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by Zena
Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Successes & Failures 2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2163

Re: Successes & Failures 2009

For the first year ever I managed to grow broad beans & peas! Also some other type of bean, the name of which I can't remember :oops: They are purple when they grow but turn green when you cook them :o Also, the best crop of carrots I have ever managed to grow :D Loads of spinach - I'm just stru...
by Zena
Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Fig trees
Replies: 18
Views: 3880

Re: Fig trees

Sorry for the delay in replying - I'm still without a computer at home! The fig is in a pot in the garden, up against a fence. I used to bring it indoors over winter but stopped doing that a couple of years ago and just leave it outside. Since then, the plant hasn't done much, but at least it hasn't...
by Zena
Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Best time to harvest Jerusalem Artichokes?
Replies: 12
Views: 13787

Re: Best time to harvest Jerusalem Artichokes?

This is one of the few things that seem to flourish in my garden without requiring any effort from me. Such a shame that I can't find a way of using them that we like! Please could I have the recipe involving caremelized onion & bacon, as well? We cut the tops down after the flowers have died, a...
by Zena
Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Cabbage whites
Replies: 22
Views: 2922

Re: Cabbage whites

Caterpillars have officially taken over slugs as my pest of the year! I've lost most of my brassicas to them - probabaly because I took no preventative action. Other posts on here refer to netting, and physically removing eggs and caterpillars from the plants. Is there anything else I should try nex...
by Zena
Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Fig trees
Replies: 18
Views: 3880

Re: Fig trees

Any idea how can I get my fig to fruit? I have leaves and new growth but never any fruit. What am I doing wrong please?
by Zena
Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: chicken advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 2102

Re: chicken advice please

Thanks for the advice everyone! sorry for the delay in responding - my blasted computer has broken so am having to log in at work. Let's hope the boss doesn't find out!
No doubt I shall be back again soon for more help xx
by Zena
Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: chicken advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 2102

chicken advice please

It's been a while since I posted on here - I'm glad to see not a lot's changed! I have finally (I think) persuaded my OH to let me keep chickens. My first thought was to go for some rescue battery hens, but the book I was reading today suggests that these aren't good for a beginner. Also, hybrid or ...
by Zena
Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: HAS ANYONE HEARD IT YET.
Replies: 18
Views: 3513

No cuckoos here yet, but I do know a lady exactly like the one you used to know :wink:
by Zena
Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: House for sale!
Replies: 31
Views: 5487

Why on earth do you want to move Jopsy? It looks perfect - so much nicer than my modern "box" :cry:
One day, when I win the lottery (or my son's left home and no longer costing me money)
by Zena
Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Is Old Herbaceous real??
Replies: 62
Views: 12742

What's really worrying is that last night I dreamt about Old Herbaceous.....and the rest of you, too! We were all meeting up at a pub somewhere. Can't remember any more, I'm afraid. Obviously my subconscious was telling me that I'd been away from this site for too long :) Personally,I still imagine ...
by Zena
Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Wind!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2306

Wndy down here in Northants, too. Very frustrating as I purchased some poly tunnels off e bay this week and I want to get them up. I think they might blow away if I put them up now though!
by Zena
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: disbelief
Replies: 51
Views: 9620

Sorry to hear you've been suffering Herby.
Just watch your blood pressure when around all those nurses!
by Zena
Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Figs.
Replies: 12
Views: 4119

Me and my fig again........

I brought it in to avoid the frosts - it's next to the double glazed patio doors so plenty of light and no draughts. It's got lots of new shots so I think I'm watering it Ok but all the figs have fallen off!
what have I done wrong, please?
by Zena
Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Tickets!
Replies: 21
Views: 4857

Glad to see nothing's changed whilst I've been away! Herby,when will you ever learn to behave? :wink: (Actually, please don't) I quite like Take That - they're certainly more attractive with a few years "on the clock". Don't think I'd pay that amount to see them, though. The last concert I...
by Zena
Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How could i forget
Replies: 11
Views: 2644

So sorry Jopsy - missed your birthday! Hope you had a wonderful time and had lots of cake
Zena
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