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Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 21:57

I think a lot of people order   FYM and when it is delivered it is still too fresh and needs stacking and rotting down., But they put it on anyway and then have problems.


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 21:31

Haha, that reminds me of the time I asked the local newsagent to get me a DIVER magazine, for us rufty tufty lads and lasses that go swimming underwater with tanks of air on our backs.  The following week , I asked about it.   Its on the shelf..... the one with the two girls in bikinis holding hands on the front......NOOOO... Thats DIVA.   Not the same at all.

Whar makes me happy in the autumn?

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 21:26

I don't know whether I'm in squirrel or hedgehog mode.

 I've made jam, staceys mincemeat, chutney, xmas cake, and lots of  fruit in the freezer.

...but when its cold and wet I just want to hibernate.

To Manure or not to Manure

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 18:33

No , Broccoli will not need manure.  If you leave the runner bean roots  in, and just fork it over before you plant your broccoli, they will be fine. They will benefit from a high nitrogen feed such as nettle when they are growing.


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 18:30

Evening forkers,  Its been like c..mas    here today. Two parcels of bulbs arrived.

I spent some time tipping water out of trays and getting more stuff under cover.

Cream cakes this afternoon.... caramel doughnuts filled with cream. mmmm....

Now for a nice glass of wine.

Have a good evening everyone.

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 18:24

The manure has to be very well rotted. This had been stacked for over a year, and had the texture of peat.

Nobody told me racoons like Christmas cactus.

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 15:37

Well at least we can eat deer. I don't suppose racoon pie is very popular?


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 11:46

Just dead head them now, and then prune down by half in March.

compost use

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 09:54

Raspberries are in no way related to pots or Tom's. Mulch will be good for raspberries.


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 09:50

Photos of grassy bits ,please verdun.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

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I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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