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Dare I say.

Posted: Yesterday at 21:34

You'll have to read the Beetroot thread to find out 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: Yesterday at 21:32

Black Spot

Posted: Yesterday at 21:31

The twiggier and stickier the fuel for the bonfire the higher the proportion of potash in the ashes will be.  

The old allotmenteers in our village used to dry off their runner bean haulms and burn them on a dry winter's day along with old pea sticks etc.  

Then they'd incorporate the ash into their compost heap - fantastic for growing squashes and pumpkins on the following year.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 21:17

Drink some water Rosemummy - most headaches are due to dehydration - or so OH tells me, and we've established elsewhere that he's smart!

It was a bit hectic earlier on, but while eating our toad in the hole out on the terrace I managed to persuade OH that some little solar lights would look nice on the grapevine trellis that shelters one side of the eating area - I've ordered a little set of warm white fuzzy lights, solar powered with really good reviews on Amazon, for less than a tenner!!!  

Now I'm watching The Games with Pdoc 

 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: Yesterday at 21:02
philippa smith2 wrote (see)

OL..........Cheer up...........you are obviously not a mug...........who else is canny enough to hold down a job which involves both Garden Centres/Nurseries AND Food...........that's smart without a doubt

Only one other person that I know of - my OH, and he's very smart 

Being kind to people who ask for our help isn't being a mug, it's being a kind person.  If that person exploits our  kindness that's their problem, not ours.  We're still the kind ones 

Best ways of preserving beetroot

Posted: Yesterday at 20:55

I tend to lift and eat the beetroot as they are ready; at this time of year we plan our meals around what's ready in the garden.

During the growing season beetroot keep best in the soil, but they need lifting before the frosts can damage them.

Philippa's right, we used to build a soil root clamp - a smaller version of the way farmers would store fodder beet to feed their cattle through the winter.

This site gives more information https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=666 

Hope that's helpful 

 

 

 

Garden and Gardeners World back issues

Posted: Yesterday at 20:01

The ones I give away are quite elderly - they stay on my bookshelves for two or three years before getting passed on. 

Dare I say.

Posted: Yesterday at 19:33

Meanwhile there's queries to answer - a chap needs advice about a new lawn mower and someone else wants to grow a laurel hedge - surely someone can help 

Garden and Gardeners World back issues

Posted: Yesterday at 18:13

When I worked I used to take a few for the staff room.  Now my daughter has some, then she hands them back and swaps them for some newer ones - then I take them to the local GP practice for the waiting room.  The receptionist said they're very popular 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 17:46

KEF - if you're about - you have a PM 

Punkdoc -         ditto

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