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A nice even layer of concrete normally solves all these problems :D

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Fids the Blindside wrote:
A nice even layer of concrete normally solves all these problems :D

It's a bit tough to eat even after boiling it for 67923 hours

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Still nicer than beetroot

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Fids the Blindside wrote:
Still nicer than beetroot


Hot, sweet beetroot ...

Yum, yum.


Anyone who can eat cold, vinegary beetroot is a stronger man than I .....


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Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:07 pm
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soap wrote:
Never been keen on gardening, but last week I planted some mint seeds in a tray. Went out this morning and.... they are gone? :scratch:

No sign at all. Must be aliens. Oh, and I had to get my recycling boxes back from down the field.

Slugs, we've had a mild winter so there are loads about which the frost normally kills off


Well these slugs must have been big buggers, the trays went too :D

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Lots of little fledglings buzzing about these days.

Loads of blue tits and great tits (I think), lots of wee brown jobs as well as speckled robin chicks.

It's comical to watch the large blackbird chicks being bulled by adult robins and that notorious bolshyness of the robins is going strong.

We erected thin wire fences to protect the birds from sparrow hawks and that has worked well - snag is that the tiny fledglings are unable to fly over the protection in one go. The record so far is a greenfinch that made it from the floor to the wire all right and then took another 4 attempts to get to the top of the wire, where it wobbled for a few seconds with exhaustion and then flew off with mam and dad.

The little un's are fluffy balls of happiness and pleasure and they aren't damaging the flowers.

Win-Win.

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Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:28 am
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Thats Bloody birdist that is. What have Sparrow hawks done to you? they have to make a living too.

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Thats Bloody birdist that is. What have Sparrow hawks done to you? they have to make a living too.


Yeah, Yeah.

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That nice Mr Packham, World Expert on All Fauna, has instructed us to keep slugs in our gardens.

The slugs will attract other creatures into gardens", he confidently stated.

My slugs are still being thrown in the river though - they feed the trout.

And, of course, the slugs often carry lungworms, which kill little doggies.


Look at this for slugs malign effects - http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-owners/lungworm/

So, all in all Mr Packham, just shut up, there's a good little ex-pat.


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Since I sold the pub and moved to the country this gardening thing has become my life. I'm not a farmer, I don't want to deal with large animals so we planted.

So far in a year we've put in:

100 apples
100 plums
100 pears
40 quince
50 feijoa
50 limes
10 lemon

All of these went in the ground at about 6' in height (limes a little smaller).

We also put in:

45 blueberry
40 grapes
20 raspberry
550 passionfruit
2000 strawberries

And right now I'm planting:

6000 ajo rojo garlic
300 chillis (10 varieties)

And as soon as that's done I have to get the random family garden going, we've put aside about half an acre for it. so I'm guessing the usual tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, beans, etc all the normal stuff. We've also got 100ish full grown avocado trees that will need picking in a couple of months.

Some things fruited in their first season last summer, this summer is going to be mental.

It's a massive change for someone who had never been into anything to do with gardening before. I have learnt so much in such a short time.

There is nothing better than seeing your kids go out into the orchards/gardens when they are hungry.


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Had the first new potatoes this week end, delicious. Strawberry's a bit disappointing but we moved them from the raised beds to their own dedicated cots and while the are still alive the fruiting has been poor. The rest of the fruit, raspberries, gooseberries and white/ pink/black currents are fantastic. In the poly tunnel and g/house the toms, cucumbers, peppers, aubergines and courgettes are coming on nicely but still a couple of weeks before we can pick any Lots of other veg growing in the raised beds and this year we are growing 3 apples and 2 quince trees but training them on a fence so they grow horizontally rather than vertically, there is a French word for it but can remember.
Just hoping there is no problems with blight this year

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We got leg tit's .. the neighbourhood has gone down a tad lately and the new neighbour draws in biro on her legs, ..I can't make sense of the patterns or meanings, I just tend to throw up and vomit on my hedges and piss them off by accident .. although I suspect it is cosmic wisdom .. I mean who the bloody hell draws biro on their legs and then goes out in the sun? My favourite bird is a Blue Jay, like a colourful crow, flamboyant and noisey.. I haven't seen him since I had to kill Wodger, my Rat , who visited my garden but took a dislike to painted Ladies and the council came in. I am hoping he is ok .... um The Blue Jay ..Wodger has popped his mortal coil and all because he like peanuts. I did it ... just like Ned did in Game of Thrones ... He was my Rat.


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I understand this thread as much as I do the Welsh Rugby Politics stuff....

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Four More Years wrote:
Since I sold the pub and moved to the country this gardening thing has become my life. I'm not a farmer, I don't want to deal with large animals so we planted.

So far in a year we've put in:

100 apples
100 plums
100 pears
40 quince
50 feijoa
50 limes
10 lemon

All of these went in the ground at about 6' in height (limes a little smaller).

We also put in:

45 blueberry
40 grapes
20 raspberry
550 passionfruit
2000 strawberries

And right now I'm planting:

6000 ajo rojo garlic
300 chillis (10 varieties)

And as soon as that's done I have to get the random family garden going, we've put aside about half an acre for it. so I'm guessing the usual tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, beans, etc all the normal stuff. We've also got 100ish full grown avocado trees that will need picking in a couple of months.

Some things fruited in their first season last summer, this summer is going to be mental.

It's a massive change for someone who had never been into anything to do with gardening before. I have learnt so much in such a short time.

There is nothing better than seeing your kids go out into the orchards/gardens when they are hungry.


Looks like you're a busy man.

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Big And Dull wrote:
this year we are growing 3 apples and 2 quince trees but training them on a fence so they grow horizontally rather than vertically, there is a French word for it but can remember.



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