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Forum design update

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 12:54


Bit of a sporadic visitor to the forums but came on today and noticed a huge change, I found the "thread" on the new format useful, but still not sure if it is my setting that is making for example Flyfifers response over a monitor screen full in length.

I think the like not like button can get misused (we have it at work on intranet) but do think I may find the having to scroll down pages to see all the threads a bit of an off putting thing, and don't find it as easy on the eye as the original page style. I am looking above as I write this there is a mix of bold and normal which is quite jarring.  Just my thoughts and if it is my settings then can someone let me know so I can alter then to get it all a bit smaller/compact??

Flower Sprouts

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 13:43

Ours were as high as our Nero kale, about a foot and a half ish

Flower Sprouts

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 13:09

They are lovely, we saw and bought a stalk a couple of years ago from a farm shop under the name of Kalettes.  I grew some last year, they stalled over winter as did my other sprouts but I have started picking them now and they are lovely.  Growing more this year

A few id's please

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 12:57

The himalyan is a notifiable invasive species so I would get shot, there is an app "Thats Invasive" where you can report it if seen along with other notifiable invasives.

Raising the level of a lawn

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 12:50

How about keeping the lawn level as it is and putting a box hedge around the edges then you can seed what you have at the level you have and when you mow the edges of the lawn the box will mean you don't have to strim or shear the bits next to the bricks.

We don't even have side access so I really know where you are coming from and that is what I would do, obviously any low neat shrub would be good but I think box would look lovely with that design and it is evergreen

How to keep wood pigeons of my veg patch

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 13:58

We put two canes in each of our beds tied at the top with old CD's hanging down, seems to have worked so far with gooseberries, greens, squash, seedlings.   They clatter when windy too.




Posted: 20/07/2015 at 12:33

If the queens have bred with an aggressive strain last year this could be coming out, that is why swarm control is good practise as you can breed out bad genes.  I am assuming these are your or someones hives and being managed .

Blossoming Apple

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 12:28

At the weekend after making some raised beds up the allotment I had a wander and noticed our dwarf apple tree is in full blossom........... It had blossomed in spring but no fruit came, I assumed it had been too dry and it is in a tad windy spot (we inherited it so grateful).  I done a tiny end prune Sept nothing major.  Will it be ok next spring??????

Tree or Weed?

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 12:58

tree mallow, spreads like................. still finding seedlings from unruly neighbours garden cleared 7 years ago


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 11:48

Garlic doesn't show it's bulbs like onions, I have got hard and soft neck I planted in Dec. Both are starting to yellow.   The hard neck will have a very rigid stem, I have tried in the past to plait these and it's nigh on impossible.  I usually harvest end of June, I'll pull one and check it then if it is ok I'll lift the others and leave out for a few hours then bring in, use a soft brush to get the dirt off and store in a cool cupboard. 

The ones I planted at home in raised beds are a bit behind the ones I put in the allotment clay soiled beds so I'll be keen to see how they faired against each other.

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