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by Clive.
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 135
Views: 2719

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

In answer to my ponderings the other day....the John Deere was working at the far end of the back field yesterday and completed the western end just now. Cultivation was solely by the drill unit straight through the capping of the soil...it had been deep ploughed and worked down last Autumn...will h...
by Clive.
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 135
Views: 2719

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

What a lovely typical Lincolnshire scene, Clive! Just think what you sow and plant inTHAT space! Much as I like my digging...I think I will leave it to some tracked John Deeres. :) The view, when it is clear, is initially across to Halton Fenside, Wainfleet and then over the Wash to Hunstanton. C.
by Clive.
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 135
Views: 2719

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Turning the camera south east, over the fence....the back field, that was worked down last year after its cereal crop was harvested but not as far as I know sown, due to the wet conditions autumn and winter, is a panned down crust. However, the sprayer was round recently and yesterday a subsoiler an...
by Clive.
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 135
Views: 2719

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Stunning difference Clive - so is that three years work between pictures (or two & a half years neglect and some intensive work recently)? Hello Stephen, It was a concerted effort recently.. The main block of garden, out of shot to the left of photo, was kept partly running but fighting a losin...
by Clive.
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 135
Views: 2719

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Here's a couple of photos ref my earlier post....with the knowledge that upon the next drop of rain it will try to revert, courtesy of the seed base that sadly circumstances over 3 years allowed to happen....hoe, hoe, hoe....

C.
by Clive.
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 135
Views: 2719

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

A few weeks ago I was leaning on my cultivator by our garden fence talking to our new neighbour...he asked what was I going to plant.... Only a couple of rows of Bunyards broad beans, I said,...as no time for anything else.... Shame, he said, after all that winter digging you got done... The other d...
by Clive.
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs
Replies: 210
Views: 6148

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs

I called at our small local garden centre/nursery yesterday afternoon, loads of lovely small shrubs, lots of nice clean loose shallots and onion sets still awaiting purchase...but a certain lack of customers :( Hopefully with the clear sky and sunshine of today they may have a few more in today... I...
by Clive.
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs
Replies: 210
Views: 6148

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs

Morning Clive, bet you are not being troubled by dust blowing off the field, at present... :) Hello Old H' I bet it will blow when it's ready as it was worked for drilling but not sown and then deluged flat...wet glistening on the top water standing in the sprayer ruts.... Some lawns are 6" lo...
by Clive.
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 101
Views: 4753

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Just had an absolute monsoon here...now cleared..but take a look at the back field....

Sadly too this morning our local windmill suffered a reverse runaway leading to all sails and cap coming adrift and smashing onto the yard... :(
by Clive.
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 4506

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

Here's a further photo of cultivating progress, as of today. Still loads to do...look in the foreground..that patch of buttercup is still there.!!

C.
by Clive.
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 4506

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

I was in to work 7:35am and likewise very quiet. Traffic almost nil...petrol station was open but no custom, only a single central line of pumps and every regular day a long queue. Cats at work fed and medicated, greenhouses ventilated and back home to hand weed through raspberry rows. Just done lun...
by Clive.
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 4506

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

7 C over here in the East....but the really important bit is that we've had dry for a good few days, at last. Dry roads several mornings now when going into work early. The local river is running clear again and at normal level, its been up and soil brown for seemingly months...and the Beet lifter w...
by Clive.
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 4506

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

My father used to plant 60 new Tamella strawberries in a new bed each year. The variety fruits massively and early too in their first year so back then they never got a chance to be mown or sheared, they were just replaced with new plants each year, equally unconventional and a lot of work but it ga...
by Clive.
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 4506

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

I've progressed a strip 8' x 21' across the garden today. I found the old nursery line of Tamella strawberries and have trimmed them back and retained them, lightly cultivating immediately around them. They are well past their best but it gives a chance to bounce back....the rest have been scraped o...
by Clive.
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 4506

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

I'm progressing slowly up the garden westwards towards the house digging a 5' strip across at a time. Spent some time hand weeding each side of the raspberry and loganberry outer rows so could then work up to along side them but will have to return to clean up the inner and middle rows. Now though I...

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