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Unpleasant adverts

Posted: Yesterday at 15:15

Edd, I did say 'in addition to Edd's advice'.

Although what I described definitely works for me in terms of no pop-ups, as well as maintaining automatic log ins for safe sites like this one without entering any details each time, which seems to still be necessary with your solution.

I'm using Firefox, there is also a built in pop-up blocker included. For anyone also using Firefox, go to tools, options, content and make sure the box is ticked.

People using other browsers may have different experiences.

Unpleasant adverts

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:25

I hope some people here are better gardeners than pc users . You may have inadvertently given away your own browsing history by referring to the ads you're complaining about

Adblock plus as per other people's advice is the obvious answer.

And in addition to Edd's advice, if you use something like Piriform's CCcleaner, then you can clear all cookies and everything else whenever you want, while adding those you want to keep to, err, the 'cookies to keep' list. That way you don't get any of the C. that the C. in CCleaner refers to, and you're automatically logged in to safe sites like this one without entering any details each time.

seed collection

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 12:05

Like FB, I also re-use junk mail envelopes, or the reply envelopes you get with bills or credit card statements that you never use if you pay online or by DD.

If you want something with a better presentation, some of the places to print out your own:

Morrisons mentioned is also an easy option, and other shops will sell something similar:|105651|102063|153613|108397&parentContainer=|102063|153613|108397_SHELFVIEW

free tom seeds

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 12:59

'2016 Experimental Tomato' seeds arrived this morning from T&M.

Anyone else?


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 11:50

Simon, some of my tomatoes and chillies are in a cold greenhouse similar to yours, and have been for the last fortnight without any problems.

I think your estimated temperatures are about right and the same as mine, as a cold greenhouse closed overnight will give about 5C protection above outside temperature, as well as protecting from wind chill and rain.

I agree with Dove that these kind of temperatures will slow growth rather than cause any other problems.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 10:45

Hi Robyn, I'm interested in the tomato seeds, thanks. Have sent you pm.


Posted: 02/04/2015 at 10:38

Hello fidget, alex and shadow, I'm in the same area as you, probably closest to alex.

How to grow tomatoes from seed - Heinz 3402 variety

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 09:45

H3402 here:

Just grow it like any other tomato plant.


Posted: 28/03/2015 at 09:34

I've grown it for a few years, and it sometimes survives the winter outdoors, but not always. It also sometimes self seeds and grows again in the same patch, but not always, probably because cats love it too much and nibble it and roll all over it before it gets established and grows again.

I grow it in pots in the greenhouse, and plant out when its established, into an area of the garden where I'm happy for the cats to enjoy it. It over winters ok in the greenhouse and is ready for the garden in spring, as well as a fresh source of leaves for the cat in winter when there would be none still growing outdoors.

My seeds were originally Mr F's variety, Nepeta Cataria.

From what I've read, not all cats react to it, maybe around 2/3rds. Of those, some prefer it fresh and green and straight off the plant, others prefer it dried like it would be in cat toys.

It's a wonderful plant, both for cats and pollinating insects.


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 14:50

Usually start a few in pots, so I can plant them where needed later on. And I've got at least some established plants to go in the ground if slugs and snails have decimated the directly sown.

But if you save the best seeds from previous years flowers, you'll have so many that you can afford to be more prolific in your sowing direct in to the garden.

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