top?
by Colin2016
Mon May 14, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: MP Compost Thoughts & Faults
Replies: 29
Views: 410

Re: MP Compost Thoughts & Faults

Thanks for info on John Innes.

Regards peat beds read that it is still being used for power stations.
by Colin2016
Sun May 13, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: MP Compost Thoughts & Faults
Replies: 29
Views: 410

Re: MP Compost Thoughts & Faults

I see this "with added John Innes" a lot is it important..does it mean anything or just marketing?
by Colin2016
Thu May 10, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: MP Compost Thoughts & Faults
Replies: 29
Views: 410

Re: MP Compost Thoughts & Faults

Went on a compost workshop run by local council & will be getting a free bin soon. Can see it will be a big challenge to make enough compost for my needs but hey I will give it my best. Already been dabbling on the plot & collecting wood ash from my neighbours plus any cardboard that is put,...
by Colin2016
Wed May 09, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: MP Compost Thoughts & Faults
Replies: 29
Views: 410

Re: MP Compost Thoughts & Faults

I use what ever is on offer usually 5 bags for £10/£12.
by Colin2016
Fri May 04, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Starting a no-dig kitchen garden from scratch
Replies: 18
Views: 406

Re: Starting a no-dig kitchen garden from scratch

This is my first year so no long term experience, gut feeling it would not build up much if at all as it would settle plus when you remove plants there is always bits attached to the roots, but hey that then goes in the compost.
by Colin2016
Fri May 04, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Starting a no-dig kitchen garden from scratch
Replies: 18
Views: 406

Re: Starting a no-dig kitchen garden from scratch

Yes I am using it on my allotment four 15ft x 4 ft beds using scaffolding boards with chippings as path. I was fortunate the plot was look after so did not have major work to do, unlike the garden when I moved in. I live very near the sea so soil is sandy & there is free seaweed. I am following ...
by Colin2016
Fri May 04, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Starting a no-dig kitchen garden from scratch
Replies: 18
Views: 406

Re: Starting a no-dig kitchen garden from scratch

Give Charles Dowding no dig a try and over the years I’m sure you will be very pleased with the results.

As regards slugs/snails although there was loads when I first moved in, because of the rubbish for them to hide in, they are not a problem now I have removed the rubbish & have raised beds.
by Colin2016
Thu May 03, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 183
Views: 3759

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Hope retirement comes to you soon Westi, but be aware that when it does you will wonder how you ever have time to work, time will just fly by.

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