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A REAL SCARE.......a body

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 18:16

They are good for deterring cats!!!! (That would be another pound to Hosta on it's way, although this is not a new topic and i did not start one

Those handy/bendy wooden kid (and adult) snake toys that move realistically when held have made my life much less stressed when dealing with cat s**t in the past year. they realy have made a difference.

PS. Just realised that I have left myself wide open to Verdun with my 'adult snake toys' comment. Will I ever learn? 

greenhouse thermometer

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 18:00

You go girl.

These things are designed only to last a few years now because replacements mean  money and we all know money is everything! To the non gardeners.

 (should that be two o's? I had to recycle the first one)

Compost again

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 17:41

They can look pretty cool if you can salvage the fly wheel as well. but we are getting of topic



Sweet Peppers

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 17:24

They will need about 21 degrees Celsius to germinate. 

They recommend start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost date. (I think they presume we are all physic) 

I have used Bangor as a location and that puts you in zone 3.

zone 3 - the third week of February 2015.

Start pepper seeds three to a pot, and thin out the weakest seedling. Let the remaining two pepper plants spend their entire lives together as one plant. The leaves of two plants help protect peppers against sunscald, and the yield is often twice as good as two segregated plants.

Start hardening off about 2 weeks before planting out.

They will need a soil temp of about 18 degrees Celsius so I woild advise using black plastic to warm the soil.

I put a few match sticks in the hole as they like the sulfur. Not sure if this makes any difference as I have never tried to plant them out without doing this but they do like a spray with Epsom salts once they start flowering.

What is this?

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 17:05

This may be of interest to you. Hope this helps.


Click green tree icon.

A small window will appear with two tabs showing one for (your computer) and the other for (an external site).

Hit your comp tab and then pick select. This will take you to your computer files (new small window) where you can pick your file and press ok/open. The window will close and you will see your file name appear in the box next to the select button.

Now hit the upload button. This will probably cause a error window to open (Radupload ajax callback error with lots of text). Press return or the X (top right) 

Then wait till it appears in the small window. This can take a while so be patient.

When it appears press the save button and wait again. It should appear in the reply box but again this might take time.

Some files can be too big and will need to be cropped before they will load.



I'm sorry that you're having trouble posting images on the forum. A couple of things to check:

The images you upload need to be in jpeg or jpg format.

They should be less than 2mb in file size. If your files are larger you'll need to reduce them in size - there's a free app for iPad which will do this here:

I hope that helps!

Daniel Haynes

Novice advice

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 23:20

Summer bulbs, should be planted (outside) in spring, when the soil is beginning to warm up. last year and this year you might have noticed that things have started to grow early because of the warmer temps but if you have bought bulbs in bags then please plant them as soon as possible. We only grow things indoors to speed them on or if the plant requires the situation as it is too cold outside for our climate.

Pound land blueberries

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 23:04

I would recommend 3 plants in pots (I think you need 3 to pollinate) with peat and feed with a ericaceous plant feed. They definitely need a acidic soil and peat does this.

Do not be conned with bags of special ericaceous compost as it's just a rip off.

They are always better outside in full sun but be careful of any cold snaps at this time of year. (even in Leicestershire) 

Yellowing leaves

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 22:50

How old is your plant and is it pot bound have you moved it?

They can tolerate a lot of neglect like low light and low humidity and it will forgive the occasional missed watering but needs about 20 degrees C ( the leaves will drop off if this changes) to thrive and needs a feed every two weeks in spring and summer but only once a month in Autumn and winter. Shove it into a new pot 1 inch or so larger than the current one and do this every other year. This should help.

Have the the lower leaves drop off and is the trunk starting to scars over or is it still just a small plant?

Soft fruit suggestions please

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 22:35

I will ask the mods to remove it in the morning as obscene comments are quickly removed

greenhouse thermometer

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 22:33

With this wind, I can stick my hand out the roof, now! 

OH does not count this as a bonus like I do.  

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FREE Incredicompost.

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what if we had our own Id? 
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