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by Flo
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: Pet gripes

Can I have a pet seasonal gripe? It's getting to be the season where we are advised to buy useless tat (think it's called Christmas).
by Flo
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: Pet gripes

:mrgreen: My pet gripe when I was a working gardener was often the customers.
by Flo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5026

Re: How to post a picture

Answers on a postcard to Weedo 1. A weed is a plant in the wrong place according to gardeners and growers 2. Of course humans spread plant species without any knowledge of its bad habits (Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed here) 3. People don't like change and want to see what they imagine their envir...
by Flo
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Pet gripes
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: Pet gripes

Oh I will so go with the gravel Skippy.
by Flo
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Leaf mould
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Leaf mould

I've been known to take the garden fork to the bags to punch those holes. One stab works wonders.
by Flo
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 5026

Re: How to post a picture

Horse tail takes over the world despite being the most venerable of aged pensioners. If you have an allotment full of it, I can assure you that destruction is quite ethical. :mrgreen:
by Flo
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Leaf mould
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Leaf mould

It takes a couple of years for leaves to rot down so the fact that people have some from last year still in process is quite normal. I'm not convinced that the colour of bags matter at all as I have worked with green ones. However, if you can acquire free a large builder's dumpy bag that is open to ...
by Flo
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Second flowering of peppers.
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Second flowering of peppers.

Depends on the light, temperature and you keeping up the watering/feeding routine.
by Flo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 1621

Re: Free food

And it was an interesting learning curve.
by Flo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Planting Autumn garlic
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Planting Autumn garlic

Yep there are years like that aren't there? When you are starting over it takes a year to learn.
by Flo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 101
Views: 39435

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Can't imagine what a telly would add to my life. But then most of my 72 odd years have been without one.
by Flo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Planting Autumn garlic
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Planting Autumn garlic

I suggest to go with where the digging is done and get it planted before the season is too far gone Penny. Think ahead next year and cross fingers that we get sunny days next year.
by Flo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 31
Views: 6384

Re: Composty questions

Your number 1 bin was too dry. Woodlice arrive when the heap is dry. Number 2 bin on a patio has a problem with being on a patio - the base is wrong. No drainage for a start. You need to ensure that the heaps are placed on soil, kept warm and moist but not soaking. And you need to take all the conte...
by Flo
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 1012

Re: What are you growing right now?

You got it right in one Penny. Am hoping that more lime and compost and muck will improve the soil enough on plot 2 to take some of the brassica family. The kale will be OK. The Swiss chard doesn't look too happy but it went in late. But anther winter another period of soil care.
by Flo
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 1012

Re: What are you growing right now?

Well I've been putting mine straight in the ground for years Penny and always been well rewarded. Until this year when I found that allotment number 2 has onion white rot on it and that affected onions, garlic, shallots .. and apparently leeks may be affected too. :(