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by jeff64
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs
Replies: 142
Views: 5211

Re: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

last couple of days i have been dismantling a raised strawberry bed riddled with vine weevil, i have sifted all the soil and compost they were in and put the little white grubs to one side, done this about 4 times now and it is very satisfying seeing the robin tits and :) blackbirds queing up for th...
by jeff64
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Where is the Introduction for the new Comers?
Replies: 16
Views: 1355

Re: Where is the Introduction for the new Comers?

welcome rachelleray and alexbee
by jeff64
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: An odd composting question
Replies: 17
Views: 1712

Re: An odd composting question

Primrose, there is a company in the north west that makes compost from sheeps wool and bracken, I think it's just called wool compost!
it might be worth a google and see what comes up.
by jeff64
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: January Jobs?
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

Re: January Jobs?

Been down to the allotment this morning sprayed the greenhouse with Jeyes then washed it with soapy water then jet washed it, looks like a new one now, well chuffed.
by jeff64
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Do you have new live Christmas tree every year?
Replies: 15
Views: 1319

Re: Do you have new live Christmas tree every year?

We don't have real one but i have rescued a few that have been thrown away,with a bit of work they make lovely walking sticks.
by jeff64
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: frost
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: frost

Thanks oh and Westi, i won't put them in till mid April so hopefully there won't be much frost to come.
by jeff64
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: frost
Replies: 3
Views: 381

frost

Does anyone know if lining the polytunnel with bubble wrap will keep the frost out enough to grow peppers on after germination, also will it stop condensation?
by jeff64
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 122
Views: 9586

Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

don't know if it's a bit early but i've weeded 3 beds (4x4 meter beds) manured them and covered them with black plastic, they should be well rich bye next march.
by jeff64
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Beechgrove Garden
Replies: 7
Views: 1246

Re: Beechgrove Garden

that's not all they are axing, i think there will be quite a few old folk missing more than Beechgrove!
by jeff64
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: conference pears
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

Re: conference pears

Thanks for the lnfo., I'll see what happens next year.
thanks again Jeff
by jeff64
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: conference pears
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

conference pears

For 3 years now I have only had a couple of pears on the tree after blossoming, plenty of blossom and plenty of fruit but it all falls off.
Can anyone tell me what i am doing, the tree is about five year old :?:
by jeff64
Wed May 22, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Thankyou!
Replies: 0
Views: 1031

Thankyou!

Received my new secateurs and snips today well chuffed, so a big thankyou to KG and Spear and Jackson's giveaways. :D
by jeff64
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 207
Views: 22557

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Talking of frost, my grapevine had about 4 inch of side shoots on but not anymore,the frost has killed them off,anyone know if it will come back or is that it for this year.
by jeff64
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 207
Views: 22557

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Just put 2 rows of first earlies in ,hope they do as well as the ones i put in tubs in the polytunnel about three and half week ago,i've earthed them up twice, the tubs are full and they are through the top already, happy days!
by jeff64
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 207
Views: 22557

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Just going up to Homebase for some compost, J Arthur Bowers , not fantastic compost but @£5 for 120l it's plenty good enough for putting round the fruit trees.

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