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by fruitfly
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Guilty pleasures
Replies: 19
Views: 7904

Guilty pleasures

What are other people's odd food pleasures?
by fruitfly
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: amateurgardening.com/news
Replies: 2
Views: 1771

amateurgardening.com/news

http://www.amateurgardening.com/news/carve-up-allotment-plots-to-cut-waiting-lists-says-charlie-dimmock-12611 This article is a couple of years old so it may have been discussed already! However, although a quarter size would be ridiculous (unless there were just a couple as tasters to start with an...
by fruitfly
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: App for foraging
Replies: 5
Views: 4084

Re: App for foraging

Are those apps free and are they reliable?
by fruitfly
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Weather
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

Re: Weather

I tried logging in earlier and there was something wrong with the website.
by fruitfly
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Weather
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

Weather

I wonder if the risk of frost has passed in the south.
by fruitfly
Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: How do you water potatoes through fabric?
Replies: 19
Views: 5772

Re: How do you water potatoes through fabric?

Is it possible to grow potatoes by planting them however deep, leaving the soil level, then covering with newspaper and allowing the greenery to grow through a cut in the newspaper and leaving it at that until the spuds are ready to harvest?
by fruitfly
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 9249

Re: Planting under cherry tree

I decided on two separate summer snowflakes, a cyclamen and a hardy geranium.
by fruitfly
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Cross stitch search
Replies: 1
Views: 2650

Cross stitch search

I found this unfinished piece of work that is years old and the chart was not with it. I seem to remember it coming from a magazine although it's been so long I might be wrong. cross-stitch.JPG Has anyone come across it online somewhere so I can get around to finishing it. Also, it's meant to be a c...
by fruitfly
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: 101 ways to use a pressure cooker...
Replies: 26
Views: 9622

Re: 101 ways to use a pressure cooker...

According to yesterday's episode of Further Back in Time, the Easiwork was referred to as a health cooker and was the latest must-have gadget for the 30's housewife
by fruitfly
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 9249

Re: Planting under cherry tree

I was worried about the opposite of companion planting when putting some things near each other might affect their growth, in particular I wouldn't want anything to disturb the fruiting of a tree.
by fruitfly
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Turnips!
Replies: 23
Views: 9841

Re: Turnips!

I spent some ti
by fruitfly
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Mouldy peat pots!
Replies: 8
Views: 2313

Re: Mouldy peat pots!

I had tilted the lid to one side once I saw germination but it is on a cold window sill. The peat pots are on the compost and the jiffy plugs standing free in the propagator - I won't be tempted by them again!
by fruitfly
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Mouldy peat pots!
Replies: 8
Views: 2313

Re: Mouldy peat pots!

Doesn't it affect the seedlings and cause them to rot off, though - the general info is to partly the lid for aeration to prevent them dying from problems of dampness
by fruitfly
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Mouldy peat pots!
Replies: 8
Views: 2313

Mouldy peat pots!

I've avoided using peat pots for a few years now because they always start getting mouldy. I was tempted to get them again in this form, 20 Jiffy Pot Strip Window Propagator with Transparent Dome, because of a much reduced price! However, I used jiffy pods to put the seeds in and then popped the pod...
by fruitfly
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Planting under cherry tree
Replies: 16
Views: 9249

Planting under cherry tree

Any suggestions welcome as to what can be planted around a cherry tree. It's about 4'-5' high and I've just put it in the ground from a pot. There's about 34" square of soil around it, but the tree is not central in this roughly square space because of approximately 5' fences along two sides that ma...