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by PLUMPUDDING
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 40
Views: 456

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

It's just started raining here but not very heavy. Little hedgehog seems to like it. At least it will coax a few slugs out for it.
by PLUMPUDDING
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Growing giant marrows, advice wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Growing giant marrows, advice wanted

That's interesting Mouse, I wouldn't have thought you could get a giant one in so short a time. I think I would hedge my bets as you suggest and nurture the big one and have the other as back up.
by PLUMPUDDING
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 40
Views: 456

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

Don't worry, I'm not anti social and choose times when the neighbours have their windows closed if I have a bonfire, but the two accidental infernos showed how quickly fire can spread. The conifer was reduced to charred stumps in about five minutes.
by PLUMPUDDING
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 40
Views: 456

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

Hope you didn't set anything else on fire using the blow torch Peter. I was quite tempted to get rid of some weeds with the flame gun but remembered the two occasions in the past when I used it in very dry weather and decided not to risk it. The first time the flames went off the path, through some ...
by PLUMPUDDING
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 40
Views: 456

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

The 1.2 mm of rain we had this morning brought out some slugs and snails and there were frogs hopping about all round the garden, so many that I had to be careful where I walked. I planted out the rest of the brassicas and got them covered with butterfly mesh and hope nothing has already laid eggs o...
by PLUMPUDDING
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 40
Views: 456

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

We've had light rain for 10 minutes. Better than nothing I suppose. It will have washed a bit of dust off.
by PLUMPUDDING
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 2599

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

Looks good OH. Have you done something to the colour it seems to have a blue tinge?
by PLUMPUDDING
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 288
Views: 16669

Re: A view of my garden

Lovely colours Westi. Your new tunnel looks good and your grapes are a lot bigger than mine. Will have to water them again.
by PLUMPUDDING
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: advice on downsizing
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: advice on downsizing

It looks like a useful sized space Retro and will look twice as big and useable without the hedge and honeysuckle. Good luck selling the car. I think I would jot down several options and wait until the space is cleared to make a final decision - which is probably what you're doing. Must admit the he...
by PLUMPUDDING
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Gluts and surpluses
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Gluts and surpluses

Made a gallon of wine with mine, and I've just been looking at a red currant jelly recipe for any extra ones. I'm just trying to decide what to do with 14 lb cherries. I've given the neighbour a couple of pounds too. I'm not complaining though as it's a treat to get a good crop. The blackbirds are g...
by PLUMPUDDING
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 2599

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

Glad yours are doing well Geoff. I love sweet peas. I think I'll buy some more Spencer varieties next year and chuck the others out. I need to go through my seed store and be ruthless with the older stuff and free ones I'm never going to grow. I've no one to give them to since I stopped going to the...
by PLUMPUDDING
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: advice on downsizing
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: advice on downsizing

I was going to suggest the square foot idea, or the Chinese version of planting in blocks instead of straight lines. I'm just growing what I really like eating instead of things I've always grow out of habit. And a few spare greens for the hens. Fewer of everything and some inter planting.
by PLUMPUDDING
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 40
Views: 456

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

I felt two spots of rain this afternoon when it came very cloudy and then brightened up again. Or maybe a bird weed on me!
by PLUMPUDDING
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Will they grow?
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Will they grow?

The last sowing of lettuce has germinated and been planted out this week. I kept it in the shade on the floor of the greenhouse. I've noticed that seed I've got left from previous years quite often fails to germinate.
by PLUMPUDDING
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 2599

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

Yes mine not very good. Rather puny but have grown a bit bigger with watering every day.

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