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by ladykathryn
Mon May 28, 2007 10:31 am
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to get rid of slugs
Replies: 167
Views: 140736

Nematodes and Copper tape

I purchased with doubt of course a packet of some white stuff called nematodes. you mix it with a bucket o water and pour liberally. I used copper tape on my strawberry bucket and on the woodden border around the veggie patch. VIOLA! Not a slug to be seen! Brilliant! And they don't hurt the environm...
by ladykathryn
Fri May 25, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Everything is Blooming in Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Sweet peas and other items

Since this is my first garden I have both kinds, annuals etc. So I am hoping for an even better garden next year. To keep the wind from trashing em totally as I live on a hill I got one of those expandable willow fences from B&Q and put posts in deeply tying them up as they grow. Makes an nice s...
by ladykathryn
Thu May 24, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Everything is Blooming in Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Everything is Blooming in Scotland

My cabbage didn't do well but my lettuce is Brilliant and big, my Spinich is beautiful the sweet peas are growing tall, the roses are coming out, the herbs are just too herby for words, the flowers are all trying hard to bloom the strawberries have LARGE flowers waiting for the bees to sneak by, the...
by ladykathryn
Wed May 02, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Something to Make you Laugh!
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Something to Make you Laugh!

My sister sent this to me, it's really funny!! ********************************** "Hey guys, I don't like it when people forward bogus warnings, and I have even done it myself a couple times unintentionally... but this one is real, and it's important. So please send this warning to everyone on ...
by ladykathryn
Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Have room for two hens
Replies: 14
Views: 3163

Thanks much Fen!

Thanks so much Fen...If I have any more questions I will certainly ask animals are too precious to make silly avoidable mistakes when it comes to their welfare. I do like the idea of adopting battery hens. Do you see any issues related to this? I have a web site that looks good, but I do wonder abou...
by ladykathryn
Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Getting to know you...
Replies: 66
Views: 16016

My pet name

They used to call me chatty Kathie...there was doll with that name and EVIDENTLY I talked as much as it did. Horrid! I only had an opinion about everything...so what is wrong with that I ask you?? :lol: What I wanted to be when I grew up, I wanted to take care of everyone and everything that didn't ...
by ladykathryn
Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: My breadmaker has arrived!
Replies: 49
Views: 13274

My bread maker just died!

Oh no! My lovely bread maker that I use every week just died! It still makes bread but it no longer heats up to make the bread rise! What a shame. Still it's warm enough for it to rise slowly so the bread comes out okay despite this problem. Can anyone suggest an inexpensive reliable model. I use my...
by ladykathryn
Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Have room for two hens
Replies: 14
Views: 3163

Thanks for the advise :-)

I will look for this book. I spend 8 years as a veterinary nurse in the USA often working with large farm animals and birds such as chickens etc. But a book is always a good reminder and excellent reference if you get stuck. Besides medicines are called different names here in the UK so that part ha...
by ladykathryn
Wed Apr 18, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Edges of marrow leaves turning white
Replies: 3
Views: 1422

Lack of light

the plants are out doors, and in full sun, there are no trees nearby. Maybe the warming blanket is the problem?? What do you think?
by ladykathryn
Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Edges of marrow leaves turning white
Replies: 3
Views: 1422

Edges of marrow leaves turning white

What could be the cause of this. I have never seen this happen before. these are young plants that are being grown by a friend of mine and she asked me to contact you regarding this. She only planted her well established sprouts a week ago. They are covered by a warming blanket that lets in light an...
by ladykathryn
Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: A Garden Story by yours truly
Replies: 2
Views: 2596

A Garden Story by yours truly

Jody's Garden - please share with all those who are young at heart and feel there are no more miracles in life to be seen. I wrote this wit me own lil hands. Enjoy! Jody LOVED to eat beans, all kinds of beans. Small ones, fat ones, green ones and brown ones. Her favourite were green beans with butte...
by ladykathryn
Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Advice require-Seeds growing too tall and weedy looking!
Replies: 11
Views: 2252

Your suggestion has worked

Light must have been the problem. I started some marrow and put them outside in the cloche where it's warm and gets sunlight all day. They are growing as expected, not tall and weedy but short and fat. Just like me.. :lol: So from now on the window sill will be used only until they peek out and then...
by ladykathryn
Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 ways to get rid of slugs
Replies: 167
Views: 140736

Army of Killers!!

I have my lovely 5 and 6 year olds coming this friday and we will have a NEW GAME to play. We are going to hunt for snails and slugs! They can squish them all they like and I don't have to touch the slimy things. Whoopee. Now if I can get them to come every day we will have it made! haven't seen too...
by ladykathryn
Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Advice require-Seeds growing too tall and weedy looking!
Replies: 11
Views: 2252

Thanks very much

I have restarted these little darlings, the ones that were doing well have gone outdoors today to play. Hopefully they will make nice friends such as the bumble bee, and butterfly which are beginning to appear in my garden. Blue berry bushes when in today...my garden is finally looking like a PROPER...
by ladykathryn
Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Advice require-Seeds growing too tall and weedy looking!
Replies: 11
Views: 2252

Growing medium

Stuff from B&Q that claims to be growing bag, and some worm cast I have. I don't use peat anymore too many questions about it's sustainability. I don't use any fertilizers, or such because I feel the seeds simply don't need it. The window sill is quite short and right next to the window. Might t...

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