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by Flo
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Leaf mould
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: Leaf mould

I've been known to take the garden fork to the bags to punch those holes. One stab works wonders.
by Flo
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How to post a picture
Replies: 19
Views: 7606

Re: How to post a picture

Horse tail takes over the world despite being the most venerable of aged pensioners. If you have an allotment full of it, I can assure you that destruction is quite ethical. :mrgreen:
by Flo
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Leaf mould
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: Leaf mould

It takes a couple of years for leaves to rot down so the fact that people have some from last year still in process is quite normal. I'm not convinced that the colour of bags matter at all as I have worked with green ones. However, if you can acquire free a large builder's dumpy bag that is open to ...
by Flo
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Second flowering of peppers.
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: Second flowering of peppers.

Depends on the light, temperature and you keeping up the watering/feeding routine.
by Flo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Free food
Replies: 20
Views: 3312

Re: Free food

And it was an interesting learning curve.
by Flo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Planting Autumn garlic
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Re: Planting Autumn garlic

Yep there are years like that aren't there? When you are starting over it takes a year to learn.
by Flo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Does anyone NOT have a television?
Replies: 101
Views: 46872

Re: Does anyone NOT have a television?

Can't imagine what a telly would add to my life. But then most of my 72 odd years have been without one.
by Flo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Planting Autumn garlic
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Re: Planting Autumn garlic

I suggest to go with where the digging is done and get it planted before the season is too far gone Penny. Think ahead next year and cross fingers that we get sunny days next year.
by Flo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Composty questions
Replies: 31
Views: 8615

Re: Composty questions

Your number 1 bin was too dry. Woodlice arrive when the heap is dry. Number 2 bin on a patio has a problem with being on a patio - the base is wrong. No drainage for a start. You need to ensure that the heaps are placed on soil, kept warm and moist but not soaking. And you need to take all the conte...
by Flo
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 43
Views: 4077

Re: What are you growing right now?

You got it right in one Penny. Am hoping that more lime and compost and muck will improve the soil enough on plot 2 to take some of the brassica family. The kale will be OK. The Swiss chard doesn't look too happy but it went in late. But anther winter another period of soil care.
by Flo
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 43
Views: 4077

Re: What are you growing right now?

Well I've been putting mine straight in the ground for years Penny and always been well rewarded. Until this year when I found that allotment number 2 has onion white rot on it and that affected onions, garlic, shallots .. and apparently leeks may be affected too. :(
by Flo
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 43
Views: 4077

Re: What are you growing right now?

Brussels, late salad stuff, some Swiss chard, a few dwarf beans that survived the wind, one or two beetroot and salad turnips, sprouting broccoli for later, a few leeks as I forgot to put them out till too late on still in the ground. The potatoes have been put in store two days ago, the apples and ...
by Flo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winter storms
Replies: 12
Views: 2092

Re: Winter storms

There's a hooligan blowing here and the ground was bone dry before this.
by Flo
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A bit of pruning
Replies: 6
Views: 1225

Re: A bit of pruning

Someone who has kept one in good working order?
by Flo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
Replies: 12
Views: 1521

Re: How to grow an Avocado tree

Ah yes - the dreaded radio ham aren't you if I remember. Suppose it explains a lot - having lived with one I know that you are different from other members of society. :lol: