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by Elle's Garden
Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Benefit of composting.
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Re: Benefit of composting.

Dear NB, I am afraid not - not enough detail here :lol: . :lol: (don't get me wrong, I probably need something in the middle!) . It reminds me of one of our governor training session powerpoint presentations which are fine as bullet points when you have the speaker there, going through the discussio...
by Elle's Garden
Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Peat & methane
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Re: Peat & methane

Thank you, that is very useful and I understand what he was saying now.

I do apologise for starting a new thread, :oops: , I had thought I was just replying to the peat thread so I was a bit confused just now when I saw the thread had moved on without my comment. :oops: :lol:
by Elle's Garden
Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Peat & methane
Replies: 10
Views: 2742

Peat & methane

Sorry, no new facts to bring :( , but can anyone explain what this means from the Steve Yandell article:

Simply that the restoration of UK bogs is likely to increase the World's methane load,


I have no agenda here - I simply don't understand the processes/mechanics :? .

Thank you,

Elle
by Elle's Garden
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Will you flush please?
Replies: 4
Views: 1141

Re: Will you flush please?

Dear Primrose,

Just flushed, would you like me to put the lid down too? :lol: :lol:
by Elle's Garden
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: A double birthday
Replies: 17
Views: 2256

Re: A double birthday

Dear Goldilox, my sincere condolences, what an awful winter you have had. I am sure you are mightily glad to be home, and hope that taming the garden helps the healing.
by Elle's Garden
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Bird numbers
Replies: 21
Views: 2777

Re: Bird numbers

Have any of you got many greenfinches? We haven't had any in our garden for a few years now since some awful virus or bug wiped out significant numbers. Before that we had many greenfinch visitors.
by Elle's Garden
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy day!
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: Happy day!

Nice to see the young man in the tie taking part. :D :D
by Elle's Garden
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Up for the new season . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: Up for the new season . . .

That all sounds magnificent CJS, and a great use of all the bits you found in my opinion. :D I sincerely hope all your seeds grow and you have a wonderful growing season in those beds! Keep well and don't overdo it!
by Elle's Garden
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Your local Last Frost date
Replies: 10
Views: 10188

Re: Your local Last Frost date

Our last frost was the day Cameron formed his government last year and the election was May 7 th if memory serves - I think he went to the Queen about 5 days later... it was a real sharp frost and loads of people around here lost their beans and potatoes ( I had 3 buckets of spuds that I forgot to p...
by Elle's Garden
Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Beat the price increases
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: Beat the price increases

Thanks for the reminder Primrose - that is my monthly post bill up by over £26! - Joy!
by Elle's Garden
Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: "Good for the environment" - but not so good for you!
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: "Good for the environment" - but not so good for you!

However for each of us probably not too badly, this is "traces" and you probably breathe in ten years worth of similar chemicals from painting your woodwork indoors or having a new carpet fitted. No mention of how much you'd absorb from handling the original printed paper or cardboard. Ye...
by Elle's Garden
Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: A New Pathogen
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Re: A New Pathogen

just putting the links up for information, Elle, it seems they are still investigating, but I feel it's worth keeping an eye on the situation :) Dear NB, I was just trying to be sure of the connections, but it is just for info - thank you. :D Dear Alan, Thank you for those links, I have put them up...
by Elle's Garden
Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: A New Pathogen
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

Re: A New Pathogen

Dear NB,

When you say 'This is not new' are you referring to the fact that animals are aborting etc and the suspected GM implication, rather than linking the actual suspected cause i.e. BT or Glysophate as cited by the articles?
by Elle's Garden
Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: "Good for the environment" - but not so good for you!
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: "Good for the environment" - but not so good for you!

Because exterior packaging like a cornflake box does not actually touch the food, as it is contained within a heat sealed plastic bag the cardboard is not touching the food. Both the contents of Arborio rice (Sainsburys) and salt (Tidmans?) that I buy are directly in the cardboard box with no inner...
by Elle's Garden
Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: A double birthday
Replies: 17
Views: 2256

Re: A double birthday

Happy Birthday to you both, and dear Bert, have a wonderful weekend celebration! :D :D

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