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Posted: 16/03/2014 at 10:40

Good advice from artjak. You can still grow Broad Beans its just that they will suffer more with black fly than autumn or early spring sown ones.

If growing carrots I would suggest covering the row with netting such as enviromesh to keep out the carrot fly.

All the best with your project.

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 10:33

Very true Sue, just strimmed the grass paths on the lottie,very therapeutic, the sun is shining so will concede this is a subject like politics and religion, best left alone


Packet seeds

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 10:28

Think you should be ok there Nelly, I have had good germination from toms and peppers for 3 years after opening.

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 09:20

Thanks KEF, will give them a try, my OH loves the ones with a bit of 'bite'.

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 09:19

Last time I looked hedgehogs and sparrowhawks were part of the natural biodiversity! Cats are not! Dove summed it up perfectly I think, I may have unfeasible suggestions but we all have our opinions thats what makes it a debate, its good  to hear both sides of the argument, that is how we become better informed.


Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 09:02

Hi KEF, I've never grown white radishes, I like the standard red ones especially Cherry Belle, what variety do you grow and is there much difference in flavour?

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 08:39

Great choices Busy-Lizzie, interesting to hear that frozen peas in France are so bad, you're so right about the taste of fresh peas straight from the pod, they rarely make it to the pan!

Oh eck

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 08:34

Plenty of Great Whites in the Med!

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 08:27

Well done Clarington, I was just about to come to your defence, people should read the comments properly. I still fel that cat owners are not accepting that they seem to think that there pets are'nt governed by the rules that the rest of us have to follow.

Yes there are negligent dog owners but there is redress for this, and if a dog is seen roaming the streets unattended by its owner its likely to be taken to the pound.

If you want a cat then do as other pet owners do and make sure it is'nt a menace to society. If you cant keep it indoors then take it for a walk. Yes a stupid comment but then thats the reason that cats in built up urban areas arent a suitable pet!

Why should I accept mess and disturbance in my garden because someone else wants to keep a cat and please tell me why I'm supposed to keep a look out for cat crap in my garden when I dont keep cats, and yes I have put my hand in it before.

I have yet to read a logical explanation from anyone to tell me why it is acceptable to own a pet that is allowed to defecate where it likes and decimate the local bird population!

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 21:18

Not sure where you think the nastiness is! Its just that cat owners should be responsible for their pets, no one from what I have read, has advocated any cruelty to cats or thrown abuse at the owners.

Just because you want to let your cat roam does'nt mean you should. Within 24hrs of constucting a new raised bed there was a nice present from a cat(and I do the the difference from foxes etc). Lots of the allotment holders have dogs, guess what no dog mess in 5 yrs because their owners clean up after them.

I dont subscribe to the "its in their nature to roam argument", that is their owners cop out for letting it do what it wants.


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