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General Gardening / Re: What to plant in wildlife pond?
« Last post by Mum2mj on Today at 06:30 »
Thankyou both that's great ☺️
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Grow Your Own / Re: Sprout problem
« Last post by RJR_38 on Today at 06:21 »
To me the powder looks like what you get after/during a white fly infestation (I guess it is all their droppings etc)
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Kitchen Natter / Re: Has anyone tried kefir?
« Last post by RJR_38 on Today at 06:18 »
Thanks I've ordered some to try! By complete coincidence one of my colleagues at work today was thinking of trying kefir as well so it must be fate!
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The Hen House / Is she eating too much?
« Last post by ezlingling on Today at 04:10 »
Hello all,
My question is regarding my 22 week old hen. I give them a couple of table spoons of natural yogurt in the morning, this week I've been giving them cauliflower, tomato and cantaloupe in the mornings and they have access to layer pellets all day. They are free ranging from 7am to 6pm. She has been laying for about 6 days (the last 2 have been big!) I check their crop every morning before I let them out, its always empty. But during the day its huge! These are my first chickens so I'm not experienced but I'm comparing her crop size to the other hen. The other hen is around the size of a golf ball. This hens is almost grapefruit size. She has found a sweet spot in the garden where she finds a lot of frogs. I find it hard to measure out pellets as my cats are often caught eating it as well.
Is she just over stuffing herself? Do I need to start portion control? Can it become a problem?  The attached picture was taken at midday.
Thank you  :)
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: song link ups
« Last post by mumofstig on Yesterday at 22:31 »
2-4-6-8 Motorway - Tom Robinson
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: Ex-hurricane Ophelia On It's Way
« Last post by sunshineband on Yesterday at 21:26 »
Hope everyone is OK

This was about 2:00pm here: weirdly scary sort of light, with a dark sky. Felt very strange out on the plot and even more strange when we got home as it was dark and the birds were all quiet. No kites in the sky even
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Totally new recruits to allotment life and not much left of the year to tackle the horrendously neglected patch we've been given!  So my plan is:-
Strim it down to the ground one day this week.
Clear the resulting rubbish.
Spray with glyphosate based weedkiller.
Cover with growth retarding plastic.
I need to know if this is the correct procedure - is this a plan that will work.  Then do I try and dig it over or
Leave until next spring?
Thanks
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Grow Your Own / Sprout problem
« Last post by bobbyt on Yesterday at 19:57 »
Hi everyone
Got a couple of pics of my sprouts that were picked recently, some are fine, but on the others there's a sort of bluish grey dust and they are starting to 'blow' . The picture needs to be close up to see it properly. I think if you click on thumbnail it comes bigger. Any ideas anyone ? The sprouts in second pic looking healthy enough. Thanks for any feedback
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: song link ups
« Last post by New shoot on Yesterday at 19:51 »
Drive - The Cars
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Grow Your Own / Re: White fly on cabbages
« Last post by jaydig on Yesterday at 19:50 »
I have read that spraying them with a solution of water and garlic deters them, never tried it though.

Tried it - it doesn't work, unfortunately.
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