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by Geoff
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 457

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

My wife made a batch today, they looked really good oranges at £1.50 kg from market stall. I've pruned, fed and mulched the Autumn Raspberries and pressure washed the outside of a greenhouse. While I was mulching I filled two barrows with compost and parked them in the tunnel to use during the week ...
by Geoff
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: 2018 growing season
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: 2018 growing season

If you like dark tomatoes try Cherokee Purple, I don't know about blight outside, seems OK inside.
by Geoff
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 457

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

Thanks both. It is an RCB and it is supplied by an RCB breaker in a consumer unit in the garage that controls all my outside circuits. I was worried the shoulder was stiff and painful but with no bruising so I went to the GP (rang and left a message for triage, rang back within 2 hours and went to v...
by Geoff
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 457

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

I've been changing my greenhouse from gravel bed staging to 6"x1" treated boards. Washed everything down with Jeyes Fluid so ready to go. IMG_3993_R.jpg While I was ordering the wood I got enough for five more ordinary nest boxes. I make them to a design I downloaded years ago, I was going...
by Geoff
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Chase Organics
Replies: 19
Views: 230

Re: Chase Organics

Yes I did, not very far away, shows how old the recordings are, snow long gone. If GP's got themselves organised we could get rid of shooting as you have surely got to be a mental defective to think Pheasant shooting is either sport or conservation.
by Geoff
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Chase Organics
Replies: 19
Views: 230

Re: Chase Organics

JBA are quite expensive by the time they are delivered and when I tried them a few years ago I was unimpressed by the quality. I put my 10 First Earlies in a tunnel bed approximately 10'x4'. I've never understood this crowded bag growing and the limited yield per seed tuber that people seem to think...
by Geoff
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Chase Organics
Replies: 19
Views: 230

Re: Chase Organics

I'm looking for some for planting in the tunnel in February so need to buy them soon, got 10 at 15p each on Settle Market last year, could try Twin Locks. Don't try LBS, went there Thursday, big sign up "LBS IS NOT CLOSING DOWN", could have fooled me, almost completely stripped of stock wi...
by Geoff
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Fruit Cage cleanup advice
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Fruit Cage cleanup advice

You don't have that much rain in Norfolk that the food will leach away and I always think it seems more sensible to put fertiliser under mulch. One less job for the Spring if you get it done in the quiet of Winter.
by Geoff
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Blow that
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Blow that

Happy New Year to one and all.

No need for a leaf blower here just the usual bilge pump.
by Geoff
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: At the check out
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: At the check out

Well neither package made it. UKMail said I was delivery 42 and just after they got to 41 got a message to say they couldn't find us, I was at the computer overlooking the road (ploughed and salted) but didn't see a van. DPD simply said delayed due to the weather.
by Geoff
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: At the check out
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: At the check out

While we are on shopping, I had fun yesterday. Some months ago our local Wickes was refurbished and on the re-opening day they had a good offer on a DeWalt cordless drill, it has been great so I have been looking at the rest of the family. Initially the jigsaw but Black Friday and Boxing Day sales c...
by Geoff
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Fruit Cage cleanup advice
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Fruit Cage cleanup advice

All the advice seems good to me. A secondary advantage besides support of tying them in is it makes the old growth even more obvious at pruning time. If I remember correctly you have just taken over this plot so they may have been neglected, when you have sorted them you could give them a feed of FB...
by Geoff
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Chritmas
Replies: 11
Views: 337

Re: Happy Chritmas

Haven't worked out which is the correct thread for season's greetings so this one will have to do!

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR VIEWERS AND (ESPECIALLY) POSTERS
by Geoff
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday to Alan Refail
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: Happy Birthday to Alan Refail

Missed yet another one - belated Best Wishes.
by Geoff
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Tree Canker
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Tree Canker

I have problems with canker and try to keep it under control by pruning. The reference books I have agree with what you have found. They do emphasise soil conditions, it is the high rainfall here that gives me the problem I think. Fruit Cultivation for Amateurs - 1951: "A disease largely influe...

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