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by Primrose
Tue Jul 16, 2024 4:43 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Ants in container?
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Ants in container?

Welcome! Ants arnt necessarily a problem like slugs - for example they don't eat your crops but if you're worried about them I find one of those Ant Bait Station discs available from hardware counters in supermarkets will generally kill them off within 24 hours. Just keep them covered if using outdo...
by Primrose
Sun Jul 14, 2024 11:28 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 106
Views: 3658

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs.

I worked in Southall for many years before retiring Clive yet never came across The Workhouse which I must investigate. possibly because most people who didn't live there drove straight in in the morning and straight out at night. The grocery shops are fascinating with their huge range of ethnic foo...
by Primrose
Sun Jul 14, 2024 11:13 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 106
Views: 3658

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs.

Husband today harvested 3 splendid. elephant garlic bulbs, obviously self sown from the tiny bulbils that often appear around the bulbs. We now have about 9 more little bulbils to sow in a quiet corner and leave to grow into maturity. I've lost track of how long this takes so they may outlive me! CA...
by Primrose
Mon Jul 01, 2024 6:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 106
Views: 3658

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs.

Westi, Registering a Power of Attorney sometimes seems the only way to get through on these issues. A couple of months ago my husband had to register a P of A with my mobile ohone company to resolve an technical issue I couldn't sort out myself. I hand the ohone over to him to talk to them - it was ...
by Primrose
Wed Jun 12, 2024 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Tall (indeterminate) tomatoes.
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: Tall (indeterminate) tomatoes.

I,m not sure it really matters what you do. The plant will produce to the best of its energy, whether in height or width. We can all try to be purist but the most satisfied growers will probably be those who make allowances for their individual conditions. I've always grown my tomatoes close togethe...
by Primrose
Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 142
Views: 8885

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Westi. These card rejections are becoming all too common. My husband suffered a similar incident the other day. Think it was due to an unfriendly foreign power hack althiugh of course no card company likes to admit that. Maybe we all have to go back to using cash for all our transactions so the crim...
by Primrose
Tue Jun 11, 2024 1:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 142
Views: 8885

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Wher have I been all these years? Today we had some stewed Red apricots. Not just red skinned but red fleshed too. Presumably a foreign variety?
They had a slightly different flavour from the orange fleshed ones.

What next I wonder? Red skinned bananas?
by Primrose
Sat Jun 01, 2024 2:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 142
Views: 8885

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

I'm sill wearing my winter sweaters. And was so chilly last night I resorted to a hot water bottle! No wonder our poor seedlings are suffering, you can almost see them circling up shivering.
by Primrose
Fri May 31, 2024 9:49 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: 2024 season begins
Replies: 36
Views: 62609

Re: 2024 season begins

Agree. Better to be away with the fairies when having some of these rather unpleasant procedures. Getting older or sicker isn't much fun. We just have to be grateful for the good days even though sometimes there.seem to be fewer of them.!
by Primrose
Thu May 30, 2024 7:51 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: 2024 season begins
Replies: 36
Views: 62609

Re: 2024 season begins

Good to see you again tigerburnie. That looks a fair old blustery breeze amongst the trees through your greenhouse window ! Mind you, I think everybody is having problems with the weather this year wherever they're located. Certainly slugs and snails seem to be very prolific. Guess they like all the...
by Primrose
Wed May 29, 2024 9:19 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Grow Your Own Drugs
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Re: Grow Your Own Drugs

I didn't know that Myrkk. Just shows you can't take you eye off the ball for a moment in this sharp dealing world. Meanwhile, any offers for the almost commercial quantities of moss in our lawns that all this year,s rainfall has caused? . We could almost be starting the beginning of a new peat bog! ...
by Primrose
Tue May 28, 2024 8:39 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Grow Your Own Drugs
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Re: Grow Your Own Drugs

I'm surprised the pharmaceutical companies arnt more behind the Save the rainforests" movement for this very reason, although I suspect some of the compounds discovered can now be produced by "Artificial" means.
by Primrose
Mon May 27, 2024 9:26 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Grow Your Own Drugs
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Re: Grow Your Own Drugs

One thing's for sure. The waste water system would have been a lot less poisoned by all these natural compounds in olden days compared with all the modern drugs being excreted down ur toilets these days by half the population. But it,s surrising how many of our modern drugs had their origins in herb...
by Primrose
Mon May 27, 2024 9:13 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 142
Views: 8885

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Love the Beach hut Westi. Must make your Lottie look really "seasidey", but bet it's already full to overflowing!
by Primrose
Mon May 27, 2024 9:00 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Robins
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Robins

Robins are such feisty little birds. We have one who flies up to our patio door every morning t beg for food. And he makes sure he gets it. If wwe don't respond he gets increasingly aggressive and cheeky,. We love him and are definitely now programmed to fulfil his every demand.