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Scout project.

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 07:27

What about just planting a load of early potatoes?  Just the right time of year and you should get a crop in 12 weeks.  Not too much maintenance to do - just some gentle weeding and earthing up. 

You'd be surprised how many children just don't know where potatoes come from, and the magic of planting potatoes and getting lots back never ceases to amaze them.  Then they can take the crop home with them or maybe you can even cook and eat them all together. 

I did it with a group of young children years ago - each of them brought a couple of potatoes from home, most of them had started to develop shoots as that's what I'd asked for - but they don't need to have shoots - commercial growers don't chit potatoes.  They were amazed at how they grew and how many potatoes they got and they were so proud to take them home and eat them - most children will eat potatoes

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 07:12


This is nothing compared to a lot of others ,but my mum of 83 has an appointment at the hospital , they have cancelled it a few times .we now have one at short notice for next week.  My Husband  cannot take her as he is needed elsewhere, so they say they can provide transport but only for her .I have to get a taxi and meet her's usually a taxi that comes for my mum , it's just that because it's been paid for I am not allowed to go in the same one .!  

Last time they said I. Wasn't allowed to go with her in the same taxi I thought it was picking others up .but no just my mum ............ 


Granma - when you contact the hospital transport people tell them that the letter from the hospital says that your Mum must be accompanied.  If that doesn't work then contact the Consultant's secretary who sent the appointment letter and explain the problem.  I used to get this problem when working with people with severe disabilities - the transport department are given targets and have to stick by them - often the consultants don't know that they have to stipulate to the transport lot that the patient needs an escort. 

Good luck


Posted: 22/03/2015 at 06:50

Good morning all  

Couldn't get on yesterday morning then got involved in baking and knitting and cooking supper and ...... well, the time just flew by. 

Flippin cold here - no gardening done other than inspection of primroses ............... oh, and I've got flowers on my broad beans   Not many insects about yet tho' 

Cat Poo on my raised veg beds

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 16:33

I make a cover of wire netting to protect seedlings etc in my raised beds - it keeps the cats off and the birds safe and lifts off easily when needed.


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 14:50

Afraid I'm not keen on tattoos and don't have any.  When I was about 15 I wanted to have my head shaved and have purple butterflies tattooed on my head, but fortunately I grew out of that

My son had a tattoo on his arm when he worked in the music business, but he regrets it now. 

If other people want tattoos it's entirely up to them, but it's not for me.

chillington hoe

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 14:43

There's a video here of someone using an Azada - it may help you decide whether it's suitable for you


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 14:33

Love ducks


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 09:29

Really thick cloud cover here in Norfolk - not a chance of seeing it, but it's definitely darker - I need the lights on in the house.


Posted: 20/03/2015 at 09:28

Good morning Bekkie - need to switch the lights on here - but we've got such thick cloud cover there's no way of seeing the eclipse - a shame for all the school children who have gone to school all excited about it. 

Old bought compost

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 09:12

And if the nutrients have been leached out, you just need to add some

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