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by Westi
Fri Apr 12, 2024 7:20 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 92
Views: 2071

Re: Spring Bits and Bobs.

My red fleshed apple tree has really enjoyed the rain & it looks so pretty looking out the kitchen window I had to take a pic. Looks like I could have a lot of lovely red juice at the end of the year.
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by Westi
Fri Apr 12, 2024 7:10 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Be Nice to Snails
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Be Nice to Snails

In 'normal' years I just move them to the hedge row, but this year with all the rain it is a total invasion! They have a place in the eco system for sure; but like all overly successful species there has to be a cull to recreate the balance or the whole species will die out. I can't squish them or l...
by Westi
Thu Apr 11, 2024 7:26 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 92
Views: 2071

Re: Spring Bits and Bobs.

This fits into the rant section! For not the first time a supplier at the end of my contract has sent me offers for reducing & re-jigging my package; only issue being you can't as always sent to a page that does suddenly doesn't work. Currently trying to get rid of the rubbish on my broadband pa...
by Westi
Wed Apr 10, 2024 7:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 92
Views: 2071

Re: Spring Bits and Bobs.

Trying to get the best of todays wee few hours of sunshine I caught the early bus, not the real early 5am one but the next one. Dog & I were the only ones on it, so might have to check the timetable on that as can't see it lasting, unless lots of folk got on & off before it hit my end as it ...
by Westi
Mon Apr 08, 2024 7:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 92
Views: 2071

Re: Spring Bits and Bobs.

Back on a weather warning for tonight & tomorrow, very breezy but focus is on the seaside areas as expecting big waves & flooding which will surge up the river into the town as well. Access in is blocked already as a lot of silly folk go down there in their cars for just a high tide so the w...
by Westi
Mon Apr 08, 2024 6:45 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: NHS Dentists in Scotland?
Replies: 16
Views: 807

Re: NHS Dentists in Scotland?

Hi Colin, It is a fine line between mental health, anxiety, personality disorder & several others. I spent a couple of days out with the Mental Health Team, which was enlightening as we thought they were being a little bit obstructive at times & contributing to blocked beds & assaults on...
by Westi
Sun Apr 07, 2024 7:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 92
Views: 2071

Re: Spring Bits and Bobs.

Things went to plan today, well actually even better than I expected. Tunnel tidied & put everything back in the shed or wherever it should be. I just couldn't be bothered getting wet all the time! Beds are all dug & fed & the supports put up for the tomatoes, well tied to the top frame ...
by Westi
Sat Apr 06, 2024 7:49 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 92
Views: 2071

Re: Spring Bits and Bobs.

Hi Barney, I did find peat a much better medium to grow in, but I have to admit finally the peat free has improved, not the same but way better than their first attempts. Is it worth having a chat to them regarding taking all their peat, it would be a win/win for you both then, they will not get stu...
by Westi
Fri Apr 05, 2024 7:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 92
Views: 2071

Re: Spring Bits and Bobs.

Nature is really not playing fair - another named storm! Looks like we might miss Kathleen & hopefully you will as well Barney. I have flipped the chores a bit for the weekend as it occurred to me the tunnel is going to be way warmer than the back bedroom & fluctuate more, so just taking the...
by Westi
Fri Apr 05, 2024 7:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: NHS Dentists in Scotland?
Replies: 16
Views: 807

Re: NHS Dentists in Scotland?

Hi Colin, Our administrators are literally just directed to do something which is more along the lines or keeping records, cancelling appointments etc. . Each speciality has a senior nurse manager/matron & named consultants & ward sisters who are the decision makers when times get rough, whi...
by Westi
Thu Apr 04, 2024 7:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 92
Views: 2071

Re: Spring Bits and Bobs.

The farmers must be already struggling with getting straw now at a decent price as a lot of their animals are having a prolonged stay under cover. If it ever stops raining at least the grass should be long & green, but suspect some will not have survived being underwater for so long. Notice how ...
by Westi
Wed Apr 03, 2024 7:45 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 92
Views: 2071

Re: Spring Bits and Bobs.

Had an unusual day yesterday as we got our allotment bills. We usually get them after Xmas but the council wants us to go by the financial year to match the rest of their billing stuff, so 15 months to pay just this once. It was more expensive because of this but did not go up. Let's just say folk w...
by Westi
Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 92
Views: 2071

Re: Spring Bits and Bobs.

If you throw holly leaves on beds frequented by cats they will find another place. The leaves curl up as they dry & they prickle their feet, also plastic forks with the tines up dissuade them. Went down to the plot today as looking grim for the next few days...when will this rain & wind stop...
by Westi
Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:25 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: solar irrigation system
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: solar irrigation system

I looked at one that will run off the water butts but totally confused with the solar set up, so I just got a soaker hose in the end & it works fine, but the water butts have to be high up on pavers or on a stand. It's flow is just regulated by the tap on the water butt & it is curved around...
by Westi
Sun Mar 31, 2024 7:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 92
Views: 2071

Re: Spring Bits and Bobs.

Weather not quite as predicted, but quite nice on the plot, just a bit chilly. I did get the 2nd earlies in & the sweet peas. Fixed the arch over the path for them but feel this might be the arches' last year, but for the price it has stood up well but I did paint all the joins as rust starts in...