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Everything has sprouted, I was thinking of planting out the peas (currently in peat pots in greenhouse) before it rains later today. But I've seen we have some cold nights to come & maybe some frosty nights, so I guess I should hang on a bit longer? Anyone planted any veg out yet?
I've finally got the knack with peppers & chillis, they need extra heat to germinate so best to seed them indoors on a sunny windowsill under a propergator. Watermelon I tried last year, the best ones grew in a tomato grow bag, the potted one failed & surprisingly they dont like to be overwa...
Cucumbers, chillies, peppers, sweet peas, all potted & under cover in the greenhouse or my windowsill. Beans, peas, courgette, sunflowers, marigolds, beetroot sown. Old seed packets sown of chard & leeks. B&Q do compost on click & collect so can pick them up next time I'm shopping, w...
Well I'm glad I bought a couple of bags of compost from the local garden centre before they closed for lockdown. I wanted some more cheap compost for my new tomato bed but am having problems finding any, I've eventually had to buy 50L at £10 from primrose & have decided not to plant any new pot ...
I'm reading more & more stories of people having chickens stolen. Time to start putting the padlocks back on the gates.
I had been wondering whether to get a couple of new ex bats for Bill, while we're all home to look after them & it would be nice if we got the odd egg occasionally. But it seems that a side effect of the panic buying & empty shelves has been a huge increase in people applying for ex batts &a...
A facebook chicken group I follow has advised people to take down chicken signs & check security because of this Bob. Perhaps I should put up a sign saying My chooks are too old to eat or lay eggs!
Chickenopolous is much the same as always. Bill is spring-crowing & trying in vain to get Bonny & Poppy interested in the nestbox. Poppy has a sore & scaly-mite foot, when I was treating her I was shocked to see her spurs are now longer & sharper than Bills! Apart from a bit of wing ...
It's that time of year to start growing things again. Especially important this year as we dont know how much choice there'll be in the shops this summer and it will be nice to spend time in the greenhouse thinking about something else other than whats going on. I've seeded my favourite midi-plumb t...
You were lucky Gwen, I've just been in Aldi, Lidl and the Asda over the last few days and the shelves are stripped bare of loo rolls, most toiletries including baby products and all soap and handwash, most cleaning products, tinned tomatoes and veg, dried pasta, noodles, rices and packet pastas and...
I was thinking of it for when out & about instead of hand gel (which we cant buy atm) not as a replacement for a proper hand wash.
I found a very interesting article on how soap & water destroys the virus far more efficiently than hand sanitizer. I wonder if it would be better to carry a soapy flannel in a bag than a bottle of h/s ?
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/deadl ... 2020-03-08
Its going on all over the world, empty shelves & people queuing for toilet paper! Kleenex said they are working 24hours a day trying to keep up with demand. For goodness sake, how is toilet paper going to protect us or help us recover? My friend & I were imagining people answering the door w...
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