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Keeping Cats off of Garden - Tried and Tested Ideas only please

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 20:57
Jo, yet again you make assumptions. Modern mothballs don't contain insectiside as the chemical used in the original ones is banned in Europe
Didn't want to get drawn into this argument again but don't worry I won't be bothering the forum anymore.

Veggie plants for allotment

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 19:21
If you go to the garden centre you should be able to get some spring cabbage plants. Also you could buy some autumn onion and shallot sets. You could sow winter peas and broad beans in the next month or so.
I would use the autumn to dig in plenty of organic material ready for next spring.

Planting Blueberry Bushes

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 20:26
Do a pH test on your soil unless it's acidic I would grow them in pots filled with ericaceous compost.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 18:34
Hi Zoomer, I took my stepdaughter along Striding Edge to Helvellyn, she loved it, not scared of heights at all. Didn't get to visit any gardens but the heather on the hillsides looked fabulous.

Sweetcorn ripe?

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 16:41
I boil mine for 4 mins, and eat then with a dab of butter and a pinch of pepper.

Sweetcorn ripe?

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 16:18
The cobs are always best when cooked straight away, the sugars start turning to starch as soon as they're picked. For the same reason I wouldn't think they would ripen off the plant, but I haven't tried it so others may be able to help.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 06/09/2015 at 12:44
Got back from a week in the Lakes to find the recent rain down south had made the grass and weeds grow madly, out with the strimmer and now looks a lot better. Lots to pick too, loads of toms, peppers, aubergines. Had fresh sweetcorn for lunch, yum! Off to the local dahlia show in a while, they sell off the blooms at the end so hope to pick up some for the house.

Unknown edible in garden what is it??

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 15:26
You learn something everyday, not sure I'm going to replace potatoes with squash leaves though!


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 08:35
Second day of a weeks holiday in the Lakes, lovely day yesterday in the hills. Trying hard this morning to get 2 Uni age girls ready to go out for the day, fighting a losing battle me thinks!!!

How much....

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 21:26
My first car was a Mk 3 Ford Cortina bought for ??125, it had an 8 track player when I bought it. Find it hard to remember the reg of the car I have now but over 30 years later I can still recall VWC 434L
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Discussions started by scroggin

Favourite native mammal?

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Favourite gardening activity

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Good year for sweetcorn?

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What's cropping in your veg patch?

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Rhubarb from seed

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Allotment flowers

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Weather for the week ahead, Brrr!!

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New Fruit and Veg for 2014?

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How many?

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Strawberry Spinach?

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Favourite gardens to visit?

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Allotments-Raised beds or traditional planting?

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Favourite vegetable to grow?

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