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by Pa Snip
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: More by luck than judgement
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: More by luck than judgement

Primrose, both the offending tree and sadly the owner have succumbed, might give my tree a better chance.
by Pa Snip
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: More by luck than judgement
Replies: 3
Views: 39

More by luck than judgement

25th May 2016 I posted pictures of the pear tree on our allotment that had apparently caught a disease from a neighbouring plots pear tree, the leaves were going black / brown curling up and dying. Action needed taking........................ 09:48am DSC_544803.jpg ....so I took it and cut back hard...
by Pa Snip
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Greenhouse Temperature
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Greenhouse Temperature

If you use thermostatic electric fan heater turn it to fan only

Damp the floor down at least twice per day.
Use roof shading, either net type or coolglass paint on.
by Pa Snip
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 43
Views: 486

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

AT LAST !!!!
Managed to get some work done on plot put in two rows each of first earlies, Lady CristL and Sharpes Express. = 60 tubers.
by lunchtime it was too hot for me to carry on, my legs now telling me I've done some work.... just about holding me up.
Alien also giving me gyp
by Pa Snip
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Problems posting pics anyone ?
Replies: 5
Views: 38

Re: Problems posting pics anyone ?

:lol: you two.

Think about what last Friday was which gives you my star sign and all I can do then is >>>>>

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by Pa Snip
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Problems posting pics anyone ?
Replies: 5
Views: 38

Re: Problems posting pics anyone ?

Thanks Geoff. Mine is also working now. A gremlin in my system somewhere obviously.

Above Malham Cove 15-4-18.
Given half a chance that sheep would definitely had a butt at me.
by Pa Snip
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Problems posting pics anyone ?
Replies: 5
Views: 38

Problems posting pics anyone ?

Today I cannot post pics.
Once I have chosen a pic to upload I only get a delete option and the status remains blank

Anybody else having issues ??
by Pa Snip
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Visiting suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 586

Re: Visiting suggestions

As a few will have come to realise over the period I have been on this forum I rarely let the opportunity for a wind up pass by. Such was the case on Saturday. Mrs S, and my long lasting friend from schooldays who had taken the opportunity to meet us in Whitby, took our patronage into a tea shop in ...
by Pa Snip
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Visiting suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 586

Re: Visiting suggestions

As a number of you sent your good wishes for my birthday & trip last weekend I feel I must once again say thank you for your words and suggestions. There have been some comments during the last few months about posts that do not relate to the original subject, or dare I say even contain humour, ...
by Pa Snip
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Using a rotavator
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: Using a rotavator

As suggested already, late season turn over, either by fork or rotavate, and then early season use rotavator when ground dry. nothing to be gained by trying to work wet heavy clay except a bad back After a wet winter like we have experienced it would pay to add a good oad of sharp sand and then to p...
by Pa Snip
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Visiting suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 586

Re: Visiting suggestions

Hi Geoff Yes it is in progress, need to make time to deal with it. Driving up on Friday I made a bad decision, by way of a change I thought we would travel M4o, M42, M5 M6. All went well until M6, Constant roadworks !! journey up took 8 hours including breakfast stop. Can recommend Harry Ramsden bre...
by Pa Snip
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 43
Views: 486

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Having lost our Winston seed potatoes to rot because of variations in temperature where they were stored we visited a Wyevale GC yesterday and purchased 2kg of Sharpes Express as they were offering first earlies at half price. 2kg for £2.50 = 30 tubers. Plan is to try and get them in the ground this...
by Pa Snip
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday Pa Snip.
Replies: 12
Views: 88

Re: Happy Birthday Pa Snip.

Thank you OH

It is a pleasure to be able to call you an online friend. :D
My reaching the prescribed three score and ten shows we should never give up hoping for the unexpected.
by Pa Snip
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Visiting suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 586

Re: Visiting suggestions

Geoff if we find the shop and I'm in a position to swallow then a good pork pie would be a goner
by Pa Snip
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Visiting suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 586

Re: Visiting suggestions

Thank you for the good wishes, I am really looking forward to this trip. Given what I have heard I am even thinking of trying some rissoles at some fancy Skipton restaurant :) OH , I rarely take many pictures but I'll see what I can do in this instance (Typed with tongue in cheek, it's amazing what ...

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