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by kitla
12 Apr 2020, 20:48
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures
Replies: 40
Views: 17396

Re: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures

good point Mo, I'd forgotten about the in-between stage.
by kitla
12 Apr 2020, 12:17
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures
Replies: 40
Views: 17396

Re: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures

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?
by kitla
12 Apr 2020, 12:09
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Karen's 2015 garden diary
Replies: 138
Views: 63245

Re: Karen's 2015 garden diary

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...
by kitla
10 Apr 2020, 20:46
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: No flour or yeast!
Replies: 2
Views: 9410

Re: No flour or yeast!

I've found it easier to get flour in the small local shops & farm shops than the big supermarkets.
by kitla
04 Apr 2020, 08:27
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures
Replies: 40
Views: 17396

Re: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures

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...
by kitla
31 Mar 2020, 08:09
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures
Replies: 40
Views: 17396

Re: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures

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 ...
by kitla
21 Mar 2020, 22:08
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 814
Views: 176984

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

I'm reading more & more stories of people having chickens stolen. Time to start putting the padlocks back on the gates.
by kitla
21 Mar 2020, 15:21
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 814
Views: 176984

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

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...
by kitla
21 Mar 2020, 14:55
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: My attempt to keep chickens.
Replies: 2446
Views: 414602

Re: My attempt to keep chickens.

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!
by kitla
18 Mar 2020, 23:37
Forum: Members Chicken Keeping Diaries
Topic: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous
Replies: 814
Views: 176984

Re: Blind Giblet & friends at Chickenopolous

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 ...
by kitla
18 Mar 2020, 23:23
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures
Replies: 40
Views: 17396

Re: Kitty's Gardenning Adventures

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...
by kitla
14 Mar 2020, 22:41
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Is anyone stocking up on necessities
Replies: 41
Views: 25492

Re: Is anyone stocking up on necessities

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...
by kitla
13 Mar 2020, 20:46
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Corona virus ... this sounds sensible to me
Replies: 18
Views: 8423

Re: Corona virus ... this sounds sensible to me

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.
by kitla
13 Mar 2020, 11:33
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Corona virus ... this sounds sensible to me
Replies: 18
Views: 8423

Re: Corona virus ... this sounds sensible to me

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
by kitla
06 Mar 2020, 22:03
Forum: Fitness and Health
Topic: Is anyone stocking up on necessities
Replies: 41
Views: 25492

Re: Is anyone stocking up on necessities

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...