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Posted: 10/08/2012 at 00:57

As soon as you like. Only do ensure you don't remove this year's new stems.

Yes, I know that is elementary but it has been known.

wasps nest

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 00:49

If it is any comfort, if you leave the nest alone until they all - except for the queen - die, you can clean out the nest box and they will not use that place again.

They are more garden friend than foe.

They can be a nuisance in the loft as you may want to go up there to find something.  Their nests can be very large, and they can be very agressive.

help identifying

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 00:40

Try eating a bit and you will soon know the difference.  Usually chard has wider stems when it is older.

help find a fig tree

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 14:04

You should be fine in sunny Tenby.  I'm a bit north of you overlooking the Preselis. The extra altitude makes a difference.

Farmyard Nurseries have a website and I think they are outside M&S in Carmarthen on a Wednesday.

They are well worth a trip up to Llandysul at the weekend, perhaps.

Fruit and veg ripeness

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 02:32

Lazy gardener, if you believe that you'll believe anything!  I only speak from experience.  I choose to buy fruit and vegetables from shops that care about what they sell.  That sell decent English apples in many varieties, plums, ripe peaches, local potatoes, local soft fruit and vegetables.

Is glyphosate safe?

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 02:22

Glyphosate is licensed for use in water courses under specific conditions.

Fruit and veg ripeness

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 17:26

dmball, you are quite right.  The saying is 'carry the boiling water to the sweetcorn'.  In fact I find cooking sweetcorn in the microwave the best and certainly easiest; straight from the garden, or buy frozen kernels. 

Ripen at home is just a lazy way of selling inferior unripe fruit which will never be fit to eat at its best.  Nectarines?  Crunch one minute, woolly and rotten the next! Ditto peaches. Ditto pears.  Pineapples will not ripen further once thay are cut. Bananas are an exception.  They used to be picked green and ripened on the ships or in ripening sheds.

Avoid supermarket fruit and veg like the plague and use a proper greengrocer.

seed packet template

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 17:17

Sorry Kathy, I thought you just wanted a simple folded insert you could put in a small zip-lock plastic bag, which could of course include all the things you wanted to put on it.

help find a fig tree

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 17:10

4711, have you been to Farmyard Nursery in Llandysul?  No shortage of good advice there.  I like the fact you said the climate was wet - ISH in West Wales. That amused me! 

 I had an excellent Brown Turkey growing against a west-facing wall here in West Wales.

I suggest you get your hands on a RHS fruit book.  There are quite a lot of things that have to be done for a fig tree.  Pinching out shoots, removing dead figlets,feeding, etc.

seed packet template

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 01:47

I don't understand the problem.

In Word draw a text box or whatever you want.  A little tool bar will appear with change the direction of text on it, click on it and the text will run in another direction.

There are several ways of doing it without a template.  You could do two of your seed packets to a page, side by side and just cut them down the middle after printing.

It doesn't sound as though you have Publisher, but it is not a difficult problem, just look for a template for a folded card, if you find using a template easier.

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