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'Home Made' Fertiliser

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 23:25

BTW ....  whilst I do not have an allotment, I do have a sizeable vegetable plot.  I have found that Brassicas (spelling) don't grow well at all in our soil, which has a lot of lime in it.  Because there are only two of us here, and money is a bit tight, I don't want to spend a fortune on buying errocatious (spelling) compost.  I currently grow, runner beans, potatoes, onions, peppers, carrots, parsnips, beetroot, radishes, lettuce, leeks and corgettes.  I tried growing swede but they all got 'clubroot', and peas don't seem to do well either.  Any ideas of what other vegetables I could try, please?

 

 

'Home Made' Fertiliser

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 23:14

Thank you nutcutlet and Bruce Robinson for your help.   We live in France Centre and although I know of Comfry growing in Normandy/Brittany areas, but have not seen it down here at all.   I have sent away for some seeds, but in the meantime I wanted to know if Borage could be used as an alternative.  I will give it a try and see what happens.  I also use Stinging Nettles in the same way as Bruce Robinson described and it works wonders for producing good strong roots.

Thank you again.

 

 

'Home Made' Fertiliser

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:03

I understand that comfry can be used to make a good fertiliser,  we don't have any near us, but we do have borage.  As borage is from the same family, could I use the leaves to make fertiliser please?

Talkback: Growing red onion squash

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 17:58
I have never heard of this variety before, and I am fairly sure that I haven't seen them in the shops. Mind you, this could be because I live in France perhaps. I will certainly trawl the net to find seeds though and will be very interested to hear how you have got on with them. They sound delicious.

Squirrels

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 23:45

Here in France we only have red squirrels.... when we first moved here we had one or two who regularly frequented the garden and brought us hours of delight and amusement.  Now we only see one in the garden occasionally.   Any ideas how we can entice them back?   We have bird tables and lots of hazel trees, cherries, apples, pears, plums, peaches and other fruiting trees.  I regularly put hazel nuts out for them throughout the winter and into spring.  Is there anything else I can do?

I Wonder if Anyone Could Help Me...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:59

Yippee .... yes that was it, Lychnis coronaria!!!   Now I just have to try and find some seeds over here, although I expect I will have to send to the UK for some!

 

I Wonder if Anyone Could Help Me...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:50

4th Panda ... Yes, that was the program, thank you.......

I Wonder if Anyone Could Help Me...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:49

Thank you all so much,,,,,  sorry I didn't get back to you all sooner, but I have been tucked up in bed with hot water bottles, Lemsip (or my own version nd decongestant!! Just surfaced for a little while before going back.

I didn't see the beginning of the program so not sure what it was called, but it was about a beautiful old house near Leicester, and the man who designed the gardens if that is any help?  Sorry but not  been very alert over the last few days.

I will go away now and follow the link Dovefromabove has given me and come back to you all a little later on.

Once again, many thanks to you all.

I Wonder if Anyone Could Help Me...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 01:16

Hello, I'm new to this forum, so please forgive me if I am going about this the wrong way,,,,,,,

 

I Am trying to identify a plant that I saw on a television program this evening.....

It is about 2 ft tall, has rather spindly silver/grey/green stem and foliage, and littledark pinky red flowers.   I used to have some in my garden in England, but never did know the name of them.  Does my description ring a bell with anyone?

Would be very appreciative of any information given.

Thank You

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'Home Made' Fertiliser

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Talkback: Growing red onion squash

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