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by Peggy Sue
Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Why is my Sage dying?
Replies: 10
Views: 2879

Maybe I need to take another twig and start again...
by Peggy Sue
Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Why is my Sage dying?
Replies: 10
Views: 2879

Probably the rain then, we have had 'plenty' as have most of the UK! I guess there's not much I can do then but hope for a drought!!
by Peggy Sue
Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing garlic
Replies: 32
Views: 9571

I litterally stuck a few shop bought cloves in the ground a few months back, and some a few weeks back. They have all helpfully sprung up. I will keep a look out for flowering/brown leaves. Last year I did the same, waited for what felt like ages then dug them up regardless without flowers or browni...
by Peggy Sue
Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Why is my Sage dying?
Replies: 10
Views: 2879

Why is my Sage dying?

A friend gave me a spring of sage a few years back and I stuck it in the ground not expecting much. It grew so much I had to chop it right back, and back it came again so I decided to move it from the veggie plot due to lack of room. I dug it up and put it into a new herb border I created. The soil ...
by Peggy Sue
Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Newts
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

Well I can't be sure if they are newts or lizards I have to admit. Thelast one definitely had a yellow belly. The only standing water I have is the water butt ( and various overflow bins due to the wet weather), these have what I first thought were tadpoles in there, but they are not they have a whi...
by Peggy Sue
Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Newts
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

Have to confess the garden is a bit small for a badger!

Am now regretting blocking off the hedgehog entry under the fence, although it was a bit much when the dog kept bringing it in though the dog flap poor thing :?
by Peggy Sue
Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Newts
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

Well I suppose living near water could explain why I haven't seen them before- East Anglia being so dry- and this year I have found them...

I won't throw anymore away- infact are there any more slug eating friends I should import!!
by Peggy Sue
Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Using shredded paper
Replies: 27
Views: 6584

Using shredded paper

I started my first compost heap this year. I read a book called 'Lady Muck' forst which was really amusing as well as helpful. I have acces to pretty much umlimited horse manure and she suggests 80% manure on the heap if possible. The rest has been kitchen waste (uncooked) and weeds/leaves/grass cut...
by Peggy Sue
Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Newts
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

Oh no now I'm depressed - I have hundreds of slugs and I threw the newts in the bin! I will rescue them tonight!!
by Peggy Sue
Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: What's Going On?
Topic: Newts
Replies: 11
Views: 3974

Newts

I'm a bit worried, last year I found a newt in my tomato growbag. I vowed never to buy growbags again, made my own compost and growbags this year. But I ahve found 2 newts in my garden this year. Is this normal? I didn't think they lived here (Cambridgeshire). I think they may ahve been munching my ...
by Peggy Sue
Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Just an introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 1819

Welcome- looking forward to some of you recipes with all that experience!!
by Peggy Sue
Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Another 'Margo' - from South Africa!
Replies: 21
Views: 4890

Hi, I'm pretty new here too- and joined a forum before but there's so many helpful answers to questions on this site I just couldn't resist! I wnet to J'burg a bout 10 years ago, I have to say I didn't really see anything much growing, the gardens were dedicated to swimming pools and barbed wire as ...
by Peggy Sue
Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: odd suject..washing hair (or not) - your views
Replies: 88
Views: 22930

mmm diluting the shampoo, thats an idea. My hubby uses gallons of the stuff then compalins about dry skin- might work! Quite like the coconut oil idea, our dog is a Staffie and they are prone to skin complaints. I asked a vet when we first had her who 'diagnosed' it as allergic diease which apparent...
by Peggy Sue
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 things we can do without
Replies: 109
Views: 33906

I saw a very good use for nylon tights, put them over the end of your downpipe from the gutter before the waterbut to avoid getting gutter debris in your butt.
by Peggy Sue
Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Grass hook question...
Replies: 7
Views: 3326

If you can borrow some sheep they will do the trick without drawing blood!