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by jennywren
Wed Jan 05, 2005 6:35 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Getting rid of Tiny flies
Replies: 8
Views: 4876

I think the only organic way to get rid of them is to change the compost in all of your pots (and scrub them out too). I had an infestation like this once in my greenhouse. I think it's caused by keeping the compost a bit too damp, which then gives the flies the ideal conditions to breed in.
by jennywren
Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:18 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slugs
Replies: 7
Views: 4161

Lots of woodash. The little buggers hate it and it's good for your plants.
by jennywren
Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:17 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Kettering
Replies: 0
Views: 1919

Kettering

What is there around here? A good local (and not so local -assuming we can't grow bananas in the East Midlands yet) produce shop called Glebe Farm Shop off Junction 7 of the A14. There's also a farm selling in Pytchley but I've never been. There's supposed to be a farmer's market at Wicksteed Park, ...
by jennywren
Mon Dec 27, 2004 7:57 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello folks
Replies: 9
Views: 4978

Hi Elderflower I think you've broached an interesting discussion point here. As another poster pointed out, if we all went to live in the countryside there wouldn't be any left. Nor would it be the most efficient use of the land. If everyone tried to make/grow everything they needed they would use u...
by jennywren
Mon Dec 27, 2004 7:45 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: 'ello, 'ello, 'ello
Replies: 5
Views: 3460

Sorry it's taken me a while to reply. I've been away for a week and then comes Christmas etc. etc. etc. Yep - Wicksteed Park's still there and I'm very annoyed with them at the moment. The advertise a Farmer's Market every month and I decided to check it out a little while ago. Well! Once you've dri...
by jennywren
Fri Dec 17, 2004 3:09 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: 'ello, 'ello, 'ello
Replies: 5
Views: 3460

Squires and spires land eh? I'm in the Kettering area.
by jennywren
Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:58 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: 'ello, 'ello, 'ello
Replies: 5
Views: 3460

'ello, 'ello, 'ello

What's all this 'ere then? I'm Jenny and rather a small person, hence the moniker. I'm below Margo in self-sufficiency, although a seasoned vegetable grower, and organic (of course!) Got a BIG garden and an allotment, two boys two step-daughters and a bubba, so lots of excuses there then. Work part ...