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by Flo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Planting Autumn garlic
Replies: 3
Views: 38

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: 37116

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: 3
Views: 38

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: 5484

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: 14
Views: 276

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: 14
Views: 276

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: 14
Views: 276

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: 705

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: 5
Views: 308

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: 390

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:
by Flo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: How to grow an Avocado tree

Mr Tony Odsox you have too much time on your hands. :mrgreen: :lol:
by Flo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: How to grow an Avocado tree

But why do you want to grow an avocado? There's self sufficient and being completely ....
by Flo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: A bit of pruning
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: A bit of pruning

Why was it there in the first place? Just to allow you to play with a chainsaw?
by Flo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: help identifying wild plum-type fruit
Replies: 10
Views: 732

Re: help identifying wild plum-type fruit

If it's a sloe you will have to contend with the thorns - sloes are the fruit of the blackthorn which is very thorny.
by Flo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Growing in 2018 weather
Replies: 16
Views: 1505

Re: Growing in 2018 weather

Plums ... Plums .... Plums
Bit like the courgettes .... Glut