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Our UKVG forum currently has about 1500 members. If each member could recruit just ONE more member we could have 3000 members. Simple arithmetic!A group like ours needs the constant addition of "new blood" to keep it active. Could you recruit a new…Continue
I just had the shock over the weekend. First tunnel is the provider. Continue
An extraordinary article in the Guardian yesterday commented on naked photography at sacred sites like Macchu Pichu and ones in Cambodia. I find such things fairly objectionable at such places, but is there a place for what I describe as "Sky clad"…Continue
That's it...the last of the leeks went into a big pan of soup today. They normally last well into spring so I'm not quite sure what happened this year. They didn't seem to bulk up as well last year so I've ended up using two or three skinny ones…Continue
I want to add sand to the soil / compost in my new raised bed, to make it more suitable for growing root crops. The Garden Centre only had "Sharp sand" today, so that's what I bought. I hope this is right. Please can someone tell me whether it is…Continue
After last years modest crop, and irregular winter plantings, I have saved the beans until now to plnt them out. I shall probably do so in the next few days, after spending about three weeks preparing the bed, with finest topsoil.The surface of that…Continue
The frogs in my garden pond spawned on Wednesday night. This is the third year in a row they have spawned on this date! I think that's pretty impressive. Does anyone else have any experience of this?Continue
Well, it was only 2 degrees and with sleet in the wind at Caldbeck today but, undaunted I ventured into the village hall to drool over the huge selection of potato varieties. Managed to get 2 bags of Lady Christl which I haven't seen anywhere else…Continue
you can still have a salad sandwich. In the greenhouse I still have over-wintered lettuce, spring onions and even radishes. So, with a little sliced ham I had a nice lunchtime sandwich and mostly all home produced. Anybody else got stuff in the…Continue
Tipped out one of the compost daleks today to get some wonderful crumbly stuff...as good as anything you can buy. The texture is amazing but the material at the bottom of the bin has been 'cooking' for about 18 months so it should be. This stuff forms the basis of my potting mixes and I made…Continue
It's that time when I don my oldest (Next stop the bin ) clothes, and descend on the greenhouse with buckets of Jeyes Fluid. A couple of hours sloshing and scrubbing sees me gasping for fresh air and smelling like a newly cleaned public convenience!
Never mind, everything is clean and scrubbed, so it's off to the shower, having dumped most outer garments either in the aforesaid bin, or the washing machine.
So today it was the turn of the sulphur candle. Set the tin on a brick…Continue
now i am not a salesman i am retired 66 year old who likes his veg patch and not overly fit so last year i bought a backsaver spade and now i enjoy digging the veg ground this tool actualy helps me enjoy digging if you want to see it in action google = backsaver spade . but bear in mind it is for turning the soil you can not dig holes etc anyone with lots of digging should be interested in this tool i know it was not cheap but what price do you put on making the job easy to my mind spades…Continue