London (change)
Today 4°C / 1°C
Tomorrow 4°C / -2°C


Latest posts by pansyface

1 to 10 of 1,898

Pear disaster

Posted: Today at 08:30

The flowers probably weren't pollinated properly or perhaps the baby fruit got a late frost. Better luck this spring

water butt tap not working

Posted: Today at 07:33

water butt tap not working

Posted: Yesterday at 20:50

ENEMA of this and you'll frighten poor Naki

Broad Beans

Posted: Yesterday at 18:23

Broad beans are tough old things. You can start them out under glass in February or March and plant them out in May when frosts are over. You can grow them in the ground. I have grown them in old plastic bins and they did well. They are loved by slugs, snails, birds and black fly. The thing to remember is that sometimes attack is the best form of defence so, if you see nibbling going on deal with it as soon as you can.

Left handed tools

Posted: Yesterday at 17:55

Found a nice website

that explains that left-handed scythes are not traditional because their users could never work in a team unless every worker was left-handed.

Hornbeam hedge and planting medium

Posted: Yesterday at 13:13

It really all depends on what your topsoil looks like when you get it. It varies enormously. Somebody round here with more money than sense insisted on ordering the crème de la crème of topsoil that had to come from miles away. Tonnes of it was tipped onto their sloping garden. The first heavy rain revealed their folly. The texture was so fine that the excess water washed off and formed canyons in the beds while the wind formed a hard crust on the surface preventing further rain from sinking in. The whole lot was grubbed up and taken away and replaced with your basic topsoil from down the road.

If the topsoil looks good and feels good then compost shouldn't really be needed.


Posted: Yesterday at 07:45

Apologies for butting in here but I was just reading about dogs and what they like to eat. It's not well known, but grapes and a few other things are actually poisonous to dogs. See:

Anyway, enough of that, have a good day eveyone.

Pond In A Pot

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 21:35

Wow those are beautiful   - I wish I could grow them

Tete-a-Tete Dwarf Daffodil

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 21:32

I've always just bought them from the street market - 3 pots for a fiver or something like that - and put them into the lawn when they have gone over. I use the word lawn in its loosest sense. It's more like a meadow. I'm too lazy to ever do the thing in reverse but I'm sure if I could find them in the tussocky grass they would be fine in the house again. They are only just beginning to poke through the grass by half an inch or so. If I tried to dig them up I'd worry that they would snap on their way out.


1 to 10 of 1,898

Discussions started by pansyface

Burns' night

Replies: 8    Views: 151
Last Post: 25/01/2015 at 18:21

the great advert take over bid

ipad problem anyone? 
Replies: 26    Views: 580
Last Post: 22/01/2015 at 13:48


unusual uses for 
Replies: 22    Views: 391
Last Post: 20/01/2015 at 18:30

Birds nesting

One for the bird watchers 
Replies: 10    Views: 383
Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 17:05


reception problems? 
Replies: 23    Views: 776
Last Post: 28/12/2014 at 09:58

funny forum format

Replies: 13    Views: 503
Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 14:24

what a night

Replies: 7    Views: 494
Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 18:36

stacey's mincemeat

Replies: 0    Views: 183
Last Post: 08/11/2014 at 13:07


Replies: 20    Views: 530
Last Post: 23/10/2014 at 23:25


fly away home? 
Replies: 11    Views: 458
Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 07:13

Signing in and ipads

Replies: 5    Views: 355
Last Post: 11/10/2014 at 18:44

This forum

is it unusual? 
Replies: 25    Views: 915
Last Post: 13/10/2014 at 20:26

honey bees

need to know more 
Replies: 7    Views: 215
Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 20:00


what to do with 
Replies: 10    Views: 291
Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 20:03

broken pots

not just useful as crocks 
Replies: 6    Views: 244
Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 22:00
1 to 15 of 24 threads