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by KK21
Sun May 19, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Beekeeper Looking for Hive Space
Replies: 3
Views: 1596

Re: Beekeeper Looking for Hive Space

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/ ... es-1.94467

Shocking news ... Vandals may have killed 200,000 bees
by KK21
Fri May 17, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Beekeeper Looking for Hive Space
Replies: 3
Views: 1596

Re: Beekeeper Looking for Hive Space

My wife says one hive isn't ideal but a lot of people do keep just the one. Having two allows you a bit of scope if you lose a queen and other reason but there is no hard and fast rule. You could keep a mating nuc (whatever one of those is) so you had a spare queen and eggs. Thank you for the reply...
by KK21
Thu May 16, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Beekeeper Looking for Hive Space
Replies: 3
Views: 1596

Beekeeper Looking for Hive Space

I recently attended a beekeeping course, which I found most interesting. I initially thought I could keep a single hive in my garden, there's one wee spot which would be ideal. However, i now know keeping a single hive is far from ideal, a starting point with two hives is the preferred option. I am ...
by KK21
Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Seed sowing ... in wallpaper paste
Replies: 8
Views: 3605

Seed sowing ... in wallpaper paste

I remember seeing on The Good Life, Barbara 'icing' the garden, as Tom told Margo. If I recall correctly, the idea was that difficult to germinate seeds could be started on some damp kitchen paper, then when the roots had started to show, tip all the seeds into a bucket of made up wallpaper paste. T...
by KK21
Thu May 19, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Potatoes in pots .. earthing up
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Re: Potatoes in pots .. earthing up

Thank you for the replies.
by KK21
Thu May 19, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Potatoes in pots .. earthing up
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Potatoes in pots .. earthing up

I have several potatoes, in old recycle boxes, as my gardenj is small. I read somewhere that you are supposed to cover the shoots as they come through, so they grow stronger and the light is kept away, later on from the tubers. Do you do this as soon as the leave pop their wee heads through the comp...
by KK21
Sun May 15, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Looking for long cable ties, for my tomatoes .. UPDATE
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Looking for long cable ties, for my tomatoes .. UPDATE

Does anybody know of any good deals for long cable ties. These are the easiest way to tie up tomatoes, i.e to tie them to the canes. Have seen them last year at B&M but at about £1 for 10, so quite expensive buying them that way. thanks in advance ! .. found some here http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/prod...
by KK21
Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Sowing seeds in 'plug' trays
Replies: 13
Views: 2917

Re: Sowing seeds in 'plug' trays

Thank yuou for the information

I'll tell her just to sow thinly on an even surface in the pot.

Regards !
by KK21
Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Sowing seeds in 'plug' trays
Replies: 13
Views: 2917

Sowing seeds in 'plug' trays

Can you sow carrot seeds in 'plug' trays ? ( the 40 hole mini trays in which I received plug plants in last year) My wife wants to experiment with carots and maybe beetroot too in large pots, but I thought it would maybe be more sucessful if I sow the seeds in the wee plug trays then put them into t...
by KK21
Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Current Compost offers ... Are there any ?
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Re: Current Compost offers ... Are there any ?

Thanks for your replies Have you tried your local recycling centre. Mine has premier potting compost at £3.00 a bag. Yes, I actually asked somebody who worked for the Council and they use it all themselves. For future reference in the autum gather lots of leaves and if you come across sharp sand or ...
by KK21
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Got my allotment yesterday!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1141

Re: Got my allotment yesterday!!!

Got my allotment yesterday and I am very pleased with it......couldn't be happier :icon_smile: Well done ! :cheers: As a matter of interest, how long have you been waiting, since you applied for it ? I put my name down a few years ago and never heard anything .. suppose by the time i get one, I'll ...
by KK21
Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Current Compost offers ... Are there any ?
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Current Compost offers ... Are there any ?

Does anybody know of any good offers for multi purpose compost. Need to plant on seedlings, due very soon and will be planting potatoers too, in containers, then in a few weeks potting tomatoes. Just wondering which compost is best as well as being economical I like peat free, but not essential thanks
by KK21
Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Rejuvinate a old aluminium greenhouse
Replies: 9
Views: 1837

Re: Rejuvinate a old aluminium greenhouse

Green Aura wrote:
Show off! Ours starts 1st of August and finishes on the..........1st of August :lol:

Actually we get some lovely weather - but it's usually overnight and stops at around 8am - fortunately it's bright enough to garden by night here!
Very funny :wave:
by KK21
Sat Mar 26, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Rejuvinate a old aluminium greenhouse
Replies: 9
Views: 1837

Re: Rejuvinate a old aluminium greenhouse

Thank you for all the answers ..

I may as well get some WD40 and give that a go.

Regards from Whitley Bay
(summer here starts on 1st July and lasts until about 12th July) :icon_smile:
by KK21
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Rejuvinate a old aluminium greenhouse
Replies: 9
Views: 1837

Re: Rejuvinate a old aluminium greenhouse

Hi Sarah The louvres are currently jammed open, so ventilation will not be a problem ... unless it's gets too cold or windy. I could tape over the opening with bubble wrap, but then there wouldn't be any ventilation. The rooflight will open and I could wedge it open, but again, this is Ok if hot and...