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by Westi
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I would have missed that.
Replies: 12
Views: 117

Re: I would have missed that.

I always do the hoover thing over the address now for all unknown e-mails or sites, which is why I forward everything to Paypal - but also found a lot of other rubbish in my mailbox that I knew were not real as not any of my interests but found my address never the less. I tried your sites Peter - '...
by Westi
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Site signing me out?
Replies: 15
Views: 142

Re: Site signing me out?

Had to sign in again tonight - don't think the remember me box is working, well not on my PC anyway! At least happening at beginning now & not 1/2 way through a post.
by Westi
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Growin Tiger nuts
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Growin Tiger nuts

Interesting Primrose! Don't know tiger nuts but do try to grow peanuts on & off! One year I got a crop but subsequent crops are taken by mice. As weather is rubbish tomorrow my plan is to go through the catalogues & do some googling so will see what turns up & if I find anything I will s...
by Westi
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I would have missed that.
Replies: 12
Views: 117

Re: I would have missed that.

PayPal is not secure at all! I've been hacked through them twice now & shut down account & even though shut down still get e-mails through from whoever has got into their account to tell me their has been 'unusual activity' on my account & the usual contact us etc. Forward them all to Pa...
by Westi
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Site signing me out?
Replies: 15
Views: 142

Site signing me out?

I've come on here as per norm, but last few nights & I'm half way through posting & suddenly I have to sign in again, despite ticking the remember me box. Now I don't mind signing in again, but what is aggravating is my post vanishes as well - not just on the main forum but on PM's. Anyone e...
by Westi
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 596

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

Weather not looking too promising for this week so glad I got a few bits done on lottie. Absolutely enjoyed scrapping the canker off the apple trees & painting on the heal & seal stuff. Didn't get every bit of it but those areas in reach were pretty much covered, the chief source of this can...
by Westi
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: 2018 growing season
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: 2018 growing season

My onion seeds are similar in size to yours, maybe a tiny bit bigger, I started mine off on the 27th but they are not having any heat but are in the propagator to stop the cat showing too much interest.
by Westi
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: 2018 growing season
Replies: 11
Views: 289

Re: 2018 growing season

I grew Crimson Crush a few years back when it came out first - it got blight! But I also harvested some nice tasty toms before then. Not big but not a cherry more a small salad type. I won't grow them again though as doing better with beefsteak types in the greenhouse, but for same size, taste &...
by Westi
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Sunflowers as a structural item on the plot, more than just pretty flowers ?
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Sunflowers as a structural item on the plot, more than just pretty flowers ?

Oh! That mention of your deep loose bed is going to be a challenge, & even a football sized root ball could move in that with a bit of a blow. I don't know much about sunflowers (read nothing), but are they one of those plants you can put in deeper & they will root off the stem?
by Westi
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Sunflowers as a structural item on the plot, more than just pretty flowers ?
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Sunflowers as a structural item on the plot, more than just pretty flowers ?

Welcome no-akira! If you've got the room give it a go - with some canes supports for the sunflowers as a back up. The native Americans were pretty handy but although times change & likely the sunflower varieties it might be doable with current props to help. Maybe cross research to find older va...
by Westi
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Decision made!
Replies: 25
Views: 974

Re: Decision made!

Hi Colin!
It's is a wee way off yet! Too much to do just clearing & stuff due to the wonderful weather limiting the visits to the plot. Think I have a site though but have to dig a fair few migrating raspberries first. Hope they don't put the price up while I procrastinate & work my butt off!
by Westi
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Chickens
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Chickens

I'd love to have some chooks but don't have the time to invest just yet in keeping them happy & a bit put off by the rats. Is not an egg an egg regardless of the colour of shell & anyway they have decided eggs are good for you - well for this month anyway! ;)
by Westi
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Decision made!
Replies: 25
Views: 974

Re: Decision made!

Hi Colin! I haven't actually got it but it is an assured Xmas present when I decide the size & where it is going to go. It's hard deciding due to the brassica rotation and the onion sets being in - & my measuring for my central path when I took on the allotment was not too clever either as o...
by Westi
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Raised bed
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Raised bed

Blimey never heard of it, but what a bargain ! Maybe a herb bed, not too deep so limited - salad leaves as well spring to mind.
by Westi
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: More moles stories.
Replies: 12
Views: 654

Re: More moles stories.

I tried those bulbs things advertised as well a few years back & thought rubbish! But on reflection had less moles after that then I have now - but weather different then than now as well! A decent summer to keep the worms lower might
solve the problem temporarily!

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