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by Geoff
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 56
Views: 761

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Isn't it great, I can do my Christmas shopping 125 days earlier than normal!
by Geoff
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1146
Views: 136114

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

Had a boss once who used to get mixed up between Ann Summers and Sue Ryder. Proudly declared one year he had managed to do most of his Christmas shopping at Ann Summers.
by Geoff
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Onions.
Replies: 15
Views: 234

Re: Onions.

Having posted on another thread how my over Winter onion sets flowered here are my summer onions from seed. As you can see many have flowered but have grown fairly big as well. Ailsa Craig from the free packet in the foreground, there are some Red Baron behind that you can't really see. IMG_4288_R.j...
by Geoff
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday!

Hope you've got somebody to treat you rather than having to go dutch today.

Well done to the faithful birthday spotters again.
by Geoff
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I'm in love.....................with ducks!
Replies: 10
Views: 129

Re: I'm in love.....................with ducks!

Had a pair of Muscovy ducks once, couldn't describe the drake as particularly friendly. Though he was provoked from time to time as our cockerel would pay Mrs Muscovy undue attention. If he managed to catch up with the cockerel he would clamp his tail in his bill and swing him about from side to sid...
by Geoff
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Onions.
Replies: 15
Views: 234

Re: Onions.

I have grown Senshyu Yellow from seed in the past with reasonable success but if you are short of space you do get gaps. I used to sow them about a week earlier than this but you should be fine down there, I started them in small pots. If you can persuade a plastic tunnel cloche to stay in place ove...
by Geoff
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Please help with some plant identification
Replies: 18
Views: 203

Re: Please help with some plant identification

I stand corrected on Woody Nightshade (aka Bittersweet) - good to have the authoritative voice of Johnboy back. The umbel could be almost anything but I still favour my original thought of Angelica. I regularly walk the dog along a road (called Silly Lane) with big wide verges that are uncut that sh...
by Geoff
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Please help with some plant identification
Replies: 18
Views: 203

Re: Please help with some plant identification

Definitely Deadly Nightshade, umbel could be Angelica.
by Geoff
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the PRIME MOVER
Replies: 16
Views: 157

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the PRIME MOVER

Happy Birthday OH - without you we might all give up. Where was Alan when I needed him this morning, I must remember to scroll down, I got one right this week but not the one that matters. I see you share it with some irregulars razibpaul126 Joined:Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:22 pmLast active:Tue Jul 19, 20...
by Geoff
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Temperatures dropping, put plants indoors?
Replies: 8
Views: 95

Re: Temperatures dropping, put plants indoors?

I've started shutting the ventilators on greenhouses and tunnel at night, in fact yesterday I didn't even open them!
by Geoff
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Holes in Potatoes
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Holes in Potatoes

Apologies for late reply. In yesterday's lovely weather I tipped all my potatoes out of their boxes for a routine inspection, particularly the Charlotte that have some blight. Only found one squishy one and that was in the 'use first' so maybe the rest will store now. While I was at it I cut open a ...
by Geoff
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: New tool for getting to & from plot
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: New tool for getting to & from plot

Needs a solar panel lid!
by Geoff
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Holes in Potatoes
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Holes in Potatoes

I assume the small holes in potatoes are eelworm damage, or Potato Cyst Nematodes as I think they are properly called. What decides how much damage you get? I have grown three varieties next to each other. Charlotte and Picasso had quite a lot of holes, particularly Picasso. When I graded the Picass...
by Geoff
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 10
Views: 108

Re: Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday - have a great day.

I actually spotted a birthday early in the day.
by Geoff
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Lawnflite won’t start
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Lawnflite won’t start

I don't know how starter motors can go wrong but it sounds like you have identified the issue, I think it is not engaging properly but I have no idea if that means adjustment or replacement. Hopefully one of the machine experts will pick this up.

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