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by Peggy Sue
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Moral support for crap gardeners
Replies: 66
Views: 6615

Re: Moral support for crap gardeners

Give up susie and sell to Tes&^ !!! Excellent idea! Ringing them now! :lol: That'll teach them a garden full of weeds :lol: Hey I'm sure all this is right. I'm really good at growing all sorts on my allotment that has years of good gardeners prepearing teh soil before me, left unweeded it's wild bu...
by Peggy Sue
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Can you put chutney on compost heaps?
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Can you put chutney on compost heaps?

Roger Ramjet was an inspired cartton, almost as good as dangermouse... sorry a bit off topic there!
by Peggy Sue
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Who's wassailing?lol
Replies: 9
Views: 1579

Re: Who's wassailing?lol

I'm sure it's what kept everyone sane many moons ago, it must have been a tough life so a bit of wassailing wouldn't have gone amiss.
by Peggy Sue
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: sticky stuff to put round trees
Replies: 11
Views: 8725

Re: sticky stuff to put round trees

and I thought fruit was meant to be easy... back to planting spuds lol!
by Peggy Sue
Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Can you put chutney on compost heaps?
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Can you put chutney on compost heaps?

It's two pretty large jars.... I do use it in cooking but it might take a while with all I have. It may be fermented rather than simply acidic, it's nearly 2 years old so on the basis they are generally meant to last a year and have gone rather discoloured and odd flavoured I'm just on the lookout f...
by Peggy Sue
Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: sticky stuff to put round trees
Replies: 11
Views: 8725

Re: sticky stuff to put round trees

OOOH stuck birds :( will they stuck in the grease or vaseline do you think? and I'm going to have to ask what Pheromone traps are!
by Peggy Sue
Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Can you put chutney on compost heaps?
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Can you put chutney on compost heaps?

Ah now theres a thought, I knew there were sensible people out there!
by Peggy Sue
Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: sticky stuff to put round trees
Replies: 11
Views: 8725

sticky stuff to put round trees

I'm being lectured at by many to put these sticky bands round my new apple trees, I didn't last winter and I realise it will keep a few bugs out but if it's the odd grub I can eat round if the bands are laiden with nasty chemicals- I don't mind if I'm not completely organic but I'm not using chemcic...
by Peggy Sue
Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Who's wassailing?lol
Replies: 9
Views: 1579

Re: Who's wassailing?lol

Well thankyou for that entertainment! The first Utube was just great, I loved the bit where she admitted it may nit mean more apples :lol: :hugish:
by Peggy Sue
Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Frugal Gardening Tips
Replies: 26
Views: 3497

Re: Frugal Gardening Tips

Oh absolutely don't be frugal with buying seeds- the cheap cones have rubbish germination rates. Good seeds you can seedsave from next year so a real investment! I've started seedsaving the easy stuff (peas, beans) and have added a few things to the list each year so as not to frighten myself too mu...
by Peggy Sue
Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Can you put chutney on compost heaps?
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Can you put chutney on compost heaps?

I'm really loahed to throw anything away but this chutney is 09 and a bit acidic now...and there's lots of fresh lovely chutney I don't want to go off. But where do I throw it, do I really have to surrender it to the bin or can I use it in the compost (or another way?) I'm a bit worried about compos...
by Peggy Sue
Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Capsicum/chilli plants hanging on...
Replies: 4
Views: 1081

Re: Capsicum/chilli plants hanging on...

Last year I grew a few plants and got a novilty amount of crop, then 'overwintered' a few plants inside. This year I have a greenhouse :iconbiggrin: so I grew quite a few plants to get myself enough to be worth it and also put my overwintered one surviving plant. Think my house may be a bit cold for...
by Peggy Sue
Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: horse manure?
Replies: 36
Views: 6173

Re: horse manure?

In theory what they say you should do is manure it for your potatoes, then next year move onto either legumes (peas/beans) or lime it for the cabbage family, then do the other one and last plant carrots/onions/parsnips so it hasn't had manure for a few years and other crops have used it up a bit. Th...
by Peggy Sue
Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Sweet Potatoes
Replies: 0
Views: 601

Sweet Potatoes

I bought some slips this year for the first time, and they have all taken very well- actually they don't complain about the dry weather.

Does anyone know when they are ready- how can I teell other than dig them up (very expensive slips so hoping there is another way...).
by Peggy Sue
Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Watering, how are you managing with no rain?
Replies: 20
Views: 3506

Re: Watering, how are you managing with no rain?

Just when work has eased a bit so I could actually have a look as 'ish' the weather has done THIS! so I'm watering for 2 hours a night! Having run out of water but months ago I was just getting sick of the watering can runs to the, what seems like evr more distant, allotment tap, when my brother cam...