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by Westi
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn bits and bobs
Replies: 96
Views: 1092

Re: Autumn bits and bobs

Got all the over wintering onion & shallot sets all in today & the garlic. I have too much garlic - I was so indecisive I couldn't choose, so I have a French, Italian & UK type in. Still harvesting outdoor tomatoes, lettuce, courgettes & peas & there are 2 cucumbers in the net tu...
by Westi
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit
Replies: 12
Views: 134

Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Cheers John! The scab is not too bad, but it needs to be controlled now or it will get worse. I've enough do with the canker, it's time consuming scrapping off the bad bits of the bark, but quite rewarding. I'll order some in & a new sprayer for it so ready, never know it may even help get stop ...
by Westi
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Decision made!
Replies: 44
Views: 3511

Re: Decision made!

Edna comes on with a question now & again so she might be quicker than me, unless nature takes mine! Then I will go for the metal poly frame & search again & will let you know!
by Westi
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn bits and bobs
Replies: 96
Views: 1092

Re: Autumn bits and bobs

While our friends in & around South Wales & now further North have suffered in the last couple of days & I hope none on here have been affected badly btw. It hit 23C here today. It felt weird to be honest, here I am wanting to clear & tidy but that temp & sunshine compels me wait...
by Westi
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Planning for next year
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Planning for next year

Welcome Pete! I grew watermelon a few years ago. It looked fine but it is hard to judge when they are ripe so I took it too soon and it had too much white pith under the skin but what flesh there was, was great! I will dig out the photo from my old computer & post later, I think it was a sweet b...
by Westi
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit
Replies: 12
Views: 134

Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Tiger what do you spray with? I've got scab & canker on my trees, managed to find a way to treat the canker which is time consuming but has already made a difference so another few years of scrapping & painting I should have even better results. Need something for the scab but nothing came u...
by Westi
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Decision made!
Replies: 44
Views: 3511

Re: Decision made!

Hi PP!

I don't know to be honest. I found it on the US Amazon site when I was researching. Edna asked on here so I directed her to there and she bought it so she would be the better person to answer.
by Westi
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Woodlice
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: Woodlice

And strawberries? Is the them or some slug damage to start them off?
by Westi
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Decision made!
Replies: 44
Views: 3511

Re: Decision made!

I'm with you on bolt together metal Edna! When this one dies I will invest in a poly tunnel structure & perforated polythene over it. In retrospect I should have researched more but at the time it was finances foremost as house stuff came first. House is kind of sorted so if this tunnel lasts a ...
by Westi
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: help required please
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: help required please

Where did you find it Edna?

Just planning for the future! Was it the US 'A' site or did you find it somewhere else?
by Westi
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Woodlice
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: Woodlice

I had them in my strawberries and now you mention about your potatoes I wonder if they were just opportunistic & took advantage of previous damage as I have found them in damaged spuds that they couldn't have done unless they had a full family reunion in. I'll await further replies, would like t...
by Westi
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn bits and bobs
Replies: 96
Views: 1092

Re: Autumn bits and bobs

I've got tomorrow off & heading to lottie as weather is looking fine! It will be weeding until I get my head around some strange comings & goings at work! The only place that allows me that privilege - don't get me wrong I love my job but like all jobs it goes pear shaped at times & I ge...
by Westi
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Birds' vision
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Birds' vision

You guys are all so knowledgeable - might not be many on here but what there are can generally answer any question asked - shame so few are brave enough to ask though! But I for one am getting an education that is so diverse! Cheers with the duck & chicken vision - amazing!
by Westi
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 17
Views: 177

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

This post has made me to decide to try some duck eggs - from the milkman I might add! Delivery Saturday - I will post from a totally virgin duck egg taster perspective when I get the order. That might be the challenge though as their web site has been mucking around for about 6 weeks! Fingers crossed!
by Westi
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Birds' vision
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Birds' vision

Birds came from raptors so I expect this is one of the adaptions that made the dinosaurs so successful in their time!

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