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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 10:32

Looks like another nice day - no rain, we need rain !!!, the water butts and my plants are all dry.

Will have to water the allotment tonight.

Forum names

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 10:26

Long Story so I hope you are sat comfortable.  Many years ago ( about a hundred) I use to be GEM - Good earth mother, so called because a friend suggested it, she felt I was the total oposite to her, I grow veg, keep chicken, make bread/jam etc she buys all that from the supermarket so she doesn't chip her nails -(you wouldn't believe we are best friends !!).  Anyway it wouldn't take earthmother so I added the Good, because I do try to be .

When the powers that be decided we all had to resign on it wouldn't let me use my old name, and so I used the name my father always called me KatieJane ( my real name is Katherine Jane ...... ).

So there you go, and we all lived happy ever after .

Katiejane (gem)



Posted: 14/06/2013 at 12:47

My cucumbers are in the greenhouse and have got their third set of true leaves but are long and spinderly and just haven't done anything for about 3 weeks, should I give up and buy some.




female dogs

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 12:41

I cook for my dog ( yes she is spoilt ), someone told me that tomatoes stop their wee scorching the grass, and it does seem to be helping, I just make sure most days she has one by add a tinned tom to her dinner or chop up a fresh


yellow leaves

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 12:38

The bottom leaves on my broad beans are turning yellow, they were planted a few week ago on the allotment and were looking good until the begining of this week and I noticed they are turning yellow - do they need a feed.


Home Baking

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 10:20

How do you add photo's ????

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 11:22

One cold night a man is sat by the fire watching his favourite television programme. The wind is howling and all of a sudden there is a tap, tap, tap on the door. The man thinks nothing of it and gets back to his telly. Five minutes pass and there it goes again, tap, tap, tap. So in a bit of a mood he gets up and opens the door. No one there! So he goes back and sits down. Just as before there is a little tap, tap, tap on the door. Up he gets again and opens the door. A quiet little voice shouts out “down here”??, the man looks down, and at his feet is a little snail.

The man says rather sternly “WHAT DO YOU WANT?”?? “I’m cold and hungry, can I come in and sit by the fire and have something to eat”?? Says the snail. “NO”??, says the man and he lifts his foot, swings it back and takes an almighty swing and kicks the snail right over the garden wall. The man sits down and gets back to his programme.

Six months pass and the man is having his lunch when he hears a little tap, tap, tap on the front door. He thinks to himself for a while and then goes to answer the door. There at his feet is the same little snail and the man says again “What do you want”?? And the snail answers back in a little forlorn voice, ”What did you do that for?”

Ballarina Trees

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 12:55

The end of my garden is a south facing 6ft fence, I would like to grow fruit trees along here.  My father grew what I think he called Ballarina trees - long slim trees about 3ft apart.  This would mean I could grow about 5 trees in the space I have got - question - does anyone have any experience on these and advise on buying, what I think is a maiden tree ???, then pruning to make the column effect ???.  any help / advice would be very grateful.


Thanks  Katie


Keeping Chickens

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 16:13

I often sprout seeds to add to salads etc, any that get a little to sprouted or are just left get given to the girls who love them.  I was thinking this morning, what about grass seed. this would be cheap to buy and I would think will sprout like any other seed.  Would these be OK for the chicks ??, and maybe also for the guinea pigs ??.





Keeping Chickens

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 11:29

Hi Loz, welcome to the land of chicken keepers , I love mine- had them for a year now, 2 golden line, 1 black sussex and 1 bronze sussex. They will start to lay at about 20 weeks old, Like the others, I feed mine layers, they always have access to this, they use to knock the top off as well so I got an old metal shelf bracket which we attached to the side of the run and I hand the feeder up on that so the feeder tray is just at their head height.  water and grit I use the same bowls as above and also a rabbit water bottle.  They have the same mixed corn as well - they are given this late pm alone with any thing left from dinner ( not meat ) you must never give them raw potatoes put they love them cooked and any left over veg cooked or raw.  They love a cauli when I have cut out the flower for us they get the leaves. 

One last thing - they love tinned kidney beans and sweet corn ( this makes their yolks yellow ), but remember they are very fattening and must only be used as a treat,


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