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by Green Aura
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Watch out! It's still hanging around.
Replies: 8
Views: 964

Re: Watch out! It's still hanging around.

I did try overwintering them last year. Epic fail! It's definitely a hit and miss affair. We've managed to retain one plant (I had hopes for a couple of others but they're slower to revive than the new plants are to grow so we've no room for them!). That one plant, however, has produced 3-4 peppers...
by Green Aura
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardening question
Replies: 17
Views: 2266

Re: Forest gardening question

Yes, it's the wind here that gives them problems surviving the winter. It's rarely very cold or snowy.
by Green Aura
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardening question
Replies: 17
Views: 2266

Re: Forest gardening question

We've grown it, on and off for years. Love it. The leaves are tasty as well as the florets. It doesn't do desperately well up here though. I think the winters are too hard for it.
by Green Aura
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Watch out! It's still hanging around.
Replies: 8
Views: 964

Re: Watch out! It's still hanging around.

Hey honey, glad to see you. Glorious weather isn't it.
by Green Aura
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Summer's coming

by Green Aura
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Summer's coming

Well it's warmed up here all right. We've had a moor fire for the last three days, just outside the village. They've "put it out" twice but a shift in wind direction rekindles it. I've no idea how that works.

No windows or doors open here!
by Green Aura
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Summer's coming

I've got one seedling, less than 1cm tall. :lol:
by Green Aura
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Oh dear...
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Oh dear...

Lovely. I'm not sure whether they're tame or just bold but I'm always amazed at how close they like to live to us. All the other birds that visit our winter food palace flit as soon as we approach the back door - still on the inside! The blackbirds don't, they stay put and even come quite near if we...
by Green Aura
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: RAIN !!
Replies: 24
Views: 3218

Re: RAIN !!

Not so much dry up here at the moment. It's really cold and hailing!
by Green Aura
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: growing potatoes
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: growing potatoes

Last year was my first year planting potatoes and I buried the seeds a a few inches below the surface on my raised bed and got not much more than one potato per seed potato. You need to earth them up Bernard. As I said above, my neighbour starts with only a few inches of compost/grass cutting but t...
by Green Aura
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Oh dear...
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Oh dear...

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
by Green Aura
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How much space do I need?
Replies: 18
Views: 756

Re: How much space do I need?

No problem, ask away. You never know, we might even be able to answer some. :lol:
by Green Aura
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Oh dear...
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Oh dear...

ina wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:14 am
What else can go wrong? :?
Hopefully nothing, ina. I hope your cat returns safe and sound. :hugish:
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: growing potatoes
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: growing potatoes

If you place the box where it doesn't matter too much if it does fall apart then go for it. A neighbour of mine grows her spuds on opened out cardboard and just keeps covering with more grass clipping or compost as the plants grow - sort of no-dig without the beds!
by Green Aura
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello again.
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Hello again.

Welcome back. :wave: