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Compost, Fertilisers & Recycling

All Discussions Regarding Compost (ing), Fertilisers, soil conditioning, Recycling & Rain Water Harvesting can be found here.

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  2. ARMANDII
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    BEST SUPPLIER OF COMPOST - 2017

    I can get 40L bags for £2 here so gave it a try, Budgens are selling it. I hadn't heard of it before either but was pleasantly surprised. I must have most other compost this year I've been...
    I can get 40L bags for £2 here so gave it a try, Budgens are selling it. I hadn't heard of it before either but was pleasantly surprised. I must have most other compost this year I've been disappointed by
    I can get 40L bags for £2 here so gave it a try, Budgens are selling it. I hadn't heard of it before either but was pleasantly surprised. I must have most other compost this year I've been disappointed by
    I can get 40L bags for £2 here so gave it a try, Budgens are selling it. I hadn't heard of it before either but was pleasantly surprised. I must have most other compost this year I've been...
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  3. Steve R
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    Like x 5

    Compost mixes

    :goodpost: Great to see someone expounding the virtues of leaf mould in such an informative and useful way. Being fortunate to have massive trees we are up to our eyeballs every Autumn with leaves. It's...
    :goodpost: Great to see someone expounding the virtues of leaf mould in such an informative and useful way. Being fortunate to have massive trees we are up to our eyeballs every Autumn with leaves. It's hard work but we collect as many as we can and store them for 2 years before use. Sometimes as the...
    :goodpost: Great to see someone expounding the virtues of leaf mould in such an informative and useful way. Being fortunate to have massive trees we are up to our eyeballs every Autumn with leaves. It's hard work but we collect as many as we can and store...
    :goodpost: Great to see someone expounding the virtues of leaf mould in such an informative and useful way. Being fortunate to have massive trees we are up to our eyeballs every Autumn with leaves. It's...
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  4. shiney
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    Instructions On Composting.. 2015

    Too much wet stuff.
    Too much wet stuff.
    Too much wet stuff.
    Too much wet stuff.
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  5. al n
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    liquid based feed, what is best?

    I make homemade seaweed tea with bladderwrack collect a bin bag from my local beach give it a good wash then I spread over my lawn and go over it the my mower into a water butt month later it's...
    I make homemade seaweed tea with bladderwrack collect a bin bag from my local beach give it a good wash then I spread over my lawn and go over it the my mower into a water butt month later it's done- but man it stinks
    I make homemade seaweed tea with bladderwrack collect a bin bag from my local beach give it a good wash then I spread over my lawn and go over it the my mower into a water butt month later it's done- but man it stinks
    I make homemade seaweed tea with bladderwrack collect a bin bag from my local beach give it a good wash then I spread over my lawn and go over it the my mower into a water butt month later it's...
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  6. Marley Farley
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    About John Innes Loam based Composts.. 2014 to 2015

    Its pretty good stuff, if you like to grow things in mud.:biggrin:I find it very difficult to find any real good stuff. So usually end up mixing it with multipurpose to get a reasonable texture.
    Its pretty good stuff, if you like to grow things in mud.:biggrin:I find it very difficult to find any real good stuff. So usually end up mixing it with multipurpose to get a reasonable texture.
    Its pretty good stuff, if you like to grow things in mud.:biggrin:I find it very difficult to find any real good stuff. So usually end up mixing it with multipurpose to get a reasonable texture.
    Its pretty good stuff, if you like to grow things in mud.:biggrin:I find it very difficult to find any real good stuff. So usually end up mixing it with multipurpose to get a reasonable texture.
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  7. Marley Farley
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    R.H.S. .. Know your Compost..... 2015

    :SUNsmile: This a very good article which I am sure a lot of people will find interesting... :ideaIPB:Know Your Compost
    :SUNsmile: This a very good article which I am sure a lot of people will find interesting... :ideaIPB:Know Your Compost
    :SUNsmile: This a very good article which I am sure a lot of people will find interesting... :ideaIPB:Know Your Compost
    :SUNsmile: This a very good article which I am sure a lot of people will find interesting... :ideaIPB:Know Your Compost
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  9. Sandy Ground

    Using cuttings from conifers

    I usually get enough to fill a Ford Transit. Is that enough for you? :snorky:
    I usually get enough to fill a Ford Transit. Is that enough for you? :snorky:
    I usually get enough to fill a Ford Transit. Is that enough for you? :snorky:
    I usually get enough to fill a Ford Transit. Is that enough for you? :snorky:
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  10. Fat Controller

    Composting info please

    You could use it as mulch as it is :)
    You could use it as mulch as it is :)
    You could use it as mulch as it is :)
    You could use it as mulch as it is :)
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  11. larkstar

    Will kiln dried sand (from newly relaid block paving/patio) spoil soil?

