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by Geoff
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 135
Views: 2741

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

As well as the minor milestone I referred to in another post (no. 5,000) we did have a more major milestone last week. Our first grandchild was born on Thursday, a sturdy looking 8½lb boy. Now lockdown is really starting to get us down. We have been about to go to see them to do some decorating and ...
by Geoff
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Why not try something a little different?
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Why not try something a little different?

I never noticed that. Did you spot the minor milestone?
by Geoff
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Why not try something a little different?
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Why not try something a little different?

To celebrate my minor milestone I thought I would repeat my favourite post, not quite the right time of year but then it is a year like no other. How about Liquorice? Liquorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra is a hardy herbaceous plant and tolerates temperatures down to -15°C. Liquorice is deep rooting and is ...
by Geoff
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Sloe and blueberry propagation
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Sloe and blueberry propagation

Great reply as ever. Sloes also produce suckers that you can use for propagation.
by Geoff
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Half of allotments held by women.
Replies: 19
Views: 339

Re: Half of allotments held by women.

I posted this in April 2017

Grow your own?
We bought a cauliflower at Aldi today for 29p labelled Cornwall variety Clemen.
(included a link to a seed price that no longer works)
How do they do it?


I've just done a search and only found this variety at £3.99 for 20 seeds.
by Geoff
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 135
Views: 2741

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

October rain 194mm, must have been the Westerlies giving me more. I don't know how the software calculates the average temperature but it said September was 11.1 and October 8.0 but yes the minimum was lower in September at 0.3 compared with 1.3. The warm middle of September with a high of 24.8 must...
by Geoff
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 135
Views: 2741

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

Have I ever mentioned it seems to have been a little damp this year? Half the months this year have been the wettest since I've had my weather station. October was also the coldest October. Rainfall_1020.JPG This is the state of my damson tree - I suppose it shows I have clean air! IMG_4463.JPG
by Geoff
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Next year and the same problem
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Next year and the same problem

By worms do you mean caterpillars? Try growing under netting.
by Geoff
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 135
Views: 2741

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

Our Sainsbury's x 2 and Tesco both do what they call "cooking bacon" and Lidl £1.45 a pack but I can't remember the weight and we are out of stock. Goes in soups and other things including BLTs. Great value. Really pleased with the late runner beans I wish, got really healthy plants with ...
by Geoff
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Half of allotments held by women.
Replies: 19
Views: 339

Re: Half of allotments held by women.

And you aren't spending money anywhere else while you are on the allotment!
by Geoff
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn Bits and Bobs
Replies: 135
Views: 2741

Re: Autumn Bits and Bobs

although I guess members like Geoff will have to don his Wellies and waterproofs for daily checks on his chickens and ducks


I think you mean Alan, I only have a dog as livestock and we regularly walk the roads. Seem to come across a lot of people I don't know these days.
by Geoff
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Apple i d please
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: Apple i d please

Have you tasted them? They could be a large crab or cider apple rather than a dessert if they are sour.
by Geoff
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: No dig?
Replies: 13
Views: 503

Re: No dig?

I don't like raised beds but this sounds like a prime site for a never dug raised bed. You could probably just about manage it as a single bed if you've got space for a path round it.
by Geoff
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Blue Moon
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Blue Moon

how clearly one could see Mars, Jupiter and Saturn


And the Space Station.
by Geoff
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Blue Moon
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Blue Moon

Watching the amazing full moon last night made me think, it’s only the 1st October that means there will be another full moon this month. A Blue Moon! It’ll be called a Blue Moon because it’ll be the second of two full moons to occur in a single calendar month. The last Blue Moon by this definition ...

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