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by JohnN
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sign of things to come.
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Sign of things to come.

Shallot Man wrote:I note we now have a barber in our super-market. My Son informs me they have a dentist in theirs. :o :o

Don't buy the sausages.
by JohnN
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Blight?
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Blight?

Thank you, Monika. I've sprayed them with a mild solution of Bordeaux mixture, so we'll see.
by JohnN
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Blight?
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Blight?

Here's a bad pic of a leaf.
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by JohnN
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Blight?
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Blight?

TB - Not sure as my thermometer doesn't go very low (50 deg). This morning, 8.30, I reckon it's about 18-20 deg. as it's dull and no sun. The white patches have also developed a bit of brown edging, but they don't seem any worse than 48hrs ago.
by JohnN
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Blight?
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Blight?

Re my Blight post. I've just noticed that the cherry toms, next to the Alicante seem to be unaffected!
by JohnN
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Blight?
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Blight?

5 days ago I transferred my windowsill-grown tomato plants, 8" high, into the greenhouse to harden them up before planting into grow bags. They have all developed white patches on the edges of the leaves. Is this blight, or something else - I can't find anything to quite match it on the interne...
by JohnN
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: (Delayed) Spring 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 2377

Re: (Delayed) Spring 2018

Primrose - re your Noah reference, there was a very subtle cartoon I saw in a paper. Line of animals in pairs waiting to board ark. A pair of horses are introducing themselves to a pair of unicorns: "Hi, I'm Robert and this is Anne" Unicorn: "Hi, I'm Bill and this is Jack."
by JohnN
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: RUNNER BEAN NET.
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: RUNNER BEAN NET.

I erected a runner bean support many years ago, which I’ve found easy to manage. It consists of two 3” sq x 7ft posts, set in Metposts and 10 ft apart. 3/4" slots, cut into the top of each post “in line” with the narrow plot, hold each end of a 10ft long 4” x ¾” plank. To support the beans I us...
by JohnN
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 977
Views: 83131

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

Why are atoms the source of all fake news? Because they make up everything!
by JohnN
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Raspberry canes
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Raspberry canes

Gorgeous weather this a.m. so spent the morning extending my raspberry "frame" to take the 5 new canes I bought this week. They're all together in a pot so I've got to separate them. Is it best to plant each in a separate hole, or dig a trench? Use just the soft earth already there or plan...
by JohnN
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Chicken run
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: Chicken run

Good idea, Colin. Perhaps a couple of small apple trees, chickens love pecking around under trees and would probably eat the windfalls as well as any bugs trying to climb the trees.
How's N Norfolk at the moment? Lovely area, we often stay with friends at Fakenham.
by JohnN
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Chicken run
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: Chicken run

Here's the run described in my previous post.
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by JohnN
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Chicken run
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Chicken run

My next-door neighbour has a large chicken run for sale, and I am wondering if any KGF members would be interested. It's about 30ft long and suitable for at least a dozen birds, with an enclosed run and night time accomodation and laying area at one end. It has been completely dismantled and ready f...
by JohnN
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Raised bed
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: Raised bed

Pa Snip - Perhaps your Homebase made the same mistake as mine did at first. When I enquired where they were they sent me outside where all the outdoors stuff is, including other "raised beds". In fact the Birdies ones were in flat packs inside the store and hidden under a bench!
by JohnN
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Raised bed
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: Raised bed

So did we, Jeff, but ours had a bottom to it! The hot water was heated up on a kitchen coal range and we bathed by the light of oil lamps.

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