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by Carole B.
Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Serious question re raised beds.
Replies: 32
Views: 9701

I have fertile humps.......I wouldn't go back to being flat again for all the tea in China!
by Carole B.
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Troublesome nature.
Replies: 17
Views: 4443

Glad I was able to help O.H.
I haven't had much in the way of time lately,I was made Chair of Governors at my youngest's school and I've been on a learning curve that resembles the Himalayas! It wont entail much more work they said....Haa...what jolly jokers they are!
Carole
by Carole B.
Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: flying hens
Replies: 7
Views: 5614

We've had the same problems with foxes coming into the garden and taking birds from under our noses but we haven't clipped the wings because we think it gives the birds a better chance if they can fly up out of trouble.That's the theory but the silly devils seem to forget they can fly when a fox is ...
by Carole B.
Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Ray Mears - Wild Food
Replies: 32
Views: 8099

I really enjoyed this one,especially the use of the snail shell as a grater,just goes to show how much can be missed on a dig. Oh....we had roadkill casserole last week and very good it was too,no shot in it for a start.
by Carole B.
Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Grow Your Own Veg
Replies: 40
Views: 11630

I don't normally watch gardening progs.I'm all 'journalisted' out I'm afraid but I was tempted to watch this one and it was quite entertaining BUT not very informative for new growers. If the idea was to tempt people to find out more then it might succeed but as a guide to growing it will not.Nice t...
by Carole B.
Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Troublesome nature.
Replies: 17
Views: 4443

Yep..I've encountered this before,in a pond about 30ft across and it turned out to be trapped air. It could be that the filling up of the water table has pushed the air out of the soil and it can't escape.We had quite a simple solution which involved loosening the liner in a couple of places around ...
by Carole B.
Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: A courgette disaster
Replies: 9
Views: 5030

If they were under the shade of a vigorous tree then it's possible they got hungry and/or dry no matter how well you fed the bed to start with.
by Carole B.
Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Damaged by strimmer
Replies: 9
Views: 3615

If the strimmer has removed the bark and the green layer all the way around the stem then it will die.....end of story.
Sorry.
by Carole B.
Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Loganberries
Replies: 7
Views: 2177

I've grown the old fashioned thorny loganberry for years,I got a rooted bit from my Dad who in turn got it from his Mum and so on! Cut it down to about 6" high now you've planted it and grow some nice canes during next year which will fruit the following year, after they've fruited cut them rig...
by Carole B.
Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: When to sow Broad Beans
Replies: 7
Views: 3767

They only want to be 2-3 inches high to go through the winter,believe me you will get frosts! They will also be very prone to breaking off in the wind if they get any higher than that over winter.It wont make a lot of difference to cropping time either.
by Carole B.
Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Slimly slugs
Replies: 22
Views: 8308

I know what they're called round here...Gurt Big Orange Bu**ers!
by Carole B.
Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: what's the picture?
Replies: 5
Views: 1971

If you search for Nasturtium seeds you will find a recipe I posted in July under "'ello" started by Marge.
by Carole B.
Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: wormery
Replies: 12
Views: 3801

I made one out of a dustbin as per instructions in a leaflet but i found it just couldn't cope with the amount of stuff comming out of a busy kitchen and kept going slimy and flyey(ooh..I think I just invented a word) so I gave up and just put it all on the compost heap as normal...it's full of worm...
by Carole B.
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: We need help and motivation
Replies: 15
Views: 5343

I've found that raised 'hump' beds have really saved time for me,you only have to dig and set them up once....and they have no woodwork edges so that saves on that expense. I marked out the plot in 4'beds....1'path all the way down and then made the beds by digging the path out as a trench and chuck...
by Carole B.
Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:03 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Beans for hot weather
Replies: 3
Views: 2009

Cherokee Trail of Tears has out-beaned Cobra for me this year,they've cropped well all summer and are still going strong.They are not such a forgiving bean of late picking as Cobra though,you pick them smaller or they will be stringy.I've had Cobra beans nearly 12" long that are just as good as...

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