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Leggi


Latest posts by Leggi

What happens when you leave your boyfriend unattended!!

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 01:02
I'm being short changed here, I need one of them!

I normally have to think up ever increasingly 'exciting' jobs for my bf to do, even then I do so with the intention of creating as few problems as possible. He just says he likes digging, which is alright but I'd like him to do more building and weeding really.

Why I never buy online

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 00:42
The majority of garden centres around where I live are owned by major chains, Dobbies, Wyvale and Notcutts, then there's also B&Q, Homebase and a whole load of supermarket and cut price stores. I know of one independent nursery within about a 30 minute drive (which I regularly visit).

The 'support your local GC' line doesn't really work when it turns out that, in the case of Dobbies, it's owned by Tesco.

blueberry lemonade

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 19:47
Firstly I'd contact T&M and tell them of the problem, secondly I'd fully expect replacements. It sounds like they've gone in to shock moving from ideal conditions at the nursery to your kitchen, but as they've been inside I'm not really sure. None of mine are in leaf at the moment though.

Purple sprouting broc - should I have some by now?

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 23:22
They take a long time to produce heads but you should get some by the end of this summer. They don't really need to be in a greenhouse so if you need the space just drag the grow bags out (make sure you harden them off first though).

What eats onion sets?

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 18:37
Cheers, thought as much. I'm pretty sure it's rats as I've also seen them running about on abandoned plots.

We've decided to start off some more but unless we put some poison down they'll have to be netted to within an inch of their lives.

What eats onion sets?

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 16:13
Last autumn I planted about 150 red and white onions that I'd started off in modules indoors at my allotment. After a few weeks I realised the birds were amusing themselves by pulling them up, so we fleeced them for winter. When we took the fleece off there were only about 10 onions left, looking decidedly munched rather than nibbled, am I right in concluding that they've probably been had by rodents? I don't think it's anything slimier because of the time of year. Shallots and garlic planted in the same bed are doing perfectly fine.

Our NGS Open Day 2013

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 22:00
Not sure you need it but good luck Pam. Last years photos were very impressive, I look forward to seeing some more!

This is what happens when.....

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:30
They do look like lovely healthy plants, we just need some warmth now for you to get them out.

potatoes

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 17:23
I'm holding off too. Wanted to get them in on Good Friday (as tradition states) but it's just not warm enough at the moment.

20% off at Marshalls

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 17:11
I didn't really know where to put this (maybe we need a special offers thread) but Marshalls are giving 20% off with the voucher code: EPEGS. It's valid up until the 1st of April, thought it might be useful to some of you lovely forkers.

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marmande-toms

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Hollyhock Rust?

 
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Sweet pea identification please

 
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Fruit & Veg/Allotment pics 2013

 
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Poorly tomato plant

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Peppers

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Problem with Bluebells

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Toscana Strawberries

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What eats onion sets?

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20% off at Marshalls

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Posting links and pictures from an iphone

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What's for tea?

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Allotment finds

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Pickling Beetroot Recipes

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Sowing Winter Onions

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