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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:48

I have never experienced what you are all going through with elderly parents, but all of you are showing such kindness towards people who are frustratingly and sadly ceasing to be the parents that you knew and loved. It is very moving to read your posts.

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:42

This year I have made Gooseberry, Damson and Pear wine. I am NOT a very knowledgable or experienced wine maker, so any advice is welcome. The Gooseberry is looking quite clear, the Damson is gently bubbling away, but the Pear is going mad; luckily I have the very big 'demi-john ' standing on a large gravel tray as it has been bubbling out of the top for the last 3 days!

I find the problem with wine recipes is that they give you the outline, but not the specific measurements (like how much yeast and yeast nutrient EXACTLY)

No excuse

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:36

I've made wine from the pears; so am going to start a wine making thread

No excuse

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 18:28

With a very dry pot, put it in the sink/large bucket and submerge it for 1/2 an hour or so, then take it out and let it drain. You have nothing to lose and it works for me.

Ugly structure in garden

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:55

Nut

Ugly structure in garden

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:50

Have you asked the vendors what is underneath; if there is a major gas or electricity subs station hiding there, I think you ought to be told. Then if it is just earth there, I would put the whole lot on freecycle.

Have I overdone it?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:43

Good grief!

Identifying shrubs

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:21

Eleanor, try to show us pics of the leaves close up as well as the overall shape of the plant.

**PEPPER PROBLEM?**

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:18

I find it is best to start bell peppers in February in a heated propagator on the South facing kitchen windowsill in good sowing quality compost. When they are 5 or 6 cm tall (and have a couple of true leaves) I pot them up into 10cm pots and put them in my greenhouse that has a frost buster, though you could just keep them in the house on a sunny windowsill.

Then they need potting up into big pots when they have grown a bit more and at that stage, possibly April they will need a greenhouse, (you could use a cheap plastic one) for the light, and if there is still frost at night they will need either a heater or to be brought indoors overnight and then out in the greenhouse again the next morning. I know it sounds a bit of a faff, but it is worth it. At the moment I am waiting for the peppers to turn red, some of them have and then I know that it is worth it

Identifying shrubs

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:06

Snap Nut

Discussions started by artjak

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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