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Posted: 26/12/2013 at 22:06

Hope your dad is better soon, Dove.

Good luck with the knee repair John.

I don't know about Fairygirls' chalet, Stacey, I think we could have a party in the Toblerone box. LOL

Sieving A Bed for Carrots

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 21:48

As thinning is supposed to attract carrot fly, does growing carrots by the crowbar method , with minimal thinning , result in less damage  by fly?

What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 21:34

I got excited  this year by my Roscoea  cautleoides Kew Beauty.   It produced seed for the first time, and while googling for methods to sow it, I got excited by "Red Ghurka". At the nursery , they also had some R.purpurea hybrids which were huge compared to the old R.purpurea and humeana I had. So I had to have some. Then I had to make a special bed for them.

Hellebores, I have got 6 in the last few months, and plan a few more.

Phlox, I want some more colours.

 I did have a pulmonaria fetish a few years ago,marjorie fish seems to dominate long therm though.

things that shouldn't be flowering at Christmas!

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 13:34

Theres an orange welsh poppy flowering in a pot it wasn't planted in. (last years bulbs).

Sow Some Veg Together - Confuse A Carrot Fly !!

Posted: 25/12/2013 at 21:11

I wouldn't put manure on the bed you are growing carrots in. It will make them fork.


Posted: 24/12/2013 at 17:53

What do you mean,  early for wine?

 Its christmas. One bottle to wash down the smoked salmon blinis.

next bottle.....

Sow Some Veg Together - Confuse A Carrot Fly !!

Posted: 24/12/2013 at 17:02

Stick to what works.If it ain't broke, don't fix it.


Posted: 24/12/2013 at 17:00

The moderator elves are working well, the spam  and yacon fritter has disappeared

unless Verdun ate it  !!!

Sow Some Veg Together - Confuse A Carrot Fly !!

Posted: 24/12/2013 at 16:43

The theory is that you alternate 2 rows of onions, one of carrots, two rows of onions. the onion smell is supposed to confuse the carrot fly. I must have intelligent carrot flies, because it didn't stop them. 18 inch high barriers of fleece or polythene work better.


Posted: 24/12/2013 at 13:31

If Verduns cabin is leaking, It's off to Fairygirls chalet this weekend.  For any large folks, I have a special "drink me" potion,to shrink us , so that we will all fit in. No it's not the Bacon herb stuff either.

I did food shopping at 8am yesterday, barely a space in the car park and a one way system needed in the aisles. If we havn't got it, we will go without.

The garage floor is wet, I suspect a blocked gutter dripping over the door, When OH emerges, I plan on clearing the gutter. ( I need him to hold the ladder.) For us, Christmas is us two today, us and my parents tomorrow, the whole family (18) at my mums on boxing day. Because I have no kids, I get to do all the running around, so today is just us time.

Happy Christmas everyone. I hope Santa brings you your hearts desire.

Dove, I want to see a pic of you on the unicycle.

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