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  2. ARMANDII
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    BEST SUPPLIER OF COMPOST - 2017

    Yes @Scrungee thats the stuff instead of calling it MPC they should call it mulch,should have known really, picked up some bowers compost from b&m yesterday totally different it had that lovely...
    Yes @Scrungee thats the stuff instead of calling it MPC they should call it mulch,should have known really, picked up some bowers compost from b&m yesterday totally different it had that lovely rich compost smell when I open the bag
    Yes @Scrungee thats the stuff instead of calling it MPC they should call it mulch,should have known really, picked up some bowers compost from b&m yesterday totally different it had that lovely rich compost smell when I open the bag
    Yes @Scrungee thats the stuff instead of calling it MPC they should call it mulch,should have known really, picked up some bowers compost from b&m yesterday totally different it had that lovely...
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  3. Steve R
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    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. 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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  10. 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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  11. Zigs
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    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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  12. 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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  13. Scrungee

    Things that get into the compost

    Reckon Scrunge cut it in half and shared it with me
    Reckon Scrunge cut it in half and shared it with me
    Reckon Scrunge cut it in half and shared it with me
    Reckon Scrunge cut it in half and shared it with me
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. fat controller

    Composting info please

    That's were i've been going wrong on a feezing cold morning, good job i haven't got a metal pole by the compost bin!!
    That's were i've been going wrong on a feezing cold morning, good job i haven't got a metal pole by the compost bin!!
    That's were i've been going wrong on a feezing cold morning, good job i haven't got a metal pole by the compost bin!!
    That's were i've been going wrong on a feezing cold morning, good job i haven't got a metal pole by the compost bin!!
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  17. ricky101

    ChemPak Plant Feed

    Good points - thanks.
    Good points - thanks.
    Good points - thanks.
    Good points - thanks.
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Kleftiwallah

    Shredding official documents.

    Oakridge - my apologies, I got it wrong - I have looked again and you are right they are Schizostylis. I have now seen the pink ones. I had never seen a white Schitzostylis before, and the colour...
    Oakridge - my apologies, I got it wrong - I have looked again and you are right they are Schizostylis. I have now seen the pink ones. I had never seen a white Schitzostylis before, and the colour made me think they were Chincherees, where white is the dominent colour.
    Oakridge - my apologies, I got it wrong - I have looked again and you are right they are Schizostylis. I have now seen the pink ones. I had never seen a white Schitzostylis before, and the colour made me think they were Chincherees, where white...
    Oakridge - my apologies, I got it wrong - I have looked again and you are right they are Schizostylis. I have now seen the pink ones. I had never seen a white Schitzostylis before, and the colour...
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  21. philip

    Collecting kitchen waste - fruit flies?

    Keep waste away from your back door as the flies will settle on it, waiting for it to open and gain access to indoors.Wine fly traps are easily made using some small pots/jars with inverted...
    Keep waste away from your back door as the flies will settle on it, waiting for it to open and gain access to indoors.Wine fly traps are easily made using some small pots/jars with inverted cones of cardboard with a 10mm hole at the pointy end sitting in the necks and a small amount of...
    Keep waste away from your back door as the flies will settle on it, waiting for it to open and gain access to indoors.Wine fly traps are easily made using some small pots/jars with inverted cones of cardboard with a 10mm hole at the pointy end...
    Keep waste away from your back door as the flies will settle on it, waiting for it to open and gain access to indoors.Wine fly traps are easily made using some small pots/jars with inverted...
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  22. jd67

    Round Bins and leaves

    I have some of those composters that I bought from the council and have tried both leaves and household waste in them but have found that because of the small size of them the stuff rots down but...
    I have some of those composters that I bought from the council and have tried both leaves and household waste in them but have found that because of the small size of them the stuff rots down but not as good as say a proper large square wooden compost bin.I have all but given up with mine...
    I have some of those composters that I bought from the council and have tried both leaves and household waste in them but have found that because of the small size of them the stuff rots down but not as good as say a proper large square wooden...
    I have some of those composters that I bought from the council and have tried both leaves and household waste in them but have found that because of the small size of them the stuff rots down but...
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  23. jay22

    What to do with old compost?

