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by Westi
Wed Jul 24, 2024 8:21 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Soil prep alternatives!
Replies: 0
Views: 3

Soil prep alternatives!

Contacted my friend for the phone number for the dairy farm I get my cow muck from as I couldn't find it. She looked & checked & tried to ring them but no luck, but was told by a friend living in the area that he is not keeping the dairy cows now, just doing crops. I have tried to ring him b...
by Westi
Wed Jul 24, 2024 7:38 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 106
Views: 3647

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs.

Plodding on regardless, but another warm day so apart from watering I avoided the tunnel. Not an issue for the plants in there & finally have some toms colouring but the couple of sows I did when it was cooler are not playing, but was just filling gaps & they might show a bit later! I keep f...
by Westi
Wed Jul 24, 2024 7:08 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: 2024 season begins
Replies: 36
Views: 62606

Re: 2024 season begins

I've not heard of this variety before so I had a look online, funnily only Suttons has come up with them, but not in stock which is expected. I can't remember the variety I have this year but very mixed sizes, side by side with same conditions one is struggling but the other was perky & happy.
by Westi
Tue Jul 23, 2024 6:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 106
Views: 3647

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs.

First time ever the blueberries have not been stolen by the birds; they usually nick them as soon as they colour & beat me to them. I think I understand why they are way too small to interest them or me, so looks like it's time to give them more room next year. To date even the slimy things are ...
by Westi
Mon Jul 22, 2024 7:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 106
Views: 3647

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs.

Much nicer down there temp wise today, but a light drizzle almost continuous, but it truly was light & did not bother me at all - well when my specs were off anyway. Another day of weeding mostly as the weeds just keep coming up so quickly, I just started on Plot 2 without my usual walk around b...
by Westi
Mon Jul 22, 2024 6:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: What do you do with old 'rubbish'?
Replies: 7
Views: 76

Re: What do you do with old 'rubbish'?

What about offering them to the shelters providing lunches for the homeless?
by Westi
Sun Jul 21, 2024 7:41 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 106
Views: 3647

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs.

I think I got too much sun on Friday, I've been lethargic all week end. Not full on heat stroke as had that before & not pleasant. Fortunately no signs of temps near that for the next couple of weeks, but must be careful & just stay short periods to water if any repeat in these temps in the ...
by Westi
Fri Jul 19, 2024 7:33 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 106
Views: 3647

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs.

It was hot today, little thermometer on the shed said 30C & tunnel was saying it was 38c inside. I put on so much factor 30 I was sticky & had little bugs & leaves stuck to me when it was time to go but it was lovely washing them off in the trug, cooled me down nicely for the sticky bus ...
by Westi
Wed Jul 17, 2024 8:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 106
Views: 3647

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs.

Lovely day down here, warm but a sea breeze. Filled the butts before the hose chaos, but only got this warmth for a few days & it's not excessive like some summers. I had an early visit from my friend dropping off some bits in their clear out & all useful, especially the unopened packs of fe...
by Westi
Tue Jul 16, 2024 7:20 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 106
Views: 3647

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs.

Well no plot work as it did not stop raining until this afternoon. Clive I think my rain got the memo about the number of rain drop clouds so played it safe with a bit of all 3! :) Fortunately the sun got a bit bored with the antics & is now in charge & going to stay on guard for a few days ...
by Westi
Tue Jul 16, 2024 7:01 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Ants in container?
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Ants in container?

Welcome to the forum amydon! It is definitely not a daft question as the ants are out big time this year. There are lots of options, disturbing them regularly will encourage them to move on, as will watering the nests regularly & if lucky you will see them vacating the nest with carry eggs. Issu...
by Westi
Tue Jul 16, 2024 6:47 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Lack of Butterflies?
Replies: 10
Views: 826

Re: Lack of Butterflies?

Saw a cabbage white this morning, poor timing on it's behalf as it was big rain, which might explain why it was trying to get in the window. I did find it, (or another), this afternoon hiding under a leaf on the courgette/squash that has self seeded in a big pot down the back.
by Westi
Mon Jul 15, 2024 7:10 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 106
Views: 3647

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs.

Rain here all day, none particularly heavy so the beds should be nice & damp to a few inches & not too muddy tomorrow. Just going to finish some little jobs like collect up all my bind weeds piles from yesterday to die off in black sacks; but if sunny for a few days I will leave them to dry ...
by Westi
Sun Jul 14, 2024 7:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 106
Views: 3647

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs.

Took my first batch of the juice from the new kit down to the plot today. Was only a half bottle, but when diluted I still have some left. I gave the biggest drink to the 2 Rhubarb that had skinny stalks this year with the plan to give them a compost top up as well, but the bind weed has found the o...
by Westi
Fri Jul 12, 2024 7:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 106
Views: 3647

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs.

I don't know what went on at the plot yesterday, but when I went down this morning there was drying mud all over the back area on the ground, table & outside staging? Not tons mind but about 1-2" deep on the table. I quickly checked as best I could through the hedge row in case the farmer h...