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by tigerburnie
Fri May 17, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1624

Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

I've re- roofed our summer house over the past two days, then trimmed the privet and watered the raised beds, greenhouse is now getting fuller with pots coming from the conservatory ready for planting in the borders, Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Butternut Squash are all acclimatizing now
by tigerburnie
Fri May 17, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Tomato & Egg
Replies: 12
Views: 122

Re: Tomato & Egg

The dead sheep under the grape vine is another that I have not bothered with
by tigerburnie
Fri May 17, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Seed Swop-Shop
Topic: Dragonfruit (pitahaya) seeds give-away!
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Dragonfruit seeds give-away!

Wow, wish I had the room and the climate for those, if only for the flowers, they look a lot like the Epiphytes I grow, only I don't get any fruit
by tigerburnie
Fri May 17, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Tomato & Egg
Replies: 12
Views: 122

Re: Tomato & Egg

Well there's one way to find out...……………………………...let us know how you get on
by tigerburnie
Fri May 17, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Plant identification? Looks like cabbage/kale.
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Plant identification? Looks like cabbage/kale.

Looks a lot like Oil Seed Rape to me
by tigerburnie
Fri May 17, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: New Book
Replies: 10
Views: 842

Re: New Book

I also have a fair collection of gardening books(and fishing, rugby make your own wine etc., etc.), but I often only use a couple regularly, any of the late Geoff Hamilton's books and The Vegetable Expert by Dr D G Hessayon, get me out of most predicaments when I'm not sure.
by tigerburnie
Fri May 17, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Tomato & Egg
Replies: 12
Views: 122

Re: Tomato & Egg

Could cause disease when rotting and might encourage rats, never heard of it and I wouldn't try it either.
by tigerburnie
Mon May 13, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Wildlife photographs
Replies: 187
Views: 15213

Re: Wildlife photographs

ImageSun bathing by tigerburnie, on Flickr
by tigerburnie
Mon May 13, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Wildlife photographs
Replies: 187
Views: 15213

Re: Wildlife photographs

Woodland images BM1K9200.JPG BM1K9190.JPG and some Loch side shots BM1K9221.JPG As a photographer myself I understand what makes a good photo. Do you, by chance, happen to be a photographer too? Because these are amazing! Just an amateur who has some professional gear that helps a lot, thanks for t...
by tigerburnie
Mon May 13, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1624

Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

We are lucky up here that the farming is mostly less intensive, so we still have good numbers of field birds including Corn Buntings, Yellowhammers, Linnets and Skylarks, I can hear Skylarks in my garden when the village is quiet and the kids are not in the play ground.
by tigerburnie
Mon May 13, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Ripening at the same time?
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Ripening at the same time?

I grow different varieties of Strawberries for a variation in cropping time and flavor, some French perpetual ones in pots in the greenhouse for early and late crops and some outside for the bulk of summer, including some alpine ones which I can highly recommend.
by tigerburnie
Mon May 13, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Peat free composts
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: Peat free composts

I think it's fair to say most bags of compost sold these days are rubbish, or at least 50% seems to be bits of twigs and other uncomposted rubbish.
by tigerburnie
Fri May 10, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Transplanting winter pansies
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Transplanting winter pansies

I usually get at least one winter followed by a summer from the same pansies, just keep dead heading and spread the seeds round the garden for free.
by tigerburnie
Fri May 10, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Wildlife photographs
Replies: 187
Views: 15213

Re: Wildlife photographs

ImageRazorbill by tigerburnie, on Flickr
by tigerburnie
Thu May 09, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Wildlife photographs
Replies: 187
Views: 15213

Re: Wildlife photographs

I had a short trip to the local sea bird nesting colony on the cliffs, a bit early yet and there was no sign of the Puffins yet.
ImageKittiwakes by tigerburnie, on Flickr

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