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by oldherbaceous
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn bits and bobs
Replies: 97
Views: 1133

Re: Autumn bits and bobs

Just looked out of the window in the East wing, and the six auto vents in the greenhouse are all open...is it really 6.15pm on the 13th of October!
by oldherbaceous
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn bits and bobs
Replies: 97
Views: 1133

Re: Autumn bits and bobs

Dear Monika, it all sounds quite wonderful, apart from things wanting to eat your produce, of course.
by oldherbaceous
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit
Replies: 12
Views: 153

Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

How right you are, Plumpudding, could blight be a thing of the past....well maybe that is being a little hopeful but, maybe it wll be back to a weaker strain, as it was getting stronger by the year, over the last few years.
by oldherbaceous
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Cake
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: Cake

Cook makes them and she said it is definitelt a cake.....and i'm not arguing with her.... :)

Do you mean a, "mild cheese cake" Diane.... :wink:
by oldherbaceous
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Planning for next year
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Planning for next year

A warm welcome to the Forum, Pete, I think someone on here had a go at growing Watermelons but, I can't remember who!!!!
by oldherbaceous
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit
Replies: 12
Views: 153

Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Honey Fungus seems to be rampant this year....now that's not good.
by oldherbaceous
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn bits and bobs
Replies: 97
Views: 1133

Re: Autumn bits and bobs

I was working in the Dell borders, under some really old Sycamore trees, after they started creaking loudly, I soon changed jobs.....we did miss all the rain though.
by oldherbaceous
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Thinning out pond in Autumn
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Thinning out pond in Autumn

Dear Plumpudding, i'm afraid there isn't an easy way when they get that big and knotted, just a matter of trying to cut managable portions off. If you have a decent sized piece of plywood, you can lay this down on them, to give you something to work off.
by oldherbaceous
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn bits and bobs
Replies: 97
Views: 1133

Re: Autumn bits and bobs

When we get weather like this, it's makes my job as a gardener, all the more fantastic.
Hope this hasn't made you feel worse, Stephen.....
Well done Monika, is that your normal plot at home, or have you extented it at all?
by oldherbaceous
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Birds' vision
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: Birds' vision

Well this has turned up things that I never knew, very interesting indeed.
by oldherbaceous
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Seeds
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Seeds

That's four new things, Tigerburnie....Maybe making up for lost years.... :)

I do like to try a new variety of something each year.
by oldherbaceous
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Birds' vision
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: Birds' vision

Now that's interesting, Alan.....nature is an interesting thing and has many surprises.
by oldherbaceous
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn bits and bobs
Replies: 97
Views: 1133

Re: Autumn bits and bobs

Dear Monika, I can imagine that must have been very emotional for you both. As Plumpudding has already said, the new tenant is a very lucky person indeed, I do hope they appreciate everything. Have you met the new tenants yet? You could have made it part of the deal, you would leave them the stuff b...
by oldherbaceous
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Starting a no-dig kitchen garden from scratch
Replies: 24
Views: 2064

Re: Starting a no-dig kitchen garden from scratch

Afternoon Stephen, if you have an industrial estate near you, there are often decent pallets laying about, or in skips....might pay just to ask before you take them though!
by oldherbaceous
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 17
Views: 182

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

That's good that you have a small outlet for them..... keep forgetting about rules and regulations!!!! :)

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