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by Geoff
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How do you keep amused in the winter
Replies: 16
Views: 239

Re: How do you keep amused in the winter

You mean you need something other than Brexit? Like watching a pre-school toddler group fight over their toys.
by Geoff
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1015
Views: 100861

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

I thought he got somebody else to pay her off then jailed them!
by Geoff
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Advice for Beginners!
Replies: 21
Views: 337

Re: Advice for Beginners!

1. As seems to be a common theme, invest in good tools - and not raised beds, flat beds can be set up at much lower cost and are easier to manage because you can use a wheelbarrow. 2. Secure a good source of organic material, combination of bought in and own compost, again a composting system is a b...
by Geoff
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 73
Views: 1036

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

I'd be able to crack their security. Years ago we had to create a file of analysis codes for an early computer system that would only allow 8 character file names and as far as I know when I retired it was still called analcode.
by Geoff
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please help this Christmas
Replies: 12
Views: 204

Re: Please help this Christmas

They may have stopped for another reason.

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by Geoff
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Getting excited
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Getting excited

They are often known as Broccoli Raab. I tried them quite a while ago and I think I still have some old seeds. I've failed to remember why I didn't sow them a second year, might be turn your back and they are past their best.
by Geoff
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Plant suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: Plant suggestions

Lots to choose from. Erica carnea - lots of varieties like tough as old boots Springwood White and Pink are brilliant for early insects. Lysimachia Clethroides flowers late with me and the butterflies love it. Lots of Sedum varieties are great for Autumn insects. Veronicastrum fascination and other ...
by Geoff
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Comparing home grown with supermarket produce
Replies: 11
Views: 185

Re: Comparing home grown with supermarket produce

There was a bit on the radio the other day when they said that farmers' markets have proved if you cut out the middlemen and the shop overheads you can charge a lot more for everything. I think you have to be very careful as Gerry says, citrus in a farmers' market? We buy very little fruit and veg f...
by Geoff
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Apple Rootstocks
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Apple Rootstocks

I don't know but I picked 51kg of Granny Smith off a tree that cost me £1, it's not small but I can just pick it with a step ladder.
by Geoff
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 47
Views: 1396

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

I think it is the files somehow - wildlife pics on the other thread still fine.
by Geoff
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 73
Views: 1036

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

Just made a big pan of leek and potato soup. Do enjoy all these "peasant foods" when the weather turns more wintery!


I know my class - today's lunch!
by Geoff
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Merry Tiller.
Replies: 16
Views: 428

Re: Merry Tiller.

I think you need to hope Richard spots it or perhaps even pm him - "Last active:Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:47 am"
(search Merry Tiller and Richard and you'll find him)
I had a MT many years ago and I think I only used the pulley for the grass cutter.
by Geoff
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn bits and bobs
Replies: 298
Views: 10646

Re: Autumn bits and bobs

Did that rude Autumn job yesterday, boxed up my stools. Trying a push on clearing up before the storms arrive . Going to clear the cut and dried flower bed today. Anybody know if annual scabious really are annual or just half-hardy? There are some lovely colours in them and I was wondering about pot...
by Geoff
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Rats - yet again !
Replies: 9
Views: 1261

Re: Rats - yet again !

If you try glue traps don't try these. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Big-Size-Mice-Mouse-Rodent-Glue-Traps-Board-Super-Sticky-Rat-Snake-Bugs-Safe-UK/292766284086?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=591550824490&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 Came folded in half sticky to sticky, almost impossible t...
by Geoff
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Feeding Bread to Swans
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Feeding Bread to Swans

Whether or not Her Majesty actually owns all of the swans in the United Kingdom has been a question asked by many. The short answer is yes, she does. The Queen specifically owns any unclaimed mute swan in open water in both England and Wales in ceremonial fashion. This has been a law since medieval...

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