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  2. ARMANDII
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    BEST SUPPLIER OF COMPOST 2018

    Many thanks I will contact their care department and yes my nearest Wickes is over 12 miles away AND I already took back the absolutely soaking bags of Jack's Magic which my Daughter who's...
    Many thanks I will contact their care department and yes my nearest Wickes is over 12 miles away AND I already took back the absolutely soaking bags of Jack's Magic which my Daughter who's seriously fit and strong could hardly lift. She can dead lift 120KG!!!I had a close look at the new versus...
    Many thanks I will contact their care department and yes my nearest Wickes is over 12 miles away AND I already took back the absolutely soaking bags of Jack's Magic which my Daughter who's seriously fit and strong could hardly lift. She can dead...
    Many thanks I will contact their care department and yes my nearest Wickes is over 12 miles away AND I already took back the absolutely soaking bags of Jack's Magic which my Daughter who's...
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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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    Like x 8

    Instructions On Composting..

    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..

    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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    Informative x 3

    R.H.S. .. 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
    :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. JJ28

    Is it still ok?

    Agree with Nigel, Liquid seaweed is great but again short term. I use the wool pellets as a mulch against slugs, apparently it feeds the soil as well.
    Agree with Nigel, Liquid seaweed is great but again short term. I use the wool pellets as a mulch against slugs, apparently it feeds the soil as well.
    Agree with Nigel, Liquid seaweed is great but again short term. I use the wool pellets as a mulch against slugs, apparently it feeds the soil as well.
    Agree with Nigel, Liquid seaweed is great but again short term. I use the wool pellets as a mulch against slugs, apparently it feeds the soil as well.
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  10. ChilliPepper

    Alternative to peat for John Innes mixes

    Sorry, but there are no alternatives to @pete :heehee:
    Sorry, but there are no alternatives to @pete :heehee:
    Sorry, but there are no alternatives to @pete :heehee:
    Sorry, but there are no alternatives to @pete :heehee:
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  11. Irmemac

    Mouldy Compost?

    IMO commercially produced compost is now big, big business. More than likely most of us gardeners first contact with 'compost' might have been some outdoor container in which the dining table...
    IMO commercially produced compost is now big, big business. More than likely most of us gardeners first contact with 'compost' might have been some outdoor container in which the dining table left overs went, also the kitchen waste.. Do you remember the smell when you disturbed it. The the...
    IMO commercially produced compost is now big, big business. More than likely most of us gardeners first contact with 'compost' might have been some outdoor container in which the dining table left overs went, also the kitchen waste.. Do you...
    IMO commercially produced compost is now big, big business. More than likely most of us gardeners first contact with 'compost' might have been some outdoor container in which the dining table...
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  12. silu

    Jack's Magic absolutely soaking wet

    I have three water barrels outside of my greenhouse that I've connected up together with a hose running into my greenhouse with a tap on the end. I fill up my watering cans with it and leave them...
    I have three water barrels outside of my greenhouse that I've connected up together with a hose running into my greenhouse with a tap on the end. I fill up my watering cans with it and leave them in there to warm up.
    I have three water barrels outside of my greenhouse that I've connected up together with a hose running into my greenhouse with a tap on the end. I fill up my watering cans with it and leave them in there to warm up.
    I have three water barrels outside of my greenhouse that I've connected up together with a hose running into my greenhouse with a tap on the end. I fill up my watering cans with it and leave them...
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  13. Notty1975

    Which tomato grow bag

    I grow the vast majority of my Tomatoes in soil in the greenhouse. Ok it means I need to take out say a bucket load of growing medium from the holes where the plants have been at the end of the...
    I grow the vast majority of my Tomatoes in soil in the greenhouse. Ok it means I need to take out say a bucket load of growing medium from the holes where the plants have been at the end of the season but my method vastly reduces the need to water daily. I grow about 25 cordons and it would take...
    I grow the vast majority of my Tomatoes in soil in the greenhouse. Ok it means I need to take out say a bucket load of growing medium from the holes where the plants have been at the end of the season but my method vastly reduces the need to...
    I grow the vast majority of my Tomatoes in soil in the greenhouse. Ok it means I need to take out say a bucket load of growing medium from the holes where the plants have been at the end of the...
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  14. BeeHappy

    Mushroom packaging...the alternative to plastic ?

    Does not compute + error + redo from start.+++
    Does not compute + error + redo from start.+++
    Does not compute + error + redo from start.+++
    Does not compute + error + redo from start.+++
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  15. roders

    Incredibloom.

