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by Henwoman
Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 61053

Re: What are you havesting

Various salad leaves, radishes, nearly the last of the broad beans, courgettes, and the first of the tomatoes.
by Henwoman
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you havesting
Replies: 240
Views: 61053

Re: What are you havesting

Spring onions, radishes, lettuces of all sorts, coriander, parsley, mint, lemon balm, sage, rosemary, bay, rhubarb, a few strawberries, basil, chives, French tarragon - roll on the runners, tomatoes and courgettes - everything is growing at such a rate, particularly the grass and weeds!
by Henwoman
Wed May 30, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Poorly chicken with emerald green/white sloppy poo
Replies: 4
Views: 2160

Re: Poorly chicken with emerald green/white sloppy poo

Thanks MSM. When I went up to do the animals this morning she had died in her run. I only collected her a few months ago, so it's a real shame. I hate it when animals die before you can get things sorted. On the bright side, I collected six Coucou de Rennes and two Black Orpingtons on Monday night a...
by Henwoman
Tue May 29, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Poorly chicken with emerald green/white sloppy poo
Replies: 4
Views: 2160

Poorly chicken with emerald green/white sloppy poo

One of my last year's chickens has emerald green/white sloppy poo. Her tail is down and her bum is very mucky. I have separated her out into a separate run and house this afternoon and put cider vinegar in her water container as I read somewhere that this cures a multitude of sins. Any ideas otherwi...
by Henwoman
Mon May 21, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: French tarragon
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: French tarragon

I've just bought a plant about 18"/45cm high here in Brittany and I'm going to plant it this afternoon. The leaves seem to taste as they should so I'm keeping my fingers crossed it's the genuine item.
by Henwoman
Sat May 19, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Growing Wild Garlic
Replies: 15
Views: 6524

Re: Growing Wild Garlic

Really weird, but I've never seen wild garlic here in Brittany. When I lived in Cornwall you'd get the aroma of garlic whenever you went out walking in the country, but here, nothing.
by Henwoman
Tue May 08, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Herbs
Replies: 15
Views: 5221

Herbs

I decided I'd take photos of the herbs I have - I thought there would be around six, but when I went searching I found eleven:

Rosemary
Mints
Lemon Balm
Basil
Sage
Thyme
Fennel
Coriander
Parsley
Lavender
Nasturtium for seeds and flowers
Though I had chives, but apparently not.

What have you got?
by Henwoman
Fri May 04, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: WATER STORAGE TANK DIESEL TANK RAIN WATER HARVESTING 1000 LI
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: WATER STORAGE TANK DIESEL TANK RAIN WATER HARVESTING 100

This Item number: 190672770869 only £26 collection only from Solihull.
by Henwoman
Fri May 04, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: WATER STORAGE TANK DIESEL TANK RAIN WATER HARVESTING 1000 LI
Replies: 2
Views: 400

WATER STORAGE TANK DIESEL TANK RAIN WATER HARVESTING 1000 LI

I've just seen these IBCs for sale on eBay at £35 with collection in person from Stockport. In case anyone is interested here are the details:

WATER STORAGE TANK DIESEL TANK RAIN WATER HARVESTING 1000 LITRE TANK WITH TAP
item No. 190665108748
by Henwoman
Wed May 02, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: ants and aphids ....i had NO idea
Replies: 10
Views: 1270

Re: ants and aphids ....i had NO idea

If the ants aren't on a precious plant but in bare earth then boiling water does the trick, particularly if you can pour it directly into the nest.
by Henwoman
Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: New pond
Replies: 9
Views: 1037

Re: New pond

Primula denticulata - sort of candelabra primrose - in pinks and yellows - loves the damp earth, spreads easily and is very pretty. I have a gunnera manicata too, which also loves the damp and papyrus.
by Henwoman
Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: hotbeds on gardeners' world
Replies: 31
Views: 5189

Re: hotbeds on gardeners' world

The Heligan hotbeds are used for pineapples, but in Victorian times they used them for peas, strawberries etc. anything normally grown in the UK but out of season really. The pineapple pits were also glazed for added warmth.
by Henwoman
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Tomatoes & Fish Heads
Replies: 12
Views: 2228

Re: Tomatoes & Fish Heads

You can get water soluble aspirin if you want to sprinkle it around.
by Henwoman
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: badger or fox?
Replies: 14
Views: 3296

Re: badger or fox?

It's so horrible to go to your hens/ducks in the morning and find them dead. Everywhere I've lived with poultry I've had this problem at least once, but inbetween attacks months or years can go by - it doesn't make a lot of sense.
by Henwoman
Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Auvergne Garlic
Replies: 7
Views: 1389

Re: Auvergne Garlic

Could you perhaps pop it in a freezer for ten days which would be colder? I know nothing - it was just a thought.