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Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 08:27

I wouldn't risk it Veronica just in case.


Posted: 27/07/2015 at 08:26

Morning all . afraid the summer holidays are keeping me busy so haven't had chance to nip in of late. My garden is in an awful state! Mind you so is my hair and my car!


Hope you're all well.


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 07:36

Fidget - oh has been working away this week mores his luck so haven't had chance to talk to him properly. 

Congratulations on the baby boy Supernoodle! Enjoy gardening without the upchucks once more

The hound was insistent he alerted me to something happening at 03:00 this morning. He's now still asleep on his bed. 


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 21:48

Oops! Out of the 46 days of school holidays I'm now busy on 32 of them.


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 19:36

Evening all! Just worked out that of the 46 days of school holidays I've got 29 (so far) events teaching vital life safety through hands on learning booked in, I'm meant to have 14 days holiday, and there's two days worth of meeting leaving me.... one day to get ready for the next school term!  I forsee a whole lot of late nights in the horizon.

Wonky: CONGRATULATIONS on not going too crazy waiting all that time. Insane to have put you through that!

Steve: awesome looking boat. I do miss sailing!

Trying to motivate myself to either drag the dog for another walk or poke around in the garden or... generally not go to bed before 21:00!

Pet Friendly Effective Weedkillers?

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 08:15

Flame thrower or pulling it up by hand is all I now use! I don't trust any product designed to kill even "just weeds" near my hound.


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 08:12

Lily - I broke mine in five places almost 11 years ago, unfortunately it doesn't take much to hurt it and have things flare up (this time was actually three hours in a meeting on a solid chair). Spinal surgeon wont go near it so its a case of keep going til it collapses! 


Has anyone seen any butterflies yet? We get exotic ones from the local butterfly farm thingy but I've not seen any natives - nor ladybirds coe to think about it


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 07:52

Last night I pulled my garlic - it hasn't had the best of years to be honest and was trampled so lifted before time.

What I did find on my elephant garlic especially was several mini bulbs growing from the roots / base of the main bulb. Could these mini bulbs be dry stored and planted come autumn as part of next years crop? Or are they rejects and should be dry roasted on the bbq?


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 07:44

Dove - I confess to answering any number I don't know with my work address I.e. "national EMERGENCY SERVICES museum what services do you require? " if its someone I know I can pretend to being tired and oh I thought it was my work phone, if its a stranger they hesitate! 

Hurt my back a  few days ago but have managed to pull my garlic (suffered being trampled - not by the dog but by his lordship dragging an electrical cable across the bed) and I've decided to let the bed (it runs along the path and lawn) merge into the lawn rather than trying to train then both to walk AROUND the obstacles. 


Posted: 14/07/2015 at 11:10

More like last of the summer wine truth be told.


Of course wear your kilt: the weather down there is humid and muggy. You'll need all the fresh air you can get to keep things healthy!

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