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by Stephen
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: December issue
Replies: 3
Views: 49

December issue

Jerusalem Artichokes:- you say sunny spot. My mother grew them in the shade of our huge walnut tree, so on my plot they also grow in shadier locations. They thrive. There is so much demand for sunny spots that those crops which tolerate shade really need to have this noted. But it isn't just KG whic...
by Stephen
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Radicchio
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Radicchio

Those look very nice, well done.
by Stephen
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 136
Views: 2810

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

Well done Monika
Allowing the local wildlife to survive but getting rid of the weeds to the tip whose green manure heaps will get really hot by virtue of their size.
by Stephen
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1282
Views: 205493

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

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by Stephen
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Mental health
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Mental health

I think the same problem/attitude is on allotments,you get a couple taking a plot or even half a plot they start off with plenty energy then within two months they vanish never to be seen again Hi Robo, I had one of these on the next door plot. It was on the edge of the overall plot next to an uncu...
by Stephen
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1282
Views: 205493

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

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by Stephen
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Mental health
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Mental health

I take your points both Westi & Primrose. It certainly upsets me when I see the condition of plots which have been abandoned. I remember the mess I took on and it took couple of years to get it into shape. It would be easy to feel overwhelmed by the prospect, especially at this point of the year.
by Stephen
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Fox and cat
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Fox and cat

understand that kitchen gardeners are harmless and lovable people who would never do them any harm.

:lol:
by Stephen
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Mental health
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Mental health

I read the article in November edition with interest. A good article altough I think the readership were already convinced that gardening is good for us! The Guardian is catching up with you! https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/nov/08/its-official-allotments-are-good-for-you-and-for-your-m...
by Stephen
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Fox and cat
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Fox and cat

Yesterday on the 'lottie, which is in the middle of the town but with green spaces on two sides, I was taking advantage of the dry weather and sun in the afternoon (a bit before 15:00). Suddenly movement attracted my attention. A fox was chasing a cat, not quite catching it. They paused for a moment...
by Stephen
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 136
Views: 2810

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

On languages: When I was working, there was an occasional when I was working alongside a Japanese crew and we communicated with a mixture of smiles, gestures and the Google translate! Extraordinary and wonderful. made easier because we all knew what the technology was and what it ought to do and lot...
by Stephen
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1282
Views: 205493

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

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by Stephen
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 136
Views: 2810

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

That's rather nice Peter.
by Stephen
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 136
Views: 2810

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

Welcome Jardiniero
I'd agree with Monika, dig, then cover. I'll use some manure and some layers of cardboard.
by Stephen
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 85
Views: 6744

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

Impressive harvest.

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