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by Iain
Fri May 01, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Tips for growing leeks
Replies: 22
Views: 5285

Re: Tips for growing leeks

Such cheer! :D And from a lurgan spade of all things! :wink:
by Iain
Fri May 01, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Red Sproyting Broccoli
Replies: 8
Views: 1822

Re: Red Sproyting Broccoli

Johnboy, a few years ago you gave us a list of varieties and their times of harvest. From my notes: Rudolph....late Sept-Xmas-Jan. (these times reflect staggered sowings.) Red Spear....Mid Jan-Mid Feb. Red Arrow....Mid Feb-Mid Mar. Early PS....March. Cardinal....Mid Mar.-Mid April. Late PS....April-...
by Iain
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Joys of Spring, Scottish style!
Replies: 1
Views: 857

Joys of Spring, Scottish style!

Early Spring- about this time- I was walking up a village street with a friend who's a native of the place. Approaching us we see the notoriously greetin-faced Duncan. "'Mornin', Duncan!" says my friend. "It's a fine mornin'" "Whit!" grunts Duncan, "It's cauld enou...
by Iain
Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Seeds online from Alan Romans Seeds.
Replies: 6
Views: 2446

Seeds online from Alan Romans Seeds.

To many this'll not be news. However, I feel compelled to record the following. Seeds I ordered online from Alan Romans Seeds cost 0.50p per packet (a few were 0.80p). Ordered on Tuesday, arrived on Thursday. Received by email 1.receipt 2. notification of dispatch, with tracker number. Hard to fault...
by Iain
Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Ragwort horror
Replies: 18
Views: 7445

We too pull the ragwort by hand in the numerous corners the spray can't reach. Some job! But for years I thought it odd that none ever appeared in the goats' field...until I examined the turf closely one summer. All the plants were grazed to the ground. There's far more grass in the field than three...
by Iain
Thu May 17, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Root nasties.
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

Root nasties.

Last time I grew veg.-back when the world was young- there seemed to be umpteen things you could mix with your soil to ensure the demise of such as cutworms, eelworms, leatherjackets. Yesterday I visited my local Klondyke garden centre to buy such, only to be told that nothing now exists to take the...
by Iain
Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:12 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Chicken Manure pellets/fertilizers for Potatoes and Veg
Replies: 18
Views: 11473

I have to say I found your posts very interesting, Dewwex, and I applaud your search for knowledge! The book "Know and Grow Vegetables" by P.J.Salter, J.K.A.Bleasdale, and Others (the source of Geoff's table) was recommended on this forum by John some time ago. Though it's out of print, it...
by Iain
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Where best to buy.
Replies: 26
Views: 8816

Thank you again for helpful advice, folks. Got nearly all of it now. Have found Kay's hard to beat for most things, I must say.

I.
by Iain
Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Why you should get some "examination gloves"
Replies: 18
Views: 4971

I too have taken to using these disposable latex gloves recently. I find that while they have the virtues Chris describes they cause my hands to sweat to an uncomfortable extent.
by Iain
Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Good places to buy pots.
Replies: 3
Views: 1729

Good places to buy pots.

Hello,
Can anyone suggest a good source for pots, multi-pot trays, etc.?

Iain.
by Iain
Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Wacky Number Plates
Replies: 26
Views: 7145

Is it not a fairly common human trait to want to personalise your possessions with a name? Stop me if I've told you this before but... I was once involved in a raft race on the river Forth, for charity. You made your own raft and two of you crewed it. There they were at the start all with their name...
by Iain
Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Wacky Number Plates
Replies: 26
Views: 7145

I remember seeing in Grangemouth K5ERA. In Drymen, Stirlingshire, a chap had UPU1 and UPU2. Billy Connolly lived in the village at that time and was talking to a friend of mine when UPU2 passed. Apparently he'd made the chap an enormous offer for the number/s but had been turned down.
by Iain
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How could i forget
Replies: 11
Views: 3030

jopsy wrote:i am sure you are forgiven regularly OH :P

Oh,direct hit! Choice! :lol:
by Iain
Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:46 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Grow Your Own Veg
Replies: 40
Views: 10521

I think things like this encourage superficiality at the expense of passion and a respect for hard-earned knowledge. There's no modesty in it, no regard for the wonder inherent in the subject. That's what gets me. Maybe if we watch the whole series we'll find ourselves qualified for a degree in Vegg...
by Iain
Sat Jan 06, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Grow Your Own Veg
Replies: 40
Views: 10521

Great stuff, Clive. I for one had forgotten what good gardening programmes were like. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but some are worth more than others it seems. :)

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