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by Elle's Garden
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Siskins
Replies: 13
Views: 2670

Re: Siskins

Thanks Monika, sadly this one is very dead, but we have had stunned birds fly off before. I keep things in the window now to try and stop the birds, but I guess this little one was just too new. :(
by Elle's Garden
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Things ripening early
Replies: 28
Views: 5336

Re: Things ripening early

It was toasted home made "French" bread this morning NB but I was thinking of Scones for next weekend. :D :D Must add clotted cream to the shopping list!
by Elle's Garden
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Chemo Time
Replies: 25
Views: 3165

Re: Chemo Time

My very best wishes Mike, and do take rest seriously - it sounds like quite a heavy schedule you have there... Keep fighting.
by Elle's Garden
Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: It's raining!
Replies: 61
Views: 4533

Re: It's raining!

Dear NB, thank you for sending it our way - it is with us now :D . Hopefully it will stay a while and penetrate further than the top 2 mm of soil!
by Elle's Garden
Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Siskins
Replies: 13
Views: 2670

Re: Siskins

Hi JB, Glad to read you had a good holiday! Your sighting of the woodpecker family has just given me hope - I watched from an upstairs window this morning as an adult woodpecker was feeding its youngster from our peanut feeder. I was very upset this afternoon to discover the youngster has flown into...
by Elle's Garden
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Personal peat vs peat-free experiment
Replies: 66
Views: 10240

Re: Personal peat vs peat-free experiment

My personal experiment has not been nearly as scientific as yours Alan, last year I grew Broad beans in Westlands MP, this year I used New Horizons. They seem to be growing just as well and look very healthy. As I say, in no way scientific - far to many variables, but as to my own satisfaction - I a...
by Elle's Garden
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: It's raining!
Replies: 61
Views: 4533

Re: It's raining!

You are lucky NB, in our corner of West Sussex it has been spitting and spotting most of the day, but nothing that will do any good. :(
by Elle's Garden
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Things ripening early
Replies: 28
Views: 5336

Re: Things ripening early

I know it is a national thing, but I can't get over the strawberries this year! I have been able to make about 3 lbs of jam already, and we have had plenty for eating and I really only have a few plants!
by Elle's Garden
Tue May 17, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 15
Views: 1163

Re: Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday Glallotments, I hope you have a wonderful evening!
by Elle's Garden
Thu May 05, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Tweet for peat
Replies: 56
Views: 6361

Re: Tweet for peat

What a fascinating process, I had no idea, thank you. :D
by Elle's Garden
Thu May 05, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Springtime bits and bobs
Replies: 167
Views: 13338

Re: Springtime bits and bobs

The power of this forum: I hope we get some rain at some point, but I don't think we have any on the horizon. It was raining this morning :D Ok, so it was feeble, and didn't make the slightest bit of difference but it was rain. Now, I hope I win the lottery, and we have a superb summer... 8) 8)
by Elle's Garden
Wed May 04, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Tweet for peat
Replies: 56
Views: 6361

Re: Tweet for peat

One quote, no comment from me either: What strikes me is the thoughtful, considered and respectful way that a wide variety of people have joined in with what is a robust but healthy conversation. This is a great example of just how good a virtual conversation can be. From the Which Food taste test t...
by Elle's Garden
Wed May 04, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Springtime bits and bobs
Replies: 167
Views: 13338

Re: Springtime bits and bobs

Everything is dry as a bone here - glad the cold wind has dropped, but it is still not really warm unless you are directly in the sun. Too cold to have the doors open today :( I hope we get some rain at some point, but I don't think we have any on the horizon. I wrapped everything up last night as w...
by Elle's Garden
Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Bamboo Canes
Replies: 8
Views: 1245

Re: Bamboo Canes

I have to replace the ones that have been used as weapons and not survived :lol:
by Elle's Garden
Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Slug control
Replies: 27
Views: 3202

Re: Slug control

Before going away in early April I planted out some brassica seedlings and put a few organic pellets nearby to protect the seedlings. I was most perturbed to find a robin leaping down from the shrubs to carry off the pellets! I quickly dashed to get some environmesh to lay over everything to stop hi...

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