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YES to the green - and Autumn optimism


Great to see the change to the background colour of the site. I’ve let the guys know that I’m so pleased :))). Hope everyone else is too.
Reading blogs and looking at questions – loads of interesting things come up that I didn’t even know that I wanted to know. Side tracked when something grabs my interest, it’s off to the index at the bottom of the page to find out more. Today, learning about leaf mould, learned much more about composting and it’s composition from a wonderful blog by Bulbaholic. The paths here are beautiful with all the autumnal leaves. If it’s dry tomorrow It’s out there with a bin bag and shovel ! Is it ok to compost wet leaves? If I bag them up I could store them in the gap between the privet hedge and the fence (the garden seems to shrink the more I plant).

The garden’s begining to look a bit sad at the moment, but already the pansy plugs I planted just a couple of weeks ago have grown and there’s more bulbs poking through. The clematis and honeysuckle planted last week are still there and not dying yet. There are three small variegated ivy waiting to go in (bought on Sunday), thought I would repot them and plant them up in the spring – by that time I might know where to put them. It’s quite exciting seeing the new plants growing as the others die back . . . and what a relief when a “slug patrol” shows that the wee buggers haven’t got anything ! If I knew where they went during the day I’d get them while they slept – well, I’d shift them away from my plants anyway. That’s all for the moment folks.

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Hi Silverbell, glad to hear the pansy plugs are coming along nicely. I sent my hubby out this morning and he collected me three nice bin bags of leaves wet and dry ones, if all the leaves are dry add a little water. Just tied the top of the bags and put a few holes in with the garden fork and threw them behind the shed in a shady spot where they will do their stuff and become beautiful leaf mould, ready for next year.
Good to hear your finding your way round the site, must agree that there is so much to learn.
Happy gardening.

19 Oct, 2010


I do the same and have just opened 3 bags I put under shrubs/trees last year - lovely. The colder the weather the quicker it turns. Funny how leaf mould needs cold and compost needs heat.

19 Oct, 2010

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