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by nyghtowl
Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Does anyone grow olives?
Replies: 16
Views: 2437

Re: Does anyone grow olives?

Romans left a couple-thousand years ago; that has given plenty of time for experimental X-breeding, surely don't you think? Picual Olive Trees Super young Olive Grove tree, cold hardy, now in flower and ready to fruit. <- from the website. Also, check this page out! http://www.eastofedenplants.co.uk...
by nyghtowl
Wed May 18, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Old water...{RESOLVED}
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Old water...{RESOLVED}

Mrs Moustoir wrote:I wouldn't water your tomatoes with it though. They are quite sensitive and seem to need clean water.

Ahhh yes, I forgot about that!

Thanks for the "heads-up" (Cucurbits too are a bit fussy like that)
by nyghtowl
Wed May 18, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Old water...{RESOLVED}
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Old water...Safe to use?

hehe tyvm MKG :)
by nyghtowl
Wed May 18, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Old water...{RESOLVED}
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Old water...{RESOLVED}

Hi
On our allotment is an old freezer (chest) chock-full of water. Obviously the water is still, but there are boatman etc in it.

We want to get rid of it because it is fugly - do you think that we could use the water on the allotment?

Cheers :)
by nyghtowl
Fri May 13, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Don't buy this product...
Replies: 15
Views: 1666

Re: Don't buy this product...

yupper - it was the huge peat-free (i think purple) bag.

Their non-peat-free is great.

I obviously would have preferred peat-free but hey... it was crap!

Never mind... next year we will hopefully have a good supply of our own. :cheers:
by nyghtowl
Tue May 10, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Don't buy this product...
Replies: 15
Views: 1666

Re: Don't buy this product...

Hi Just a wee "heads-up".B&Q are selling a peat-free compost in a purple bag; do NOT buy! It has close to zero capillary-action and rots in the bottom of the pot; it is either so dry it sound hollow when knocked, or, so wet that it stinks of rot. The green coloured bag, however, got a...
by nyghtowl
Sat May 07, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: weeds, compost and the odds
Replies: 22
Views: 2223

Re: weeds, compost and the odds

If you know anyone who keeps fowl, chicken poo is HOT AS HELL.
by nyghtowl
Fri May 06, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: This works well for weeding...
Replies: 1
Views: 376

This works well for weeding...

Hey folks :thumbright: You probably already know this - but I'll share just in case. Our allotment is, apart from where we've prepared, full of weeds like couch, sticky grass etc. We have had next to no rain in April and as you all know that makes digging even just 1 spit deep VERY hard work, so wec...
by nyghtowl
Wed May 04, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Spuds - will this work?
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Spuds - will this work?

Thankyou all.

I still have plenty left, so, I think I will try all of the above methods!

First year is our experimental year.
by nyghtowl
Tue May 03, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Spuds - will this work?
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Spuds - will this work?

Hi all Starting to put maincrop in now, and, wondered if it would be possible, after digging the trenches, to just put the upturned sods in the trench on top of the taters? In order to save myself a bit of digging? The allotment is in its first year so V-weedy :flower: Would appreciate any input :ch...
by nyghtowl
Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Don't buy this product...
Replies: 15
Views: 1666

Don't buy this product...

Hi Just a wee "heads-up". B&Q are selling a peat-free compost in a purple bag; do NOT buy! It has close to zero capillary-action and rots in the bottom of the pot; it is either so dry it sound hollow when knocked, or, so wet that it stinks of rot. The green coloured bag, however, got a...
by nyghtowl
Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Not Quittin' Smoking
Replies: 182
Views: 19565

Re: Not Quittin' Smoking

Hrm... might try that! ty!

Tried an electric cigarette - twas merely "ok".
by nyghtowl
Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: weeds, compost and the odds
Replies: 22
Views: 2223

Re: weeds, compost and the odds

As long as the "weed" has not gone to seed (post-flower) it is fine to compost.
We compost anything that is green and in the wrong place.
Also - no plant can survive constantly having its head cut off to ground level - tedious? yes - but effective in the long term.
by nyghtowl
Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:00 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Does anyone grow olives?
Replies: 16
Views: 2437

Re: Does anyone grow olives?

Noooo!
Forget growing from seed!

check these out!

http://www.villaggioverde.co.uk/young-o ... pea-picual

Grows, flowers AND fruits in Northern Europe :hugish:
by nyghtowl
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Got my allotment yesterday!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: Got my allotment yesterday!!!

Yey!
Good job and great timing.

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