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by peter
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 40
Views: 456

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

Hertfordshire not having such a service my local paper referenced the rather good Essex Weather Centre, I'm under a mile from the border and our town has some random little bits tacked on across the border.
Anyway the word is it is now 46 days without any rain whatsoever.
by peter
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 40
Views: 456

Torrential rain earlier today for about an hour, we were trapped coat & brolly less, until it stopped. :D

Only trouble is, we were in Bristol for daughters graduation ceremony and not a drop of rain at home. :( :?
by peter
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 40
Views: 456

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

Added to my heat load today by preparing fresh ground cover material, after cutting the planting holes I ran round the cut edge, and the ends where it was cut from the roll, with a mini-blowtorch. Hopefully the will prevent the unravelling I had with the existing bits. Wrang my T-shirt out before pu...
by peter
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 40
Views: 456

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

Dry as bone here, but some interesting birds seen both at home and at work.
There was a Greater Blue Capped Eagle with an Orange Headed Booby and three Ospreys were trailing the Booby after the Eagle went to roost.
They circled work numerous times, amazing birds.
by peter
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: BELL BINE Help.
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: BELL BINE Help.

Shallot Man wrote:Yep ! should have said bind weed. I put it down to senile decay. :( :(



Why?
The Royal Horticultural Society lists "Bellbind" as the sole alternative English name for it, see https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=241
by peter
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 2590

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

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by peter
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Login problems
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Login problems

On the one that logs you in, change it to something new.
by peter
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 2590

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

Go into and tidied the greenhouse, it had been used as a lumber store for the shed extension, sowed a dozen trays of mixed sizes, weeded the border and then soaked it. An aqualegia had popped up on one edge so left it to bloom. Bird netting and compost were flavour of the day at the allotment shop t...
by peter
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 128
Views: 2590

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

Mine are just emerging from the ground. Unlike the ****ing bindweed, which has rampaged in several parts of my raspberry patch. One of my plotholders discovered allium leaf miner in her onions this week and it has been identified on several other plots, now feeling slightly better about being so far...
by peter
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 228
Views: 7769

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Primrose, they're nearly three foot high and the flower are the size of a breakfast teacup.
by peter
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 228
Views: 7769

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Self seeded poppies allowed to grow on one of my plots.

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by peter
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 228
Views: 7769

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Must be good weather at Old Herbaceous 's place as he is fairly quiet for him. :wink:
Out trying to keep up with the growing grass no doubt. :shock:
by peter
Wed May 30, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Blight - starting early this year !
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Blight - starting early this year !

Woo I'm ahead on something!

Today's was my third this year.
by peter
Mon May 28, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 228
Views: 7769

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

:oops: :oops: :oops:
Finally planted my potatoes today, five 30' rows, latest ever.

But making the best of failures, I failed to dig a row of Charlotte last year and I may get a few feeds from the sturdy looking row of ready earthed volunteers. :oops: :shock:

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