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Hester Scott

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new veg troughs-help please

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 07:53

You must be really looking forward to your planter!  Perhaps John Inness no 3  would be good.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 07:47

Seriously, can anyone tell me where to get those keys?  Can't whistle, tho'

Courgette v Marrow

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 23:50

I would say let them get on with it!  Courgettes and marrows don't need any help. Or am I missing something?

Got Big Courgettes. Recipes, please!

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 19:14

Orchid lady.  I hate chutney!   But your other half's idea for the courgettes sounds great.  Could he/you post it here?   Please!

Meteor showers

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 22:37

In the 80's we had free passes to Tanglewood, Mass.  We would lie on a rug in the warm nights, with a bottle of wine, listening to world class concerts, Ray Charles, mahalia Jackson, Leonard Bernstein, Yo Yo Ma, all the time watching shooting stars.  A life enhancing experience.

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:04

Haven't compared any pictures available, but could it be Perle d'azure or more likely Prince Charles.  Think I bought one too.  Lidle is enfuriating with their way of naming of plants.  Sometimes just by colour.

Whats happening?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:35

Totally freezing here outside Dublin, tons of rain and a big wood fire blazing.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:17

Phillippa,  don't attempt this strategy!!    Can't you see the inevitable outcome.?  Pure panic when you are going out the door with not a minute to spare.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 17:08,  I know where the safe place is.  What I do is take it from the safe place, to leave it in a convenient place, the night before.  Anybody been there???

Putting paper in the compost

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 01:03

Paper and cardboard definitely improves compost and of course adds greatly to the volume, a good thing in itself.  Newspaper is now printed with non toxic inks and is terrific shredded and layered on.  Up to a third paper, which seems a lot, is considered  ok for composting.  

Paper and card is a tradeable commodity which varies in value according to type with good quality new white paper best, highly coloured stuff  and cardboard less so.  Recycling is a really dirty industry requiring lots of water, bleaching, and transporting, so as much composting as we can do is desire able, with landfill possibly a better option for some situations.  

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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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