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by robo
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 41
Views: 605

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

I’ve just got back from the allotment to a clap of thunder and hail as big as a one pence piece but no rain.
by robo
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 41
Views: 605

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

I’ve four cherry bushes this year I’ve had 1 cherry it’s the same with the plums I’ve 2 trees left 2 died last year I’ve seen 3 plums , even my reliable pear tree is down to half its usual crop ,apples are everywhere it’s defiantly a good year for apples we have not had rain for over 5 weeks our cou...
by robo
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Tasty Garlic
Replies: 12
Views: 749

Re: Tasty Garlic

I’ve just dug some up that was left over by accident the year before last although not very large they have filled the house with the Aromatic smell garlic gives off ,my sense of smell is not great it’s only lately since the ent specialist got her hands on me I’ve been able to smell at all , I put i...
by robo
Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 41
Views: 605

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

We had a weather warning for tomorrow through to Sunday warning of flooding but it was cancelled yesterday
by robo
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 41
Views: 605

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Sorry to hear that shallot man ,it was my wife’s birthday to day she would have been # a bit younger than me but I feel just the same as shallot man. I grow elephant garlic for my eldest far to mild for me ,all my garlic this year seems to be stiff necked but I didn’t plant that all wight garlic but...
by robo
Sat Jul 17, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 41
Views: 605

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Sure am but not happy with our style of play
by robo
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 41
Views: 605

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Big day for our town today our team is in the challenge cup final at Wembley there wont be as many there as usual due to COVID but still hoping for 40,000 ,our town normally in a time like this would be a sea of red and white this time I’ve not seen one house showing our colours sign of the times ma...
by robo
Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 41
Views: 605

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

It’s been a terrible time ,I could only have ten people at my wife’s funeral ,we could not go anywhere for the usual drink after, we have a small place in Spain I’ve not been for around four years we have it up for sale I need to go to do some repair work on it I’m hoping I can get there in Septembe...
by robo
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 98
Views: 2320

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

How deep did your grandad plant then he can’t be far of Australia there
by robo
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 98
Views: 2320

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

We have had a three year battle with the council over new water taps ,when they extended the allotment they did not put taps for the new plotters to use ,we applied for a lottery grant and got £10,000 to renew the existing pip work and put new pipe work to the new plots ,after a lot of arguments and...
by robo
Sat Jul 03, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Blight
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: Blight

I’ve had around 5 earlies go yellow ish then die I put it down to lack of water although I’ve watered a few times there’s that much looking for water as it’s been bone dry all June and most of may I dug one up that had died but it was like digging concrete,our council won’t allow sprinklers and frow...
by robo
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Mmmm, peaches
Replies: 16
Views: 3700

Re: Mmmm, peaches

My friend in Spain had around 20 acres of peaches almost ready for picking they pick them before they are ripe so when they hit the sales or market they are perfect ,the evening before the planned day to pick we had a thunder storm a very ferocious storm with very large hail stones this put holes in...
by robo
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Sowing outdoor tomatoes
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Sowing outdoor tomatoes

I only grow tumbling ones outdoors last year they did well but had more tomatoes on the floor than I collected I tried growing them upside down last year but not a great success, this year it’s all tumbling toms grown in hanging baskets one in each apart from the 20 inch diameter ones which have 2 i...
by robo
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Mmmm, peaches
Replies: 16
Views: 3700

Re: Mmmm, peaches

A friend in Spain has a peach farm about four years abo he gave me instructions what to do ,if I remember it was make a syrup using sugar and water in a separate pan put the peach halves with the stones removed and simmer for half an hour that is were I stopped I looked at the peaches simmering ther...
by robo
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 98
Views: 2320

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

I’m having a meter fitted next week at present I pay £55 a month I’m usually on my own but my grandson has been with me since lockdown started it’s like getting rid of v.d. he just won’t go

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