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Kitty
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Posted -  07/03/2007  :  23:30
Can we have a gardening website?  I have decided to have a vegetable patch this year and the tomatoe and broad beans have already been sown and are coming up.  The compost is looking great and I can't wait for the runner beans, courgettes, cut and come again spinach, radishes and onions!  It would be great to have a forum to discuss things as I know I will have loads of unanswered questions soon...


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debidoodah
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Posted - 24/04/2008 : 13:27
I am so glad i popped back to the site! I have an allotment in Barlick, i must say what with work, a bad back and bad weather my attention to it of late has been sporadic to say the least. i am very lucky that the guys and gals down there are really supportive and helpful and in my first growing season, a great guy called Ken did give me some plants he's propogated - im almost at the end of a two year city and guilds gardening course -just my fruit module to go now!! and i really want to get down there and start properly.

I would love to get together with any other gardening novices - to swap notes and encouragement, can i also mention that there is now a community allotment in Barnoldswick and if any one wants the info on that let me know i can post it up.
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Callunna
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3044 Posts
Posted - 24/04/2008 : 14:30
Hiya Debidoodahdiddydiddydumdiddyday - nice to have you back.

I would love to grow stuff on an allotment, especially as we don't have a garden anymore (the farmers mow our 'lawns' for us now...).

Unfortunately I only seem to be good at weeding, not growing. I put this down to the fact that I'm a veggie and plants gets very nervous in my presence in case I eat them.

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Sue
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4201 Posts
Posted - 24/04/2008 : 15:35
Lucky you with a community allotment

 Sue


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Rossie
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847 Posts
Posted - 24/04/2008 : 16:40
Calluna - with all that wonderful space on the roof of your boat you could grow a vast array of veg - and have a nice lawn with deckchairs too Laughing

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moh
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6860 Posts
Posted - 24/04/2008 : 20:42
Or in the conservatory when you get it!!


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Callunna
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3044 Posts
Posted - 24/04/2008 : 22:34
Hey, let's go the whole hog and have a couple of goats grazing up there to keep the grass and weeds down! And what about a swimming pool? Oh I forgot - we've already got one. It's 127 miles long...Go to Top of Page
Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 25/04/2008 : 07:11
H, the solution would be a Butty with a 40ft greenhouse mounted on it.  Your own allotment on tow......


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Callunna
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3044 Posts
Posted - 25/04/2008 : 08:51
My, that would be one hell of a big sandwich...Go to Top of Page
belle
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Posted - 25/04/2008 : 10:48
Oh how I yearn to have veg garden agin...Hi Debs, you will learn heaps from the folk around you and what is great is that they will understand the soil conditions better than an expert from somewhere else. We couldn't grow carrots in our part of cumbria because of Carrot fly, tried planting round them with onions or garlic (it's supposed to change the smell and the flies don't spot the carrots) but gave up in the end as no one grew them locally, all had tried and failed!


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TonyM
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Posted - 03/07/2008 : 17:33


quote:
Stanley wrote:
I used to put salt on them.....  they melt!  Old gardeners used to scatter soot round the plants, they won't cross that.  The reason I asked about mataldehyde was not because I have a slug problem but I heard something the other day on the radio but didn't take proper notice.  The new pellets are harmless to other animals.

The new pellets look like the metaldehyde ones but they don't poison the slugs - when the slugs eat them their brain tells them they are full up so they go away and sleep it off then they dehydrate through not eating.

If the slug gets eaten by another animal then the other animal is not affected.
One brand is" Growing Success" and Bio do one as well.


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 04/07/2008 : 06:46
I came across something about roof top gardens in cities the other day and they were saying that Celery and Carrots were free of pests because the insects don't fly that high.


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Tizer
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5150 Posts
Posted - 20/08/2008 : 20:40
 Grass snake

This is a picture Mrs Tizer took today of our friend the grass snake lounging on the top of our compost heap. She posed for a few photos then got bored and went off through the back of the bin, probably to find some fast food in the garden. She'll be back to the bin again and might lay eggs if the compost is warm enough. If she looks plump and broody we'll put compost in a different bin for a while to give her a chance with eggs. We know she's a female not just because she's looking for somewhere to lay eggs but also because she is about 5 feet long and males only grow to about 3 feet.

If you see a grass snake please don't harm it. They are not venomous and are beautiful creatures to watch. We've had baby ones, the length and thickness of a pencil, swimming in our pond, as well as swimming adults. Once we even had a long grass snake glide by our feet as we drank tea on the lawn!


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Steve in Norfolk
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31 Posts
Posted - 21/08/2008 : 00:16
I was weeding by the "natural" pond when I looked up & saw 5 foot of dark green snake hanging out of the clump of weeds I had just pulled, it was a bit of a shock & I am ashamed to say the snake flew for a few yards! but she is still there, she eats that many frogs that I dont feel quite so guilty about cutting the grass!


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 21/08/2008 : 07:58
Five feet is a lot of snake.....  I've no experience with harmless snakes, all the ones I have met were so dangerous you didn't get anywhere near them if you could help it.  Your grass snake looks nice, wouldn't mind having it in my garden. There used to be a theaory that pieces of painted hose in a garden bed in the UK kept birds off and come to think, in Oz they laid clear plastic bittles of water in the beds to stop dogs and cats peeing there.  No idea whether it worked but lots of people did it. 

Reading this topic again, we never did get to know about the communal allotment in Barlick.  Does anyone know anything about it?


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Tizer
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Posted - 21/08/2008 : 09:23
Stanley, I wouldn't like to live where there are dangerous snakes. I would probably want to get so close to see them that I would end up in hospital or worse!

Steve, there are very few frogs in our garden for the same reason but we get newts in the pond. The snake goes into the pond to hunt but I think the newts have a better chance of hiding in the weed than frogs do. We saw one of the small, young snakes try to grab a newt but the newt just shook it off and went on its way.

When we open the compost bin and see the grass snake she raises her head and flicks her tongue to taste/smell the air. Once I opened the bin and she must have been having a bad day. She watched me for a few moments then hid her head in a gap at the back of the bin - although the rest of her body was in view. It reminded me of:

"I can't see you, you can't see me, everything must be grand,
You can't see me,  I can't see you, as long as I've got my head in the sand"

 


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