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Posted: 24/03/2016 at 20:12

Thanks Fairygirl.

What is Roy looking for exactly (I must have missed the other post. sorry)

Levelling an area with top soil

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 20:10

You are spot on CharleyD

Dig it up and level it, removing stones (tread it over after) Then leave it a bit to settle. 

Then cover with extra soil or compost (to fill holes and level again (tread it over).

After you have got it level then save yourself a fortune and grass seed it! You are at the perfect time to do this. Use boards to walk over it and keep it flat.

Turf has other problems and you still need to keep off it.

I'm sure others will agree.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 19:58

My condolences Clarington

Food hygiene and Health and safety is a big expense but a must, pain in the arse! (i'm sure it is done for a good thing) 

I've just been banned from sending boiled eggs to my LO school because of salmonella. But they can use their own school fresh eggs (boiled) at a price!!!!!!

Can anyone remember how to make paste eggs hedgehogs with rose pricks (thorns) as I have tried and they do not look the same as when I was 5 years old. I even got googly eyes to make them look cute. I do not remember anything else but glued on rose pricks and a face? 

Help needed, please. what is missing?

Compost heaps and rats

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 19:30
Wintersong wrote (see)

I have invested in a turning compost after I discovered a mouse nest some  weeks back in perfect dry conditions with shredded paper for the babies   I've never added kitchen waste of any kind.

They were cute babies but had to go, so I wet the compost thoroughly and left alone for mummy to collect. After that i dismantled immediately and plan to triple my revolving bin once test results are confirmed. It's quite heavy to turn initially (full bin) but after two weeks is swinging as freely as a 70s pop icon 

otherwise you could try a hotbin, should be same safety 

Do you have one of them compost augers Wintersong? They are good.



Some Wildlife in my garden

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 20:21

I know you do not have owners but how are the drycleaners who leave food out for you  please? 

(Do avoid that recent pond as it's deep. I'm sure you have found it by now)

Dove the drycleaner would be so upset if you left.

Talkback: How to improve your soil

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 20:10

It will also keep the carbon to nitrogen ratio, correct for the worms to find and digest. Goldfinch 60.

It will only delay any seed action.

New vegetable bed - help with ideas

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 20:06

I think you are half way there Peter. You just need some fun things to grow. 

Pumpkins and marrows are great to show how fast things grow but they will overtake the area you have. Peas (like you have mentioned is a great idea0 but put some Sunflowers in as we all love then and so does nature.

Radishes are easy and fast growing but they never appealed to me as a kid.

What did appeal was kale and beetroot/ sweet potatoes crisps. You may have to find nutritional yeast for the cheese flavour but after you have enjoyed them then you will be left with the walking stick Kale. The perfect walking stick for kids.

(I'll let you make your own mind up why kids need walking stick but I remember looking forward to them, not sure why.)

Grow your own Tomato sauce from hanging baskets with bush tomatoes.

(This venture is just not a money saver but it is worth doing. It's nice to know that you can make your own (better tasting) sauce but it really is not worth it. Slow cookers and tinned puree is needed and it just becomes too expensive. You can regulate the sugar though and that has to be good.

I think you have done all the rest with strawberries and carrots + others. Perhaps try this with the scraps.


They all love worms


What is your weather like?

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 19:33

OH said it's raining money this morning.

I said not to worry it's just change in the weather.

Sorry I stopped for a drink at the new ISOBAR. 

Nicotiana affinis seedlings

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 19:25

I can't deny that 

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