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by Westi
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 83
Views: 1208

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

I think I can say I have every bed weeded & dug (net tunnel & cauliflower bed excluded, although cauli's are forming a more pointed head so the cats may have once again changed the labels)! :) The raspberries were a pain with couch grass wrapped under the new stems. I was only down there at ...
by Westi
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Cane balls?
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Cane balls?

I bought some cane balls / build balls & not happy. The cane balls with lots of sized holes didn't fit many of my canes I had cut to cover the beds & the build a balls thing would not come off the canes when they perished but the protected end in the ball didn't & couldn't be dug out. I'...
by Westi
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 83
Views: 1208

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Not down here Primrose, some beautiful displays on the verges and islands. The smiley sun on my phone weather was not a fib & it was out this morning & lots of people down the site. The easterly wind, rain & hail were not appreciated late morning. Put the pea plants in & fingers cros...
by Westi
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 83
Views: 1208

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

With you there Alan! Got a full happy sun on my phone weather for tomorrow & just light cloud & the sunny rays for the next 2 weeks - but most importantly the temp is up as well. My soil temp did go up despite this wind & rain though, was 5.6 a week ago & 6.4 on Wednesday - give it a...
by Westi
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Allotment garden shed and an accident
Replies: 13
Views: 132

Re: Allotment garden shed and an accident

Sorry to hear this Catherine. You will of course never let him forget this one wee Elf & Safety misdemeanour & neither will he no doubt. Hope he is on the mend soon & your shed roof is soon mended.
by Westi
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Where Did My Water Go?
Replies: 18
Views: 324

Re: Where Did My Water Go?

Not looking good for the next couple of days, my phone weather is saying gusts & hail tomorrow down here - I hope not too gusty as butt is pretty empty, but you guys & girls further north get the fleece out & as many bricks you can find to keep it down!
by Westi
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 327
Views: 34102

Re: A view of my garden

Yep Stephen, let's all post some pics through the growing season. This is the neat time, but I love seeing people's plots & gardens as generally I note something & think, 'Why didn't I think of that'? And we all fight the same battles with the weeds so they don't distract me at all! I'm pret...
by Westi
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

They sound very interesting & very good for you from Geoff's wee bit of research, remind me of passionfruit inside. It does say in cooler climates you will need a greenhouse but not much good indoors as not enough light. Your maritime climate should support them nicely as you get hot & sunny...
by Westi
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 327
Views: 34102

Re: A view of my garden

Hmmm? Now I previewed the post & pics I rotated looked like this so unrotated them again! Just can't win with this but not upside down I suppose so C+ - yes?
by Westi
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 327
Views: 34102

Re: A view of my garden

Plot is looking so advanced - loving this part time work lark!
Now I have rotated these pics so you do't get neck ache.
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by Westi
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Where Did My Water Go?
Replies: 18
Views: 324

Re: Where Did My Water Go?

Funny you say that Colin, my butt is full to just over the tap. It is not fed off any guttering but free standing in the middle of the plot so don't have to lug the cans so far fro the one by the shed, but we have had loads of rain as well. Recently moved it as thought it was leaking in it's previou...
by Westi
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 83
Views: 1208

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Oh Peter she is beautiful! The lady that bred our wire haired Viszla Ambush is now breeding these as brighter & better working dogs & keeps posting pics. Tempted indeed but our next will be a smooth haired Viszla, which are brighter than the wire haired, far less dirbbley & less skin pro...
by Westi
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 15
Views: 250

Re: Happy Birthday.

A very happy birthday Geoff! Enjoy your curry evening, best fuel up as sprint is just around the corner!
by Westi
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 83
Views: 1208

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Fine morning so I managed to dig what will be the spud bed, complete with annual bindweed root removal - blissful! No damage from the wind but I did have to retrieve a few pots & bits from around the plot. It would appear mice or birds have had everyone of my peas & broad beans, nil to be fo...
by Westi
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Happy Birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIGER!

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