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by Geoff
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Anyone heard it yet?
Replies: 5
Views: 67

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: 12
Views: 179

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: 12
Views: 179

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: 10
Views: 178

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: 114
Views: 2522

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: 114
Views: 2522

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: 114
Views: 2522

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: 114
Views: 2522

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: 238

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: 11939

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: 114
Views: 2522

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.
by Geoff
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Pricking out vs sowing individually in pots
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Pricking out vs sowing individually in pots

As I understand it there are two technical reasons for not direct sowing in pots as large as 3". Firstly, normally seeds are sown in a compost that is low in nutrients (I think it is because a rich compost can inhibit germination) so leaving the young plant in this type of compost for a long ti...
by Geoff
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs
Replies: 114
Views: 2522

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs

First in the new series of a good Friday night bottle and swear at the telly.
by Geoff
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: What a grand day!
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: What a grand day!

I've not had anything as high as 16, 13 and 11 the last two days, but it has felt very pleasant in the sunshine. All sorts of things stirring; pond full of thrashing frogs and spawn; insects on the heathers that are flowering beautifully include various types of bumble bees, ladybirds and tortoisesh...
by Geoff
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Grafting tomato plants
Replies: 15
Views: 394

Re: Grafting tomato plants


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