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by MonsieurBOZ
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Eradicating nettles
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: Eradicating nettles

Thanks for the repetitive mowing advice; I'd have thought they'd become more not less persistent, anyway: I'll certainly give it a go! Just have to put it on my list of things to make and do, along with: renovate a house and make wooden stuff to sell to earn some cash. Not sure what I can get here i...
by MonsieurBOZ
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Eradicating nettles
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Eradicating nettles

Hi there, I searched for killing nettles and only got 1 hit, and the killing did not relate to the nettles... The reason for the post is that I have a little orchard, which has been neglected for years, and is completely rammed with the said stingy pests, and I wish to kill them off. Does anybody kn...
by MonsieurBOZ
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Growing Fruit from pips (Formerly all about Lemons)
Replies: 34
Views: 17751

Re: Growing Fruit from pips (Formerly all about Lemons)

Hi there, My lemon tree is a wee baby by comparison: bought 2 years ago from a French supermarket, with one lemon on, into which the shop's labeller had stapled the ticket. Since then no fruit... seemingly because the ants eat all the flowers. Any idea how to stop this, because from the number of fl...
by MonsieurBOZ
Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:08 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Capsicum/chilli plants hanging on...
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Capsicum/chilli plants hanging on...

Hi there, We bought a capsicum and a chilli plant in the summer this year, and got crops to the value of about half the cost of buying them. Hey-Ho! Now though, they are going mental, with buds all over, but I can't help noticing that the weather is not getting any warmer (even in France) and if I l...
by MonsieurBOZ
Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: The great rhubarb debate
Replies: 20
Views: 2186

Re: The great rhubarb debate

I've always kept it in a pot - you don't want the blighter taking over the garden; especially when the garden in question is a 5m² patch of gravel!!
by MonsieurBOZ
Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Flowers on my rhubarb
Replies: 10
Views: 1046

Flowers on my rhubarb

This is a new one on me; I am nearly 50, and have seen rhubarb growing in my family garden as long as I can remember, and I've never seen it in flower - now mine is!!! The flowers actually look more like little cauliflowers but I'm sure they are in fact flowers. The question is what should I do with...
by MonsieurBOZ
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Killer of weeds
Replies: 14
Views: 1149

Re: Killer of weeds

Thanks for all that, from everyone!
I'm not seeking a magic bullet, honest; I just hoped someone know of a

"non-toxic to the environment, but unpleasant for dandelions"

kind of answer
Note to self - MUST TRY HARDER :mrgreen:
by MonsieurBOZ
Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Killer of weeds
Replies: 14
Views: 1149

Re: Killer of weeds

Not really the answer I was looking for, but thanks for caring.

BTW did you know that it is said that the only dog breed named in the bible is a greyhound?
(Proverbs 30:29-31, King James Version)
by MonsieurBOZ
Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Killer of weeds
Replies: 14
Views: 1149

Killer of weeds

Good day (and hello from the Charente area of France, where it was -5°C last night) I am currently preparing land for next years "crops" (hah! did you see the pathetic specimens we produced this year?) and have composted with a nice well-rotted and wormy mix of horse poo (can I say poo her...
by MonsieurBOZ
Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Pink Cauliflowers
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Pink Cauliflowers

Hello (or bonjour) from the Charente in France. I'm new to vegetable growing so please bear with me... I planted some cauliflower plants bought from a garden centre, and for a couple of months they were quite exciting, forming tiny (ickle wickle) heads which grew from an inch to about 4 (in old mone...

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