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by Westi
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Spring onion regrowing
Replies: 14
Views: 1647

Re: Spring onion regrowing

Just re-visiting as I have continued this & I have never had such big spring onions. They are still in the miniature peach pot by the back door, grown through the winter without protection and over a foot high! They will have their own designated pot this year as have been so successful! These n...
by Westi
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Modified standard garden trowel - "snub nosed trowel"
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Modified standard garden trowel - "snub nosed trowel"

It works well, the roots of the plants go toward the clay layer for moisture (which in some parts is not as deep as stated) but they have an easy journey there. Generally the plot is workable in any weather & although I still gasp at whole dry the soil looks in a good summer, but the plants alwa...
by Westi
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: More by luck than judgement
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: More by luck than judgement

My pear tree has/had scab & I did pretty much the same but my tree is a bit bigger. Last year I had quite a few pears higher on the tree that were without spots! I was a bit ruthless this year again with the pruning & sealed the cracks in the bark as well - I will report back but worrying at...
by Westi
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Modified standard garden trowel - "snub nosed trowel"
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Modified standard garden trowel - "snub nosed trowel"

Wow no_akira! You are definitely going win this nature game if willing to commit to that modification! I've got sandy soil on top of clay, but about 2 - 3ft until I meet Mr Clay. Front row of our site is just clay but my part wasn't opened until about 10 years & a bit ago! In the interim they du...
by Westi
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: 2018 growing season
Replies: 97
Views: 4723

Re: 2018 growing season

Tiger they all look healthy & happy & not at all leggy! Weather permitting they should give you great crops!
by Westi
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 48
Views: 547

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

It's still 17 degrees here & not a cloud in the sky! The bog at the back (aka the lawn) is drying out nicely and I may be able to tackle it in the next day or so. Can't wait to retire & not stare out the window wondering what I could be doing on lottie!
by Westi
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 48
Views: 547

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

It was all plant, sow & hoe today. The little grown chaps had to go in as running out of room & getting too big. It looks pretty promising for the next couple of weeks so went for the sow as well & weeded the strawberries & hoed all under the fruit trees. It started cloudy & ende...
by Westi
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Visiting suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 604

Re: Visiting suggestions

Enjoy your weekend Pa! The forum guys have done well with some suggestions, right down to lunch. If the alien is playing up there is a Golden Arches everywhere & one bite of a big mac is like eating baby food so should go down easy.
by Westi
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday Pa Snip.
Replies: 12
Views: 90

Re: Happy Birthday Pa Snip.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PA! X
by Westi
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spread Sheet
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: Spread Sheet

I think this came up before Colin, have you searched? I am no where organised enough, I start with the best intentions & for a few weeks on it, then other jobs overtake & before I know it seasons over & I've barely recorded sowing into the 2nd week of May let alone crop progress & we...
by Westi
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 48
Views: 547

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

PP! It will be fine - when have they ever got the weather wrong? :) :) :) :) I think nature is telling us it is real though, enjoying the blossom coming out, the daffs & tulips flowering, baby lambs & other critters. I believe my starling family under the roof tile at the back have hatched t...
by Westi
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 48
Views: 547

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Balmy 16 here this afternoon, but tomorrow & Friday is not as promising, next week looks pretty good & going for it this weekend regardless! That's why they make fleece isn't it? I'll need a machete to get in the back room if I don't get the Russian heritage beefsteak toms out soon!
by Westi
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Bean Tunnel
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Bean Tunnel

Ah Colin, it was gone! I have been mooching around though & I think I could possibly find something, will let you all know.
by Westi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: (Delayed) Spring 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 2377

Re: (Delayed) Spring 2018

Hi Pa! The middle is over 6'. I was concerned that the arc of the hoops would make it too low at the edges to plant much but is about 2 1/2' quickly going to 3' so with plant spacing loads of room for cabbages, smaller toms, chillies etc. I'm keeping the bed at the back very deep at about 8 ft so th...
by Westi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Bean Tunnel
Replies: 9
Views: 1302

Re: Bean Tunnel

Hi quilter! Welcome to the forum! You know I actually haven't - I'm usually mooching in those places first of all when I want something for lottie & I do go back to thinking of getting something more solid but new they are costly. Sometimes you can get very lucky & find something good that i...

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