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by Catherine
Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:26 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Harlow Carr
Replies: 8
Views: 1994

Yes we also joined yesterday. I will go and have a look at LBS for root trainers. Never thought of them. The gunneras were just starting to appear by the stream. We are going to wait a few weeks and go again, I think it will be one of my regular places to visit this year when my husband is working. ...
by Catherine
Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Harlow Carr
Replies: 8
Views: 1994

Harlow Carr

My husband has hurt his knee and is unable to walk far or cycle or dig in the garden, he is awaiting an operation so until then we have to do gentle walking. Today we spent a very pleasant few hours at Harlow Carr, only the second time we have been there. The first time it poured with rain, we had o...
by Catherine
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Polytunnel Woes
Replies: 22
Views: 8858

Went on to Google Earth so I am hoping that I have the right place. It looks a lovely area and you have a large plot by the look of it.
by Catherine
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 80
Views: 9675

I must admit that when I have friends to dinner I ask them what the dont like to make sure that I dont cook something they would not be able to eat. They do the same to us. I have IBS so there are quite a few things I can't eat. They understand that so the do cater for that. When I was small, quite ...
by Catherine
Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Polytunnel Woes
Replies: 22
Views: 8858

Geoff: Dont know where you are in the Forest of Bowland but there is a nursery on the road from Burnley to Todmordon it is just past the left turn to Worsthorne. You turn right as though you are going to Townley Park then immediately right into the place it is called Springfield Nurseries but they h...
by Catherine
Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Polytunnel Woes
Replies: 22
Views: 8858

Thanks for that I will go shopping this morning and look for them. Johnboy you are posting very early in the morning. I thought I looked at the website early but apparently not. I am planting my third lot of beans today so I need to make sure they are safe. Here's hoping.
by Catherine
Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 80
Views: 9675

My granddaughter is 9years old and when she comes to stay with us for the weekend, which is every other weekend she eats what we eat. My brother in law has a sheep farm, we have never been able to tell her that on the Sundays when we are having a roast it is lamb she is eating. We just say that we a...
by Catherine
Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Polytunnel Woes
Replies: 22
Views: 8858

Just come back from the tunnel to check on the mouse trap. Success one large mouse in the trap but it looks like it had been feeding on the last few pots I could not cover. It obviously liked the chocolate cereal bar I put in the trap to catch it. Not sure about poison as I have a 9year old granddau...
by Catherine
Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Polytunnel Woes
Replies: 22
Views: 8858

Just an update on the polytunnel plantings. The seeds that my husband planted to replace the ones I might or might not have planted two weeks ago have been raided by the blasted mouse. Not only that it has nipped off all the sweet peas that have come through and the nastutiums seeds have been gone t...
by Catherine
Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Polytunnel Woes
Replies: 22
Views: 8858

Thanks for that. I will get my husband right on it, when he gets up!!! Thought that they would have been safe in the polytunnel. This is my first year with a tunnel only put it up in middle of last year and put tomatoes in it and got terrible blight so I am not sure what I am going to grow in it thi...
by Catherine
Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Polytunnel Woes
Replies: 22
Views: 8858

Polytunnel Woes

A week yesterday I spent several hours planting broad beans and others in modules. I very carefully wrote on the seed packet how many seeds I had planted and the date and what I had planted them in. Yesterday when I did my usual check to see if anything had come up. (I check every day as I am very i...
by Catherine
Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: When are you going to plant your potatoes out?
Replies: 23
Views: 5552

Potatoe planting

Sorry but I did not realise there was a second page to this, still learning how it works, and have just seen Mike Vogels post which probably answers my question.
by Catherine
Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: When are you going to plant your potatoes out?
Replies: 23
Views: 5552

When to plant potatoes

Only my second time of posting a reply as I am new to the site, but I would be interested to hear anyones thoughts to this. I listened to Gardeners Question Time last week and Chris Beardshaw said that potatoes can go in all together as it is the length of time you leave them in the ground that matt...
by Catherine
Sat Mar 01, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Tomato Blight
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Tomato Blight

Many thanks for that information OH. I think we will remove all the soil from the beds, disinfect and try again next year. We will try something else instead this year. My husband would like to know if we grew something different this year how long would we need to wait before the polytunnel is free...
by Catherine
Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Tomato Blight
Replies: 3
Views: 812

Tomato Blight

We are very new to this site, only joined yesterday but have been buying KG for quite a while. Last year we bought a polytunnel and tried tomatoes in the borders. Several different types but we were hit with blight badly in August. Can anyone tell us how we can avoid it this year as we did have a sp...

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