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by robo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Does size matter ?? ...................
Replies: 20
Views: 306

Re: Does size matter ?? ...................

I've just read that allotments and blue badge holders are exempt from hose pipe bans
by robo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Does size matter ?? ...................
Replies: 20
Views: 306

Re: Does size matter ?? ...................

We have a ban starting on the 5th of August I think a deduction on the water rates is called for as north west water are breaking our contract , they have enough money to build a big pipeline to pump sewage into the river Mersey they should spend it on new reservoirs or a large desalination plant
by robo
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mowers
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Mowers

As far as I know sthil engines are two stroke and heavy on the oil although a good engine ,I would be inclined to go for something with a Honda or Briggs and Stratton engine both makes are four stroke and nothing to choose between them although Honda tend to be expensive
by robo
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Water saving thread
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Re: Water saving thread

No need to save water here , this morning we had a two hour shower this evening it's coming down very heavy , in Spain we never have hospipe bans , we have agricultural water for the land which we filter four times so we can drink it but it never gets shut off through shortage only when there is a b...
by robo
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 40
Views: 456

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

Do we have an arsonist in our amidst
by robo
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Growing giant marrows, advice wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Growing giant marrows, advice wanted

I would and did last year , I put straw under each marrow to keep them off the soil I also scattered slug pellets in the straw ,plenty of manure and liquid feed as well ,I limited each plant to one marrow but made sure the chosen one was growing well before removing others , saying this is no reason...
by robo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Does size matter ?? ...................
Replies: 20
Views: 306

Re: Does size matter ?? ...................

Our Pease have been really good most cabbage are looking good I've four pumpkins growing well but all flowers nothing else showing ,we have the Britain in bloom judges coming at 9 o'clock in the morning it has forecast rain for tomorrow afternoon but it's raining hard at the moment and has been for ...
by robo
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Gluts and surpluses
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Gluts and surpluses

Could you not make a cordial out of them
by robo
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Does size matter ?? ...................
Replies: 20
Views: 306

Re: Does size matter ?? ...................

Mine are not much different our onions must be the worst I've grown the garlic are all small only three elephant garlic out of twelve planted have grown , most other things are going well
by robo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Will they grow?
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Will they grow?

I've just planted a tray of little gem I've put it under a bench were it can get a bit of shade as well as a bit of sun
by robo
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 40
Views: 456

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

I can guarantee it will rain on the 27th for at least a week that when myself and my wife are canal boating with our granddaughters
by robo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 2599

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

Hi plumpudding, I always cut a third of the growth from our blackcurrant removing the oldest stems
by robo
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 2599

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

I've got leaf curl on some of my tomatoes it seems to effect only the ones on one side I think it might be to hot for them no sign of white fly or anything on the leaves I'm thinking of hanging some old curtains to try and give them some shade but even that's going to be hard , in the day time I can...
by robo
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Four of five trusses?
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Four of five trusses?

I usually leave mine till nine trusses I regularly have tomatoes into November if the weather is mild ,I Finnish up with a few green ones which ripen ok in our garage in a cardboard box , I always thought you stopped out door tomatoes on four to five trusses
by robo
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: parsnips
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: parsnips

I've had three attempts this year I've now given up I've had two germinate in total

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