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Dream Potting Shed

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 10:13

The dream shed is............... one that automatically when things get too crowded. Has power points, running water, and a fridge for the white wine to cool.

cooking apples

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 09:35

Poles and netting are not viable. I think the only solution is to pick the pommes before they are ripe and let them finish off on a tray in wor shed. It's surprising how quickly the fallen fruit is finished off by da boidies, slugs 'n' wotnot,  innit ! ?

I am gunna try and get the apples to stay in good condition be dipping the fruit into a bucket of Sodium metabisulphate, just a dip, and then let them dry naturally before storing. This method, like in wine making, is using NATURAL solution, and kills off any unwanted yeasts or things like that. It may not prevent ANY rotting, but it will perhaps help preserve the stuff a bit longer.

cooking apples

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 19:00

Core, blimey !

cooking apples

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 17:19

I have a hoary old cooking apple tree, that produces a meagre crop per year. Every year, it gets to this time, and what fruit there is, is either attacked by birds, sow bugs, wopsies and within hours, rots off 50% off the apple.

Is there someone out there who can identify with this problem, (  Not ACTUALLY ! ) and have they got some advice on how to prevent  it ?

Cosmos flowering

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 12:29

Has anyone noticed how the weather seems to be more April like rather than May  It seems to have got things all widdershins right now. At the moment, it's raining, but we're almost expecting a drought. Broad beans are doing well, as are the runners. lettuces are fine too. But the peas are very lackadaisical, the sun flowers are 50% or less germination IN the greenhouse.  I think we need a bit of Verdun's Hayle weather oop here in t'north !  Right on , Pard !

Cosmos flowering

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 22:37

This year is good for cosmos, here on wor lotty. I sowed out two trays of seeds, and they have BURGEONED !  Thanks for the idea of NOT watering them. 


Coffee anyone ?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 07:54

I am struck dumb  for once ! 

Coffee anyone ?

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 23:11

PERHAPS it might be polite to have a cup first, and then break into a discussion, and THEN ask for the grounds, as if you're doing them a favour. Take a smally pail or bucket and ask them to use that, for the grounds, and you'll collect it three or four times per week.

Coffee anyone ?

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:21

Don't get me started, Dove !

Coffee anyone ?

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:58

0700hrs, oop t'lotty and armed with bird seed, fat balls and a mug of niger seed !


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Discussions started by Peat B

cooking apples

fruit rot and bird attack (?) 
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Coffee anyone ?

what to do after a cup of coffee 
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Talkback: Herbs for shade

What are suitable FLOWERS for shade, that aren't invasive, in a small front garden, east facing ? 
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Hot Wiring

New life for old wire 
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Bee Alert ! Your lotty needs lerts !

alarmed at the bee numbers 
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corn marigolds

mixed blessings 
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gone to seed too early 
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uploading images

how to upload images to forum  
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Poor Germination

Sour soil, poor drainage and poor croppings 
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starting a new 'Patch'

Best returns for initial investment  
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leaf mulching

how to get the most out of your old leaves 
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improving shed and garden security 
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Last Post: 12/07/2013 at 21:47

GM seeds

to seed or not to seed 
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Last Post: 01/05/2014 at 16:04

herbal lawns

Establishing a herbal lawn 
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