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by Monika
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 72
Views: 1087

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

We finished with 40mm yesterday and had two short but hefty sleet showers this morning with a cold NW wind, but the sun has come out again and I have sown the first mixed salad leaves and radish in the greenhouse, potted on the chilli and sweet peppers and the tomatoes are up as well.
by Monika
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Steam
Replies: 14
Views: 146

Re: Steam

Many (25?) years ago, I took some photos of Sir Nigel Gresley in pieces in the sheds at Steam Town, Carnforth. and it's in pieces again? We can see the trains of the Bolton Abbey and Embsay Railway in the valley below our house, so steam trains are quite 'normal' in our village, although never very ...
by Monika
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 72
Views: 1087

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

38mm rain so far today and it's still chucking down ..... Well, after such a dry February and January, it will be good for the trees to have a supply of moisture when the leaves appear.
by Monika
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Allotment garden shed and an accident
Replies: 13
Views: 124

Re: Allotment garden shed and an accident

All the best to your OH, Catherine! I am sure you will catch up with your gardening jobs, the recent weather will have delayed everybody else as well, no doubt.
by Monika
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Kiwano (horned melon)
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Kiwano (horned melon)

IIf you google Kiwano, Elmigo, or Cucumis metuliferus, there is a lot of information, including its cultivation, so good luck on growing them successfully!
by Monika
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Comfrey Best place
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Comfrey Best place

A warning, Colin: comfrey roots go exceedingly deep, so be sure you want your comfrey plants in that place for ever and ever because if you try to dig them up, it will be very difficult!
by Monika
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 72
Views: 1087

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

I am planting my early speeds tomorrow, Stephen, but they will go into pots in a (slightly) heated greenhouse and will go out later, with thick fleece on hand if required.
by Monika
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 72
Views: 1087

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

A dry morning today (hooray!), so I planted my broad beans out from roottrainers but covered them with a light netting because there could well be snow or sleet the next few days.
by Monika
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 15
Views: 246

Re: Happy Birthday.

Have a lovely evening on your birthday, Geoff, and enjoy your curry evening on Saturday!
by Monika
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 72
Views: 1087

Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Well, OH, the MetOffice considers 1 March the beginning of spring, so you are in good company. Lots of signs of spring here: masses of developing frogspawn, the frogs themselves (we had about 12 in our small pond) are now leaving. Snowdrops, crocuses and hazel lambs' tails are over but the wild prim...
by Monika
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday, tigerburnie, good growing and good snapping!
by Monika
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 103
Views: 2210

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Only just read your good news, OH. Keep it going, please!
by Monika
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pa Snip
Replies: 37
Views: 765

Re: Pa Snip

Oh, Pa Snip, you will be missed. My thoughts are with you, his family .....
by Monika
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: March poem.
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: March poem.

This is a lovely little poem, isn't it, Diane? My youngest daughter (now in her fifties) learned it by heart many years ago and recited it at the Ilkley Festival. I think she even won a prize for her performance. Below another poem. I am not sure if I've put it on this forum before (if so, apologies...
by Monika
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 103
Views: 2210

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Actually, the weather forecast on Netweather for our area for this Saturday and Sunday is for sleet and snow ....... (unless they are still working on last year?)

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