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by the custodian
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Over watering
Replies: 7
Views: 1400

Re: Over watering

hi daisy I too have a heavy clay soil but 2 years of adding home made compost is making it a bit easier to manage, in a dry spell I will soak the veggies once a week to every two weeks depending on the heat a good tip is if you push your index finger into the soil up to your knuckle when you pull it...
by the custodian
Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Big Butterfly Count
Replies: 29
Views: 2848

Re: Big Butterfly Count

opps wrong pic lets try this one
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by the custodian
Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Big Butterfly Count
Replies: 29
Views: 2848

Re: Big Butterfly Count

not sure what this is but i found it in my kitchen
by the custodian
Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Learning to Love Weeds
Replies: 11
Views: 1499

Re: Learning to Love Weeds

i think i had all of them in my garden when we moved in but hard work and lots of weed and feed has left me with a lovely lawn.
by the custodian
Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: small flies in the greenhouse
Replies: 9
Views: 5283

Re: small flies in the greenhouse

hi phill welcome to the forum, if you want a natural defence try buying a couple of venus flie trap plants they will love the conditions in the summer green house and eat lots of flies for you. just remember to bring them in in the winter the kitchen is best.
by the custodian
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Wicker Man Taunton
Replies: 10
Views: 2617

Re: Wicker Man Taunton

i used to travel passed the wicker man almost on a daily basis when i used to drive the prison van he was always a sign of being nearly home now he looks more like a sign of the times!!!

i hope the plant some very large trees (maybe apple trees) infront of the building as an attempt to hide it.
by the custodian
Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Using fresh manure
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Re: Using fresh manure

thank you NB, we are now busy reading up on what we can feed it which has now been given the name of sprinkles by my daughter !

apparently they eat more than just carrots so looks like i will be building a run well away from my veg plot.
by the custodian
Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Using fresh manure
Replies: 5
Views: 1147

Re: Using fresh manure

can anyone tell me if i can use the hay and droppings from a rabbit hutch in my compost as i have just adopted a dwarf rabbit for my daughter and it seems a shame to throw it all away if my compost will benifit from it.
by the custodian
Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: growing veg in the work place
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Re: growing veg in the work place

thanks NB i have written all your sugestions down and will be passing them on to my team member, we really want to do well and maybe encourage others to do the same.
by the custodian
Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: growing veg in the work place
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

growing veg in the work place

i have managed to convince my work place to allow me to grow a few things, trouble is the only space i have is a car park surrounded by wire mesh security fencing. i have agreed that we will only grow what we can eat on site, sounds good so far eh, trouble is we have no cooking facilities apart from...
by the custodian
Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Our Garlic crop in 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2255

Re: Our Garlic crop in 2011

i have just lifted my garlic and all have bulbed nicely, its my first time of growing garlic and i have to say wow, what a wonderful aroma when lifting, i have placed a cane across 2 corners of the shed (inside) and tide the leaves in a loop and left them to hang dry, dont know if this is the right ...
by the custodian
Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: help - wasps nest
Replies: 22
Views: 6246

Re: help - wasps nest

instead of setting them on fire maybe you could have a small one next to the heap with some really smokey material and try and smoke them out
by the custodian
Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Waste Water
Replies: 9
Views: 1479

Re: Waste Water

it would cost a little bit but.....
you could use plastic pipe from your pond conected to your spare pump, all the way up to a header tank by your veggies, either lay pipework under ground or along a wall to the headrer tank, then from the header tank to seep hoses useing gravity as the supply pump.
by the custodian
Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Waste Water
Replies: 9
Views: 1479

Re: Waste Water

hi freddie i have been putting my waste water from my large tropical tank into my water butts and i have to say the veg are loving it, all i would say about the waste koi water dont use the water when you have recently salted, but you probably knew that anyway. have you thought of irrigation channel...
by the custodian
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Our Garlic crop in 2011
Replies: 16
Views: 2255

Re: Our Garlic crop in 2011

i have had some great results with my onions this year and they are now drying out in the shed, im going to leave my garlic in for another week or two, although i must say the plants are looking good and the leaves are yellowing at the tips.

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