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by tigerburnie
Sun May 27, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 183
Views: 3756

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

We have had no rain for a while, had to fill up the water butts with the hose pipe
by tigerburnie
Sun May 27, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 247
Views: 13925

Re: A view of my garden

Everything's growing nicely with this warmer weather, over night temps now 10 degrees every night and I'm having to take the side shoots off the tommies already.
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French Strawberries are very tasty.
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by tigerburnie
Fri May 25, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Annoying Tits
Replies: 22
Views: 295

Re: Annoying Tits

When this first came to my attention the news was on and Nicola Sturgeon came on, I had to do a double take for a minute there.
by tigerburnie
Fri May 25, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: GDPR and all that !
Replies: 9
Views: 72

Re: GDPR and all that !

Pa Snip wrote:Well that's Brussels for you, bureaucracy Sprouting at its most infuriating.

Brussels sprouting eh...………….. 8)
by tigerburnie
Sun May 20, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: 2018 growing season
Replies: 102
Views: 7172

Re: 2018 growing season

The greenhouse is packed, some stuff will be going outside when all danger of frost has gone.
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There's a lot of canes in there this year!!
by tigerburnie
Sun May 20, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Annoying Tits
Replies: 22
Views: 295

Re: Annoying Tits

I have mine covered in upvc so no maintenance and no birds digging for grubs etc, looks ok too if you don't mind white.
by tigerburnie
Mon May 14, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 247
Views: 13925

Re: A view of my garden

Last year they were around the size of a grape fruit, not massive, but enough for the two of us for a meal, very tasty and I hate cauliflower!!
by tigerburnie
Mon May 14, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 183
Views: 3756

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

I am still getting temps down to 5 degrees at night and 25 in the day, things are ok just now, but it can't help with such temperature swings.
by tigerburnie
Mon May 14, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 183
Views: 3756

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Can I join? I have an enlarged prostate been taking tablets for years
by tigerburnie
Mon May 14, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 247
Views: 13925

Re: A view of my garden

Geoff wrote:The larval stage of Solomon’s seal sawfly can completely defoliate Polygonatum species and hybrids in early summer. Horrible little critters.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=698

That'll be them then, I do go around squashing them, but they strip the plants in no time.
by tigerburnie
Mon May 14, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Albert Bartlett seed potatos
Replies: 8
Views: 491

Re: Albert Bartlett seed potatos

100 percent germination, we will have to see if the crops any good later, though it's a good start.
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by tigerburnie
Mon May 14, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 247
Views: 13925

Re: A view of my garden

Glorious sunshine, thought I'd get the camera out BM1K7056.JPG Solomons Seal looks nice when first out, it get eaten by grey caterpillars of what I do not know. BM1K7051.JPG 100 percent growth on the tatties. BM1K7053.JPG Looks like a bumper crop of guzzgogs if they don't get the mildew they got las...
by tigerburnie
Mon May 14, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Starting a no-dig kitchen garden from scratch
Replies: 18
Views: 406

Re: Starting a no-dig kitchen garden from scratch

To answer question one, I would cut the grass and leave it to compost where it is. 2 I have used timber for my raised beds, my Dad and my uncle were both very good growers and they didn't use timbers, personal choice I think. DSC02411.JPG This is one of 3 three I built when I retired, the idea is to...
by tigerburnie
Sun May 13, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Where is everybody?
Replies: 17
Views: 189

Re: Where is everybody?

Hi, are you changing the water? I wouldn't but leave it to settle and age, should be ok to plant it if the water is not full of nasties like fluoride and chlorine and the rest of the chemicals the water authorities seem to think we need.
by tigerburnie
Sun May 13, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: MP Compost Thoughts & Faults
Replies: 29
Views: 410

Re: MP Compost Thoughts & Faults

When I went to collect my last lot, the guy was all excited, "there's some new stuff over there, why do you take the older stuff at the back?" I explained that's the whole point of composting, it was full of worms too.

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