Vistamoraira

  • Vistamoraira posted an update 5 years ago

    Totally fed up. Have a large strawberry bed and last week had a bumper harvest with loads of promise for days to come. Today absolutely NOTHING left. ALL ripe and ALL green strawbs taken by mice. Netted so birds or squirrels couldn’t enjoy them but mice have taken every last one of everything. On a good note first lot of raspberries today and at…[Read more]

    • Bugga! Bugga! Bugga! (I’ll say it for you). Its the absolute pits when something like that happens – because its not just the crop that goes, its all the dreams and plans that go with it – the anticipation on the faces of family when you serve them up, that recipe you were going to try, the punnet you were taking to the old neighbour. And I’d…[Read more]

      • Len replied 5 years ago

        that’s answered a question for me. I have a few strawberries in pots that I put in the greenhouse. when I went to the lottie on sunday, about 6 straws, mostly still green, were scattered around the ground near the pot. I did wonder if mice were the culprits. :yahoo:

  • Vistamoraira posted an update 5 years ago

    Totally fed up. Have a large strawberry bed and last week had a bumper harvest with loads of promise for days to come. Today absolutely NOTHING left. ALL ripe and ALL green strawbs taken by mice. Netted so birds or squirrels couldn’t enjoy them but mice have taken every last one of everything. On a good note first lot of raspberries today and at…[Read more]

  • Hi Allan, I’m back to the group after quite a while away. Sorry to hear that you are in hospital, but am sure they will get you back fighting fit again in no time. Wishing you all the very best :bye:

  • Vistamoraira posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    Ah thanks Gertie…. good to be back. Forgotten how friendly this site was. :bye:

  • Vistamoraira posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    Thanks Gibbon, Bizzylizzy. Good to be back. :bye:

  • Vistamoraira posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    Thanks all. Very frustrating time but all good now. Been out of plaster 3 weeks. Ankle (where operation took place), very stiff, but at least I can get about now. Putting the wheelchair on Ebay …. hooray! Looking forward to chatting to you all and making new friends. :yahoo:

  • mick1970 and Profile picture of VistamorairaVistamoraira are now friends 5 years ago

  • Vistamoraira posted an update 5 years ago

    Don’t know if anyone will remember me. Found my way back after many months. Hope you are all well. Not been gardening for some time due to being in plaster for a long while. Getting back into it and catching up on my allotment. Have to take a while in looking round the site as it all looks so different. :scratch:

    • Hi V, course we remember you, good to see you back on. Being plastered for a long time doesn’t sound to clever, :lol: hope you are well now?

      • I remember you :rose: and that did,nt sound like much fun :negative: but hopefully things are on the up now :yes:

    • good evening welcome back :yahoo: …….still good for everything you need….we are a clever bunch :rake:

    • Thanks all. Very frustrating time but all good now. Been out of plaster 3 weeks. Ankle (where operation took place), very stiff, but at least I can get about now. Putting the wheelchair on Ebay …. hooray! Looking forward to chatting to you all and making new friends. :yahoo:

    • Thanks Gibbon, Bizzylizzy. Good to be back. :bye:

    • Hallo Friend…welcome back :bye: :yahoo:

    • Good to have you back Vista :-) :-) and sorry to hear about the op but you’ll hopefully soon be gardening at full pelt :yes:
      Jane

    • cilla replied 5 years ago

      Just seen this and of course we remember you, good to have you back. :rose: Take it slowly, but great for you to be back on your feet. Keep us posted. :yes:

  • Glad I saw your reply Mick. Have discovered that my leeks this year have been very badly affected with the allium leaf miner and was about to ask if it had to be enviromesh and your answer was there. Going to have to weigh up cost of netting against whether it’s worth growing the leeks at all now that this problem has definitely got worse. Was…[Read more]

  • Vistamoraira started the topic Quotes in the forum Feedback 6 years, 3 months ago

    Would like to make a request that we have a little section in our profile for putting our “favourite quotes”.  On the ‘old’ site I loved to read the quotes of others.  What do any of you think?

  • Like others have said, I have changed over the years. I loved gardening when I was a very small child as it meant being close to my Dad. He was either on his allotment or at the pub, so the allotment was the […]

  • Find myself a little depressed today. The arctic weather out there makes me want to go back to bed. :-(

  • For about the last 4 years I’ve subscribed to Kitchen Garden and as I never tend to throw them away, I’ve got an every growing mountain of them. To be honest though, this month’s March issue isn’t a lot different […]

  • Vistamoraira posted a new activity comment 6 years, 3 months ago

    One thing that I always saw my dad do and that was once he had thinned his carrots he used to sprinkle soot along the row. Thought it was weird, but I guess an old remedy for deterring carrot root fly?

  • Vistamoraira posted a new activity comment 6 years, 3 months ago

    Tried that… “sorry, we can’t be more specific”. Fortunately the delivery has arrived now, so at least this afternoon is my own. :yes:

  • I really enjoyed your thought provoking read dandlyon.

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