Category Archives for Compost and Manures

Composting

I am a compost fanatic, pride myself on my compost and derive tremendous pleasure when I see the positive results of my own compost. So it is understandable that I want to encourage others to do likewise, so if there’s … Continue reading

19. June 2013 by admin
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Caring for Fruit Trees and Bushes After Planting

Soil Management Although this may sound rather frightening and technical to new gardeners, it is really just a term that covers all the various things that we do to the soil in our gardens to make it easier to cultivate … Continue reading

14. May 2011 by admin
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Soils, Composts and Fertilizers

Soils, Composts and Fertilizers As with all plants, aquatics will directly reflect the quality of the medium in which they are growing. Special aquatic planting composts are available, but in most cases carefully prepared garden soil will be quite satisfactory. … Continue reading

17. March 2011 by admin
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Types of Garden Mulches

Different mulches, impenetrable and loose Polythene sheets are a great aid to weed control but unsightly, costly in cash and environmentally undesirable. They vary in manufacture and use. The clear polythene, similar to that used for polytunnels, can be pinned … Continue reading

06. January 2011 by admin
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Garden Composting Made Easy

Maintaining Plant Fertility without Fertilizers Rather than provide the plants with their nutrition as ‘junk food’ in the form of soluble fertilizers, we want the plants, the wildlife and the soil micro-life to make it for us. Whereas in a … Continue reading

04. January 2011 by admin
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Worm Composting

Worm Composting Making worm compost is quite different and more akin to keeping pets. The wastes need dividing finely and are added a little at a time to a large container containing red brandling worms. You don’t have to buy … Continue reading

04. January 2011 by admin
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Green Manuring – Growing and Using Green Manures

Growing and Using Green Manures This is grow-your-own compost material. A green manure can be any plant grown as temporary groundcover predominantly for improving fertility, either incorporated directly into the soil or composted for use elsewhere. Usually grown on vacant … Continue reading

04. January 2011 by admin
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Feeding Garden Plants – Making Compost

Feeding your Garden Plants In order to grow flowers well the first essential is to look after your soil. Whatever your soil, be it light sandy or heavy clay, the secret of improving it is the addition of decayed organic … Continue reading

27. December 2010 by admin
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