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by Nature's Babe
Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: HOW VERY STRANGE!
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Re: HOW VERY STRANGE!

The latest surprising results in farmers weekly, show an increase in pesticide use with GM crops and many new glyphosphate resistent superweeds http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-10/wsu-lt100112.php Both GM intensive and organic farming are heavily dependent on oil which is in decline, as p...
by Nature's Babe
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: No Digging on Light Soils
Replies: 18
Views: 4664

Re: No Digging on Light Soils

hi Lindylane, well from what you wrote it seems you have already been feeding your soil well with compost and manure for years to improve the soil which is why the no dig is working well for you now You sound very observant and in tune with your garden and all gardens and gardeners are different, ha...
by Nature's Babe
Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Flutterby?
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: Flutterby?

Sounds fun John. Not quite as exotic, but december and today a large bumble bee in my consevatory partaking of some cyclamen flowers !
by Nature's Babe
Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: No Digging on Light Soils
Replies: 18
Views: 4664

Re: No Digging on Light Soils

Hi Linda, welcome to the forum. Like Solway, my soil was heavy clay, but after years of mulch and no dig it is now rich, fertile and the structure is good. The rain seems to be here to stay so if its working for you stick with it. Thick mulch helps to protect the soil from beig washed away,or blown ...
by Nature's Babe
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Learn something new
Replies: 8
Views: 1389

Re: Learn something new

I am relearning something, as I had not knitted for ages, it's been too wet and cold for the garden so I have been knitting beanie hats for presents - hunky chunky ones for the men and some quite feminine ones for the ladies, must be good patterns because they are turning out very well, fun and quic...
by Nature's Babe
Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glycerin
Replies: 15
Views: 3177

Re: Glycerin

LOL, watching this with interest, as I don't know either. A little glycerine in icing sugar helps to stop icing going rock hard too !
by Nature's Babe
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Losing the will?
Replies: 14
Views: 2354

Re: Losing the will?

Farmers have struggled too, some still have spuds in the ground - just too wet to harvest. It was even too frozen for my chicken to scratch around in the dirt instead they chose off the frozen ground on a perch today. At this rate there will be a hike in food prices, so I'm grateful for what we are ...
by Nature's Babe
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Not in Hibernation!
Replies: 14
Views: 3090

Re: Not in Hibernation!

Wow some snake, have you got a pond and frogs, that attracts them.
by Nature's Babe
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: BORAGE
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Re: BORAGE

Just trying to imagine Tommy the Tractor weilding a hoe, pursued by a swarm of bees, there is a kids story in there somewhere. :lol:
by Nature's Babe
Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: BORAGE
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

BORAGE

The bees loved the borage I planted in summer, it flowerred and seeded, lots of seedlings grew and I was amazed to notice it flowering again a couple of days ago, shame there are no bees around to take advantage of it :) I also picked a couple of rosebuds yesterday.
by Nature's Babe
Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Maybe the appropriate time.
Replies: 4
Views: 2392

Re: Maybe the appropriate time.

I just read that somewhere johnboy, so will grow more next year and give it a try as it works well for you. :)
by Nature's Babe
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Time to feed your herbs for free
Replies: 8
Views: 2266

Re: Time to feed your herbs for free

Hi Plumpudding, how does a round robin seed swap work please ? :D
by Nature's Babe
Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Maybe the appropriate time.
Replies: 4
Views: 2392

Re: Maybe the appropriate time.

Useful info Johnboy - do you cover your carrots to stop cross pollination with wild carrot ? I haven't saved carrots for that reason but I save most other seeds. After a couple of abortive attempts to grow horseradish thongs which were not cheap, I noticed a root of horseradish in my supermarket was...
by Nature's Babe
Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Who's voting today in the Police Commissioner elections?
Replies: 34
Views: 3739

Re: Who's voting today in the Police Commissioner elections?

Well I did manage to glean information from the internet on all candidates , all had said they had no plans to privatise policing, only one candidate was independent and there was something about him that came over as very establishment and I was not inspired to vote for him. As I had no wish to see...
by Nature's Babe
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 8
Views: 1687

Re: Happy Birthday.

happy Brthday Jude :D

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