    Personally I wouldn't worry, it will wash through once the winter rains begin. I use builders sharp sand all the time in potting compost and never had a problem, I know the kiln dried stuff is...
    Personally I wouldn't worry, it will wash through once the winter rains begin. I use builders sharp sand all the time in potting compost and never had a problem, I know the kiln dried stuff is finer and slightly different, more like silver sand.
    Personally I wouldn't worry, it will wash through once the winter rains begin. I use builders sharp sand all the time in potting compost and never had a problem, I know the kiln dried stuff is finer and slightly different, more like silver sand.
    Personally I wouldn't worry, it will wash through once the winter rains begin. I use builders sharp sand all the time in potting compost and never had a problem, I know the kiln dried stuff is...
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  12. 2nd_bassoon

    What to do with all the soil?!

    You're most welcome.:snorky:
    You're most welcome.:snorky:
    You're most welcome.:snorky:
    You're most welcome.:snorky:
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  13. Sally Parker

    Well Rotted Horse Manure, now or in Spring??

    Autumn for me too. Agree, manure is all about feeding the soil and adding structure to it. Quite different to fertiliser :)
    Autumn for me too. Agree, manure is all about feeding the soil and adding structure to it. Quite different to fertiliser :)
    Autumn for me too. Agree, manure is all about feeding the soil and adding structure to it. Quite different to fertiliser :)
    Autumn for me too. Agree, manure is all about feeding the soil and adding structure to it. Quite different to fertiliser :)
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  14. Andy567

    A Watched Compost Pile Never Heats Up?

    Hi Dave! How did the Dalek bins become worm bins?
    Hi Dave! How did the Dalek bins become worm bins?
    Hi Dave! How did the Dalek bins become worm bins?
    Hi Dave! How did the Dalek bins become worm bins?
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  15. Scrungee

    Things that get into the compost

    Looks like a Cyclamen to me @Zigs :)
    Looks like a Cyclamen to me @Zigs :)
    Looks like a Cyclamen to me @Zigs :)
    Looks like a Cyclamen to me @Zigs :)
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  16. kyleleonard

    My Leaf Mould

    Mine's only in a tiny food waste bin, have to keep reminding the parents not to chuck it out!I don't know when I'll use it. We're (trying) to buy our first house right now, so maybe when I get...
    Mine's only in a tiny food waste bin, have to keep reminding the parents not to chuck it out!I don't know when I'll use it. We're (trying) to buy our first house right now, so maybe when I get a garden I'll use it then.
    Mine's only in a tiny food waste bin, have to keep reminding the parents not to chuck it out!I don't know when I'll use it. We're (trying) to buy our first house right now, so maybe when I get a garden I'll use it then.
    Mine's only in a tiny food waste bin, have to keep reminding the parents not to chuck it out!I don't know when I'll use it. We're (trying) to buy our first house right now, so maybe when I get...
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  17. Mike77

    Green Manure Question

    I think Nigel has hit the nail on the head.I wouldn't have thought that green manure (of whatever type of plant) would be any good for your purposes.I've used field beans to break up my clay...
    I think Nigel has hit the nail on the head.I wouldn't have thought that green manure (of whatever type of plant) would be any good for your purposes.I've used field beans to break up my clay soil - they need to be dug in before they flower.They did look quite attractive and grew quickly -...
    I think Nigel has hit the nail on the head.I wouldn't have thought that green manure (of whatever type of plant) would be any good for your purposes.I've used field beans to break up my clay soil - they need to be dug in before they...
    I think Nigel has hit the nail on the head.I wouldn't have thought that green manure (of whatever type of plant) would be any good for your purposes.I've used field beans to break up my clay...
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  18. exlabman

    Yeast in compost?

    You could make marmite with it :)Should be fine on the compost, but better in a leafmold bin :autlvs:
    You could make marmite with it :)Should be fine on the compost, but better in a leafmold bin :autlvs:
    You could make marmite with it :)Should be fine on the compost, but better in a leafmold bin :autlvs:
    You could make marmite with it :)Should be fine on the compost, but better in a leafmold bin :autlvs:
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  19. Thomas2525

    Got a worm city today just set it up

    Hi, Good luck, hope you read the book with it. I've had mine a couple of years now and it seems to work well. Much slower than I expected and not much output, although quicker in the summer. I put...
    Hi, Good luck, hope you read the book with it. I've had mine a couple of years now and it seems to work well. Much slower than I expected and not much output, although quicker in the summer. I put very little in once temperature drops. The tap at the bottom gets clogged leading me to think there...
    Hi, Good luck, hope you read the book with it. I've had mine a couple of years now and it seems to work well. Much slower than I expected and not much output, although quicker in the summer. I put very little in once temperature drops. The tap at...
    Hi, Good luck, hope you read the book with it. I've had mine a couple of years now and it seems to work well. Much slower than I expected and not much output, although quicker in the summer. I put...
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  20. Fathead

