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by Compo
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: FLEA BEETLES??
Replies: 1
Views: 20

FLEA BEETLES??

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Think this the flea beetle on my swede seedlings? If so what can I do about it?
by Compo
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 179
Views: 3412

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Sounds like water is at a premium Peter. I bet the troughs are busyi n warm weather.
by Compo
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 179
Views: 3412

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

I have guttering on quite a big shed and it is linked to my greenhouse shed. When we have rain it fills my IBC tank pretty efficiently in rainy times. Lets' see how you get on Peter.....
by Compo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: It goes so fast!
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: It goes so fast!

Although I am working one day a week on average, the job i do can be stressful, however, very satisfying too. So for one day a week I am 'volunteering' to cover shifts when the team is short (I get paid!!) but no obligation and I could live frugally now on my pensions, till I get the old age pension...
by Compo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Planting brassicas
Replies: 10
Views: 203

Re: Planting brassicas

Yes I usually heel them in, but what I am wondering given that the whole 7x2 metre area is trampled should I open up the ground a bit before putting in the plants then heel them in around their roots? I am on clay which is well cultivated with lots of organic matter, I think I will plan them then li...
by Compo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Planting brassicas
Replies: 10
Views: 203

Re: Planting brassicas

So can I jump in and ask. I have just built a brassica cage over what was a well dug and composted bed. It is now quite trampled. Given the soil brassicas like should I quickly fork it over or just male a plug in the slightly compacted patch?
by Compo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: It goes so fast!
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: It goes so fast!

Yes and how did I manage a full plot even when I was part time employed, never mind full time ?
by Compo
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 179
Views: 3412

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Been busy with a good size tunnel for my sprouts and purple sprouting etc.....although not a lot of cabbage whites around so far.
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by Compo
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 179
Views: 3412

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Would be good to see a pic or two Peter!!
by Compo
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 179
Views: 3412

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

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The first chilli has materialised in the allotment greenhouse, I think brought 3 plants before lockdown, I can't remember where to be honest but they have done well!!
by Compo
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: BLACK FLY
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: BLACK FLY

Hi Barney. One heavy shower last night. Ill inspect the beans later!!
by Compo
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: BLACK FLY
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: BLACK FLY

Ok so ill try spraying some fairy liquid. Any idea of good water / detergent mix ratio?
by Compo
Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: BLACK FLY
Replies: 4
Views: 219

BLACK FLY

Got blackfly on my runners. Thinking of trying horticultural soap as I have heard washing up liquid is no longer suitable as it does not have 'true' soap in it's ingredients?
by Compo
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 179
Views: 3412

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Drizzle / light rain here.. maybe 2-3 mm - better than nowt!!
by Compo
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 445
Views: 73448

Re: A view of my garden

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Plant shelving built from used pallets. Love freebies!!

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