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by Geoff
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Russian comfrey
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Russian comfrey

My wife has been making cheese from raw milk supplied illegally I guess from a nearby farm but the whey makes amazing bread. Back to thread, I think comfrey is comfrey when it comes to fertiliser / composting use, I haven't heard of Russian comfrey but perhaps it is just one with fertile seeds so is...
by Geoff
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Small Cultivator
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Small Cultivator

We'll see - ordered today!
by Geoff
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 14
Views: 132

Re: Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday. I see you did have a look to see if we remembered, of course we did and the early risers were in time. Pity you can't have one of trips out with the family. Keep safe and well!
by Geoff
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Small Cultivator
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Small Cultivator

Thanks - it sounds like it might do the job, £60 and three year warranty is quite tempting.
by Geoff
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Small Cultivator
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Re: Small Cultivator

I just wondered if the wheels on the Mantis in your photo, are just for transportation?


It's hard to tell from the video on their website https://mantis.uk.com/product/electric-cultivator-3450/ but I suspect they aren't really active in the cultivating.
by Geoff
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Small Cultivator
Replies: 6
Views: 102

Small Cultivator

I have no trouble digging but find the clod bashing to a tilth afterwards hard work. I wonder if a small electric cultivator would be any use. I've looked at the Mantis from time to time, currently £189, 1000W, 12" wide. There is a cheap one available from Aldi at the moment, £60, 1200W, 14&quo...
by Geoff
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: How to get rid of ANY pests?
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: How to get rid of ANY pests?

Got an email saying they were overstocked because of so many events being cancelled and that they were still delivering, it's good stuff but not cheap, they weren't talking discounts! https://www.winstonchurchillvenison.com/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Spring%202020&utm_content=Spring%2020...
by Geoff
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 148
Views: 2940

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Nobody's commented so I might as well. Sat in the garage taking my boots off this evening when a swallow visited.
by Geoff
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday - new boots and a change of username?
by Geoff
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Top tips to start seed off
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Top tips to start seed off

Great advice. Two things I would add, the first agrees with RHS but MD does the opposite. If you have time and space fill the trays the day before (or perhaps just a few hours), water and put them where you are going to germinate the seeds to acclimatise. Most useful practice if you are using a prop...
by Geoff
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 148
Views: 2940

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

My 10 o'clock Monday morning flight comparison - definitely thinned out considerably this week.

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by Geoff
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: This isn't social distancing!
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: This isn't social distancing!

Don't know if police have intervened but here is the webcam from a popular spot in the Lake District that is usually full of cars at the weekend. I don't believe their thermometer though, it is a raw feeling 4.4 here.

PS : my mistake that is surface temperature, air is 1.5.

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by Geoff
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Wildlife pond
Replies: 20
Views: 351

Re: Wildlife pond

You'll need a good underliner with those roots - wife fancy a new carpet?
by Geoff
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The most exciting news of the year so far (as far as I am concerned!)
Replies: 23
Views: 265

Re: The most exciting news of the year so far (as far as I am concerned!)

On this plot the undergardener is head and I become the undergarder. Good plan. eh? I'm not sure - doesn't the undergardener do the work and the gardener take the credit? - looks like a lot of work. With that much bindweed wouldn't you be better letting it climb up something then kill it rather tha...
by Geoff
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: This isn't social distancing!
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: This isn't social distancing!

Neighbour has just gone out in the car for the second time today. He flew back from Spain last Friday and has been out every day since. Keeping considerably more than 2 metres away!. I've completed 8 days since I went for repeat prescriptions and my wife 7 days since a volunteer library duty without...

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