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by tigerburnie
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: 2019 begins
Replies: 60
Views: 4330

Re: 2019 begins

Outside plants are coming on too
Mammoth Red Onions grown from seed sown last December in a heated propagator
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Trench celery experiment is working, just remains to be seen if I can blanch the stems ok
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Pot Leeks look pretty healthy too
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by tigerburnie
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: 2019 begins
Replies: 60
Views: 4330

Re: 2019 begins

Tomatoes are starting to set fruit and a couple have had the growing tip nipped out
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Ridge cukes are growing some fruits too
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by tigerburnie
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: 2019 begins
Replies: 60
Views: 4330

Re: 2019 begins

Things are moving along nicely especially in the greenhouse
Sweetcorn is going for the roof again
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Hungarian Hot Wax chillies have got a gallop on this past week
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Butternut Squash just starting to flower
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by tigerburnie
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Some courgette advice please
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Some courgette advice please

Squashes and cukes don't seem to mind you nipping the growing tip out, but they will throw out long side shoots.
by tigerburnie
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1461

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Evening all, last year I was invited to an open day at a local nursery/garden centre to be on a " Gardeners Question time" panel, well I must have been ok as I was asked back again today, quite a laugh and we all were able to help and learn something as well, I was the "veggie man&quo...
by tigerburnie
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1461

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

This is a female Adder https://live.staticflickr.com/4734/39111699922_9306e96dcb_c.jpg Adder2 by tigerburnie , on Flickr This is a Male Adder https://live.staticflickr.com/958/27341720207_0ce0ebb740_c.jpg BM1K7067 by tigerburnie , on Flickr This is a Grass snake(no grass snakes this far north), so n...
by tigerburnie
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1461

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Grass snakes lay their eggs in compost heaps, the warmth helps them hatch(assuming it was a grass snake, yellow collar round it's neck?)
by tigerburnie
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Garden wildlife
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Garden wildlife

Got a couple of Freds books one of the few well known anglers that I never bumped into, him and his brother seemed proper characters I would liked to have met.
by tigerburnie
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Unlucky?
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Unlucky?

I notice some hit and misses with seed and not just those with the magazine, some suppliers seed is less reliable, of that I'm sure, there are some I no longer buy, especially ones in food shops/supermarkets.
by tigerburnie
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Wildlife photographs
Replies: 216
Views: 21789

Re: Wildlife photographs

We seem to be having a good year inland with bird numbers, it's the coastal ones that seem to be suffering with poor chick numbers.
by tigerburnie
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Apples missing
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Apples missing

My harvest looks less this year, the June drop saw a larger than usual amount of fruitlets fall off
by tigerburnie
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Wildlife photographs
Replies: 216
Views: 21789

Re: Wildlife photographs

Female Siskin
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A Jenny Wren
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by tigerburnie
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Wildlife photographs
Replies: 216
Views: 21789

Re: Wildlife photographs

Thanks for the kind comments, I think Voles are prolific in most areas, we have a lot of predators like Owls and Kestrels that eat a lot of them.
by tigerburnie
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Wildlife photographs
Replies: 216
Views: 21789

Re: Wildlife photographs

Raining today so after checking the greenhouse I headed out to the local forest
Red Squirrel
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A Bank Vole
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and a Great Spotted Woodpecker, this ones a male
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everything was a bit wet and bedraggled
by tigerburnie
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1461

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

A few flowers
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