Maud is in the garden

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Posted: 18/09/2012 at 17:06

Have had this problem on the allotment for a number of years. Police agreed we could put barbed wire on top or fence, they got round this by bringing wire cutters and cut a huge hole in the fence. Many people have had produce stolen, sheds trashed etc. One chap had every pane of glass in his greenhouse broken, without the glass in the greenhouse twisted into a messy heap. The latest bout i had my shed forced open and the lock trashed, luckily nothing of any value so they pulled everything off the shelves and dumped it in the floor. They are now stealing wheelbarrows to carry anything away. I reckon they would steal and camera they could find. Don t know what the answer can be to this one.

Fork Handles

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 16:59

Do you think if you have the half fat variety of anything you can have twice as many? Good old chickens they will keep you fit

Talkback: Growing runner beans

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 16:57

I freeze my beans by cutting them up as you would, then blanch them in boiling water and then rinse them in cold water, dry them off and then freeze in bags .I weigh them out enough for the 3 of us for one meal. Has always worked and its lovely to dish them up with the christmas dinner

Something is digging up my Jerusalem artichokes

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 16:53

My sister in law has badgers that visit her garden. They eat everything including sugar puffs and peanut butter. I onlt thought of them as they have good digging claws. We went to a badger hide many years ago and fell in love with them then. Hate the idea of them being culled

Digging problem

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 16:48

Where can i get a motivator from? and can it be male

Weeds in my compost

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 16:45

Definately no cooked food as it would attract rats. I think it woul be best to take the bottom off the dustbin other wise it would get a bit smelly. I too am disabled but manage to do all i need and anything i cant i get my husnand to do. I rather stubborn and and up getting myself into silly situations, Someone once told me i had to make my disability my friend my reply was the day it was my friend was the day i had lost. Keep fighting. I love my garden and allotment and i may not do things the right way but i do get them done. Right moan over. Try and mix everything up, dry and the more fleshy stuff, even torn up egg boxes and cardboard help.

Something is digging up my Jerusalem artichokes

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 16:38

Could it be badgers? I understand they are very strong so would be capable of digging them up. I have some on my allotment and are about 12 foot, they are monsters. I dont even like them but my husband does but oh they do spread. Think i will not plant so many next time.

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Posted: 18/09/2012 at 16:35

My husband is a diabetic so i dont have to share with him but my daughter is as bad as me. Best i dont buy it then its not there to eat. Cake is another matter though a whole sponge would be greedy.

Sowing Winter Onions

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 16:28

Luckily i have an allotment so have plenty of space. Im getting it all ready for the winter. I have a sort of crop rotation going on and im the only one that understands it. I do run out of space at home im forever digging up another bit of lawn as i get yet another plant. Well i dont like mowing the grass.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/09/2012 at 16:23

Only just recovered from my day in Brighton last friday, must be getting old. Sunshine and wind today, few clouds around but no rain. Have sorted out compost heaps on allotment this morning a very grubby job and then i got caught up in neighbours brambles. One very scratched arm later the bramble is no more. Into town tomorrow so hoping it doesnt rain.

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