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by Geoff
Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 138
Views: 3075

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

Jack came back last night, -1.8°C, good job it was forecast.
by Geoff
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 138
Views: 3075

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

Looking out this morning I thought is it the first without a frost? Well nearly, weather station shows we had a brief -0.1. Looks like another beautiful day but the forecast looks grey and cool for a week so won't be packing up the fleece I'm using every night in the cold greenhouse and tunnel anyti...
by Geoff
Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 138
Views: 3075

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

Ridiculous when you celebrate getting up to plus two in the middle of April.
by Geoff
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How many pots do you have?
Replies: 15
Views: 246

Re: How many pots do you have?

Congratulations. I confess I'm not a pot washer, if they are dry I reckon they wipe clean well enough.
by Geoff
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Anyone heard it yet?
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Anyone heard it yet?

A cuckoo would be just that to turn up here, I'd recommend going back to Africa, snow and below minus five overnight, snowing again now.
by Geoff
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 13
Views: 243

Re: Happy Birthday.

Great to hear from you, pity birthday post didn't flush out more old timers like Alan. Sounds like you are thriving. What a great project/ business you have set up, obviously keeping you alert and active, long may it continue!
by Geoff
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 13
Views: 243

Re: Happy Birthday.

Have a good day - I see you are maintaining your watching brief over us. Perhaps spotting your birthday will tempt some others out of the shadows to contribute again.
by Geoff
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How many pots do you have?
Replies: 15
Views: 246

Re: How many pots do you have?

I wish you hadn't asked that - set me off on a half-hearted survey! I seem to have about 100 trays/modular trays planted up, 9 sets of full rootrainers and 1200 pots. Highlights in the pots are 121 sweet peas, 159 chrysants (old shooting stools and new cuttings), 27 dahlia tubers set to sprout, 69 t...
by Geoff
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 138
Views: 3075

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

"Oh, to be in England, Now that April's there" - I suppose it depends on where you are (unless you are on a promise from April of course).
by Geoff
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 138
Views: 3075

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

Nothing damaged thanks. I haven't got anything outside but I have stuff under cloches in the cold greenhouse and the polytunnel only I didn't put the cloches back over them last night. It wasn't at its coldest for very long so it didn't get into them but the cloches are back on tonight and fleece ov...
by Geoff
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 138
Views: 3075

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

Brrrrr and Grrrrr! I look at three different versions of my weather forecast and none had frost for last night, what did we get -2.9°C! Haven't ventured out yet to inspect, still -2.1°.
by Geoff
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 138
Views: 3075

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

Consolation, my son (GP) says a reaction is a good sign it is having some effect. Might be that he has had two Pfizer doses and reacted to them both and I have had one AstroZeneca with no effects, second booked for 10th April.
by Geoff
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Type of pot to use in greenhouse/conservatory
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: Type of pot to use in greenhouse/conservatory

Sweetcorn do really well in rootrainers. You can leave them in for quite a while until they have a solid root system that is easy to transplant and they then grow away strongly. Germination rate is usually high (good job as the sweet F1s aren't cheap) so sow at one per cell and don't waste seed or s...
by Geoff
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 112
Views: 12094

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

I'm afraid I can't cope with sacrificing a dog for a cat.
by Geoff
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 138
Views: 3075

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

If you crack it you'll make your fortune! Had to go to the eye hospital recently and the first thing they did was tape my mask to my face. I've always had the same problem trying to use a dust mask and safety glasses at the same time when angle grinding and the like.

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