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Latest posts by Berghill

Sharp sand drainage properties

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 21:02

Are you sure it was sharp sand?

strange fruit

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 17:47

Looks like the sap one gets when a Plum moth larva has entered/exited the fruit.

Damping off

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 12:32

Copper sulpate is still available.which is basically what Cheshunt was. No longer allowed to be sold as a fungicide, but can be bought (I am told) in Wine making outlets..

Glut of apples

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 10:19

Core them and fill with dried fruit and the amount of Syrup you need to sweeten to your taste, bake in the Microwave until soft. Allow to cool and then freeze, They only need 2 minutes in the micro-wave to reheat and served with whatever you like from Custard to Creme Fraiche or even like me Soya cream they are lovely.

grass cuttings

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 15:13

It is a shame really, throwing away material which could be turned into usable stuff and then having to buy it back again.

I sometimes think the amount of work involved in turning grass in to compost is not worth the effort for the amount one gets. 12 months worth produces a few cubic feet of it and a lot of back ache!

Mind it would take a few bin loads to get rid of even one mowing of our paths so the choice is not really there.

And if this rain does not stop there is going to be even more of it, nothing else is growing as it should, but boy is the grass.

grass cuttings

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 13:11

Then, Palaisglide I do not know what you were doing, almost all of my grass cuttings go onto our compost heap and they make up the vast bulk of it and rot down within the normal length of time into usuable compost. Our neighbour puts his grass over the fence into the farmer's field behind and I noticed to day that it has rotted away into usuable stuff.

Why Are My Potatoes Producing Tomatoes

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 13:06

I am sure I saw a Hugh Fearnley house try a slug stew and it was disgusting according to him, if my memeory serves me right.

If you want to eat snails from the garden then collect them up a few weeks before hand and keep them in a containeer and feed on lettuce leaves and chives. that way you know they contain no toxins.

Though why anyone would want to eat things which have little taste and only are edible when drowned in filthy muck garlic and butter I do not know.

Why Are My Potatoes Producing Tomatoes

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 21:30

The juice of Lettuce is a quite strong narcotic, bet you did not know that either.

grass cuttings

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 17:37

Palaisglide, as I said grass cuttings go anaerobic if just left, turned and or aerated they compost just fine.

A few random questions :)

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 12:36

Funny this year has been one of the best for our Raspberries.

If there is no foliage on the canes now, then try the thumb test. Scrape the bark of a can with your nail. If it is still green then the cane is alive, if not then sadly they are probably dead.

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