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by Geebogs
Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Too late for Rhubarb?
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Too late for Rhubarb?

Thanks Mike,

Although they are a tiny bit on the fibrous side (nothing a little stewing for crumble won't fix), they are by no means hollow.
I think I'll pick half and let the plant have the rest. Although, there are a good few new shoots coming up already. When do these thing s stop growing!?
by Geebogs
Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Too late for Rhubarb?
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Too late for Rhubarb?

Our rhubarb has grown quite large while away on holiday. It has many massive stems on it but I've always thought that they can't be harvested after the end of June due to the oxalic acid seeping into the stems and making them unusable. I don't know what variety we have as the root was given to us a ...
by Geebogs
Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: rethinking allotment layout
Replies: 18
Views: 2478

Re: rethinking allotment layout

I think if you do want you think you can manage to start with, you'll do fine. As you say, it's a relatively laid back pastime and you have as long as you like to experiment. Our plot was really overgrown when we took charge of it.... http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/benjibogs/DSCN1394.jpg So ...
by Geebogs
Mon May 23, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: why am I always so tired?
Replies: 12
Views: 2058

Re: why am I always so tired?

When you say for a while, how long? Have you been ill with anything recently? My wife acquired Chronic fatigue Syndrome after a bout of glandular fever, originally the docs tested for thyroid problems but nothing showed up. Although it doesn't manifest itself in sleeplessness or after meals (as far ...
by Geebogs
Fri May 20, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: allotment inferiority complex!
Replies: 20
Views: 1973

Re: allotment inferiority complex!

Hey Pops, Don't let it get you down, as has been said, you get what you want out of the allotment, and self satisfaction in knowing the hard work you've put in. We're the same (a bit), we took over our plot in November last year, and it hadn't been touched for well over a year. It's still a bit roug...
by Geebogs
Thu May 19, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Where do you get your seeds?
Replies: 18
Views: 1433

Re: Where do you get your seeds?

We got a load of seeds from realseeds this year, they only stock non-hybrid, open pollinated varieties and even give you instructions on how to save more seeds from what you grow.
by Geebogs
Wed May 11, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Looking for a top-notch digging hoe
Replies: 19
Views: 41066

Re: Looking for a top-notch digging hoe

Wow, they do get some serious use! I only have a small allotment so I think one will definitely handle that. I only ask as I'm up in Norfolk over the summer and was thinking of popping in and taking a look (being that there really isn't anywhere else I've found that sells them) and get a feel for th...
by Geebogs
Tue May 10, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Looking for a top-notch digging hoe
Replies: 19
Views: 41066

Re: Looking for a top-notch digging hoe

Out of interest, Stonehead, (and I know this is a pretty old thread!) Did you get the hoe's from Get Digging and would you recommend them?

I've found one other company - Chillington hoes and without closer inspection, they look a little sturdier?
by Geebogs
Tue May 10, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Preparing a brand new, mainly turf and weed, allotment
Replies: 12
Views: 1004

Re: Preparing a brand new, mainly turf and weed, allotment

We too got our allotment this year (well Nov last year really) and it had been left to run wild for well over a year. Luckily the previous owner had covered a large portion of it with a gardening membrane that seems to have kept most nasties at bay. Although the areas that had carpet on them are now...
by Geebogs
Tue May 10, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello From Herts
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Hello From Herts

Hello! Stumbled in on here a little while ago and thought I'd put up a hand and say hello. Although I'd describe myself as a complete novice (and will be mostly spending my time here firmly glued to the 'How do I' section) I've always taken an interest in home growing and done as much in our small g...

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