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by Primrose
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 148
Views: 2943

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Today is ironically supposed to be "World Health Day". One can only hope that with all the horrible Coronavirus happening all around us that anybody who managed to get out into their garden or plot in the lovely sunshine we've had here will have ended the day feeling a little saner for hav...
by Primrose
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Goosed!
Replies: 14
Views: 191

Re: Goosed!

Not quite a case of "hen pecked" then but a delightful early Easter photo all the same!
by Primrose
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 14
Views: 132

Re: Happy Birthday.

Dear Johnboy, so lovely to read your memories in how you got started in growing. It seems that all those skills learnt so long ago are now needed again ins a somewhat different crisis. Fascinating to read about all your tomato seedlings from the sewage farm. I imagine getting any vegetable seeds dur...
by Primrose
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 14
Views: 132

Re: Happy Birthday.

Many Happy Returns Johnboy. Hope you're keeping safe and well and having an indulgent day,
by Primrose
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Running low on seed compost. Suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 151

Re: Running low on seed compost. Suggestions?

Thanks Sally & Monika. Looking around my kitchen supplies I had been thinking that maybe. I could give the soil a good watering first with something like a Dettol disinfectant mixture but that wouldn,t kill off weed seeds would it.? I have in the past mixed in a small quantity of soil or home ma...
by Primrose
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Always look on the bright side
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Always look on the bright side

A sight to,lift will our hearts Alan. Thanks for posting. Good luck with your new brood. It must be difficult to despair too much in the current crisis when such a heartening sights faces you in the morning.
by Primrose
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Running low on seed compost. Suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 151

Running low on seed compost. Suggestions?

Find I'm running out of compost for my veggie seed sowing at this vital time and as we're self isolating and garden centres are closed, can't get out for a new supply. Wish I'd anticipated this but assume a 50/50 mix of compost and finely crushed garden soil will work? Any hints on how I should adju...
by Primrose
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 148
Views: 2943

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

I couldn,t resist a wry smile this morning when my email delivered the first a Blightwatch Hutton alert of the season.
I haven,t even started sowing my tomatoes yet !

One way and another I think it,s going to be that kind of year !!
by Primrose
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 148
Views: 2943

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Geoff, my husband out of curiosity has also been checking the flight tracker and we physically have noticed a HUGE difference in aircraft noise overhead during the past week. It,s an ill wind. Thousands of people are laid off work as a result but the peace and quiet is blissful. Where do you draw th...
by Primrose
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Planting behind the greenhouse
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Planting behind the greenhouse

I only suggest avoiding root crops Elmigo because I find carrots and particularly some parsnips can go pretty deep !

Mixed salad leaves would probably work or some spring onions?
by Primrose
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Allowable exercise
Replies: 38
Views: 604

Re: Allowable exercise

Catherine - glad to hear we won't have to come prison visiting for you!
by Primrose
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Planting behind the greenhouse
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Planting behind the greenhouse

I wonder if dwarf French beans would thrive? This first growing season you may have to regard this as an experimental area with small clumps of different things, watch and see how the sun moves and see which of your experiments crops thrives the best. You obviously want to make the most of every cen...
by Primrose
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Goosed!
Replies: 14
Views: 191

Re: Goosed!

Cute! Just in time for a Easter !
by Primrose
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Wildlife pond
Replies: 20
Views: 351

Re: Wildlife pond

That,s pretty fast working. Well done! You should have a nice new feature to enjoy in your garden if the lockdown continues in some form until the end of summer! When I put a mini pond in our garden some years ago newts just appeared from nowhere which astonished me as I had no idea they could exist...
by Primrose
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The most exciting news of the year so far (as far as I am concerned!)
Replies: 23
Views: 265

Re: The most exciting news of the year so far (as far as I am concerned!)

That looks like a really good days work and with the current lockdown and lighter evenings hopefully you'll be able to make progress. With the current situation forecast to last in some way all though the summer ai can foresee a shortage of vegetables so makes a lot of sense to get growing as soon a...

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