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by Westi
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 373
Views: 42452

Re: A view of my garden

:) :) :) What a great armour! Practical as well as beautiful!
by Westi
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Radish glutton!
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Radish glutton!

Hi Primrose! My Mouli is big carrot size so I took one! I grate it into salads as it has the cold, crisp taste like cucumber, as well as stir fry it. The others will stay in the ground until bigger & I may sow some more. The Watermelon radish are just like our standard radish but inside out colo...
by Westi
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 141
Views: 8515

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Alan, they are so cute! Beautiful to see your pics!
by Westi
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Where are they now?

I miss Ricard with a H as well, loved his bread interest, his challenges where he lived & his solutions to problems were always creative & he actually looked like he was taming his little piece of paradise. Glad to hear glallotments is still going strong as well, & Motherwoman was close ...
by Westi
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 373
Views: 42452

Re: A view of my garden

Love your wee basket in the conservatory, that is well cuter than a trug (wooden or plastic)! Do you use it for harvesting or is it just for aesthetics? As you are my nearest neighbour on the forum did you get it locally? PM me if you remember where (or shove on here)- it is lovely - seen similar bu...
by Westi
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Radish glutton!
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: Radish glutton!

Hi ilknur, They are lovely roasted, I was sceptical but really does turn them into a different vegetable altogether! Mostly though it is just finding one that isn't nibbled & or bolted in a salad, but they are having a great year on my plot. I am also growing the Watermelon (Chinese) radish this...
by Westi
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 63
Views: 848

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Colin, he probably got a warning to work the plot or lose it - token gesture & no intent of planting, but the stuff they cut & paste into the warning letters are not specific enough. I have a similar situation on the plot 2 down - doesn't cover the brassica's & runner canes no more than ...
by Westi
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Very Small Globe Artichokes
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Very Small Globe Artichokes

Got it OH! I do get the wee stems around the big boys but just thought they were new stems without their own root but joined to the main stem. Never bothered removing them to check as most of my plants turn out for the bees - well until I can be adopted by an Italian auntie to really explain how to ...
by Westi
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Is compost enough to refresh old soil?
Replies: 14
Views: 139

Re: Is compost enough to refresh old soil?

Agree with what everyone has said but a wee thought popped in my mind - probably the wrong thought, but my friend gave me her potato sacks & other pots with the soil in them which I used to top up the beds on lottie, (& use her sacks). When I tipped it out on the beds there were little granu...
by Westi
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: summer????
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: summer????

....Is not playing, but I am grateful for the rain! You might have an opportunity to introduce a proper Summer thread though OH! Looks more promising next week!
by Westi
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Very Small Globe Artichokes
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Very Small Globe Artichokes

Hi Cobbarn & welcome to the forum! I like them, but always miss them when tiny without a big choke & I can't be faffed with sucking tiny bits out of the petals but want them like those you buy in olive oil. I spotted 3 small ones today & will be researching a bit on preparing them & ...
by Westi
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 63
Views: 848

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

I hate it when you have plant plans & weather says otherwise & then the said rain & winds don't eventuate. Mind, I do also like the nice shiny house - not as much as being on lottie though!
by Westi
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Let me introduce you to my tiny little heaven!
Replies: 49
Views: 2325

Re: Let me introduce you to my tiny little heaven!

Blimey are you calling this summer Elmigo? Obviously the gulf stream is playing more fondly with you than it is with us! ;)
by Westi
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Pigeons eating my pepper plants
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Pigeons eating my pepper plants

Bad Luck Robo! Some individuals you can have a conversation with & some you are just wasting your breath. No that the problem can't be fixed; but not easily or cheaply & the onus is entirely on you to cough up & fix it the best you can. He's not going anywhere soon so I expect you may ha...
by Westi
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 63
Views: 848

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Primrose I am like you, no time to measure exactly but do my best to guesstimate - so far so good!

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