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by jeff64
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Is Comfrey as invasive as some suggest?
Replies: 18
Views: 2429

Re: Is Comfrey as invasive as some suggest?

I have never used comfrey, can anyone tell me if i can just pick the leaves and put them in my compost along with nettles, sorry if i sound a bit dim but i am still learning about gardening. thanks jeff
by jeff64
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 228
Views: 7773

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

retropants, next time you rescue any relocate them in sth. yorks i have never seen one up here.
by jeff64
Tue May 22, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Butterflies everywhere
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: Butterflies everywhere

Thanks Monika, that sounds like the one, it confirms for me you really are never too old to learn , thanks again.
by jeff64
Tue May 22, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Butterflies everywhere
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: Butterflies everywhere

Just seen a butterfly i have never seen before, could be a holly blue but i have never seen one of those either, it was about just over half the size of a cabbage white with a dark patch on the inside of the wing 2/3mm deep along the outer edge the rest of it was pale blue. Any comments anyone?
by jeff64
Sun May 13, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 228
Views: 7773

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Had a morning on the allotment, gave it all a good helping of nemaslug,first time i have used it ,it will be interesting to see if it does work.
by jeff64
Thu May 10, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: MP Compost Thoughts & Faults
Replies: 29
Views: 850

Re: MP Compost Thoughts & Faults

I am no authority on compost but i have been using morrisons it,s rich and dark and hardly any twigs or lumps in it and at £9 for 3x70ltr bags it,s plenty good enough for my needs
by jeff64
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Feed your wormery
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Feed your wormery

don,t really need a wormery we have a regular supply of manure from a local stable and within 6months it,s nearly 50% worms,nearly everyone on the allotment is pleased with it and it,s free.
by jeff64
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: road repair
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: road repair

Geoff and Peter sorry i am late getting back to you,making the sides secure makes a lot of sense thanks to you both for the advise.
by jeff64
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: road repair
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

Re: road repair

Thanks for the input robo,no plant as yet but was hoping to hire a JCB for 3 or 4 hrs, robo, we did the car park with small crush and run a couple of years ago and thats nearly disappeared so would think it needs something a bit heavier trouble is we hav,nt got a big budget but thanks for the input ...
by jeff64
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: road repair
Replies: 6
Views: 1011

road repair

Has anyone on the forum had anything to do with repairing the road/track on their allotment? I have got the task of repairing the main track on ours it has a lot of potholes and is really sludgy when it,s wet, I am not sure what aggregate to use as i have never done it before. Has anyone got any ide...
by jeff64
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018
Replies: 205
Views: 11357

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

I gathered together all the 25mm plastic pipe and the 28mmID x 5ft metal pipe and made the framework for a 12ftx12ft netted tunnel for my brassica bed, good days work i think, it,s probably cost me about 30 quid,i think a wonder wall tunnel would have been about 200 quid, good result!
by jeff64
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018
Replies: 205
Views: 11357

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

Had about 3 hours on the lottie this morning got the beds ready for planting in the greenhouse and polytunnel then dug the bed for the spuds which turned over quite easy, i think a lot of the rain has missed us.
by jeff64
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Raised bed
Replies: 11
Views: 1878

Re: Raised bed

They are not new JohnN, we used to have one hung on the wall in the back yard back in the 40s
by jeff64
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Hyacinth insects
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Re: Hyacinth insects

Thats just what they look like Diane problem solved, thanks for the reply
by jeff64
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Hyacinth insects
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Hyacinth insects

I put some hyacinth bulbs in a pot about ten week before christmas, i brought them into the house two weeks ago and they are doing really well, but i am getting quite a few tiny black flying insects near them and 3 or 4 i have caught inside them. Can anyone tell me what they are and if they are comi...

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