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by Chantal
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: recommendations for blight resistant outdoor tomatoes
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: recommendations for blight resistant outdoor tomatoes

Hi Arnie, Suttons were selling Crimson Plum tomato plants this year. I've not tried them, but the seeds I buy each year for Crimson Crush and Crimson Blush have produced plants that shrugged off blight in the past. I'm trying Crimson Cherry this year too and all good so far.
by Chantal
Wed May 13, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sad
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Sad

The only dog I've ever owned was a beloved golden retriever and when i saw that Nigel had died, I just sat down and cried. I loved watching him on GW and followed him on Twitter. Sad day.
by Chantal
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Mange tout, Rodney, mange tout
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Mange tout, Rodney, mange tout

You remind me of some long ago neighbours. The lady of the house and her son were Chinese and he was learning English. He came home from school and told his parents he had eaten "man get out" peas at lunch.

I never think them as anything else :lol:
by Chantal
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Allowable exercise
Replies: 52
Views: 3192

Re: Allowable exercise

As gardening is exercise and our allotment is a 5 minute walk/one minute drive away, we intend to go there and take lunch. We can safely spend time there with some hope of staying sane!
by Chantal
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 173
Views: 8692

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

I had one like that last year. I gave it every chance but nothing came of it. A blind seedling I believe.
:(
by Chantal
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 173
Views: 8692

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

What a fabulous day on the allotment. Arrived and cooked breakfast at 9am and home just as the sun went down. Exhausted but loads done, seen lots of other plot holders, all at a safe distance and sunshine all day.

It makes you believe that things will get better, however long it takes.
by Chantal
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 173
Views: 8692

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

I'm using our allotment to social distance and if necessary self isolate. We have individual plot fences and gates so it can easily be done. I retired two weeks ago, what a start to the easy life :lol:

I am very concerned that locals find out we have two toilet rolls up there though :roll:
by Chantal
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: new compost?
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: new compost?

:lol: I'm very willing to take on a sackful for "composting". I could guarantee I'd recycle them...
by Chantal
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: I'm not good at following recipes.
Replies: 12
Views: 3674

Re: I'm not good at following recipes.

Shortly to be dead, I would think! :lol:
by Chantal
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: An odd composting question
Replies: 17
Views: 2191

Re: An odd composting question

oldherbaceous wrote:Probably kept the plants warmer.... :)


I do recall that the wool had very good water retention, compared to the other baskets...
by Chantal
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: An odd composting question
Replies: 17
Views: 2191

Re: An odd composting question

Gardeners world had an experiment with a woolly jumper versus regular hanging basket liner a few years back, I think in Titchmarsh days. Wool came out on top for all sorts of reasons.
by Chantal
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sunshine corner
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: Sunshine corner

How beautiful :D
by Chantal
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Down and Dirty.
Replies: 16
Views: 1317

Re: Down and Dirty.

We always buy ours from Centre Sales Gloves (CSM) at shows like Malvern. Always a special show offer on and always the same guy selling them!

We also got some "pond" gloves from them which are fabulous on wet days as they are waterproof and long so tuck right up your sleeves.
by Chantal
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Down and Dirty.
Replies: 16
Views: 1317

Re: Down and Dirty.

I agree Monika, wool does catch on rough hands. Until I wore gloves I could only knit or do my embroidery because of the state of my hands. I now wear Showa gloves that are like a second skin and I love them.
by Chantal
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hapt Birthday.
Replies: 11
Views: 901

Re: Hapt Birthday.

Happy birthday Peter :D

Why has Alan posted you an image of someone planting out a cannabis plant? :lol:

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