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by Flo
Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: The problem with carrier bags
Replies: 34
Views: 10653

Trouble is that paper carrier bags cost considerably more than plastic bags for shops. Also they disintegrate in the rain. :cry:

As most of the world couldn't give a toss about waste or the environment it seems, plastic bags rule ok for 90% of the consuming world :roll:
by Flo
Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Can I "not buy anything new for a year?"
Replies: 162
Views: 50330

I mentally joined this idea last Sunday as it seemed to be a good day - the start of a week. I set down the rules for buying as being food, cleaning items, shoes because I have very wide and deep feet with the proviso that I can only replace two pairs this year at the most (come on I do work on the ...
by Flo
Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:06 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Growing Blueberries=HELP!, Please
Replies: 14
Views: 2083

We are trying to grow blueberries. Apparently they like it a bit sunny and you need two bushes at least for fertilisation. As our soil is neutral we bought two large (56 litre) bags of ericaeous (suitable for heathers) compost from the garden centre and filled a very large hole with one bag before p...
by Flo
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: New raised flower/veggie beds.
Replies: 1
Views: 534

I rebuilt a raised bed using well rotted horse manure, a good layer of compost from the heap and topped off potting compost for some strawberries last September. I transplanted them there after the bed had settled. All I can say is that they look very well and happy this year. I'd say that if you ar...
by Flo
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Would you plant out seedlings now?
Replies: 37
Views: 3696

We had a lovely week last week and it even started to dry - shame someone has restarted the rain. There are some seeds planted straight into the ground (lettuce, beetroot, nasturtiums) and carrots, parsnips, radish, spring onions, rocket, coriander in pots where they are to grow as well as sweet pea...
by Flo
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:40 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Book: Wartime Weekend Gardener
Replies: 1
Views: 586

Don't know about the book but here is an interesting and relevant website - is this the online version of what you are looking for? Allowing for weather changes, that website is fascinating reading and a good basic guide for many things.
by Flo
Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Input Needed!! New Patch Of Land...WhooHoo!
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

If you can't lay hands on manure immediately you could plant a green manure which could be turned in later as a soil improver. I had one half of an allotment that I couldn't get to last year due to work and weather so it spent summer under buckwheat (bring on the local pigeons mind - they love it) a...
by Flo
Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: down at the allotment and in the garden what are you up to
Replies: 695
Views: 105106

checked on the onions in trays in light area of shed, wished for water wings as plot very wet after snow, bought packet of beans, dreamed of having a greenhouse so that I could bring things along in the early part of northern spring - came home :(

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