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by gloworm
Wed May 20, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Snakes Head Fritilleries
Replies: 8
Views: 2607

Re: Snakes Head Fritilleries

Thanks for all theories, I'm thinking it may just be an unfortunate combination of weather conditions, first time in about 20 years so not a big problem, it's not as though I'm short of Fritilleries after all this time but I was very curious.
by gloworm
Wed May 13, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Snakes Head Fritilleries
Replies: 8
Views: 2607

Snakes Head Fritilleries

I have a small paddock and for the last 20 years have been naturalising Snakes Heads, they usually set seed in a big pod which are full of seeds , this year for the first time I can't find a single set pod , anyone got an idea ? I have the theory that there is a shortage of Bumble Bees , they are us...
by gloworm
Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Cowslip
Replies: 11
Views: 3053

Re: Cowslip

I've had a lot of success over 16yrs with Cowslips naturlising in my meadow area, I think it important for the seeds to experience a cold spell to spark germination in the spring
by gloworm
Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Potatoes following potatoes?
Replies: 8
Views: 2051

Re: Potatoes following potatoes?

Hi Johnboy I plant new pots delayed in the fridge in the same ground after the first batch are lifted, you shot me down for that some time ago now here you are advising planting in same ground 2 years on the trot. Having said that when very young I had the use of 2 acres of free land & planted s...
by gloworm
Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Carrot root fly
Replies: 16
Views: 4475

Re: Carrot root fly

I am also mystified, going back many years as a boy on my Dad's farm in the late 40's early 50's, we had what was called in Cheshire a green crop field which consisted of mangels (later fodder beet) ox cabbage or kale with about 6-8 acres of spuds & half a doz rows of carrots, which were mainly ...
by gloworm
Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Growing a Christmas tree from a cutting
Replies: 15
Views: 11948

Re: Growing a Christmas tree from a cutting

Thanks for info JB

I've ordered a few 1-1.5 ft from Geoffs link below

http://www.hedging.co.uk/acatalog/index.html
by gloworm
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Growing a Christmas tree from a cutting
Replies: 15
Views: 11948

Re: Growing a Christmas tree from a cutting

It's just that I have several Christmas trees that were planted afer the festivities & are now 20ft+ high, thanks Geoff for your link I think that's the easiest way.
by gloworm
Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Growing a Christmas tree from a cutting
Replies: 15
Views: 11948

Growing a Christmas tree from a cutting

Can this be done ?
by gloworm
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Spuds
Replies: 8
Views: 1514

Re: Spuds

Just started to dig my re-plants & getting a useful 2nd crop anyone else tried this ?
by gloworm
Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: homemade liquid feeds
Replies: 46
Views: 9807

Re: homemade liquid feeds

Thanks for the tip JB, I might try that.
by gloworm
Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: homemade liquid feeds
Replies: 46
Views: 9807

Re: homemade liquid feeds

Under this thread heading the only liquid feed discussed has been comfrey, what about pee ? I use this on suitable crops with excellent results, I also go out & pee on my comfrey patch undiluted & it loves it. I use the fresh cut comfrey in my potato, pea & bean trenches not bothering to...
by gloworm
Tue May 24, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Spuds
Replies: 8
Views: 1514

Re: Spuds

Had a feed off my Maris Bard last week, they seem a lot earlier than Pilots & most other varities I've tried. There were quite a few tiny pots still left on the root so I re-planted them gave a good watering & they are still growing on with no sign of a wilt, so hopeful for another feed
by gloworm
Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Swallows & Martins
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

Re: Swallows & Martins

So I wonder what determines their breeding country, maybe food source ?
by gloworm
Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Swallows & Martins
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

Swallows & Martins

Does anyone know if Swallows, Martins etc nest & rear young when they migrate to Africa or wherever ?
by gloworm
Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Hen Fatality
Replies: 5
Views: 1837

Re: Hen Fatality

A Vet will do a PM for a reasonable fee

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