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by RunnerBean
Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Semi-anniversary
Replies: 12
Views: 1689

Re: Semi-anniversary

Well done! I quit 6 1/2 years ago, the day I found out I was pregnant. It was hard but I think the chronic morning sickness helped! Smoking must be one of the hardest habits to kick.
by RunnerBean
Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: cucamelon recipes??
Replies: 4
Views: 1703

Re: cucamelon recipes??

You could make salsa, tzatziki, or flavoured gin maybe (is it Hendricks that's cucumber flavoured?). Were they easy to grow? My 3 year old loves cucumbers too so I doubt we would get overrun!
by RunnerBean
Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Allotment show
Replies: 1
Views: 563

Re: Allotment show

That's brilliant, well done :) Was it a local thing or a national thing? What flavour was the vodka? We've got our village show coming up in Sept and I'll be entering a few classes, but I'll wait until a bit closer until I decide which ones.
by RunnerBean
Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up
Replies: 27
Views: 3475

Re: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up

There's actually a communal horse poo pile at the allotments (from the livery stables a few doors down) but it's full of woodchip so I've been told to avoid it. But this is a very horsey part of the country so I'm spoilt for choice really. People don't even bother trying to sell it here, they're hap...
by RunnerBean
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up
Replies: 27
Views: 3475

Re: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up

I love freebies :mrgreen: I've been given a load of cardboard to cover the plot over the winter and the person that gave me the cardboard has several horses, so if I need any horse poo I just need to give her a shout. I love living in a village.
by RunnerBean
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A Huge Thank-you to John & the Gang
Replies: 5
Views: 822

Re: A Huge Thank-you to John & the Gang

Ooh, we've moved! *gets comfy* Love the new place. Thank you for all your hard work.
by RunnerBean
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Should I cut leaves of tomatoes?
Replies: 10
Views: 1631

Re: Should I cut leaves of tomatoes?

Been cutting the leaves off mine too. You can use the leaves to make aphid spray so my sweet peas are benefitting too :icon_smile:
by RunnerBean
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up
Replies: 27
Views: 3475

Re: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up

Yes, I have done some clearing up but I've been ill the last week or so, so lagging behind a bit now. I've cleared most of the brambles, there were 3 goji berry bushes underneath! Also 3 raised beds, although one is very titchy. My plan is in the next week to try and get cracking on the fruit cage. ...
by RunnerBean
Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Need help IDing these please
Replies: 5
Views: 1574

Re: Need help IDing these please

Well, how about that, I was thinking about growing some goji berries. I'll let you know what happens, but it's in a very sorry state at the moment. I think there may be two of them but not sure if the other one has snuffed it. I'll clear some space around them and maybe chuck some chicken poo on, gi...
by RunnerBean
Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Need help IDing these please
Replies: 5
Views: 1574

Re: Need help IDing these please

Hmm, I'm thinking the second one must be some sort of thornless blackberry or hybrid, although the leaves are nothing like wild blackberries. The flowers are the same though.

Still no clue on the first!
by RunnerBean
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Need help IDing these please
Replies: 5
Views: 1574

Need help IDing these please

I found them today at the new allotment when I was cutting back all the brambles in what used to be a fruit cage, so I'm thinking they might be some sort of fruit. The first is shrubby but it had been swamped and isn't in great shape. Part of it does have flowers on but I don't recognise it. There w...
by RunnerBean
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up
Replies: 27
Views: 3475

Re: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up

I don't mind, over half of my back garden is taken up with fruit and veg at the moment. I've already got one dwarf apple tree and I'll have plenty of space for a couple more once everything else moves up to the allotment. That's just reminded me of my mum's first allotment. She used to go two or thr...
by RunnerBean
Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up
Replies: 27
Views: 3475

Re: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up

Good tip on the grow bags, thanks. We're not allowed fruit trees sadly, but I want to get the fruit cage up so I can put in all my raspberries and strawberries in the spring. My next door neighbour also has an allotment and is heading up there tomorrow morning with his petrol strimmer, so he's going...
by RunnerBean
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up
Replies: 27
Views: 3475

Re: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up

Yay! In the first photo you might be able to see some posts (behind all the brambles). They don't seem too wobbly so I'm hoping to turn that bit into a fruit cage. As for the rest, who knows until I cut it all down. I'm in no rush and think the rest of this year will just be spent clearing and prepa...

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