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Post by Compostwoman on 27th January 2011, 12:32 pm

lol!

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Post by Lottie on 27th January 2011, 1:08 pm

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Post by Ginny on 27th January 2011, 1:28 pm

Fortunately, we are not so close to our neighbours that they can see what we get up to. Good job too !
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Post by GB on 27th January 2011, 2:02 pm

Lottie wrote: Laughing
I peed in a bucket in me shed, didn't realize the neighbour was um.. really close... Embarassed Laughing he also looked a bit perturbed when I went in and came out with a bra... well it was pinching...!! Embarassed

Last season I grew lettuce in old pallets and lined them with old jeans, woolly jumpers, in fact any of Ol's clothes really.. Cool Laughing , really helped when it got hot and they had a water reservoir in the material to suck from Very Happy

You reminded me of my man with a dog problem. Any time I go for a loooooong walk in the country (not very often nowadays) and nature calls, even if I havnt seen a single person the entire time, the instant I answer the call here comes a man with a dog walking past Shocked

Havnt half startled a few dog walkers Laughing

I liked your pallet idea, how doyou set them up?

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Post by Lottie on 27th January 2011, 3:04 pm

um.. you put them on the ground, cut the tops off and nail onto sides.....and then line with material, add dirt, then grow stuff in 'em.. I love pallets. Laughing

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Post by GB on 27th January 2011, 4:43 pm

Lottie wrote:um.. you put them on the ground, cut the tops off and nail onto sides.....and then line with material, add dirt, then grow stuff in 'em.. I love pallets. Laughing

Ah, I thought perhaps you were cutting them into lengths and nailing them together at the corners. Your way sounds much easier Very Happy

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Post by Lottie on 11th April 2011, 3:46 pm

I think this may be a tip... unless it goes wrong then it can become, "What not to do..." Laughing

I've dug a pit for me runners Shocked I diggededed a hole about 2-3ft deep, and over the winter I've been putting kitchen waste in it, I then top it off with the left overs from the bottom of the compost heap. But I decided not to fill the last 3-4" with soil and shaped the top like a funnel. The theory being that the funnelly pit shape, and the lip, will encourage the water to run into it, and blinkin well stay there... Rolling Eyes Laughing I do a new pit each year, so my crappy sandy beach will gradually become friable, bootiful, dark, luscious loam...fingers crossed! Very Happy

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Post by GB on 11th April 2011, 7:56 pm

Lottie wrote:I think this may be a tip... unless it goes wrong then it can become, "What not to do..." Laughing

I've dug a pit for me runners Shocked I diggededed a hole about 2-3ft deep, and over the winter I've been putting kitchen waste in it, I then top it off with the left overs from the bottom of the compost heap. But I decided not to fill the last 3-4" with soil and shaped the top like a funnel. The theory being that the funnelly pit shape, and the lip, will encourage the water to run into it, and blinkin well stay there... Rolling Eyes Laughing I do a new pit each year, so my crappy sandy beach will gradually become friable, bootiful, dark, luscious loam...fingers crossed! Very Happy

Do runner beans like spuds? Methinks you might be getting a few volunteers Laughing

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