Peat Free Compost 2023
Posted by: toomanytommytoes - 3 hours ago - Replies (4)

For anyone looking to buy some peat free compost, these are some current prices:

Wickes own brand 50L for £5 (no green waste compost, a mix of wood fibre, composted bark and coir, I quite like it)
Sainsburys 2 x 40L Levington for £8 (I wasn't happy with this stuff last year, contains green waste compost and had quite a bit of plastic contamination)
Home Bargains 40L for £3.49 (not been to a shop to see it myself, if it's the same as the Growmoor stuff they usually sell it's decent quality)
Lidl 40L for £3.49 (no idea what this stuff is like, if they're like Aldi it'll be mostly green waste compost)

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  Bean seed ID help
Posted by: JJB - 7 hours ago - Replies (7)

These bean seeds escaped their packet, any idea what they could be.  Its not one I've grown before so it might be a seed swap one.   They are predominantly white/creamy coloured with black mottling around their 'belly button', I've no idea what that bit is called  Smile


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  All about Podded Peas
Posted by: Veggie - 28-03-2023, 11:24 PM - Replies (14)

We don't seem to talk about Podded Peas much so now's your chance!
Do you grow them? Which varieties? Any tips? Are they worth growing.
Do you grow them to eat fresh, for freezing or for drying?

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  Fruit frame
Posted by: Can the Man - 28-03-2023, 10:43 PM - Replies (4)

My son has built a fruit frame onto my raised bed that my blueberries grow in.
I’m very happy I can now get more ericaceous compost and replant 3 and 3 bushes and 1 cranberry bush in each section.


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Big Grin 3rd birthday competition
Posted by: Admin - 23-03-2023, 08:12 PM - Replies (7)

In May the forum celebrates its 3rd birthday!

To celebrate we will be running a competition with a prize fund of £50. The details will be published soon, so make sure you visit every day or you might miss the chance to enter Wink

Over Easter 4 posts will be made containing key words you need to collect to stand a chance of winning a prize.

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  Dog Daisy, Dog Violet & Dog Rose
Posted by: Veggie - 23-03-2023, 04:11 PM - Replies (17)

Lots of Dog violets in the garden now and I also have Dog daisies and Dog roses................but what does Dog mean in these names?

Without goggling, can you guess?

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  Which ones?
Posted by: Small chilli - 22-03-2023, 08:56 PM - Replies (16)

Ok everyone I need you using your imagination  Big Grin .

Let’s pretend that halfway through the growing season you’ve got to.
 1 move every thing you’re growing 
 2 everything you grow has to down size to fish boxes and limited on space to put fish box. 
 3 everything you do grow can only be cooked on the hob ( if it needs cooking) 

Which varieties of veg do you grow?

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  How long do you take?
Posted by: Small chilli - 21-03-2023, 08:06 PM - Replies (28)

Bob was telling me yesterday about some survey/ report/ program ( don’t know wasn’t paying attention to that bit  Big Grin ) that says the average meal in a UK home takes 20 minutes to prepare! I find this a little disturbing. Does the whole country open a packet and wait for the bing of the microwave?! I find it hard because last night we had one of the quickest meals we do. A re heat roast with a few extra fresh veggies to bulk it up. It still took 27 minutes.
I have no Idea what our average time would be preparing a meal. It’s definitely more than 20 minutes! 
What about you?

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Posted by: Farendwoman - 21-03-2023, 12:59 PM - Replies (16)

Any ideas??
Just popped up in a pot of dead something.
I wondered about cow parsley but it looks to “fine and fancy” for that

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  Blast from the past
Posted by: Small chilli - 20-03-2023, 10:28 PM - Replies (8)

A garden I worked in 10/11 years ago! 






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