Pentillie


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Spent Mushroom Compost

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 18:04

I get 30 sacks of it every year from a mushroom farm near High Wycombe. It's pretty cheap, and has transformed the garden over the years. Because it contains chalk it is no good if you want to put it around acid-loving plants, but the brassicas at the allotment love it!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 17:29

See you were in Kingsbridge today. If you get the chance, a few miles north on the A38 at Ashburton, on the edge of Dartmoor, is the Dartmoor Lodge Hotel - they get their meat from a local farm, and their steaks are the best I've found. 

I don't have shares in the hotel - my sister lives on thenortherly edge of the moors, and this hotel is a nice stop-over when I'm down there. Give Albert a rest tonight!

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 17:29

Lots of lovely fish available all over Cornwall - and who'se the only Cornishman with a fish allergy - me! B.mmer!

Northern Ontario Canada snow

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 17:23

Bill - I'm from Cornwall in the UK, but holiday in BC, and just love Vancouver - one of the greatest city locations I've been in the world.

Love the Canadians, their prairies, the Rockies, going up the Athabasca Glacier on the giant snow-mobiles, and best of all, flying over the Rockies in a 60-year old floatplane, and then landing on the Pacific Ocean - magical place.

And of course - the bears. Wherever we stayed they warn you of the bears, don't leave litter, don't try leaving food for them in the wilderness - but, when you see them loping along the roads or railway line, what a sight! You're a lucky man living out there - apart from the snow and the midges!

Northern Ontario Canada snow

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 10:38

Bill, that snow is even better than what I've seen on the roads from Vancouver, through the Rockies, going to Calgary.

Do you get the bears where you are? They are a constant worry in the Rockies!

Are There Any Admin on This Site?

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 00:20

Thanks everybody, your thoughts are much appreciated.

Any damage?

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 19:30

Here in the Chilterns I heard nothing this morning, not even rain against the windows!

As I live 400 feet above sea level, I normally expect to get a bit more of a buffeting than those down in the Thames Valley - thankful we got off scot-free, but commiserations to all of you who suffered any damage or disruption.

Are There Any Admin on This Site?

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 18:32

Good to hear something may be done about the idiots roaming the different threads. My daughter is seriously ill, and whilst she endures chemotherapy, my wife and myself are helping her and her two little children cope with everyday living. Gardening brings me much mental relief, and this forum, when used in the ways in which it was intended, cheers me up with some of the good-natured banter, and teaches me, an old dog who thought he knew gardening, new approaches to old problems. 

Most of the recent rubbish posted doesn't belong with a generally good natured, and well-intentioned forum like this - so would all those causing the discord, please quietly leave the room? Thank you.

Talkback: 10 ways to deter carrot root fly

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 01:48

This year I sprinkled chopped - up leek remnants, trimmed chive stalks, and clippings from several mint clumps, all around my three rows of carrots. Turned out to be the best carrots I've grown - hardly a sign of carrot fly on them! Carrot fly can supposedly smell carrots from a mile or more away ( not sure I believe that......? ), and yes, garlic, onions etc. are supposed to hide the carrot smell. The method I used this year cost nothing and seemed to work - give it a try next year!

Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 21:29

Thanks KEF

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