Latest posts by chrissieB

Giving seeds as gifts

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 15:15

that's the name - wage envelopes. Thought they might be easier to get in a local stationers than seed envelopes

Giving seeds as gifts

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 14:16

You could use those tiny brown envelopes you can get from most stationers - cant think what they are called? There are about 2'' by 3'' it might come to me...

If you don't mind me asking what are you sending out to clients ? it might prompt some more interesting ideas as too how you could package the for seeds

1500 would fill a garden and if you sent a full packet to every client that would presumably eat into your profits.




Posted: 24/06/2014 at 09:52
Right the garlic brew is now off the stove, doesn't seem to smell so bad know but expect that because I am completely enveloped in garlic steam : /

Hope it works. I have some sunflowers ready to go out on the allotment, think I will use them as my test group....

Off to try and de-garlic myself before I head off to work...


Posted: 24/06/2014 at 09:49
I haven't as don't really suffer, only very occasionally but couple of my friends swear it helps. It has to be local honey or if not available honey specific to what your hay fever triggers are.

Apparently works on same principle of homeopathic medicine ie a little of what is 'hurting' you will build up your resistance. You can't do it as a one-off and it won't stop symptoms that have started but if you eat it regularly will build up your resistance over time.

Good excuse for honey on toast (or ice cream.....)


Posted: 24/06/2014 at 09:39
Hi Bekkie, hope my colleagues don't mind either....

Hope your Mum gets well soon Punkdoc, my Mum was very unwell in her last years and I remember how exhausting it was ( emotionally as well as physically). But re being young my gran was 48 when she had my Mum so that would make you a sprightly 32

Doesn't it say something when you see 32 as sprightly, doesn't seem that long ago.......

Currant bushes

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 09:35
I think red currants can last for years so would not replace them unless they didn't fruit next year. However if space is an issue I think you can train redcurrants as cordons.

Am not an expert am afraid re fruit bushes. I would google the rhs site for advice, would post a link but my iPad doesn't let me sometimes, sorry

Using mushroom compost...

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 09:26
We have horsetail too - like the idea of calling it nightmares tail : ) Although not a major problem as long as we keep on top of it.

Have had a scan round the internet previously about whether liming helps and there doesn't seem to be a consensus. Some say it does, some say it doesn't. Maybe you should try another bed and see if it has any effect, would be interested to hear how you get on.

Our neighbour still has it coming through and he uses lime as grows a lot of brassicas, but it isn't rampant.


Posted: 24/06/2014 at 09:21
If anyone is downwind apologies now. Am brewing up garlic spray and it's rather potent.......

I think we will be vampire free in the midlands, hope it also works on the slugs...

Just thought this was probably not good timing doing this just before I go to work
1. The windows are going to be closed tight for most if the day
2. I think I might be taking the aroma with me......... : 0


Posted: 24/06/2014 at 09:15
I always used to just scatter the seed where I wanted them to grow. You can always move any young plants if they are in the wrong place. As soon as the seed was ripe I would knock the plants so it simply fell out or nip them off if I wanted the seed further afield.

Currant bushes

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 08:35
If they were single stems when planted they are probably just to young yet to fruit, give them care as already suggested and you should get fruit next year.

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