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by Westi
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 32
Views: 311

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

My BBC weather app on my phone says I have a 20% chance of light showers on the 28th! I don't think I'll add a WHOOP! Not likely to happen & if it does won't make an impact! Question is do I buy some dripper feed things that may never see the light of day again or let them do their own thing? I'...
by Westi
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 32
Views: 311

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

I think I am finally becoming Australian heat tolerant again! Got loads done on lottie without that sickey feeling from too much sun & even the dog has found her own spot & will let me go out of sight. Between us we scoffed 4 lts of water & shared the pint of chocolate milk! (Impulse buy...
by Westi
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Does size matter ?? ...................
Replies: 15
Views: 227

Re: Does size matter ?? ...................

Stop rubbing it in robo! Haven't had a drop for weeks, well actually months! Had a chat to one of the committee guys yesterday & he said they asked the council if there would be a hose ban and they said 'not at the moment'! Small blessings really count!
by Westi
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 32
Views: 311

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

No rain! :( :(
by Westi
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Does size matter ?? ...................
Replies: 15
Views: 227

Re: Does size matter ?? ...................

Blimey OC!

They are huge! I was pleased with mine this year, (even with the late splitting), but no where like yours! Well done - blimey I don't think I've done garlic envy before! :)
by Westi
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: advice on downsizing
Replies: 11
Views: 157

Re: advice on downsizing

That's not a bad size & you should be able to grow a fair bit. Have you thought of raised beds rather than dig out the hardcore? I think Pa posted some pics of his raised bed & had a great variety in them. (I'm sure if you pm him he will share hints & tips). Bit of an investment, unless ...
by Westi
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Gluts and surpluses
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Gluts and surpluses

My first year ever having some so still a novelty for me. I was thinking cordial if I have enough!
by Westi
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Will they grow?
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Will they grow?

Cheers Sally! That is very interesting. I could find lettuce popping up in next years rotation then? I've started some more today at home & put the tray on the patio under the umbrella & my phone is saying lower temps for a bit, so could be luckier. No rain showing on the phone but the BBC w...
by Westi
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 288
Views: 16570

Re: A view of my garden

OK! I purposefully rotated the pics as always forget & give you neck ache - thanks KG for fixing that btw but I've given everyone neck ache again as no communication to say it was all cool! :)
by Westi
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 288
Views: 16570

Re: A view of my garden

Everyone's gardens look so lush and fine, mine looks bare & sad with everything struggling in this 'Great British Bake Off'. Here's a few pics, could do a before & after, mine before everyone else's after. Too much soil showing considering it's the time of the year when the potato foliage sh...
by Westi
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Does size matter ?? ...................
Replies: 15
Views: 227

Re: Does size matter ?? ...................

I've had mixed results as well. The Valour are very weak & patchy but the Picasso look much happier. The Jazzy have succumbed to the heat & keeled over where they stood nicely until I picked the mains & I had some really whoopers - just salad size spuds this year.
by Westi
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 32
Views: 311

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

Sizzling here, so appropriate for me, although I have had a nice sea breeze all day so it didn't feel so bad. I back down to lottie tomorrow, but it is saying it will be milder at 23 degrees and the breeze continuing. My phone tells me to expect light rain next Wednesday & Friday - fingers cross...
by Westi
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: advice on downsizing
Replies: 11
Views: 157

Re: advice on downsizing

Hi Retropants, I thought long & hard about what to grow when there was the threat of me having to give up one plot last year. I know I grow too much anyway but was considering things like lettuce, toms, beets etc would all be OK in containers & could make a nice display. And obviously spuds ...
by Westi
Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Will they grow?
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Will they grow?

Re: Lettuce & Salad leaves. Due to the temperature very few of my seed has germinated. Will they just start to germinate when conditions are more suited for them or should I re-sow? I know the poor little seed has been baked a bit but that happens when in their packets in the shed as it gets mig...
by Westi
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 2476

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

Lottie as anticipated was as dry as a bone, but things seem to be holding quite well. Nothing is germinating or growing too much, except for the pumpkins & squash which seem to be enjoying the weather immensely. I had a very long list of things to do but only lasted until midday when it became u...

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