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by Westi
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 153
Views: 2959

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

I was pretty cool about 'The Virus' & my risk being low as going to lottie with natural social distancing & work in the NHS without hazards! But then other folk thought Sunbathing was considered 'exercise' & we might loose this special place if they don't behave this long weekend! I'm up...
by Westi
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Russian comfrey
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Russian comfrey

Oops - never heard of it! A couple of decades growing & still learning!
by Westi
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Hay Bale Growing
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Re: Hay Bale Growing

Where are you growing your's vivienz? In or Out? This article came out after I had done the planting plan for the year, which is why it is outside but keeping my fingers crossed for a hot summer & some compost goes into the hole anyway & I'm a bit further South! The question probably should ...
by Westi
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 14
Views: 133

Re: Happy Birthday.

Goodness Johnboy - got the '9' in front of your age! Many, many congrats!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Might as well aim for the '1' again in front!
by Westi
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 392
Views: 64037

Re: A view of my garden

My cute daff's are going over but the tulips are making up for it! Noted I don't have any white daff's but along the bypass they are in their prime! In the garden notebook for next year! (My notebook is just scribbles, but I do wander through the pages but no use for when sowed or harvest weight)! ;)
by Westi
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Hay Bale Growing
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Re: Hay Bale Growing

I just followed the article (almost) with the high nitrogen feed at first & the wetting in between. I'm still at this stage & mine are outside, but roped 'Mr' into doing the boy thing for even more Nitrogen! (Work commitments mean I have to miss the full prep day wise). Then I will change to...
by Westi
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Running low on seed compost. Suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 151

Re: Running low on seed compost. Suggestions?

I don't know if they are taking on new clients but the milkman (Milk & More) delivers compost & top soil. It is not the best with some lumps but easy to sieve or pick out the stuff not fully broken down.
by Westi
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Dorset Coastal
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Dorset Coastal

Welcome melsienko! I'm Dorset right near the coast as well. It would be highly unlikely for us to get a frost right on the coast now, but definitely further inland will, it is just the coastal rim that is protected & I also have protection from the island. The allotment is about a mile & a h...
by Westi
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The most exciting news of the year so far (as far as I am concerned!)
Replies: 23
Views: 265

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

I wouldn't worry too much about the raspberry beds or put it lower on the priority list as the evidence is the raspberries themselves are pushing through so they will be OK even if not 'pretty' until next year! With the other bed I would get some rubble sacks & just put the shovel under the whol...
by Westi
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 153
Views: 2959

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Franchi are indeed open for business & delivering, however some varieties are sold out. I have my cucumber seeds & maybe a few others slipped into the trolley! You wouldn't expect anything else when let into the sweet shop! Thanks vivienz! Greatly appreciated!
by Westi
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: mini greenhouse
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: mini greenhouse

Don't pierce the cover as it will just continue to tear, but do set up guy ropes to a post or something. Also don't put it in direct sun all day as the covers perish & you find lots of little bits - forever it seems! Eventually the posts rust as well but that is not really a hardship as you can ...
by Westi
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Allowable exercise
Replies: 38
Views: 604

Re: Allowable exercise

I want to be rude & say something naughty that you should tell them! Just tell them Compo - respect the distance! If one breaks the chain then more will die - don't let them or the wee patch of paradise will be compromised! I'm pretty sure you get the first bit - use it if you need! What they do...
by Westi
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Happy Birthday.

And there you are! How's it going on your patch of paradise! Happy Birthday, hope you found fun despite the limitations!
by Westi
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Allowable exercise
Replies: 38
Views: 604

Re: Allowable exercise

Allotments are allowed without a time limit as socially isolating & a 5 mile 'local' drive acceptable to get there! Not sure this will last when others break the rules on the sunny Sunday expected! I take the dog down as well so killing 2 birds with one stone, especially as most go home early &a...

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