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Posted: 28/04/2013 at 08:48

comfry is a thug in the garden as it spreads, keep it in check by digging up runners and cut down to ground level two or three times a yr, put the cut leaves in the compost heap as a natural activator, or make comfry feed by stewing it in a large tub of water then dilute the water before watering it on your plants put the leaves  in the bottom of your bean trench as they will love it.   the bees love the flowers too as its got masses of pollen.


it suffers from mildew if allowed to get too big and over crowded so chopping it back does it the world of good.

ive got a large patch of it on my lotti and its so useful, i wouldnt be without it, its the one plant id take with me if i had to leave my plot.




Posted: 28/04/2013 at 08:35


Posted: 28/04/2013 at 08:32

morning all 

plans for today inc. bacon butty down  the lotti, weeding goosberry bed and strawberry bed. sowing some beans and putting up my bean supports.  possibly weed some raised beds if im lucky with time and rain holds off.  

then a nice roast dinner this eve -yummy! 

cant wait to get started 

HAGD all 

VP x 

Are these edible?

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 08:25

i wouldnt risk it, even with an expert on hand,its so easy to mis-identify.  we have mushrooms growing on our bark paths at the lottie but  leave them well alone.  mum used to pick and eat field mushrooms when she was a kid but i wouldnt even risk picking them with her on hand to advise just in case! 


Greenhouse Glass

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 08:15

thank you for the prices, it seems id be paying too much  ill go direct to a glazier for cheeper prices.



update on Jeyes Fluid and cat probs

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 09:47


thank you or the advice, ive got jays and will soak t-bags in it to stop 1 cat using my front path boarder as its personal toilet.



Just saying hi and introducing myself :-)

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 09:32

the wildlife are lovely but not when you  get to your plot to harvest your sweetcorn and the badgers have got  them first, they always seem to know when they are perfectly ripe for harvesting  or the pheasants strip your peas overnight lol!  everything has to be netted and  we have 7ft fencing around our plots to keep out the deer.  

but for all of that we are luck to have such diverse wildlife  our lottie site.  and i wouldnt have it any other way.



Why May?

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 09:19

mummy-muddy-paws you hit thenail on the ead, we got married in sept for all of those reasons, i also love the smell of bonfires and open fires in the lounge. 


easch of us has our own favourite months or seasons, some it brings back wonderful memories, for others its what it brings.   its lovely hearing why certain months or seasons are so special. 

Why May?

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 12:41

Now I love the autumn, the smell of autumn fruits, and I love the scent of falling leaves, the autumnal autumn leaf colours and making all my wonderful preserves and jams, pickles and chutneys - an array of coloured jars of delicious summer and autumn fruits in storage to see me through the cold winter months.  A time of harvest, gathering in the results of a years graft on the allotment before the icy winds set in and wet conditions linger for months on end.

But I can understand why people love May and June, it has the promise of summer with the freshness of spring, new growth, young animals and as young veg are being harvested it gives a taste of things to come. 


Greenhouse Glass

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 12:33

Hi Welshonion, that's a great tip, I think a black permanent marker pen on the inside frame of the greenhouse would be a great place to write the dimensions, Ill definately do that! 


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