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Posted: 17/05/2017 at 10:29

I used the microwave and after about 20 goes of 5 second bursts it is runny again

Oh what simple pleasures life brings  

Thinning carrots

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 10:27

I grow my carrots in a raised bed some 30 inches high and also at ground level where I erect some bamboos and create a square or rectangle and add fleece to stop the CF

I have also used the cane and fleece method for runner beans to protect them from pigeons

They will not drop into an area that they cant see out of in case cats or foxes are around

They never are but they are not the brightest bird on the plot so tend to leave the young bean shoots alone

A fleece screen also has the potential to reduce wind and increase productivity by up to 30%

Keep a note of what you do in 2017 / 18 and then repeat next season

Good luck


Posted: 12/05/2017 at 19:49

Thanks all

Help please - Cannot cope with heavy clay soil

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 19:48

Definition of Selfish

(of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for other people; concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure.

As we say in Bristol...." Say ne mere "

You could change your husband !!

It might be easier


Posted: 12/05/2017 at 18:40

I think between us all we know everything so Im hopiing you can help

I buy local honey and chose the runny sort

I use some and when I turn round its gone crystalline

? What am i doing wrong

? How can I get it back to runny

Thanks friends

Rhubarb Leaves are Poisonous

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 16:54

I break off the laves and leave them to wither on the soil

? Do they then loose their poisonous oxalic acid when they enter the soil

Seed Compost & Potting Compost

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 15:01

This is my Stupid Question No 8

I can hear the groans now 

On a packet of Afro Kale seeds from Unwins it says start off in seed compost and then transfer to potting compost when the seedlings are big enough

If I should be buying 2 different bags of compost from the GC what should I look for at point of purchase

Rose Berries or Rose Currants

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 14:44


I will wait until I go to the garden on Tuesday and then I can read the label again

Mystery Seedling

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 14:43

Sorry...cant help with the plant but the cup looks a bit valuable !!

Rose Berries or Rose Currants

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 14:39

I have been given a plant with a tag of Rose Berry or it could be Rose Currant

I have already planted it and its growing well alongside a Black Currant

Its in a hospital garden 2 miles away and I am not due to walk there for a few days so I cant be more definate on the name


? Any one had any experience of these please

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