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  Topic: Wow!
nettie

Replies: 10
Views: 7351
PostForum: Welcome   Posted: Tue May 22, 12 7:56 pm   Subject: Wow!
Hi all, not popped in here for aaaages but just would like to say that the site looks lovely.
  Topic: Companion planting for blackfly - at it's best!!
nettie

Replies: 6
Views: 3051
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jun 30, 10 1:13 pm   Subject: Companion planting for blackfly - at it's best!!
Have you pinched out the tips of the plants Astra? The blackfly seem to prefer that bit.
  Topic: Companion planting for blackfly - at it's best!!
nettie

Replies: 6
Views: 3051
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jun 30, 10 1:35 am   Subject: Companion planting for blackfly - at it's best!!
I've mentioned this somewhere else so hope you don't mind if I repeat myself, it's just that this summer, due to my pi$$ poor weeding skills, mother Nature has provided, and I thought fellow bean grow ...
  Topic: How do I know when gooseberrie are ripe?
nettie

Replies: 5
Views: 2434
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jun 30, 10 1:27 am   Subject: How do I know when gooseberrie are ripe?
Taste one.
If you pull a face, they aren't ready!

True!!!

Although the top ones will ripen quicker than the bottom ones. I tested mine to day, 3 ripe, about 120 not ready yet. When they squidge ...
  Topic: Bizarre blackfly infestation
nettie

Replies: 8
Views: 3943
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 28, 10 9:13 am   Subject: Bizarre blackfly infestation
Absolutely the best ever thing about this I've discovered, completely by accident/laziness, is that blackfly far prefer cow parsley to broad beans, nasturtiums or marigolds!!!
  Topic: A great year for ...
nettie

Replies: 26
Views: 6333
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 26, 10 12:20 am   Subject: A great year for ...
Same here, not ripe yet. All the fruit is doing superbly this year, it's a shame it's a month late as I needed to make some jam for pressies a couple of weeks ago!!!
  Topic: seed exchange
nettie

Replies: 71
Views: 12303
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 26, 10 12:15 am   Subject: seed exchange
I've not seen it either. Too late now
  Topic: Strange things you find...
nettie

Replies: 21
Views: 5127
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Jun 24, 10 5:40 pm   Subject: Strange things you find...
We've got spuds everywhere, and tomatoes. Note to self not to put peelings or toms in the compost!!
  Topic: Red currants
nettie

Replies: 22
Views: 7473
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jun 23, 10 8:46 am   Subject: Red currants
I had some crushed into yoghurt yesterday with the first few blackcurrants and a couple of strawbs. Yuuuum
  Topic: My Fruit tree isnt doing anything!
nettie

Replies: 25
Views: 5481
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 10 1:01 am   Subject: My Fruit tree isnt doing anything!
Thank goodness, i'm glad. Have you planted it out? Apricots die in pots if you overwater them. Mine did. Sorry Tahir
  Topic: Pepper questions
nettie

Replies: 7
Views: 3861
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 10 12:58 am   Subject: Pepper questions
I bought myself a dorset Naga last weekend, not sure if I have time to get it to fruit this year but I have managed to overwinter chillies before so wil give it a go.

Tis true, some of the hot type ...
  Topic: Pepper questions
nettie

Replies: 7
Views: 3861
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 10 12:56 am   Subject: Pepper questions
You should do, there's plenty of time, just feed them What varieties are they and what size pots are they in?

I am not sure about varieties, they were 78p in B&Q (impulse buy ( )

They a ...
  Topic: Bizarre blackfly infestation
nettie

Replies: 8
Views: 3943
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 10 12:50 am   Subject: Bizarre blackfly infestation
I don't know that they've singled out one plant, i think it's just that they're so late this year (like everything else), and that happens to be the first plant they got to. I saw the first blackfly a ...
  Topic: Why is it folk think it perfectly reasonable to feed horses
nettie

Replies: 14
Views: 5006
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 10 12:31 am   Subject: Why is it folk think it perfectly reasonable to feed horses
Ohhh GRRRR. Grange it must be so crap to have people feeding unknown rubbish to them. Luckily we haven't caught people doing this to our neddies, but they do have a tendency to use the private gateway ...
  Topic: Pepper questions
nettie

Replies: 7
Views: 3861
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 21, 10 10:23 am   Subject: Pepper questions
You should do, there's plenty of time, just feed them What varieties are they and what size pots are they in?
 
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