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by Daveswife
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: wrapper which the magazine comes in
Replies: 10
Views: 1405

Re: wrapper which the magazine comes in

Thanks for helping to identify the source of our "lawn poo", which I dispose of where it will rot.
by Daveswife
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: wrapper which the magazine comes in
Replies: 10
Views: 1405

Re: wrapper which the magazine comes in

So it's down to practicality and cost - thanks Stephen for such an honest reply. If I haven't used the plastic wrappers for picking up fox and badger poo, storing my craft bits (currently a stack of hand made cards), I put them in with other plastic bags for recycling. For example, Ocado take their ...
by Daveswife
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Composting poo?
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Composting poo?

Most mornings we find fox and/or badger poo on the lawn, which I dispose of. Since we have no idea what the fox and badger have been eating, I assume it would not be wise to put it in the compost bin. Am I right? I would happily occasionally put deer droppings in the compost bin, or, if I had access...
by Daveswife
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: wrapper which the magazine comes in
Replies: 10
Views: 1405

wrapper which the magazine comes in

Does KG have any plans to replace their magazine packaging with something compostable? Forgive me if this question has already been addressed elsewhere on the forum or in the magazine - if so I have missed it. The reason I ask the question is that most of magazines which we subscribe to are nowadays...
by Daveswife
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Planting broad bean seeds end November
Replies: 11
Views: 769

Planting broad bean seeds end November

Keen to make best use of the greenhouse over winter can I plant broad bean seeds in trays and pots now? If so, how deep should the soil/compost need to be and how deep should I plant the seed?

Many thanks.
by Daveswife
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Bees need our help
Replies: 9
Views: 2102

Re: Bees need our help

Having read this thread I will definitely finish clearing the border under our magnolia tree, which is in full sun, and plant lots of annual seeds, poppies, and some wild flowers. I saw this done at Calke Abbey last summer and the effect was amazing and lasted all summer. Apparently they mix varieti...
by Daveswife
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Redcurrants, aphids and old plants
Replies: 3
Views: 1432

Redcurrants, aphids and old plants

Two redcurrant questions. Apologies for length of posting! Firstly, aphids on our newest redcurrant bushes are causing dark red blisters on some leaves so I have removed all the affected leaves. In previous years only the top growing tips have been affected, curling up over the aphids, so I just sni...
by Daveswife
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Wasps in loft
Replies: 5
Views: 3023

Re: Wasps in loft

Since wasps are beneficial to the environment, including pollination and predation, I feel it is wrong to kill them unnecessarily. Everything has a place in the natural balance of things and if we can manage the situation by not destroying them, be it wasps, bees, whatever, I think that is the way f...
by Daveswife
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Good, the Bad and the Sad .....
Replies: 17
Views: 2488

Re: The Good, the Bad and the Sad .....

Hi Monika, It is good to step back and take the time to ponder what we do. Whatever "it" might be, do we do it because we always have? What do we particularly enjoy about it and is there an easier way to achieve that? How will we manage when we can't do it so well, or perhaps not do it at ...
by Daveswife
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: advice on downsizing
Replies: 18
Views: 3120

Re: advice on downsizing

As we get older and gardening becomes more difficult the time will come when we will need to reduce the workload and, inevitably, downsize. I would focus on the crops of fruit and veg we enjoy the most and which produce the largest yield in the space available; a good example being anything which gr...
by Daveswife
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 188
Views: 32653

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

We live three miles from Nottingham City centre, to the west. The weather map has often looked promising in the last week with rain on its way but each time it has just missed us!
by Daveswife
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Green tomatoes
Replies: 20
Views: 2860

Re: Green tomatoes

We have been picking ripe tomatoes for two weeks now. Interesting that the outdoor ones which are in full sun are ripening quicker than those in the greenhouse, which goes into shade at 1.00pm. I went a bit mad ordering tomato seeds this year, basically I ordered anything which claims blight resista...
by Daveswife
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 188
Views: 32653

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

Very interesting reading these earlier posts about the sizzling hot weather. We had rain on 30th May but then none until 27th July. Even then, not much. But over the weekend 28/29 July there was more. I could almost hear the garden sighing with relief. In the non-stop searing heat, hedges, shrubs an...
by Daveswife
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Water saving thread
Replies: 33
Views: 10169

Re: Water saving thread

Proper rain forecast here for tomorrow, the first for us since 30th May. Fingers crossed, eh! Looking forward to being able to use the water butt again!
by Daveswife
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Water saving thread
Replies: 33
Views: 10169

Re: Water saving thread

Hello Retropants, I feel your pain, carrying buckets of water down the stairs. I have only used the bath once lately, for washing sheets (as referred to in an earlier post), but lugging the water downstairs was really hard work. However, having picked 2kg of French beans this evening, the recipients...

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