East Lothian, United Kingdom
Q1.I have what looks like very rich, good compost which is from some grass cuttings but also uncooked household waste e.g. vegetable peelings, outside leaves of cabbages, pea and bean pods, skins of fruit, egg shells and tea leaves and coffee grounds etc. It looks as if it should be very good for all plants but would there be plants that I should not use it for? I have not used it for ericaceous plants but is there anything else I should avoid using it on? What is it likely to be particularly good for?
Q2. I would like to grow plants in this (photo attached) west facing stone wall. I would obviously have to remove some of the pointing but how much would I have to remove, what kind of growing material would I have to put in to establish plants and what kind of plants would it be best to start with?
Answers to these questions may be a tall order and perhaps I need a gardening school! but I would be very grateful for any advice.
Thanks for all the help I have received so far from this website.
- 4 Oct, 2011