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Hester Scott

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Even a micro pond helps!

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 09:38

I see a few frogs on my allotment which is great as the other plot holders scatter slug killer everywhere.

i had a tiny pond at home which I had to get rid of for a house extension. The next spring I noticed a big black heap nearby which turned out to be frogspawn, mostly destroyed by the air. I hadn't realised they have a homing instinct like birds. Poor female frog!  One doesn't realise how affected nature is by our slightest decisions.

best tasting potatoes

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 19:43

All the old timers on these allotments prefer British Queens, and they definitely are good.  Sharpe's express also but not a big yield for me.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 23:53

I've been v close to this situation, and know how terrible it is.  Top birds advice above is so good.

it may help to keep in mind also, that while they may plead to be left in their own home, that home may also be lonely and frightening for them tho they will not admit it.  If they go into care there will be a period of adjustment, and then they often feel relieved of the worry and fear and really welcome the security.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 23:38

Think we should be serious here.  Why do I have six left handed gardening gloves and no right hands?


Posted: 23/08/2014 at 21:33

That seems definitive.  Thank you Artjak and David.


Posted: 23/08/2014 at 09:20

Said I was stingy, didn't i?  David likes those ready madeup pots from m and s etc.  they look pretty with moss and all, but I think they are reeely dear.  


Posted: 23/08/2014 at 09:15

Thank you Topbird and Dove.


Posted: 23/08/2014 at 09:13

Real stingy person, moi.  I don't buy special compost, just ordinary stuff of my own.  Putting in a few small pieces of wood cinders from the stove will keep the soil sweet.  Ordinary pots with a saucer under is what I use, but of course if they are for presents you have to be on the safe side.  The bulbs really have enough energy already in them so don't really need feeding but if they are to go in the garden afterwards I do feed before they are finished. 


Posted: 22/08/2014 at 23:15

I put weed killer on weeds some weeks ago, now pretty dead.  I'm planning on strimming off first.  Am I right to put this stuff on the compost heap?

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 22:36

No, no,  runny beak.  Was just so transported backwards and dazed with all the edible chemicals consumed, serviiettes were all that came to hand.

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What the experts get wrong

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Talkback: Garden pests

For the first time ever I'm considering giving up my allotment, as I have never had a year like it. I must have sown or transplanted peas a... 
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