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House Plants

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 14:12

Aloe Vera? Mine (alas given to a friend when I moved and hasn't been replaced yet) seemed to survive being forgotten, drowned, knocked off the windowsill by a neighbours inquisitive cat...


Posted: 31/03/2014 at 11:48
Edd wrote (see)
Clarington wrote (see)

Two and a half compost (the big daleks) filled with near ready compost from the rotten wooden frames. Looks like we'll have some good stuff in a few months!

You could have good stuff, sooner if you add those worms you collected last weekend.  

I am sure there were plenty in the frames you emptied. I would be very surprised if there weren't. 

Had it not been such a long journey home I'd have brought a load of muck and worms back home with me! They'd have worked in a treat. There were some worms in the frames Edd, but not any where near as much as I was expecting (mind you the birds were straight in as soon as I moved away which wont have helped matters!!)

Overgrown Ivy on House

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:27

As Joe has said - it is against the law to disturb / destroy a birds nest that is active (i.e. being built or in use) with a potential fine of £5,000 or six months in prison.

Unfortunately the only thing for you to do now is to wait until the nesting season is over and start later in the year.

Look what i found

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:23

Try your local builders merchants.


Posted: 31/03/2014 at 07:21

I'm definitely not awake and by the noises coming from my partner neither is he!


Posted: 30/03/2014 at 21:11

Only the one slug in your garden? Lucky devil!


Posted: 30/03/2014 at 20:35

Two and a half compost (the big daleks) filled with near ready compost from the rotten wooden frames. Looks like we'll have some good stuff in a few months!

Best April Fool Gags

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 20:29

We often send the fresh faced engineers for a penny long stand.

Did you remember to turn your clocks back?

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 09:28


Posted: 30/03/2014 at 09:27
KEF wrote (see)

Hi Clari & scroggin.

Clari I'd go for 2 GH's. I don't have a very big veg bed, but I plant closer than recommended and enrich the soil between plantings, depending on what is going in. I can produce plenty to feed two and stock the freezer.

Glad to see Lizzie's post, she was a busy lizzie  

Two does feel like it'll give me more options should we have a poor summer and extend the seasons slightly. I'm thinking of  building two lengthwise raised beds in the second greenhouse to grow the likes of my tomatoes / chillies / other delights I learn about (thought about a grape vine) in while retaining the potting table and staging in the first. 

(I haven't told him about wanting a secondary freezer in my Lady Lair to store harvests yet! Maybe I'll sneak it in when they do the electrics for the washing machine & tumble drier that'll also be living in there).

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