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by tracie
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Rats bait
Replies: 10
Views: 3554

Re: Rats bait

Rats and Mice love peanut butter, mix some of the poison with this and they will eat it all. You can wrap the mix in cling film if you want to keep it dry this time of year, they will still eat it.

Tracie
by tracie
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Milton Ernest?
Replies: 15
Views: 2046

Re: Milton Ernest?

Christmas Pie, a village in Surrey near Guildford
by tracie
Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Too Many Tomatoes!
Replies: 13
Views: 5145

Re: Too Many Tomatoes!

I also have too many tomato's and this is what I do. largest roasting tin you have, pile in all of your tomatoes, cutting the larger ones in half. Slice 4-5 cloves of garlic and add to the tomatoes, add large glug of olive oil and a good grind of sea salt, and good quantity of basil, stir and put in...
by tracie
Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: PETROL LEAF BLOWER
Replies: 3
Views: 2574

PETROL LEAF BLOWER

Hi All,

can anybody recommend a petrol leaf blower that is not too expensive!!.

Thanks

Tracie
by tracie
Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Moss in tarmac
Replies: 2
Views: 1621

Moss in tarmac

Hi All,

any ideas on how to get rid of moss in a tarmac driveway. I have tried grass moss killer but it just came back again.

Many thanks

Tracie :roll:
by tracie
Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Problems at our plot.
Replies: 7
Views: 1747

Re: Problems at our plot.

Is your site managed by the local council or do you have a committee that answer into the council?. How do you manage to pay the council rent if you have vacant plots?. On ours we manage the site on behalf of the Council who come and visit once a year to make sure we are doing a good job. We have on...
by tracie
Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Cropping "problems"
Replies: 25
Views: 5023

Re: Cropping "problems"

I have had the same problems with my peppers for the last couple of years. This year I read somewhere that if you mix a bit of lime in with the compost for the peppers it should stop the tip from rotting. I have done this for the peppers this year and have had no problems at all, not sure quite what...
by tracie
Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Why are my aubergines not happy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2016

Re: Why are my aubergines not happy?

I have cheered mine up with a mix of comfrey and nettle liqud, they seem to love this.

My problem is that I have a lot of flowers nut the do not seem to be setting, I have even planted a red dhalia next to them to attract the bees, still nothing UGH
by tracie
Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: GARLIC PROBLEMS
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

GARLIC PROBLEMS

Hi all, I sourced my garlic from a good supplier and planted it out in good open ground in October. Having looked at it the other day I decided to dig some up, and to my dismay some of it had bolted and some of it has not divided into cloves. Can I still use the bolted ones with the centre removed? ...
by tracie
Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Gardeners World
Replies: 20
Views: 4346

Re: Gardeners World

I think they are missing a big opportunity. On this forum there is a huge amount of gardening know how. We could all take turns and do a 10 minute slot about our real gardening experiences, tips, and mony saving ideas. We do not have the cash of the BBC, we cannot afford to plant 5 of this and 10 of...
by tracie
Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Gardeners World
Replies: 20
Views: 4346

Gardeners World

Hi All, Am I the only one who has given up watching Gardeners World. Not enough Veg content despite the face that vegetable seeds out sell flowers. Monty Don filling his garden with 8 of this or 10 of that paid for by the BBC. Poor Carol showing us yet again how to take a hard wood/soft wood cutting...
by tracie
Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: celeriac
Replies: 15
Views: 2618

Re: celeriac

Hi All, thanks for all of the replies. Looks like it is not an easy crop to grow. I have a good pile of well rotten manure, I think I will dig in a load of that and water frequently through the season and keep my fingers crossed. Still a bit confused about which leaf's you should remove and why. Tha...
by tracie
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: celeriac
Replies: 15
Views: 2618

celeriac

Hi All, having recently wasted my cash on a celeriac from Tesco which had no taste and a horrid spongy consistancy I thought I would give it a go myself and grow a few. Has anybody any tips on variety, germination, soil conditions, watering and anything else one would need to know to grow a sucessfu...
by tracie
Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: GEE-UP on the menu
Replies: 52
Views: 7901

Re: GEE-UP on the menu

A well known supermarket was selling rump steak the other week as sirloin steak.

Suprise suprise sirloin is more expensive than rump.

This just about says it all
by tracie
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Postal charges
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Re: Postal charges

I hate with a vengance going to my local post office. The woman who runs it is consistantly grumpy and unhelpfull and everything is always too much trouble. There is always a queue and no customer service Also they charge me more to post the same thing as they do at the post office near my allotment.

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