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by peter
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: General Fertiliser
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: General Fertiliser

Not a chemist but reading carefully it looks like they're trying to reduce their use of chlorine, as Complex is chlorine free, using sulphated potassium whereas Maincrop (recommended for potatoes) has chlorated potassium. The attached screenshot the last bulletpoint is illuminating. Screenshot_2020-...
by peter
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Shady plants...
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Shady plants...

Raspberries.
by peter
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: BLWYDDYN NEWYDD DDA - HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 15
Views: 286

Re: BLWYDDYN NEWYDD DDA - HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy New Year everyone.
by peter
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Christmas trees
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Christmas trees

Most have very little in the way of roots still attached or have been cut at ground level.
Even with some roots attached, replanting weeks after they were dug and after weeks in a house(or shop) survival is unlikely.
by peter
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 3141

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

Digging is impossible here on our clay due to the volume of rain we've had. I've made things worse for myself by managing to do a prat fall walking the dogs! Caught my toe on a manhole cover, tangled my legs and did an eight point landing, heel of palms, elbows, knees and feet. Some of the impact we...
by peter
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: Happy Birthday.

Penblwydd hapus i chi fy annwyl gymrawd.
by peter
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New composting bins
Replies: 20
Views: 653

Re: New composting bins

Stephen wrote:.....l
Peter:- I have black plastic daleks from Blackwall. Very cheap. Probably a bit dry inside but it all composts down.


Dalek style I have many and they work perfectly, no air slots. :wink:
by peter
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New composting bins
Replies: 20
Views: 653

Re: New composting bins

I bought a heavily discounted square plastic compost bin, from Blackwall, it has four slot together panels and a slot-on-the-top-of-a-side-hinge lid for the top. Worst bit of garden plastic I've ever bought! By design the side panels have numerous slots in them. All it ever did was dehydrate whateve...
by peter
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hen Party - all chickens welcome!
Replies: 328
Views: 42309

Re: Hen Party - all chickens welcome!

I'm still in touch with Shelley and Trousers. :?
by peter
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 94
Views: 3081

Re: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.

It's the low level headache that gets to me most. :roll:
by peter
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 94
Views: 3081

Re: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Woke up Saturday with my nose running like a tap.
Now it's descended to my throat and got more glutinous. :shock:
by peter
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Roast pumpkin & winter squash seeds
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Roast pumpkin & winter squash seeds

That's the variety I initially tried, very thick seed case, very slim contents.
The next year I tried a seed producing (for human consumption) variety, still slim contents, just in a thin case. :?
by peter
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: GQT - well rotted organic matter
Replies: 46
Views: 2937

Re: GQT - well rotted organic matter

Colin2016 wrote:Ooops sorry Westi , I only use horse so that was prominent in my mind, on a side note what is the advantage of Cow over horse?


More dung less bedding.
Dung isn't large pellets, it's sloppy, so you get a better distribution and rot down.
by peter
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: M25 Root Stock
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: M25 Root Stock

The wonders of Google I have your answer Cider Boys. https://www.orangepippintrees.co.uk/articles/apple-rootstocks-for-historical-gardens From which page I add for clarity on KG two snippets. " Ironically the M25 rootstock is often specified for "traditional" English orchards, even th...
by peter
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Drying winter squash seeds for eating
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Drying winter squash seeds for eating

Primrose, I tried that once, there wasn't enough edible content to be worthwhile, there are varieties bred for seed as a crop.

Let us know how it goes.

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