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by Colin2016
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 101
Views: 3444

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Would moving the path in front of the conifers give you more growing space?
by Colin2016
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas to you all....Lovely bright clear sky this morning, hope it lasts.
by Colin2016
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: wrapper which the magazine comes in
Replies: 10
Views: 1194

Re: wrapper which the magazine comes in

Is there a need to wrap the magazine apart from enclosing the seeds & flyers?

I get catalogues from seed supplies through the post without any extra wrapping some have small sticky label to keep book shut.

Flyers could be printed in the mag, perhaps fold a page over to make pockets for seeds.
by Colin2016
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Do you have new live Christmas tree every year?
Replies: 15
Views: 936

Re: Do you have new live Christmas tree every year?

I use window 7 when I right click a picture it gives me a drop down menu with a option to rotate clockwise/anticlockwise.

Saves the need to open picture to edit it.
by Colin2016
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Composting
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: Composting

Guess I will be looking for an alternative paper source now election is over.
by Colin2016
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New composting bins
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: New composting bins

With the amount of rain we are having at the moment I would say yes.
by Colin2016
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Mouse problem
Replies: 20
Views: 2076

Re: Mouse problem

I'm the softy that drive 5 miles and releases them in the wild.
by Colin2016
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New composting bins
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: New composting bins

I put all the sucked up shredded leaves in my hot compost as thinking it gets done a bit quicker than a year or 2 using the black bag method.
by Colin2016
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New composting bins
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: New composting bins

I have heard of success of using large builder bags, but never tried myself. Wondering who does hot or cold composting and do you turn it or leave it. I have been shredding loads of neighbours trees using a Bosch AXT 25D shredder/chipper a great bit of kit, it also shreds cardboard as well. "wi...
by Colin2016
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New composting bins
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: New composting bins

I use pallets for composting & scaffold boards for beds. I have a 6 bay set up made using pallets, I lined the inside of the bays with cardboard and put a roof over them to keep rain off, also have plastic on the top of the pile. Tips: make the separating bays in 2 parts to you can remove top pa...
by Colin2016
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: GQT - well rotted organic matter
Replies: 46
Views: 3262

Re: GQT - well rotted organic matter

Hi Westi, I do not have the technical answer to your question I just put down to the worms doing all the work. Looked at my muck pile yesterday there were loads of worms doing their stuff, looked at the Christmas spud bed and again worms doing their stuff. My compost seems moist compared the earth o...
by Colin2016
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Planting broad bean seeds end November
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: Planting broad bean seeds end November

"Remember to sow the seed with the hilum (black scar) downwards as this is where the root will emerge."

Thank you John, I did not know that.
by Colin2016
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Planting broad bean seeds end November
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: Planting broad bean seeds end November

I have some growing in trays in the greem house, which I intend to plant out under cover when they are large enough.
by Colin2016
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: GQT - well rotted organic matter
Replies: 46
Views: 3262

Re: GQT - well rotted organic matter

Hi Westi this a quote from Charles Dowding Faq site no 21... "Compost is not fertiliser and contains most nutrients in a water-insoluble form, hence the success of applying compost in autumn, then leaving beds to weather, which encourages lumps to soften. I never cover beds in winter apart from...
by Colin2016
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: GQT - well rotted organic matter
Replies: 46
Views: 3262

Re: GQT - well rotted organic matter

My beds are all composted 6 inchs deep when created, the second year only needs 1 or 2 inchs on top.

I believe the goodness does not leach out of comp when it rains.

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