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Chatting on the Plot / Re: What's the weather like where you are? - 2021
« Last post by John on September 21, 2021, 19:41 »
Better than expected today, cloudy but some sunny spells and warm. Dark already, the nights are really drawing in now.
Grow Your Own / Blueberries
« Last post by pepsi100 on September 21, 2021, 19:31 »
I have just got hold of three blueberry plants
I want to goive them the best start in life for their first year
So they will be inside in pots over the winter
I have potted them in John Innes no3 ferilizer
I have heard that I can add coffee grounds to the soil to  make it more acid
Now I dont know how true this is, but I have been adding it to my blueberries outside, okay they are only 2 years old, but seem to be doing okay
They get watered by the hose when the wife waters the grass and plants (I am trying to get her to use rainwater on the new blueberries in doors)
Well any advice for helping my new blueberry plants make it through their first year would be appreciated
Chatting on the Plot / Re: Livestock subsidies
« Last post by grinling on September 21, 2021, 17:31 »
chicken poo is trucked off to the methane burners, used to be Scotland, now England has them.
The Hen House / Re: Worried I don't have all the necessities!
« Last post by grinling on September 21, 2021, 17:29 »
can you put pics up  of your run set up, or describe it well.
put a chair in the run and sit with them, scatter some mixed corn, if you have it, and sit and watch what they do.
what breed did you get and how old.
try to get some grit and oyster shell, pets shops sell it, I always used chick size. I had mine in a flowerpot with a tent hook through the bottom, when converted to concrete I had little hanging pots.
General Gardening / MOVED: ripening melons, dead vines!
« Last post by JayG on September 21, 2021, 15:16 »
Chatting on the Plot / Re: Livestock subsidies
« Last post by mumofstig on September 21, 2021, 14:55 »
I got this on mine ..
Grow Your Own / ripening melons, dead vines!
« Last post by Hortic on September 21, 2021, 13:55 »
Hi All. My 'Emir' melons aren't ripe yet and the vines are yellow and withering.
Does the melon skin photosynthesise?
Will these ripen off the vine?
Does the bag and banana trick work? Will they sweeten?
Chatting on the Plot / Livestock subsidies
« Last post by jezza on September 21, 2021, 13:52 »
Hello I've just had a report on my phone that 26 celebrities are  petitioning the government to cut livestock subsidies to encourage farmers to find alternative ways to produce food,guess who no other than chris packham Ricky Gervais joanna lumley Joaquin pheonix   and others ,,,,,    jezza
Chatting on the Plot / Re: Looking forward to next year's holiday.
« Last post by Goosegirl on September 21, 2021, 13:48 »
Might give some interesting results! Try ironing it on a cool setting but take the sweet out beforehand. :lol:
Chatting on the Plot / Re: Spiders this year
« Last post by Goosegirl on September 21, 2021, 13:47 »
I hate them and found a big one when I was running my bath the other night. Do they come up the plug hole?
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