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by greenishfingers
Fri May 27, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: You cannot beat the taste of home grown tomatoes
Replies: 18
Views: 1509

Re: You cannot beat the taste of home grown tomatoes

lucky you. My favourite smell is warm tomato plants !
by greenishfingers
Thu May 26, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from Berkshire
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: Hello from Berkshire

hello from clay-soil Pembrokeshire x
by greenishfingers
Thu May 26, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Struggling with homework!
Replies: 11
Views: 1905

Re: Struggling with homework!

Hi,I work with some children with dyslexia,you can get clear,covered overlays to put over the page you're reading,in various colours,you'd have to try out a few colours to see if any of them help stop the words and letters getting mixed up.I've also made the children some cardboard 'windows (basical...
by greenishfingers
Thu May 26, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Am I Going Mad?
Replies: 62
Views: 10978

Re: Am I Going Mad?

First off,well sone for producing such a fab item of clothing,I wouldn't have a clue where to start ! As for the teacher,i hope you do confront her over this,teachers always claim to be under lots of stress,but ,frankly,if all she's got to whinge about is a petty matter like where your daughter's lo...
by greenishfingers
Thu May 26, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Beer and slugs
Replies: 15
Views: 2028

Re: Beer and slugs

My other half loves pistachio nuts,so when he's munched his way through a bag he smashes up the shells and i put them in a ring around the most vulnerable plants Despite it being quite wet here the last couple of weeks,had nothing but wind,rain or usually both,the slugs have kept away,hopefully due ...
by greenishfingers
Thu May 26, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: hollow spongy rhubarb!
Replies: 8
Views: 4117

Re: hollow spongy rhubarb!

Hi,got same problem,I've been tols it's either crown rot or honey fungus. The leaves have reddish spots or patches,some of the stems look healthy but others are mottled looking and when split open they look spongy and the fibres seem to be growing in a zig-zag fashion instead of straight. The new st...
by greenishfingers
Wed May 25, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: cabbage butterfly defence
Replies: 11
Views: 887

cabbage butterfly defence

hi,I've just made a stinky brew by simmering a clove of garlic for an hour,then when cool adding a bit of washing-up liquid. Hopefully this will deter pesky butterflies from laying their eggs on my brassicas. It really does stink ! any1 else got any good recipes for pesading the bugs to go elsewhere?
by greenishfingers
Wed May 25, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: rescued battery hens
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: rescued battery hens

thanks,haven't kept chickens since i was little,any special advice ?is starting with rescued hens a bit too ambitious do you think?
by greenishfingers
Wed May 25, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: rescued battery hens
Replies: 7
Views: 998

rescued battery hens

Hi,I'm considering getting some rescued battery chickens and would love to hear from anyone who's done this.Any advice gratefull received !!! Cheers
by greenishfingers
Tue May 24, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Dave's new book
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Dave's new book

Sorry,got no advice,just sympathy.It must be a nightmare. What do the police say each time? I heard of someone who was being harrassed so much the police agreed to put up CCTV to identify the culprits,maybe it's worth a try? hang in there x
by greenishfingers
Tue May 24, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Where do you get your seeds?
Replies: 18
Views: 1848

Re: Where do you get your seeds?

there's some good shops on ebay,some sell small quantities which is handy sometimes. Am experimenting with seed saving,pumpkin ones are doing well this year
by greenishfingers
Tue May 24, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: what did you do in the vegpatch/allotment
Replies: 79
Views: 7028

Re: what did you do in the vegpatch/allotment

tied up and tried torescued a lovely bed of lupins as best I could because it seems to have been blowing a gale for the last month. some stems had snapped in half,must stake them more securely next year. Looked at my very patchy row of swede and told my onions,shallots and garlic to hurry up and fat...
by greenishfingers
Tue May 24, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Pets
Topic: Excessive separation anxiety in greyhound
Replies: 13
Views: 4271

Re: Excessive separation anxiety in greyhound

Hi,I totally sympathise with you,I've had a few rescue dogs with various problems,you seem to be doing everything possible to get your dog on the right path,but I wonder,if he was rescued with so many other dogs,is his pack instinct so strong that he just goes to pieces when left on his own? I read ...
by greenishfingers
Tue May 24, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Advice needed.......Nutty 2yr old!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1833

Re: Advice needed.......Nutty 2yr old!!!

Hi,my grandson is going through the same lovely phase,we've tried telling him off,explaining why he shouldn't hit/push/run over with bike/shut out in garden...his little sister,but he just carries on. We've even tried 'naughty step' and ignoring him but frankly its too dangerous to ignore him for lo...
by greenishfingers
Tue May 24, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Comfrey
Replies: 8
Views: 1176

Re: Comfrey

Hi,I bought a Bocking 14 comfrey plant last year on ebay,planted it in amongst flower bed and this year its really taken off.I cut a few leaves off and cover with water and leave til its a bit smelly,then dilute and use as plant food. I read somewhere that comfrey benefits from a feed of nettle tea ...