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By dungy


Evening garden lovers,
Well todays weather here in france has been nice, ideal for gardening and ive just had a look at saturdays forcast 21°
Sunday 26° and "get this 28° on monday,
So its short’s wearing time and BBQ’s to the ready.

Ive continued to weed and tidy up around the fruit tree circles and helped the boss with the shops visit.

It’s a lovely feeling just sitting out in the dark on nights like tonight, the sky is red and with a night cap in hand its a really nice end to the day.

While on the carpark at the super market i had gardeners question time on the radio and one question was ref should i use compost thats in a bag thats been opened last year?
All the experts said “NO” only use fresh compost as opened compost looses some of its strength.

Ive always said use fresh.
Its like if you keep your toms in the pot to long they dont seem to get as much fruit on them.

But tomorrows another day and if your lucky enough not to be working this weekend you can get out and join me and all the other retired folk and garden.

So on that note i’ll say goodnight and
enjoy your gardening.

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That's all very well giving that advice but compost can be expensive, and I must admit I use last year's compost, but I do save the new stuff for the best plants.

Enjoy the sunshine!

15 Jun, 2013


Ah!! at the end of the day compost must be made in bulk so we don't really know how old it is at the time of bagging, the bag I bought in February could quite easily have come from the same stockpile as the one I purchased in the previous October.
I know Dungy I have always been accused of being a cynical beggar, lol.
Sunshine here but very windy and its flipping cold, so warm clothing yet again.....

15 Jun, 2013


The experts haven't a clue. Composts only lose their strength when plants are put in it. That bit of info comes from Scotts Sinclair and Keith Singleton, both major suppliers to the horticultutal industry.
Scotts Sinclair had a major problem with their "peat" this year and actually had to produce composts using wet peat, meaning their bags literally weighed a ton, so even if your part used composts get exposed to the rain they'll still be allright, though it's obviously better to keep it as dry as possible.

15 Jun, 2013


I kept my old dustbins, perfect for keeping the compost in whether bought or homemade and unlike a bag doesn't topple over, lol....

17 Jun, 2013


Hi lincslass,
Thats a good idea ref the old dust bins,

As a result im going to give you this months honour of

The hold your plums "Lincslass award"

This gives you the right to say to any of your male neighbour gardeners as you walk past their gardens

"How's your plums today!!"

Well done.
Regards dungy.

17 Jun, 2013


LOL, thankyou Dungy, you trying to get me a bad reputation......

17 Jun, 2013

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