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- Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:07 am
- Forum: Best practices
- Topic: Planting toms from saved seed
- Replies: 7
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My compost heap always gets a few tomatoes in autumn from the stems.. And my garden then grows various tomato plants in mid summer.. including last year 2 hanging baskets.. (Gradeners Delight I think). The tomatoes tasted fine...:-) - in fact more flavourful than greenhouse grown probably because of...
Well of course one contribution to global warming is electricity distribution. Ever wonder why the cost of a KWH from electricity is about 3 -4 times that of gas? Answer: because about 60% of all electricity generated is lost as heat from power lines and substations... So we are heating the air natu...
- Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:55 pm
- Forum: Tools and Machinery
- Topic: Your favourite piece of equipment
- Replies: 36
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I have a old (rehandled twice) small spade whose blade is about 20cm wide and 25cm long. Ideal for digging holes for fence posts (we have CLAY:-(. Was my father in laws so about 60?years old and very nice to handle as light and compact...also ideal for digging up deep weedroots plus nettles and bram...
- Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:38 am
- Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
- Topic: What birds visit your garden?
- Replies: 16
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robin, blackbird, bluetit,chaffinch (lots), greattit, longtailed tit,coal tit, siskin (rare), thrush (occasional), crow, jackdaws, magpies, dunnocks,yellow hammer, bullfinch,greater spotted woodpecker,tree creeper,pheasant,wood pigeon, collared dove, wren and less often merlin, sparrowhawk, goshawk,...
- Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:12 am
- Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
- Topic: Poppies and Basil
- Replies: 19
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Interesting. We have about .5 acre garden with fields on 2 sides. At the front - south facing - I often grow dahlias which become covered in blackfly harvested by ants. I no longer spray with anything but soap solution (no insecticides in garden at all) and crush blackfly by hand running up dahlia s...