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Ingrid Ennis joined Katharine's group

Pollinators, Predators and Pests

The vast majority of the insects we see every day are beneficial or benign. I hope this group will provide a forum to discuss the insect world and all the wonderful and occasionally devastating ways the bugs interact with our gardens.
Apr 15, 2012
Ingrid Ennis joined Hester's group

Growing Under Glass

A group for greenhouse gardeners( and wouldbe greenhouse gardeners)Share your ideas, experience; questions and answers; successes and failures, here.See More
Apr 15, 2012
Ingrid Ennis commented on Denise's group What To Do Today?
"I've planted the last of the brassica seedlings now, so I'm hoping that the staggered planting of broccoli, cauli etc. over the past 8 weeks will give me veges all winter. Time to sow some spring onion seeds now.  "
Apr 15, 2012
Ingrid Ennis replied to Flo's discussion Hot composting in the group Composting
"HI, great advice here - cool. I would add one thing, if you add lime to your compost you will lose more nitrogen to the atmosphere, as a higher pH in your compost will create good conditions for ammonia production (NH3). I never add lime to the…"
Apr 15, 2012
Ingrid Ennis replied to Nicolas Santini's discussion lawn and garden clippings in the group Composting
"Hi, I add the lawn clippings and leaves to my compost bin as Peter does, and I also use them in a thin layer a a mulch around my garden. Its very good there, just make sure you don't let the grass clippings touch the stems of your plants, and…"
Apr 15, 2012
Ingrid Ennis replied to Nicolas Santini's discussion compost pile with some rubbish in the group Composting
"Hi, In my experience a compost heap needs to be at least a metre in diameter and height to generate and keep in enough heat to break things down well.  If you don't have enough compostable material to make your existing heap 1m high then…"
Apr 15, 2012
Ingrid Ennis joined Flo's group


Welcoming discussion on the whole spectrum of composting methods. If it's a way of turning organic material into fertile earth, lets talk about the method, your experiences, the pros and the cons of it!See More
Apr 15, 2012
Ingrid Ennis replied to Susan Kraemer's discussion Wrong time to plant Impatiens cuttings? in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Hello, I hope you've been successful with your Impatiens cuttings. They are generally easy to propagate.  Ideally cuttings should be about 4 nodes long, and planted in a pot in pumice, coarse sand or similar. Its important to get the…"
Apr 9, 2012
Ingrid Ennis replied to Samantha Freeman's discussion What is the best low cost Mulch in the group Food Growing Q&A
"Hi, A really cheap and in my experience effective mulch is grass clippings from your lawn. i put a thin layer of these all around vegies and flowers and trees. The main thing is to make sure the clippings aren't touching the stems of the plants…"
Apr 9, 2012
Ingrid Ennis joined Annette's group

Seasonal Recipes

What to do with the seasonal harvests and how to preserve it. Add your recipe below.See More
Apr 9, 2012
Ingrid Ennis joined Amy Macaluso's group

Food Growing Q&A

Ask and Answer food growing questions here.See More
Apr 9, 2012
Ingrid Ennis joined Denise's group

Auckland NZ

Tell us all what you want or what you have to offer. eg. Lemons, seedlings etc. To respond to someones listing contact them directly via their page…
Apr 4, 2012
Ingrid Ennis joined Pete Russell's group

Ooooby Growers

For those who can grow more than they can eat. You grow it, we buy it. Join up if you would like to supply Ooooby.See More
Apr 4, 2012
Ingrid Ennis joined Laine's group

Becoming More Self Reliant - The Dream

A lot of people have the dream of a few acres of land and self reliance (as opposed to self -sufficiency, which is a myth!). This group is to draw together the experiences of those living the dream and sharing the lessons learned on the way with those still working towards living on the land.See More
Apr 4, 2012
Ingrid Ennis joined Matt Moir's group

What to do this month

This group covers tasks for the month and what to plant this month to be updated every month
Apr 4, 2012
Ingrid Ennis joined Denise's group

What To Do Today?

Let us know what you have been doing in the garden lately plus the tips and tricks to making it work.
Apr 4, 2012

Profile Information

I am a...
I can offer
Gardening advice
Food Growing Skill Level
Experience and Qualifications
Horticulturalist, Lots of years in the garden
I am interested in...
Bartering Local Food, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
We have a small urban garden with some citrus, a vege patch as well as ornamentals. We use four compost bins and a worm farm. The soil is heavy but well structured.

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