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by Westi
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 42
Views: 425

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Wow OH! That looks great, your soil looks really lush & fertile. No wonder you have a great feeling looking out at that. I went down to lottie for a couple of hours today & was surprised at the growth my garlic & onion & shallots sets have put on in just a couple of weeks, but the gr...
by Westi
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 12
Views: 99

Re: Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday Diane! I hope you did get some memories & an adventure at the rings. I haven't been there for years & it has got a feel about it though from memory, I recall a stillness - but I do scare myself quite easily thinking about the past people that may have walked a spot before me &...
by Westi
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Brussels sprouts stalks
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Brussels sprouts stalks

Blimey Geoff, that's a lot of sprouts to get through still, you must like them a lot! The wee tops look really nice to me as well. With that many plants we will wait with baited breath to see you recipe selections & cooking methods for the stalks! :)
by Westi
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Kitchen Garden Podcast
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Kitchen Garden Podcast

I did actually for a bit, but kind of have to agree with IDKWIDG. It was a bit boring & dull & more a tutorial really. No personality, passion or humour! Sorry KG but you guys look like you have a lot of banter between you & challenge each other in the mag but it doesn't come across in t...
by Westi
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: electric propagator
Replies: 7
Views: 62

Re: electric propagator

I went a bit mad & bought an all singing, all dancing huge propagator with my Xmas money. It has proper grow lights with the right colour spectrum & temperature adjustment etc. (Not as expensive as anticipated as found a discount code on one of the review sites that was accepted when I poppe...
by Westi
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pa Snip Enterprise Log New Year Snippets
Replies: 27
Views: 419

Re: Pa Snip Enterprise Log New Year Snippets

Never heard of Carolus potatoes before Geoff so looked it up. Sounds a good choice, blight resistant, uniform tubers, & multi-purpose with an excellent taste. Look nice in the pic too with pink tinges. Will be interested to see how they fare for you.
by Westi
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Annual Weeds, a Perennial Problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Annual Weeds, a Perennial Problem?

*I find covering any empty beds over winter (or other times when not in use) with membrane or black plastic really helps. Even if down for a fairly short period I find the worms have broken the soil up quite a bit to make it easier to dig out the weeds. *Use some membrane for paths, you have enough ...
by Westi
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Edging my beds
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Edging my beds

Hi Stephen, Just trying to visualise what you are saying but thinking if the stones are embedded in the soil on the paths & secure then you have the beds all defined by them so do you need to replace the edging? If not totally embedded then that could be something you could continue to work on, ...
by Westi
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Danger Awareness needed for this.....
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Danger Awareness needed for this.....

Not buying any from NZ for sure!

Legionella is carried from water, the bacteria gets in the water mist so spraying it was probably not the correct advise.
by Westi
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: 2019 begins
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: 2019 begins

My new propagator arrived today so I'll be sowing as soon as I get fresh compost. I have my sets in at lottie & all doing well, but I'm going to grow some white onions from seed. The white ones from sets are disappointing as always small & even beat the red ones to try to flower. I'm thinkin...
by Westi
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Happy Birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RETROPANTS
by Westi
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 11
Views: 201

Re: Happy Birthday.

by Westi
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy New Year to you all for 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 465

Re: Happy New Year to you all for 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all the forum! Readers, contributors & staff!
by Westi
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hacked.
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Hacked.

Blimey Peter! Didn't understand most of it, but worrying, so will look at your suggested sites to check. I have suddenly been receiving lot's of e-mails in German, I thought some company may have sold my details so I just block them, but maybe not sold but trying to get in? Scary, I had my PayPal ha...
by Westi
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How Was Yours ?
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: How Was Yours ?

Quiet here at Westi's!

Just Mr Westi, me & the critters this year. We still did the full deal food & drink wise, but it was only when we went to bed that we realised we just slouched around in our tracksuits & slippers & didn't do the dress up!

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