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by Stephen
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Allowable exercise
Replies: 25
Views: 371

Re: Allowable exercise

No time limit, I hope but there is temperature control. (very cold here today).
by Stephen
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 111
Views: 1872

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Were you laying out membrane in the gale today Peter? That would have been a real struggle.
by Stephen
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Wildlife pond
Replies: 13
Views: 111

Re: Wildlife pond

Well done, excellent progress.
by Stephen
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The most exciting news of the year so far (as far as I am concerned!)
Replies: 11
Views: 100

Re: The most exciting news of the year so far (as far as I am concerned!)

It's fairly superficial really. The hard part is the growing bit!

But we will start growing on that bit asap. There's no point in waiting to get the rest in order.
by Stephen
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The most exciting news of the year so far (as far as I am concerned!)
Replies: 11
Views: 100

Re: The most exciting news of the year so far (as far as I am concerned!)

I hope so.
I started work today, despite the intimidating cold wind.

I strimmed until the battery ran out. This revealed some old beds and paths.
by Stephen
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: MICE and Cotlydons!!
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Re: MICE and Cotlydons!!

that all the farmers used to hang their hessian sacks on a beam, like that...

When I was young, my parents hung the walnuts in the attic like that. The mice still got to them. (timber attic, the mice may not manage the aluminium)
by Stephen
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Meanwhile, somewhere near Balmoral............
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Meanwhile, somewhere near Balmoral............

Testing for the few not the many.
by Stephen
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 111
Views: 1872

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

It certainly was cold! The sun came out for only a very short while, otherwise the wind blew pretty hard.
by Stephen
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Goosed!
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Goosed!

Very good
by Stephen
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: MICE and Cotlydons!!
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Re: MICE and Cotlydons!!

I get mice eating the bird feed in winter - they have to live too. But they do make a mess! It's never just one hole in a bag, each bag becomes a collander!
by Stephen
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 111
Views: 1872

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Stunning difference Clive - so is that three years work between pictures (or two & a half years neglect and some intensive work recently)?
by Stephen
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The most exciting news of the year so far (as far as I am concerned!)
Replies: 11
Views: 100

Re: The most exciting news of the year so far (as far as I am concerned!)

Combination Geoff - I know mulching will only hold it back for a while. I know digging it out has limited effectiveness. I'll certainly be putting plastic bags or bottles over the shoots as they come out and spray to kill. Re: head- and under- garadener, it is mostly about who decides what goes wher...
by Stephen
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The most exciting news of the year so far (as far as I am concerned!)
Replies: 11
Views: 100

Re: The most exciting news of the year so far (as far as I am concerned!)

Our plan is to follow the Charles Dowding method on most of this plot. So lots of cardboard and manure/soil mix on top then catch crops to begin initially.

On this plot the undergardener is head and I become the undergarder. Good plan. eh?
by Stephen
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The most exciting news of the year so far (as far as I am concerned!)
Replies: 11
Views: 100

The most exciting news of the year so far (as far as I am concerned!)

The undergardener & I have an additional new half-plot! Lots of reasons to be pleased: - it has been neglected for years - it is hosting a lot of weeds - there were no takers from a list of 20 waiting for a plot - it is contiguous with our full plot (so easy to integrate) - the trees which shade...

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