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  Topic: Advice on planting up my garden
AnneandMike

Replies: 11
Views: 2698
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 29, 10 7:08 pm   Subject: Advice on planting up my garden
Depends, apples on M27 can fruit in year 1.

A few, but you are better off taking them off. In the 1st year you want the tree to make a good root system then, on a dwarfing rootstock you will get a ...
  Topic: What goes "Pieces of seven! Pieces of seven!" ...?
AnneandMike

Replies: 11
Views: 2942
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Mon Jun 28, 10 6:30 pm   Subject: What goes "Pieces of seven! Pieces of seven!" ...?

I assume it's an IT joke.

Yup!
  Topic: What goes "Pieces of seven! Pieces of seven!" ...?
AnneandMike

Replies: 11
Views: 2942
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Sat Jun 26, 10 6:18 pm   Subject: What goes "Pieces of seven! Pieces of seven!" ...?
Reminds me of those old strips of punched tape with a parity character line.
  Topic: Free NPower Home Energy Monitor
AnneandMike

Replies: 13
Views: 5146
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Jun 13, 10 5:34 pm   Subject: Free NPower Home Energy Monitor


I'm having a bit of touble finding out their prices- their price checker either does nothing or the result is very promising at 0.00 per year

Their prices match that of the main supplier i ...
  Topic: Is an allotment cost effective?
AnneandMike

Replies: 53
Views: 11375
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 07, 10 6:08 pm   Subject: Is an allotment cost effective?
It is very cost effective ...........in savings to the NHS for the benefits to your physical and mental health.

Maybe they should be compulsory!
  Topic: Converting old silage clamp to covered walled garden.
AnneandMike

Replies: 10
Views: 2434
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 07, 10 6:01 pm   Subject: Converting old silage clamp to covered walled garden.
I'm no expert but I would think that with opaque sides, lack of light would be a problem outside the summer months, but the shading could help in summer. What are you thinking of growing?....and when ...
  Topic: Shade netting.
AnneandMike

Replies: 4
Views: 1362
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed May 26, 10 6:29 pm   Subject: Shade netting.
Use viromesh - it protects from birds and insects as well as the sun, lasts forever. Not cheap though.
  Topic: Alaotra grebe confirmed extinct
AnneandMike

Replies: 13
Views: 4738
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed May 26, 10 6:23 pm   Subject: Alaotra grebe confirmed extinct
I don't remember seeing anything about biodiversity and species extinction in the election manifestos. Maybe it isn't important (too our leaders!).
  Topic: Raised bed/compost question
AnneandMike

Replies: 9
Views: 2047
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 23, 10 8:28 pm   Subject: Raised bed/compost question
The half rotted stuff will need nitrogen as it rots down. If you don't add any, the beds will become deficient and anything you try and grow will be weakened (except for peas and beans which make the ...
  Topic: New raised bed.
AnneandMike

Replies: 9
Views: 2299
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 23, 10 8:23 pm   Subject: New raised bed.
Looks great but I don't recognise the stuff inside. Shouldn't it be heavy, sticky big lumps like the stuff I try and grow things in?
  Topic: Grow something new this year
AnneandMike

Replies: 33
Views: 4431
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 23, 10 8:21 pm   Subject: Grow something new this year
I grew both salsify and scorzonera last year for the first time. I am not doing it again. The main problem is we have heavy clay soil and cleaning the roots was a real pain and what you got in the e ...
  Topic: Its official! I,m a seed junky!
AnneandMike

Replies: 47
Views: 8456
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 23, 10 8:14 pm   Subject: Its official! I,m a seed junky!
Current sowings:
tomatoes (3 varieties)
peppers (2 varieties)
sweetcorn
leeks
cabbage
cucumber
courgette
peas
broad beans
cosmos
morning glory (2 varieties)
sweet peas (2 varieties)
stipa ...
  Topic: Vancover Winter Olympics
AnneandMike

Replies: 7
Views: 2656
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 10 3:41 pm   Subject: Vancover Winter Olympics
Snowboard cross and ski cross - absolutely brilliant.
  Topic: Yorkshire rhubarb gets PDO...
AnneandMike

Replies: 5
Views: 7088
PostForum: Seasonal and Frugal Shopping   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 10 3:32 pm   Subject: Yorkshire rhubarb gets PDO...
At least we will be able to charge those southerners more for it now.
  Topic: USB/PC-based instruments - data loggers/scopes
AnneandMike

Replies: 22
Views: 5742
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 10 7:17 pm   Subject: USB/PC-based instruments - data loggers/scopes
If you want a cheap datalogger for 25 try
http://www.rev-ed.co.uk/picaxe/

Some great electronic projects there. PM me if you want to know more, I have built a number of their devices. PICAXE c ...
 
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