Latest posts by FloBear

Lemon Tree

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 09:10

Astrid, my 30+ year old  tree from an uncertain citrus pip has some of those double-lobed leaves and had always been extrememly spiky. It's never flowered but that's probably because it lives outdoors all year round in a very sheltered but not very sunny spot in my East Dorset garden.

New site - bugs

Posted: 14/05/2012 at 08:58

Problem with 'first unread post' arrow has recently escalated - it doesn't appear at all now. Not too bad on short threads but it's a real bane on very long threads.

Forum designers, please help :- )

Ads blocking the task bar

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 19:53

It just happened to me when I came onto the forum a minute ago. It's happened a few times before - I never do anything differently - so decided it must be a hitch in the program.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 08:06

Sunny start here in East Dorset. Mr Thrush singing his heart out - I'm so glad because they disappeared from my garden for many years.

Fruit & Veg Beginner

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 20:29

Wes, don't forget to look at 'What to do now' - 2nd tab along on this website - as that will give you ideas on what to plant when,
Sweetcorn needs wind to pollinate, I think, so probably not good in greenhouse.I didn't even have much luck outdoors with mine.

It's also worth getting started with fruit bushes, like blackcurrants, gooseberries etc, if you want them as they'll take a couple of years to start producing properly.

Problem with Butternut squash leaves

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 17:08

Having similar troubles with B Squash leaves curling at edges though no spots. Seedling leaves dying off - I was once told that this happens when the plant is stressed. They are on the kitchen windowsill 2 plants per 4 inch pot waiting to be potted on. I don't think I've over-watered. Just wondered how yours are doing Stephanie17

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 11:09

The sort of rain that hangs in the air, doesn't really make you wet but makes hair all frizzy!
Still lots of standing water, dogs confined to towels on kitchen floor.
Greenhouse temp. has only varied between 13 and 14 C for over 24 hours now - very surprising, I wondered if the thermometer was broken.

Talkback: Dandelions

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 08:58

Another dandelion fan here!
I think I once read that you can cover the plants - like forcing rhubarb - to obtain less bitter leaves for salad. I haven't tried it yet.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 12:12

<sings> "The rain it raineth every day"

Keeping Chickens

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 09:20

Hello Loz, I feed the same as ChristyRose and, occasionally, if we have a little bit spare, they get cooked pasta with the evening corn. The daily layers pellets go in coop cups left over from my aviary; these are fixed at ab

out 8 ins above ground level and cannot be tipped up or pooed in! 

Excuse strange layout, the picture wouldn't go where I wanted it.

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No Man's Land - or Woman's :-)

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