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by Geoff
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Leek Miner?
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: Leek Miner?

Looks more like white rot to me, although I get it in my onions the leeks are OK so I'm not sure what it looks like.
by Geoff
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 24
Views: 370

Re: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.

has anyone heard from Tigerburnie, he hasn't been on here for ages


I thought that too when I was posting, miss his more professional efforts.

Should have gone for our drive today, the mountains have white tops, just crept above freezing here.
by Geoff
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 24
Views: 370

Re: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.

It was so nice after I posted the original photos we filled a flask and went for a 100 mile drive around the Lake District. Coniston and Tarn Hows were beautiful. In case you haven't realised. If you are using chrome as your browser you can right click on a photo and select 'Open image in a new tab'...
by Geoff
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Bay Leaves
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Re: Bay Leaves

Meant to come back to this a day or two ago. I have two bay trees, the original one I posted has the best flavour but the other one has much smoother leaves so they vary quite a bit. Same flower buds though. IMG_4335_R.jpg Quite different to the potentially poisonous hedging called laurel. IMG_4339_...
by Geoff
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 24
Views: 370

Re: Late Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Strange light in the sky today after all the gloom and wet so got the camera out. Autumn has properly come to the valley, my Noble Fir has a good crop of cones this year and the greenhouse chrysants aren't for show but will give us some fine cut flowers. Autumn Pano.jpg IMG_4342_R.jpg Chrysants.jpg
by Geoff
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: spaghetti sauce recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: spaghetti sauce recipe

How many are you catering for? A bushel sometimes refers to a weight, often 56lbs, but as a volume it is: 1 imperial bushel = 8 imperial gallons = 4 imperial pecks = 36.36872 litres ≈ 8.25645 US dry gallons ≈ 9.60760 US fluid gallons ≈ 2219.36 cubic inches 1 US bushel = 8 US dry gallons = 4 US pecks...
by Geoff
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Oops - is this aimed at me? (Or you?)
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: Oops - is this aimed at me? (Or you?)

Aren't most allergies (apart from the severe shock ones) mental problems? Has anyone done any blind testing to investigate?
by Geoff
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Bay Leaves
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Re: Bay Leaves

As Monika says you can safely prune bay hard, they sprout again even from thick branches. The only trouble is it makes them angry and they grow like mad. Again I agree break a leaf and check the smell. Here is a picture of my tree if it helps. If it is your tree for your own use I wouldn't bother wi...
by Geoff
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 117
Views: 4098

Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Lovely Autumn day after a ground frost, not quite air frost 0.4°C.

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by Geoff
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Burnt Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Burnt Wood

Very "Grand Designs". I do wonder how well it protects the end grain.
by Geoff
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 117
Views: 4098

Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Don't think we'll hear from Peter for a while either.
by Geoff
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: GQT - well rotted organic matter
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Re: GQT - well rotted organic matter

Quite productive actually as my office buddies were strangely uninterested!


Strange that, when I worked I thought a lot of colleagues talked s**t!
by Geoff
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: What's Happenin'?
Replies: 11
Views: 441

Re: What's Happenin'?

Still to harvest lots of brassicas, leeks, swedes and parsnips. Garlic already planted outside. Lots of herbs and salads growing or planned under cover (see Winter Growing thread). Somehow I have to find a way to replace the boards that terrace my tunnel whilst it is full of these salad crops. Need ...
by Geoff
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: winter growing
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: winter growing

Most of the plants I am growing over Winter are already planted or are in modules waiting to go in. Most go in the polytunnel. Some lettuce, radicchio, endive, parsley and coriander are already planted but there are more in modules with some rocket as well. There should have been corn salad but they...
by Geoff
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 117
Views: 4098

Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

At primary and junior school I walked just over a mile each way and went home at dinner time (lunch time!) so about five miles a day. Grammar school was slightly further away so I used a bike, still four times a day.

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