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Posted: 05/04/2014 at 22:00

 Spotted Rhubarb in a scruffy corner?

Camera Corner

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 21:58



Posted: 05/04/2014 at 19:48
Just realised my little vegetable plot is 4 metre x 3 metre.

hmmm... should be large enough to start with.


Posted: 05/04/2014 at 15:10
Afternoon all. Just nipping in after a morning battling where the new vegetable plot will be and marking out the new locations of the greenhouses.

Guess what I found in the weed heap (doesn't qualify as a nature garden!!) Some nice looking rhubarb! I'm sure it wasn't there last weekend!

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 16:42

Oh Dove that's horrible! I hope they have a very unforgiving judge x


Posted: 04/04/2014 at 16:39

Can I have a hot water please Dove?

And a ticket to leave work early I'm bored rigid here!!


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:35

Your ideas sound exciting Mrs G! As for silly well I'm on revision 67 of the vegetable plot now so I can hardly comment. Even had to plant my garlic under the washing line as they were burst their pots and the plot wasn't even slightly ready! I'm going to mark out rev 67 this weekend to see how it looks before perhaps making my mind up...

Although I also want to design in a space for chickens, you know, just in case some magically appear in the garden one morning. So perhaps I ought move the green houses more to the left and.... oh dear I can see rev 68 appearing!

Time to get busy!

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:30
Busy Bee2 wrote (see)

Clarington, on another thread someone was asking the beekeepers for their wax, because it is expensive, but the best way of course, is to get yourself a hive!!  My bees didn't produce any excess honey last year, but that is because they were young queens and moved mid-season I think.  But before they went in we nicked a bit of the honeycomb and you chew it and the wax goes like chewing gum, and the honey goes down your throat, and then you can take out the wax and make candles.  As long as you don't object to your own spit!


Busy Bee. My God father had his own hives and I remember quite fondly "harvest" time! I'd rather like to keep bees myself but we've small children either side of us, not to mention the school that backs on to us and I fear that should I get a hive it would be a source of complaints every time someone got stung regardless of whether it was a wasp or not as common sense is often lacking! Plus my partner wants a dog so I can't see him being keen on bees (nor chickens unfortunately - they may have to brought in when he's away on a boys weekend. We can do that right? Woman's prerogative or something... )

Object to your own spit? Pft there's worse that comes out your body to object to than some dribble!!

Using a lawn weedkiller with cats

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:22

Most products like these say that they're safe for kids and cats providing you give them time to DRY before allowing the creatures to roam once more. It really is a case of checking the packet and the specifics - they're normally very clear and give you guidance as to how long you should leave it. Can you go to the likes of Homebase where you'll have plenty of access to read the entire label?

(As an aside you might not want to put any grass clipping in your compost bin after its been treated)


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 11:18

Okay so that is quite unusual!!

KEF - I'd have offered to tow the bus had I not been on the diet! It seemed silly having sat in the queue and seen how dangerous it was not to have offered to help (the truck is more than capable especially for such a short distance). I'm afraid I would never forgive myself for being one of those people that sit blindly in their cars oblivious to the world around them or stepping over little old ladies who have fallen over when shopping because I'm in a rush and I don't care that the poor paramedic is cold and tired and doing his best to comfort her.

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