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by the.fee.fairy
Sun Jun 11, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Squash. We have leaves, what now?
Replies: 77
Views: 26627

I've got 12 butternut squash plants growing now...and they were seeds that i took out of a shop bought squash *whispers* tescos. I'm going to wait until they're a decent size to plant them out in the garden (and i need to find space!!). I've also got 3 melon plants growing (from a melon from the afo...
by the.fee.fairy
Sun Jun 11, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: camomile lawn
Replies: 41
Views: 12461

I planted a small chamomile plant about a month ago next to my lawn. When i spoke to the bloke that sold it to me, he said that it will creep across the lawn and mix in with the grass, overtaking it eventually. You can walk on it and mow it (mine's been mowed already....thanks dad!!) but i'd wait a ...
by the.fee.fairy
Sun Jun 11, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What can you grow...
Replies: 6
Views: 1600

i tend to start seeds that need to be planted in the winter in the greenhouse.

I also grow winter cabbage in there to make it look pretty and useful (and to go into the compost when it dies).

Keeping some compost in there in a small bin wqouldn't be a bad idea - it creates its own heat.
by the.fee.fairy
Sun Jun 11, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Water Butts!
Replies: 16
Views: 5229

Water Butts!

Right, someone start praying to whatever deity takes your fancy for rain - my water butt is as low as it will go! There are some flukey looking things in there - i thought they were slugs, so i was trying to fish them out (i am still at war with the things!) and they were squirting water at me! Then...
by the.fee.fairy
Sun Jun 11, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: soapnut tree
Replies: 12
Views: 3367

thanks for that, at least iknow now that they are actually cleaning my clothes, not just pretending to!!

Have you had any luck on the growing soapnuts front yet?

Let me know if you do!
by the.fee.fairy
Tue May 16, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: soapnut tree
Replies: 12
Views: 3367

try just planting them and see what happens! I'm growing melons that way at the moment. Ask the Soapnut people - they'll be able to tell you whether the soapnuts get treated in any way as well, so you know whether the seeds are likely to grow. A quick question: Do your soapnuts produce foam in the w...
by the.fee.fairy
Tue May 16, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Good evening...where's the beer?
Replies: 17
Views: 5280

Wow! I',m not used to so many responses on other forums. What a friendly lot you all seem to be! Right...i'll need to find some Elderflowers. Do they come wild? Or are there poisonous lookalikes out there? Um...and what do they look like/when can i find them etc. I'm a bit new to all this. Got to ge...
by the.fee.fairy
Fri May 05, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Good evening...where's the beer?
Replies: 17
Views: 5280

Cider's my next project (or the ciderish featured on here is anyway).

Any good tips?

I'll share when its all made!
by the.fee.fairy
Fri May 05, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Good evening...where's the beer?
Replies: 17
Views: 5280

Good evening...where's the beer?

Oh...you need beer made?

It'll be a couple of weeks, the ginger's just gone in i'm afraid!

Meanwhile...

I'm Fee, from the UK. I've lurked around this site for a while, and now i've finally joined.

So...um...hello!