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by Geoff
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 14
Views: 179

Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Is she a graft?
by Geoff
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Clay loam?
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: Clay loam?

Clay loam is just good garden soil, perhaps a little on the heavy side. If all else fails can you buy soil based potting compost in Holland, it is called John Innes (No. 3 for a tree) in the UK but obviously will have a different name there (John Innes is a UK horticultural research institute).
by Geoff
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Beechgrove host retires
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Beechgrove host retires

Agree it's the best gardening programme, sad but inevitable to see him go. Hope we'll get more Chris Beardshaw, not keen on the guy from Scone. Wasn't impressed with this week's programme but it will take time to adjust and settle back down.
by Geoff
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Easter!
Replies: 14
Views: 550

Re: Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone. Isn't it strange to be saying Easter is going to be the hottest weather since February.
by Geoff
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Rubber Trays
Replies: 25
Views: 742

Re: Rubber Trays

You can make things from the rubber crumb that can be produced from waste tyres but the vast majority are simply burned https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire_recycling I haven't been able to find out if rubber seed trays are from fresh rubber, which I expect they are, or reprocessed crumb. I agree that...
by Geoff
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Rubber Trays
Replies: 25
Views: 742

Re: Rubber Trays

Rubber is less environmentally friendly than most plastic as it won't recycle. The pot problem is the polystyrene ones, polyethylene ones would happily recycle.
by Geoff
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1073
Views: 117915

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

I thought it was only medieval monarchs that were at their wit's end.
by Geoff
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Black Hole
Replies: 8
Views: 350

Re: Black Hole

And another

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by Geoff
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 207
Views: 6319

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Worst frost of the current run last night. Most nights have seen a dip of an hour or so but freezing for 8 hours last night several hours at minus two and an hour of minus three. Tulips were hanging their heads for the first time but recovering quickly in the sunshine. PS : if any of you look at my ...
by Geoff
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 351
Views: 37572

Re: A view of my garden

Trouble is my bonfire site is down there and my pyroenthusiasm has melted bags in the past so I would probably burn down anything I use as a screen. Anybody any idea what my camellia is called?

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by Geoff
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 351
Views: 37572

Re: A view of my garden

Thought I should take a photograph before it goes cold again, best magnolias I've had. Perhaps I should screen the builders' bags I use for leafmould.

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by Geoff
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 104
Views: 6157

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Ah - chicken sexing, there's a potential thread.
by Geoff
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: my experiment
Replies: 12
Views: 275

Re: my experiment

2019 is the 61st consecutive year that we have been running this citizen science research I thought only Johnboy had been gardening that long! Your pea experiment was interesting. When I have tried soaking seeds I've found they germinate more quickly but if I sow the dry ones at the same time as I ...
by Geoff
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 207
Views: 6319

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

I might have been prematurely pessimistic about my damsons, quite a lot of open flowers and visiting insects in the sunshine the last two days. IMG_4176_R.jpg I like my fritillarias surrounded by celandines, pity you have to crawl on the ground to really appreciate them. IMG_4179_R.jpg IMG_4178_R.jpg
by Geoff
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 207
Views: 6319

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

My birthday muck arrived today, well some of it. The farmer knows I like it well rotten so he tried to dig into the bottom of the pile and the device on his tractor broke, metal failure not hydraulics so busy trying to source a replacement. I've buried quite a bit of it in a 25'x10' bed that will be...

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