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by maisieandgrace
Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Sweet pepper failure
Replies: 2
Views: 1236

Sweet pepper failure

My sweet peppers have been a disaster. I grew them in pots and they did very well, had lots of flowers, which set and I looked all set for a bumper harvest. But as they started to turn red they started to rot.The leaves were fine and the plants looked very healthy, apart from the slimy fruit. I coul...
by maisieandgrace
Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: elderflower cordial
Replies: 4
Views: 1621

Re: elderflower cordial

Thanks for your replies. this was a river cottage recipe, but someone suggested it was too sweet and to useonly 500 grams of sugar to the litre of water. I filled the bottles with boiling water and let them sit.I obviously need to be better prepared next time .off to buy Camden and other tablets :-)
by maisieandgrace
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: elderflower cordial
Replies: 4
Views: 1621

elderflower cordial

Aaargh!I have made 2 litres of elderflower cordial, and its started to ferment! (Though I've still drunk 1 litre). I'm a bit concerned about the second bottle...any ideas why it happened and what I can do to rescue it?
by maisieandgrace
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Sourdough - not that hard!
Replies: 6
Views: 3436

Re: Sourdough - not that hard!

Well, I may be brave and give this a go.Is Hugh Furley wurley the same bloke as Hugh Whittington thing-a-me-bob?
by maisieandgrace
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: make my own grow bags
Replies: 2
Views: 1996

Re: make my own grow bags

Thank you.It would make far more sense to use the bags on their end as you suggested, and would mean I could fit them in in various spaces around the borders.Can't think why it didn't occur to me before....sometimes its just hard to think outside the box lol
by maisieandgrace
Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: make my own grow bags
Replies: 2
Views: 1996

make my own grow bags

I need some more grow bags.I have some thick large plastic sacks, courtesy of the dog food, and some reasonable compost in the bins. Any ideas on how I can reseal the end of the sack securely, and should I add anything to the compost?Thanks
by maisieandgrace
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Karen and Pete's allotment
Replies: 17
Views: 10132

Re: Karen and Pete's allotment

Wow.That is amazing.
by maisieandgrace
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: to transplant or not to transplant
Replies: 2
Views: 939

to transplant or not to transplant

I have very limited veg space, a 6 by 3 raised beds, and various other Containers and fruit treed, so space is at a premium,. I cover the bed with a crop cage to keep the dogs off it.I recently sowed my spinach and carrots in neat and tidy rows.Then I forgot to put the cage back and one of the dogs ...
by maisieandgrace
Thu May 29, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: snaileries
Replies: 4
Views: 1576

Re: snaileries

Im sure boiling them would kill of the lungworm.thanks for the link, I'll have a look at it :icon_smile:
by maisieandgrace
Wed May 28, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: snaileries
Replies: 4
Views: 1576

Re: snaileries

That's my problem too, I don't have many slugs, but the garden is overrun with snails. I just thought I'd make the little beggars earn their keep! Although as apparently all snails found in the UK are edible, I'm tempted to grow them and feed them to the dogs....suitably boiled of course!
by maisieandgrace
Wed May 28, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: snaileries
Replies: 4
Views: 1576

snaileries

Years ago I remember bob flowerdew talking about snaileries instead of wormeries.Has anyone tried it ? Did it work OK? Can anyone remember how to make them?
Has anyone used the plastic beehive wormeries?Any thoughts on their effectiveness? Thank you!
by maisieandgrace
Wed May 28, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Elaine
Replies: 4
Views: 1896

Hello from Elaine

Because just to confuse you, Maisie and Grace are the dogs and I'm Elaine. I'm interested in being more self sufficient, without moving to the middle of nowhere,and am currently slowly converting the back lawn into raised beds. I'm in Sussex.Looking forward to learning lots:-)