    Interesting that he says you dont need to buy specific fertilisers, just use this stuff.:biggrin: I think we mostly know we dont need to buy specific plant fertilisers??I'm not sure how the price stacks...
    Interesting that he says you dont need to buy specific fertilisers, just use this stuff.:biggrin: I think we mostly know we dont need to buy specific plant fertilisers??I'm not sure how the price stacks up when you compare with other fertilisers, I've not found a cheap one yet, other than nettle...
    Interesting that he says you dont need to buy specific fertilisers, just use this stuff.:biggrin: I think we mostly know we dont need to buy specific plant fertilisers??I'm not sure how the price stacks up when you compare with other fertilisers, I've...
    Interesting that he says you dont need to buy specific fertilisers, just use this stuff.:biggrin: I think we mostly know we dont need to buy specific plant fertilisers??I'm not sure how the price stacks...
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  16. Zigs
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    Only emptied it this morning

    The course stuff is mainly woody bits and soil, someone isn't very selective about what she puts on the compost :th scifD36:
    The course stuff is mainly woody bits and soil, someone isn't very selective about what she puts on the compost :th scifD36:
    The course stuff is mainly woody bits and soil, someone isn't very selective about what she puts on the compost :th scifD36:
    The course stuff is mainly woody bits and soil, someone isn't very selective about what she puts on the compost :th scifD36:
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  17. Scrungee

    Things that get into the compost

    No socks this time...
    No socks this time...
    No socks this time...
    No socks this time...
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  18. roders

    The virtues of Seaweed extract ?

    Here's what I found:
    Here's what I found:
    Here's what I found:
    Here's what I found:
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  19. luciusmaximus

    Siting of compost bins

    No, frozen uncooked veg will rot down just as well fresh veg, once it's unfrozen, lucius:thumbsup::snorky:
    No, frozen uncooked veg will rot down just as well fresh veg, once it's unfrozen, lucius:thumbsup::snorky:
    No, frozen uncooked veg will rot down just as well fresh veg, once it's unfrozen, lucius:thumbsup::snorky:
    No, frozen uncooked veg will rot down just as well fresh veg, once it's unfrozen, lucius:thumbsup::snorky:
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  20. clanless
    Like x 4

    And here it is....

    Somebody in our village who's moving away shortly gave us dozens of pallets on condition we also took away £150's worth of cut/split logs.
    Somebody in our village who's moving away shortly gave us dozens of pallets on condition we also took away £150's worth of cut/split logs.
    Somebody in our village who's moving away shortly gave us dozens of pallets on condition we also took away £150's worth of cut/split logs.
    Somebody in our village who's moving away shortly gave us dozens of pallets on condition we also took away £150's worth of cut/split logs.
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  21. Greecko

    Fresh Manure Compost

    Cheers for the photos Steve, I plan on doing mine much the same I hope, have tin sheets about the place and could grab a few pallets and stuff too if needs be.Spoken like a true engineer haha!...
    Cheers for the photos Steve, I plan on doing mine much the same I hope, have tin sheets about the place and could grab a few pallets and stuff too if needs be.Spoken like a true engineer haha! I know Ill get more out of it but was thinking of being lazy.I can get the manure regularly and...
    Cheers for the photos Steve, I plan on doing mine much the same I hope, have tin sheets about the place and could grab a few pallets and stuff too if needs be.Spoken like a true engineer haha! I know Ill get more out of it but was thinking...
    Cheers for the photos Steve, I plan on doing mine much the same I hope, have tin sheets about the place and could grab a few pallets and stuff too if needs be.Spoken like a true engineer haha!...
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  22. larkstar

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

    As I had 2 tons of topsoil delivered - 1 from Rolawn (beds and borders) and 1 from "fieldcompost" I had enough left over from filling 2 raised beds to allow me to scrape off some of the topsoil...
    As I had 2 tons of topsoil delivered - 1 from Rolawn (beds and borders) and 1 from "fieldcompost" I had enough left over from filling 2 raised beds to allow me to scrape off some of the topsoil that had a more than a dusting of sand on it - to make it easier I just flattened the surface first by...
    As I had 2 tons of topsoil delivered - 1 from Rolawn (beds and borders) and 1 from "fieldcompost" I had enough left over from filling 2 raised beds to allow me to scrape off some of the topsoil that had a more than a dusting of sand on it - to...
    As I had 2 tons of topsoil delivered - 1 from Rolawn (beds and borders) and 1 from "fieldcompost" I had enough left over from filling 2 raised beds to allow me to scrape off some of the topsoil...
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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. ARMANDII

    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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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