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by Westi
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: A Pictorial Trip Around the Plot
Replies: 16
Views: 76

Re: A Pictorial Trip Around the Plot

Looks brill Pa! Really productive!
by Westi
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 460

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

No rain down here except for some misty drizzle so plants on lottie would have taken advantage of that but still an early start with watering 1st on the agenda. To support the growth I've got & to soften the soil enough to dig out some of the spent crops whose spot I need for the winter stuff. O...
by Westi
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Rasperries under attack, but from what?
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: Rasperries under attack, but from what?

Good Luck Barry! It is bad for you but thanks also as we are alerted as anything like this that gets in then it seems to travel.
by Westi
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 460

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

I've grown them this year for the first time Primrose. I thought they would be smaller plants & let them share the big pot with a traditional sized cucumber in the greenhouse - I'm going to have a glut, both have fruit but no where near as big as yours & they are pampered pets! I've got one ...
by Westi
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 460

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

Oh Geoff, that is devastating, you really did get hit didn't you? Nature injuries are just a wee bit (only a wee bit) more palatable than loosing them to a fellow plot holder. And with a bit of TLC some will be salvageable, but now is when you need the rain to see how many things perk up after that ...
by Westi
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Kitchen Garden Magazine Issues
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: Kitchen Garden Magazine Issues

Soz no luck contacting the individual I had in mind. Try Steve's suggestions or even the local GP surgery, they are bound so easy to wipe clean & meet the H & S requirements.
by Westi
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Courgette seed failure, is it too late to start again
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Courgette seed failure, is it too late to start again

Evening VDP! I think the yellows have a bit drier texture & more seeds, but tiny seeds & not an issue. They taste the same to me, but the others may have a better palate than me. What is nice though is the colours together when you serve them - screams Summer! The other great thing is a bit ...
by Westi
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Kitchen Garden Magazine Issues
Replies: 10
Views: 709

Re: Kitchen Garden Magazine Issues

Wow cornlaw! What an amazing gift to one of the up & coming young ones starting out on social media! I think I may know someone who would love to have them for the knowledge & history - bear with me! I will try to contact them & ask them to contact you. He has a big following on UTube &a...
by Westi
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: What distracts you on the plot ??
Replies: 18
Views: 226

Re: What distracts you on the plot ??

It's a toss up, depending on the chosen flight path I can get the Red Arrows go over from the Bournemouth Air Festival & occasionally we even get a steam engine going along the track over the field behind. Hedge row has grown so miss the trains mostly. What distracts me most is the dog if honest...
by Westi
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Courgette seed failure, is it too late to start again
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Courgette seed failure, is it too late to start again

Hi Villageduckpond! My 2 from the Lottie shop are playing the game & thinking about flowering, but I tired one more time to get a yellow to go with these green ones & sowed from a free packet as well yesterday. It's late but will see, but if this weather holds all will be OK! I've been on th...
by Westi
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 460

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

I've got loads of woodlice this year as well & they like a nibble of the strawberries and I have a wee field mouse who has found them also. Despite the number damaged by them the harvest has been massive so I do have loads for me as well!
by Westi
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Harvest begins!
Replies: 19
Views: 251

Re: The Harvest begins!

Thanks retropants! Was trying to figure what to do with the glut as actually have jam left from last years 'not so good' harvest. Been looking at puds & relish recipes but forgot the most obvious! Won't be smoothies but Milkshakes to have in the evening in the garden, nowhere as healthy though w...
by Westi
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 268
Views: 14967

Re: A view of my garden

Geoff! That is beautiful! What a great sized pond & planted so nicely!
by Westi
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Harvest begins!
Replies: 19
Views: 251

Re: The Harvest begins!

Another 3 punnets this afternoon, same containers re-used & always returned to me washed & sparkling when I give berries to the neighbours & friends at work. Actually I think us gardeners (minus Monty & the professional types), help save the planet in our own little way as basically ...
by Westi
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Harvest begins!
Replies: 19
Views: 251

Re: The Harvest begins!

I save the punnets & reuse for all sorts of things as well as sowing & harvesting. Been known to sift compost through them to get the fine layer of compost over little seeds. They only go in the bin when so brittle you can't pick them up without snapping them.

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