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by oldherbaceous
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 48
Views: 1015

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

The Charlotte spuds are doing well, as always.....just a few with Blackleg but, if dug out early, it doesn't really effect them.

We are desperate for some rain......
by oldherbaceous
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 48
Views: 1015

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Maybe the Fox is a Vegan...... :)
by oldherbaceous
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Lily beetles
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Lily beetles

Did they say, what they screamed, Diane..... :)
by oldherbaceous
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Garden wildlife
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Garden wildlife

We are getting quite a lot of un-welcome visitors, John, Wood Pigeons being the worse.....still waiting to see a hedgehog this year!
by oldherbaceous
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Apples missing
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Apples missing

An interesting talk the other morning, on Farming today. It was from a Blackcurrant farmer, and he was saying how bad the Blackcurrant harvest is going to be this year.....mostly down to Vernilization (a period of cold) the berries are ripening at different stages and since they harvest in one sweep...
by oldherbaceous
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 48
Views: 1015

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Wonderful Geoff, a real pleasure to look at.

Had a lovely afternoon, had the hay baled lunchtime, so spent a couple of very happy hours getting it off the field.....only 108 bales but took me back to my teens, when I worked on the local farms.
by oldherbaceous
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 384
Views: 45980

Re: A view of my garden

Lovely to see, Tigerburnie....really healthy looking plants.
by oldherbaceous
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 48
Views: 1015

Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Well here we are in the middle of another growing season and what a strange first half it has been.....battles on many fronts, some won, some some lost and I suppose for many, some still on going..... But there is one thing for sure, when things are at their toughest, gardening never fails to help. ...
by oldherbaceous
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 120
Views: 3237

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

It is indeed time for Mid summer.......

Been so busy with everything, Monika, I have barely put a post on the forum....going to try and get a holiday in September!
by oldherbaceous
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Look at Pa Snips plot now
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Look at Pa Snips plot now

Morning Pea, how wonderful to see pictures of the allotment, still full of life.....your Dad would be so pleased with the way it looks, a real credit to you. Hope you are all keeping well! :)
by oldherbaceous
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 156
Views: 10435

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

They certainly are lovely looking Ducklings, Alan.
by oldherbaceous
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Is compost enough to refresh old soil?
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Re: Is compost enough to refresh old soil?

At the end of the day, John Innes or any other compost, will only feed the plants for a certain length of time, depending on how much feed/fertiliser the companies mix in.....Hence, John Innes seed compost has very little feed, while John Innes no 3, has a larger amount of feed....
by oldherbaceous
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 120
Views: 3237

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

A bit of a strange question but, why are dish cloths meant to be better than a flannel? I did a bit of washing up this morning and couldn't find where Cook keeps the dish cloths, so used a flannel....seemed to do the same job... :)
by oldherbaceous
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Is compost enough to refresh old soil?
Replies: 14
Views: 453

Re: Is compost enough to refresh old soil?

Morning Elmigo, as long as the plants haven't been diseaed the soil/compost is fine to keep using but, as you said, it does need a fertiliser of some sort, whether artificial or organic....no different to an allotment or flower border, really.
by oldherbaceous
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 120
Views: 3237

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Same here Retroants, I have been out there but, soon came back in again....looks like I will be working all weekend again, so glad I got on top of my own allotments, as it looks like they will be neglected for a couple of weeks now....

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