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by RunnerBean
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up
Replies: 27
Views: 3480

Re: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up

Just been to pick the keys up, as it were. The other allotmenteers are absolutely lovely, full of tips and one of them gave my 3 year old a cucumber (she LOVES them). I don't think I'l be able to get rid of the weeds without using weedkiller, some of the dock is taller than me. WOuld sticking a memb...
by RunnerBean
Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Any raspberry experts?
Replies: 16
Views: 2928

Re: Any raspberry experts?

Mine look really healthy though, and they put out a lot of new plants in the spring. Should I still replace them every few years like strawberry plants?
by RunnerBean
Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Green hazelnuts
Replies: 3
Views: 2106

Re: Green hazelnuts

Marvellous, thank you. I shall get cracking in the morning. (sorry :mrgreen: )
by RunnerBean
Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Green hazelnuts
Replies: 3
Views: 2106

Green hazelnuts

I took my girls on a walk in the woods today and they had a whale of a time picking up green hazelnuts off the ground. Can we do anything with them or are they no good? From the looks of a lot of the nuts on the ground, there won't be any ripe ones left come autumn; lots of woodpeckers, mice and oth...
by RunnerBean
Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 9
Views: 1873

Re: Hello everyone

Hello Hugh :icon_smile:

Best start looking up courgette recipes :mrgreen: Welcome to the forum!
by RunnerBean
Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Any raspberry experts?
Replies: 16
Views: 2928

Re: Any raspberry experts?

[quote="boboff" I have found that with Autumn Raspberries, they fruit earliest in the year on 1 year old wood, but a small crop. [/quote] Yes, that's exactly what mine are doing. At the moment they're in my garden and I've got maybe half a dozen canes really squashed in to a small space. T...
by RunnerBean
Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Any raspberry experts?
Replies: 16
Views: 2928

Re: Any raspberry experts?

Thank you :icon_smile:
by RunnerBean
Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Any raspberry experts?
Replies: 16
Views: 2928

Any raspberry experts?

I was given some raspberry canes from a friend last year. They're doing really well and producing lots of fruit but I don't know anything about them. They produce fruit from June onwards (until Nov last year but I don't know if this is because of the mild autumn), so would this make it a summer frui...
by RunnerBean
Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up
Replies: 27
Views: 3480

Re: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up

Thanks for the tips! I am planning to take it slow, despite having lots of big, and possibly mad, ideas. Jo, we're just the other side of Huntingdon from you. :icon_smile: I was thinking of green manure but first things first! A lot depends on how long I can persuade my children to stay there; they ...
by RunnerBean
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up
Replies: 27
Views: 3480

Re: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up

Ah right. We're hoping to get a standard poodle in a couple of years when my youngest daughter is a bit older.
by RunnerBean
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up
Replies: 27
Views: 3480

Re: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up

I'm not too worried about snakes, I know my girls are dying to see one. The adders stick to the woods but there are grass snakes very close to the village, in people's gardens etc. The allotments are at the edge of the village so my daughters are pretty hopeful :wink: Maybe we'll get slow worms in t...
by RunnerBean
Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Yes!! An allotment has finally come up
Replies: 27
Views: 3480

Yes!! An allotment has finally come up

I'm top of the waiting list and a half plot has come up. I haven't seen it yet but apparently the weeds are 4ft tall (and probably full of snakes). Has anyone got any tips or links to step-by-step articles on how to get started? I've been warned about rotivating. I was thinking of sticking a membran...
by RunnerBean
Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Nasturtium pesto
Replies: 11
Views: 2073

Re: Nasturtium pesto

Brilliant idea, mine are starting to take over. Thanks for the recipe :icon_smile:
by RunnerBean
Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Ish Members' Blogs
Replies: 29
Views: 9526

Re: Ish Members' Blogs

Woohoo, it works on Wordpress too! Thank you :icon_smile:
by RunnerBean
Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Not staying logged in.
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: Not staying logged in.

I'm having problems too.

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