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by Johnboy
Sat May 09, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Swallows, swifts and house martins ......
Replies: 13
Views: 748

Re: Swallows, swifts and house martins ......

Well three years ago we had 18 pairs of Swallows in the stable and barn and we think the number of young produced was in excess of fifty and since then the next year we got none and saw two Swallows on the power line last year which moved on and to date I have not seen a Swallow, Swift or House Mart...
by Johnboy
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Russian comfrey
Replies: 9
Views: 1551

Re: Russian comfrey

The HDRA through Lawrence Hill put out first Bocking 4 which can be quite invasive and best cut before any seeding can take place then Bocking 14 which doesn't seed in UK and what you grow is what you get. I have been using Comfrey for over fifty years and there are many different varieties of Comfr...
by Johnboy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Lettuce Thermo-inhibition
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: Lettuce Thermo-inhibition

Dear John, If lettuce seed are subjected to high temperatures germination locks up. I had this several years ago and I posted on the forum about it. I planted an 80ft x 30ft tunnel with 6 benches of trays of 216 and in the second week in February I had just finished sowing and the afternoon was beau...
by Johnboy
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 173
Views: 8664

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Dear Diane, Thank you for my birthday picture ! It just shows how more advanced you are down where you live as apposed to here when we have Daffodils still to bloom. Yet we have done a mass planting of brassicas and then had a panic because a frost was forcast and managed to cover with fleece and on...
by Johnboy
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 17
Views: 942

Re: Happy Birthday.

Dear OH, Although I went down to read only I read almost every day and am happy that the forum which was my aim for many years was to get people interested in growing and assist those new to growing to get to understand what was needed. Because of my age and also my businesses and the Forum became t...
by Johnboy
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 14
Views: 1120

Re: Happy Birthday

Dear Westi,
I wish you the happiest of days on your birthday and a letter will follow later.
JB.
by Johnboy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 11
Views: 736

Re: Happy Birthday.

Although I am now read only I simply couldn't miss the chance to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a person I always read.
Diane I hope you have had the best day ever.
Sincerely,
JB.
by Johnboy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Please help with some plant identification
Replies: 18
Views: 2513

Re: Please help with some plant identification

Dear Stephen,
the purple flower with the berries is in fact Woody Nightshade and will have red berries. The lower on Deadly Nightshade is a bell flower of a much deeper coloured purple. I am afraid that without the leaf pattern showing I cannot identify the othe seedhead.
Sincerely,
by Johnboy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Out of date seeds
Replies: 13
Views: 3759

Re: Out of date seeds

I note the table that Alan has kindly provided but what must be understood is that the four named mentioned outlets are from seed houses and university horticultural establishments who store their seeds strictly to the recognised temperature of 5C now I wonder how many Gardeners and allotmenteers st...
by Johnboy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: my experiment
Replies: 12
Views: 1938

Re: my experiment

Dear Geoff,
Just to put you right I started growing vegetables on my own account in 1943 and I will leave the maths to you!
Sincerely,
by Johnboy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday Johnboy.
Replies: 15
Views: 2012

Re: Happy Birthday Johnboy.

My dear old friends, I thank you so much for remembering me on my birthday. Due to a very strong antibiotic I am taking it was the first alcohol birthday since I was 16 and I celebrated by going and having a wonderful steak cooked to perfection rare to medium! Some time back I said that due to famil...
by Johnboy
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: my experiment
Replies: 12
Views: 1938

Re: my experiment

Dear Diane, May I suggest rather than ruining your nails trying to rub peas on sand paper that you take a sharp knife and holding said pea under fingernail with a smidgen of pea protruding you slide the knife down your fingernail and cut the skin. The cut should be the opposite side to the scar on t...
by Johnboy
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Australia Day!
Replies: 7
Views: 2058

Re: Happy Australia Day!

Hi Westie,
Is this called celebrating with conviction! Enjoy your day.
by Johnboy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy New Year to you all for 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 4604

Re: Happy New Year to you all for 2019

A happy new year and my hopes are for you all to have and enjoy a very fruitful season.
JB.
by Johnboy
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 11
Views: 2235

Re: Happy Birthday.

Dear Alan,
I wish you a happy birthday although the day is almost done before I have had the time to 'read anything.
So I really should be saying hope you have enjoyed your day.
Sincerely,
JB.

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