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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 14:53

Have a lovely snooze Stacey ((hugs))

There are loads of 'Cornish' pasties cooling in my kitchen now, so 6 for Woody, 3 for Matty, I'll send some over to Stacey as well - they're medicinal  ..... anyone else want any? 

Stacey & her chilli bits

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 14:05

Lots of hugs to you Stacey, and to your family too.  Looking forward to you being restored to health and gardening in time for the next growing season

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 12:51

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 12:40
Bubba Ray wrote (see)

I know I don't contribute that much but love to listen..... 

We sometimes get the feeling that we're being watched ....

ash from wood burner

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 12:33

You can keep it in a lidded container by your compost heap, and sprinkle some on to the layers from time to time. This will add potash.   Remember that it will raise the alkalinity of the compost so don't use it on acid-loving plants.

I would only do this if  the wood you burn is untreated.  I wouldn't use the ash from building timber or wood that has been painted. 

 

why do bananas spell?

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 12:09

Bananas smell of bananas.

Whether they can spell or not is a matter of conjecture

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 11:23

Oooh thank Lily - perfect timing   I' ve just come in from the garden.  I've dug over the area where the runner beans were and have sown a double row of broad beans.  I think I'll get another pack of seeds at the weekend as I've used all of this pack and could do with another double row. 

I'm not going to mow the lawns as my wrist aches after digging out the new crop of roots from the ash tree that have invaded the veg patch. Hopefully OH will have time to mow the lawns at the weekend.

We do love the ash trees but I'd rather their roots went deeper down - the problem is they seek out the moisture when I water the veg patch.  They even pop up into the raised beds!

Reusing soil thats had tomato blight in it

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 11:19

I would just spread it onto the veg patch and fork it in.  There are so many fungal spores in the air, the few that may be in the compost won't make a significant difference. 

Some good sharp winter frosts this year would help

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 10:15
Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

Then can I have half a dozen please Dove?

I'll make extra then Woody - two and a half pounds of pastry resting in the fridge. 

Fork, rake and hoe and broad bean seeds are ready to use - coffee being drunk ....

 

 

Fat balls in plastic NO

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 10:09

Good reminder Alan

My daughter buys the ones in plastic string, but cuts the plastic netting off and puts them in one of these

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62492.jpg?width=400&height=350&mode=max

 

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