    Some I use to top up and "improve" the raised beds, some ends up mixed with garden soil in the bottom of pots the next year. A word of warning though if used in the flower garden avoid using it...
    Some I use to top up and "improve" the raised beds, some ends up mixed with garden soil in the bottom of pots the next year. A word of warning though if used in the flower garden avoid using it near rhododendrons, camellias, heathers etc.
    Some I use to top up and "improve" the raised beds, some ends up mixed with garden soil in the bottom of pots the next year. A word of warning though if used in the flower garden avoid using it near rhododendrons, camellias, heathers etc.
    Some I use to top up and "improve" the raised beds, some ends up mixed with garden soil in the bottom of pots the next year. A word of warning though if used in the flower garden avoid using it...
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  24. David E Peacock

    Soil Prep for Rhododendrons . . . .

    Thanks for that Pete!Are sulphur chips and sequestered iron items generally available from ones Garden Center or Nursery?
    Thanks for that Pete!Are sulphur chips and sequestered iron items generally available from ones Garden Center or Nursery?
    Thanks for that Pete!Are sulphur chips and sequestered iron items generally available from ones Garden Center or Nursery?
    Thanks for that Pete!Are sulphur chips and sequestered iron items generally available from ones Garden Center or Nursery?
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  25. Thomas2525

    Got a worm city today just set it up

    I have set up my worm city I have the 5 try with coir block and worm food and 1kg off tiger worms I have to wait 2 weeks befor adding stuff
    I have set up my worm city I have the 5 try with coir block and worm food and 1kg off tiger worms I have to wait 2 weeks befor adding stuff
    I have set up my worm city I have the 5 try with coir block and worm food and 1kg off tiger worms I have to wait 2 weeks befor adding stuff
    I have set up my worm city I have the 5 try with coir block and worm food and 1kg off tiger worms I have to wait 2 weeks befor adding stuff
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  26. pamsdish

    Banana Skin etc compost

    I put Banananana skins under my tomatoes for the potassium, don't really need the calcium as any lime mortar and chalk waste from jobs goes onto the plot. Rhubarb loves it :spinning:
    I put Banananana skins under my tomatoes for the potassium, don't really need the calcium as any lime mortar and chalk waste from jobs goes onto the plot. Rhubarb loves it :spinning:
    I put Banananana skins under my tomatoes for the potassium, don't really need the calcium as any lime mortar and chalk waste from jobs goes onto the plot. Rhubarb loves it :spinning:
    I put Banananana skins under my tomatoes for the potassium, don't really need the calcium as any lime mortar and chalk waste from jobs goes onto the plot. Rhubarb loves it :spinning:
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  27. blacktulip

    Multi-purpose compost as soil conditioner?

    I use a lot of horse manure from local farms and stables - all free as long as you collect.You may find that your local council dump sells bags of soil conditioner. It's usually cheaper than...
    I use a lot of horse manure from local farms and stables - all free as long as you collect.You may find that your local council dump sells bags of soil conditioner. It's usually cheaper than compost and is good for conditioning clay soil. Their soil conditioner is from the green waste that...
    I use a lot of horse manure from local farms and stables - all free as long as you collect.You may find that your local council dump sells bags of soil conditioner. It's usually cheaper than compost and is good for conditioning clay soil. ...
    I use a lot of horse manure from local farms and stables - all free as long as you collect.You may find that your local council dump sells bags of soil conditioner. It's usually cheaper than...
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  28. Aidan mc

    compost too strong/rich possibility??

    Hi, I have set up a raised bed using a compost made from 40% food waste, 40% green, 20% fish waste and another raised bed using really well rotted manure. Ive some veg planted, rocket, broccoli,...
    Hi, I have set up a raised bed using a compost made from 40% food waste, 40% green, 20% fish waste and another raised bed using really well rotted manure. Ive some veg planted, rocket, broccoli, cabbage. The veg in the manure bed seem to be doing nicely but in the other bed growth is slower but...
    Hi, I have set up a raised bed using a compost made from 40% food waste, 40% green, 20% fish waste and another raised bed using really well rotted manure. Ive some veg planted, rocket, broccoli, cabbage. The veg in the manure bed seem to be...
    Hi, I have set up a raised bed using a compost made from 40% food waste, 40% green, 20% fish waste and another raised bed using really well rotted manure. Ive some veg planted, rocket, broccoli,...
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