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by Diane
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: new built house garden - getting the soil ready for planting
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: new built house garden - getting the soil ready for planting

Welcome Carmen - wishing you well with your garden. Always lots to do - just take your time and be flexible with your plans. And take care of your back.

Of course, you know we all expect progress pics :D
by Diane
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 117
Views: 4098

Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Right - there's absolutely no room left in the greenhouse. Just dragged all the banana plant, canna and ginger lilies into their winter bedroom, as my weather app said it would be 2 degrees tonight. I'm knackered - it took 2 of us to lift some of the pots. Now the weather app has said it was fibbing...
by Diane
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Burnt Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Burnt Wood

I did not know that. What a brilliant tip. Thank you.
by Diane
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: GQT - well rotted organic matter
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Re: GQT - well rotted organic matter

:lol: Only us gardeners can appreciate getting excited about a gert big pile of muck.
by Diane
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: winter growing
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: winter growing

I have chinese veg in mine plus a crop of spring onions which didn't get used to I'm just leaving them in there for now. They're beginning to look like real grown up onions now. Might come in handy for winter casseroles. However, I usually use my cold greenhouse to store my banana plants, cannas and...
by Diane
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: What's Happenin'?
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: What's Happenin'?

Finished planting out the foxgloves in the borders and have a nice crop of Chinese greens in the greenhouse. Folk all around are giving away apples galore so I've been freezing apple sauce and making apple cakes. Next half decent day will find us covered with muck as it's pond cleaning time.
by Diane
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 196
Views: 15645

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

:D Love that thought - "Happiness isn't just for humans". Thank you Primrose.
by Diane
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 117
Views: 4098

Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Still waiting for the deluge to cease. The council have given us daffodil bulbs to plant in the green verges locally, to cheer us up in the springtime, but it's a bit grim outside today. Hopefully it will ease up tomorrow. Just hope the local neighborhood watch doesn't mistakenly report me to the fu...
by Diane
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How salad has changed over the years
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: How salad has changed over the years

I like the sound of your homemade salad cream Westi. Please may I have the recipe as I have salad cream on most meals, whether deemed appropriate or not.... :D
by Diane
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Mouse problem
Replies: 12
Views: 942

Re: Mouse problem

I can only suggest that you cover the pots with small mesh wire if that's possible.
by Diane
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Congratulations to Primrose.
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Congratulations to Primrose.

:D Yay....congratulations Primrose.
by Diane
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Change in the weather!!
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Change in the weather!!

Hope so - it would be just in time to ripen the last few green tomatoes.
by Diane
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Trees
Replies: 8
Views: 412

Re: Trees

I've just planted a packet of mixed hawthorn seeds - every little counts.
by Diane
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 117
Views: 4098

Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Crikey Westi, you've worked so hard. Well done indeed. I admire your stamina.
by Diane
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 117
Views: 4098

Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

That's going to be really good soil once the manure's gone in.

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