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follow ups please!

We discuss so many gardening questions and problems and developments but rarely get to find out what happened next. I would love to hear how the advice landed - was it useful? Did the plant or project die? What tree was planted? Which rose was chosen in the end? Did you build the pond? Did you buy the house?

If you've started a problem solving thread - follow up may be best there. There's as much learning to be had from what didn't work as from what did.




  • FireFire Posts: 17,348
    edited October 2022
    Thanks @Woodgreen I too do composting mostly in closed bins (off the ground) and it works wonderfully well. I'm so sorry for all your losses.
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    A thread to remind us to let members know how and if their problem has been solved by a follow up post, a good idea Fire because I often wonder what the outcome was.
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,309
    Tui gave us this advice

    Expression for today:  A la Sainte Simone, il faut avoir rentre ses pommes

    And I ignored it.

    The same night each and every one of the Lane’s Prince Albert and Keswick Codlin apples fell off their branches and landed in the mud.

    Pay attention!

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 5,037
    edited October 2022
    @puschkinia I thought of you and your garden the other day and hoped things were going well, you are always so keen and interested.  White cosmos underplanted with Erigeron karvinskianus [same shape flower but a different size] always works. The V bonariensis makes the look complete. Three plants all long flowering perfect for a small border so much better than lots of different things dotted about. Thank you

    I have found posts on 'Garden Design' can be time consuming and stretch my knowledge. I hope what I say is helpful, sometimes there is no reply and I wonder if I have got it wrong and they are not interested in my thoughts. On the positive lots of people read the posts and maybe it is of interest to someone else. 

    I would like to thank @Marlorena who helped me choose a rose called Rushing Stream.It was planted in February and has flowered on and off since May. Still a few flowers today the subtle perfume was lovely on the warm air.
    Building a garden is very personal. It's not quite the same as installing a boiler.
    James Alexander Sinclair 
  • FireFire Posts: 17,348
    Gosh, yes, thanks to @Marlorena and the rose crew for all the help - too many points to count.
  • Songbird-2Songbird-2 Posts: 1,503
    @woodgreen. I wonder if it would be possible for you to post a pic of your concrete based leaf compost please? I have had an  inkling to collect leaves for a while now to  try to get something from them but we only have a small garden with no spare space to put a big bin in. However we do have space behind the shed and wondered if I could construct  something there and I rather liked the sound of your idea of slabs and leaf mould bags. ( are those the bags that are used to deliver heavy loads ? ) Would it work in a darkish damp area that doesn’t get much sunlight? Many thanks in advance of any advice you can give. 
  • WoodgreenWoodgreen Posts: 1,273
    I'll have a look to see if I still have  photos later @Songbird-2, and can take one tomorrow of the state of play just now. I think it will be ideal in the spot you describe.
    When I asked originally I was intending to stand my plastic 'dalek' compost bins on paving slabs in the greenhouse, to evade honey fungus, but time constraints meant I've had to change to a slower, colder composting method ( you can imagine how the plastic bins heated up under glass! They were turned weekly and transferred to the concrete block bins. It was hard work, but very productive. I mulch mow more of my grass now, so don't have the volume of clippings to compost, but it was a great system at the time.)
    I'll post photos for you as soon as I can.

  • B3B3 Posts: 26,486
    A really interesting thread @ fire. I have updated some of my successes in the past but not my failures. A good point about updating on the failures too.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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