    Bins and Composting

    Pffff...bonfires are not allowed! (Officially :th scifD36:) And I'll have you know that my pommes de terre don't have blight :yahoo: This is because they never got planted :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    Pffff...bonfires are not allowed! (Officially :th scifD36:) And I'll have you know that my pommes de terre don't have blight :yahoo: This is because they never got planted :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    Pffff...bonfires are not allowed! (Officially :th scifD36:) And I'll have you know that my pommes de terre don't have blight :yahoo: This is because they never got planted :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    Pffff...bonfires are not allowed! (Officially :th scifD36:) And I'll have you know that my pommes de terre don't have blight :yahoo: This is because they never got planted :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
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  21. Fathead

    Browns question

    Egg boxes are good, not sure about the cat-food ones - wouldn't use these if the cardboard has a glossy finish.Try finding some discarded boxes next time you go to the supermarket. That's...
    Egg boxes are good, not sure about the cat-food ones - wouldn't use these if the cardboard has a glossy finish.Try finding some discarded boxes next time you go to the supermarket. That's what I do - white as well as brown, so long as they're dull rather than shiny card. The shelf-stackers...
    Egg boxes are good, not sure about the cat-food ones - wouldn't use these if the cardboard has a glossy finish.Try finding some discarded boxes next time you go to the supermarket. That's what I do - white as well as brown, so long as...
    Egg boxes are good, not sure about the cat-food ones - wouldn't use these if the cardboard has a glossy finish.Try finding some discarded boxes next time you go to the supermarket. That's...
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  22. Zigs
    Like x 4

    Started sorting out the compost corner

    Is this something to do with your latest off grid electricty generator?
    Is this something to do with your latest off grid electricty generator?
    Is this something to do with your latest off grid electricty generator?
    Is this something to do with your latest off grid electricty generator?
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  23. TheMadHedger

    What's a good general purpose liquid fertiliser for hanging baskets?

    Thank you all. :-)
    Thank you all. :-)
    Thank you all. :-)
    Thank you all. :-)
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  24. Poly Hive

    Compost failure

    Also, don't forget to put your contents of your vacuum bag in the compost bin.
    Also, don't forget to put your contents of your vacuum bag in the compost bin.
    Also, don't forget to put your contents of your vacuum bag in the compost bin.
    Also, don't forget to put your contents of your vacuum bag in the compost bin.
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  25. honeybunny

    Apple Cider Vinergar As Fertiliser?

    Hi HB,I know its an old post but thought this might interest you and others.I was planting some blueberries and using cider vinergar to reduce the acidity of my tap water for them.Using an...
    Hi HB,I know its an old post but thought this might interest you and others.I was planting some blueberries and using cider vinergar to reduce the acidity of my tap water for them.Using an ebay £6 PH pen type meter ( checked ok against a friends £100+ PH meter ) I found that just 1/2 a...
    Hi HB,I know its an old post but thought this might interest you and others.I was planting some blueberries and using cider vinergar to reduce the acidity of my tap water for them.Using an ebay £6 PH pen type meter ( checked ok against a ...
    Hi HB,I know its an old post but thought this might interest you and others.I was planting some blueberries and using cider vinergar to reduce the acidity of my tap water for them.Using an...
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  26. ricky101

    ChemPak Plant Feed

    Good points - thanks.
    Good points - thanks.
    Good points - thanks.
    Good points - thanks.
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  27. rustyroots

    Compost bin construction.

    @rustyroots Maybe this thread will be of help.
    @rustyroots Maybe this thread will be of help.
    @rustyroots Maybe this thread will be of help.
    @rustyroots Maybe this thread will be of help.
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  28. Sargan

    Improving the soil

    I just used 3 tonne of 10mm and 2 tonne of sharp sand in a land drainage job in another part of the site. Installed drainage crates and French drain herringbone collection array.
    I just used 3 tonne of 10mm and 2 tonne of sharp sand in a land drainage job in another part of the site. Installed drainage crates and French drain herringbone collection array.
    I just used 3 tonne of 10mm and 2 tonne of sharp sand in a land drainage job in another part of the site. Installed drainage crates and French drain herringbone collection array.
    I just used 3 tonne of 10mm and 2 tonne of sharp sand in a land drainage job in another part of the site. Installed drainage crates and French drain herringbone collection array.
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