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by Geoff
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Vitamin D
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: Vitamin D

I'm a very reluctant taker of any pills even anti-inflammatories. We seem to have been brain washed into believing we should always feel completely well and if we don't there is a pill for it. Over prescribing and particularly over self-prescribing is a real problem. There is often talk about gut he...
by Geoff
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Grafting tomato plants
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Grafting tomato plants

I did this for a few years with Aegis as the rootstock. I found the greatest difficulty was getting plants of the stock and variety with roughly the same diameter stem to make a neat graft, I can't remember now which I decided I had to sow first. It did create some good plants but I don't think I wa...
by Geoff
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Is Corona still a brand? Sales might have gone down.
by Geoff
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Should I feed PSB?
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Should I feed PSB?

The traditional boost for Winter greens is nitrochalk, not sure if it would enhance psb but I don't think potash would do much good.
by Geoff
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

All the best Robo, that sounds very unpleasant. Primrose : I've always failed with Daphne cuttings, both the normal deciduous one and an evergreen that I have. I usually try and keep a seedling or two of different ages going as replacements, they are very slow growing which I assume is why replaceme...
by Geoff
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Vitamin D
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: Vitamin D

I've often wondered what area of skin you are supposed to expose to generate enough Vitamin D. Most of the time I'm either covered to keep warm or (more rarely) to stop burning. Perhaps I've got rickets rather than arthritis.
by Geoff
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

We eventually worked out they are called shank buttons, found some on eBay that will do. A lot more expensive than the local haberdashery shop but at least we'll be able to get the jumpers down to him.
by Geoff
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Any knitters amongst you? My wife is merrily knitting away for grandson but can't go to the haberdashers for buttons, the rate he's growing at they won't fit by the end of lockdown! Every time we start searching for buttons we only find fisheyes, we are looking for the ones with a little stem on the...
by Geoff
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 8
Views: 92

Re: Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday, hope the gorilla settles in on your new smart brickwork.
by Geoff
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Out of hibernation today I think.
by Geoff
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

I hope this really is 'Late Winter'. Must be getting soft in my old age but I can't wait for this first real Winter in years to end, bring on global warming!

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by Geoff
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday from me too. I bet you can't wait for your rugby life to start again after this year to forget.
by Geoff
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 138
Views: 2431

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

They look great, does a kettle boil on the shelf in the middle picture?
by Geoff
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Blueberries
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Blueberries

My son lives not far from you in Stone Cross and the water is quite hard, you aren't watering them with tap water are you?
by Geoff
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Use of well composted horse manure in the veggie plot
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Use of well composted horse manure in the veggie plot

It is not strictly true but I always assume organic composts have little or no direct nutrient value. What they do is improve the texture of the soil and what you might call the biodiversity. These things help make nutrients available to the plants and promote good root structures to improve nutrien...

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