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Posted: 19/10/2014 at 19:28
The compost may be too hot, or too wet.

Brussel Sprout growing

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 16:14
It is important to plant them in firm ground as well as planting them firmly. Do not dig the ground or dig in manure before you plant them. You can still eat blown sprouts, just a different vegetable!

Flowers to Grow in Allotment

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:58
Consult Sarah Raven's cut flower book if you can find it in the library because quite a lot of the flowers mentioned need conditioning before arranging or they drop immediately. Some need their stems singed.

Anyone recognise this mysterious seedling?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:50
General consensus seems to be - weed!

dog bite,anyone know for sure?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:10
I don't think you have offended anybody. We are all entitled to have differing views on any subject under the sun. We should also not take too much notice of people who offend us. Life is too short, and this thread will in due course reach the bottom of the page and be lost to constant view.

I love dogs - there has always been a dog or dogs in my life. They are in the main happy animals which greet their owners with metaphorical smiles every morning. But sometimes things go wrong.

Cangrandmafixitt came on the forum because she was distressed on behalf of her friend and wanted advice. It doesn't help to be told dogs should be on the lead at all times. You can't wind the clock back, unfortunately.

Anyone recognise this mysterious seedling?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 13:20
Not sure, the leaves look a bit shiny for dog's mercury.

dog bite,anyone know for sure?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 13:15
Trespass is only applicable if damage is caused. Frankly, I would kick out at a dog if I was going to be bitten. Chicken and egg situation.

Really there is no point in bringing cows into the conversation.

A running or 'cycling figure is very tempting to dogs, they are pack animals who naturally run down prey. Perhaps if the jogger had stood still she wouldn't have been bitten. Sadly the way to behave around animals is no longer taught. Witness the way drivers fail to drive correctly past horses on the road.

solar or not

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 12:59
Our water heating has been entirely solar from April to late September this year. We have two panels; sadly we don't have the right aspect for voltaics but we are considering free-standing panels, which are certainly feasible.

dog bite,anyone know for sure?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 00:53
Yviestevie, anyone that kept a working dog on a lead on their land would look pretty stupid.

Just giving an example of how easy it is to generalise and how easy it is to talk nonsense.

In my experience most people who have land let their dogs run free. And why wouldn't they? When my daughter went out riding far from home she often took the dog, and it certainly wasn't on a lead.


Posted: 18/10/2014 at 12:20
If you look on the Problem Solving forum there is a current thread which will help you.

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