We use cookies on this website. To use the website as intended please accept cookies.

Wednesday September 22 , 2021

Blue Daisy Blog

Blue Daisy blog written by Nicki Jackson & Jules Clark - for news, views, garden design, gardening and plant observations and thoughts.

Subscribe to this list via RSS Blog posts tagged in composting

Composting Made Easy - a Blue Daisy Guide

Posted by on in News & Views

Compost is something that we're always being asked about so in response to all those questions you have we've put together a downloadable Blue Daisy guide - Composting Made Easy.

foodwasteWe tell you what you need to compost, what to put into your compost, and answer the following questions and more:

  • How often do I need to turn the compost?
  • How long does it take to make?
  • How do I know when it’s ready?
  • If I’m leaving my compost to ripen where do I put all the compostable material I continue to generate?
  • I heard that rats are attracted to compost – is that right?
  • Can I add weeds to my compost heap?

So, if you want to know the answers to these questions and more please download your Blue Daisy Guide - Composting Made Easy here.

Tagged in: composting
Hits: 3669 0 Comments

Get Composting & Saving Water

Posted by on in News & Views

It is that time of year when activity in the garden has slowed down but you can still plan ahead.

I'm not going to try and convince you to save water or make your own compost because there is so much in the press about it at the moment explaining how it can save you money and look after the environment.

Instead I'm going to point you in the right direction to get hold of composters and water butts especially if you have made some New Year resolutions to be a bit more self sustaining and reduce the amount of waste you create.

Continue reading
Hits: 4232 0 Comments

Blog Categories

Tag Cloud

Herb Acuba August garden Absorb pollution rococo winter garden Hidcote Great British Garden Revival autumn garden hydroponic Malvern Hills career in horticulture cyclamen Stoneleigh Joe Swift Alys Fowler gardening on tv garden design RHS Hampton Court pollinators garden design tip RHS eco-friendly heatwave wild flowers summer garden structure cottage gardens Sophie Raworth CorTen steel scented shrubs Selfridges Roof Garden National Trust sunflowers grey water Cloches Alan Titchmarsh pond acer Carol Klein Garden Planning James Wong surfaces Joanna Lumley bulb display rainwater harvesting herbs spring bulbs Phyllostachys nigra saving water composting gravel Futurescape Berginia hosepipe Chelsea Physic Garden Cut flowers Echinacea Ilex alpines water conservation Fleece Horticultural Nicki Jackson Kelmarsh Hall cottage garden Charlie Dimmock kitchen garden watering Kew Gardens Hosta Coastal plants Birmingham Library Floating Paradise Gardens of London traditional style elm watering can poppies Levens Hall Greenhouse Lawrence Johnston Crocus BBC January garden Daffodils RHS Tatton Park Shrubs Euphorbia Kensington Roof Garden RHS Chelsea Bamboo September garden Capability Brown Prince Harry green spaces courtyard November garden Chelsea Flower Show Mrs Loudon Spring shrubs grow your own rosemary bulbs lawn care unity legacy gift Geranium sound in the garden hard landscaping Seed sowing paving Narcissus sweat peas Glasshouse February garden Urban Heat Island Effect Trees build plants Wildflowers show gardens basil December garden February productive garden Cosmos astrosanguineus GYO vertical garden Snowdrops April garden wildlife doddington hall ha ha Matt James deer Perennial water feature NSALG timber form June garden recycled materials ornamental grasses Berberis Lantra Laurel kerb-side appeal London Malvern Spring Show Gardeners World July garden garden advice at home March garden garden design trends topiary Rachel de Thame Chris Beardshaw New York Highline RHS Malvern sorbus water butt Wisley Winter shrubs movement in the garden roof gardens HNC ash October garden bees CorTen Blue Daisy Highgrove Monty Don drought Urban Heat Island Toby Buckland stonemarket John Massey Briza maxima pollinating insects Buxus Moss Bank Park herbaceous borders garden Events & Shows terracota Jekka McVicar blue women and work award plant pots Decking winner Cambridge botanical garden spring garden planning your garden Achillea Stone Lane Gardens Taxus Horticulturalist rock gardens May garden roof garden HTA snow twitter reclaimed materials National Gardening Week Herb garden colour in your garden house plants edible garden show Horticulture repetition water garden room front garden patio Ashwood Nurseries contemporary birch pests Tom Hart-Dyke garden focal points Joseph Banks

Welcome to Blue Daisy Blog

Our Promise

promiseWe work hard to keep our customers happy.  We work to a voluntary customer charter.

Peace of Mind

simplybusinessWe take our responsibilities seriously so we're insured through Simply Business.

Click on the logo for our Garden Design insurance details. For Gardening details see our gardening services page.

Proud Members Of...

landscapejuicen... The Landscape Juice Network where we interact with other professional gardeners, designers and landscapers.