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Gardener come.....

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 09:45

Morning All

Steve they are lovely. Your work reminds me walking through the cemetery on way to school. I used to be so scared and we would run so quickly-in case anyone came out of their graves! LOL

Tootles-deliver anger mgt courses to our inmates-obviously doesn't work as they come back in again.

After a hard day all is forgotten by going to my plot (oasis) just me, birds and bees-follower allotmenteer keeps bees, delicious honey-yum yum yum.


Gardener come.....

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 10:45

What a lovely interesting thread. I feel privileged in knowing a bit about yourself and having you as friends.

Me too a nurse! Trained and worked in London teaching hospitals and posh private ones as surgical nurse. Moved to Surrey 18yrs ago for a better life and fresh air, well actually a garden!  Still nursing, in a secure establishment now, always interested in high profile cases. Love my work, enjoy helping people who have lost their way in life. However looking forward to early retirement end of the yr to pursue my passion for gardening.

Married to an accountant-who loves figures and me can't even add up! Gardening budget is always overspent-a bit like the NHS. LOL

Two things that I have no idea about!

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 19:30

Yes. Forgot to mention to make a few holes in the bags.

Two things that I have no idea about!

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 17:56

Hi Loganberry

I would keep the horse manure in a strong garden rubbish bag tied and leave it in the garden. You can keep the coffee grounds in a tight plastic container and use it as needed-do you have a composter? I put mine in there.


Happy gardening.

Broad Beans

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 17:57

Thanks Dove. The other day I spent ages removing the water so the BB wouldn't be so water logged. A good 'workout' but pretty pointless exercise as here we go again RAIN RAIN RAIN! You have given me hope so lets see what happens.

At least we not in Somerset- my heart goes out them.

When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 11:26

I have read somewhere that used coffee bean also kills slug-but it may also kill off the plants! Not tried it yet but will as haven't seen many slugs lurking around.

Broad Beans

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 11:08

Morning everyone.

I grew mine for the first time on my plot in Oct. They are about 6''  (dwarf variety) my problem is that they have been swimming recently due to the weather. Should I re-site them to higher ground or leave be. What do you think?

Yesterday I sowed some more in trays and are on the window sills.

reduced plants at b and q

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 09:08

Whilst being used as a 'mums taxi' I often do a bit of late shopping and have bought fab plants at next to nothing in Homebase. I'm always amazed how well they grow! My gem recently was a bare root xmas tree which has settled nicely in the garden.

Used coffee beans

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 13:54

Thanks very much everybody. I'll add it to the compost. I'm really enjoying making compost due to the fact I've just been given a tumbling composter. Not sure how often you're supposed to turn it over but as its new toy I do it everyday!

Used coffee beans

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 12:24

A friend told me that used coffee grounds is very good for the garden? I popped into a coffee place and picked up for free some bags to try. Before I spread it around my garden/plot which plants hate coffee? I prefer tea myself. Also could I mix it with my JI seedling compost to give that extra kick?

Thanks for the advice.

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