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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 81,455

    The twiggier and stickier the fuel for the bonfire the higher the proportion of potash in the ashes will be.  

    The old allotmenteers in our village used to dry off their runner bean haulms and burn them on a dry winter's day along with old pea sticks etc.  

    Then they'd incorporate the ash into their compost heap - fantastic for growing squashes and pumpkins on the following year.


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  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    David Morgan, thank you for your adviceimage

  • Flora rosaFlora rosa Posts: 262

    Interesting, thanks. Does that include then BBQ ash as I've been putting that in the compost ? 

  • TopbirdTopbird Mid SuffolkPosts: 7,459

    Same question for log burner ash.....? image


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  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,879

    Re blackspot I usually spray my roses with multirose v early in the season.  I normally have no trouble.  This year I noticed loads of spots not only on my roses but on other plants.  I could not believe I had such a problem - then about a week later I realised what it was, my neighbour had sprayed his fence.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
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