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EmmaKav
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:38 pm    Post subject: Is it worth keeping?? Reply with quote

Hi all
Another item I have inherited with my new garden is this old feeding trough which has become wild & a bit of an eye sore just outside my window. It is a shame to not use it thou & i thought it would make a great spot for some herbs for the kitchen which must have been what the pervious owners thought too as I found some old labels while digging.

But how suitable is it for planting, drainage is a problem and what seems to have done the best in it is moss. Is there something I can mix with the soil to help any advise ??



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

People pay a fortune for those old troughs these days. Put plenty crocks in the bottom and include plenty sharp sand in the compost. Don't try what I know some one else tried, knocking a hole in the bottom for drainage, he ended up with a flat-pack stone trough Rolling Eyes
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