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by Primrose
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1461

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Elmigo. I know its extra work and you already have loads of watering to do but have you tried pouring water all over the floor of your balcony? It may help to cool the temperature just a little as it evaporates. I hosed down our patio late afternoon before we sat down to eat a late under under our s...
by Primrose
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hello from a newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 121

Re: Hello from a newbie

welcome on board. Yes, you must definitely catch up with Elmigo. He is keeping us all greatly entertained and enthralled with his vegetable growing on his balcony. I think we take so much forgranted on vegetable supply here in the UK so it will be interesting to get your perspective from any country.
by Primrose
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1461

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

We had a huge swarm of flying ants invade the garden this afternoon - thousands of them. Interestingly they didn,t seem to be hanging around for long though. The air was thick with them for about 15 minutes and then they all disappeared. I don't know how high they normally fly but hopefully our vill...
by Primrose
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: Happy Birthday.

Fortunately, getting an accidental double Happy Birthday image which I couldn,t delete won't double your age!
by Primrose
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: Happy Birthday.

Many Happy Returns, have a lovely day!
by Primrose
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Elephant garlic
Replies: 13
Views: 1378

Re: Elephant garlic

. I might start a little permanent bed using all the little bulbils they produced this year and leave it to its own devices. Over several years I've replanted all the little bulbils produced by elephant garlic and they've either disappeared, or if they've eventually grown they've produced a scrawny...
by Primrose
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Elephant garlic
Replies: 13
Views: 1378

Re: Elephant garlic

My elephant garlic this year was pathetic size wise but I had to dig it out a while ago because the leaves were yellowing and dying back anyway and I needed the space for other vegetables. I think Elephant garlic is a bit of a misnomer as it has more the flavour of a leek than garlic and anybody exp...
by Primrose
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1132
Views: 130930

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

I love Matt. He always seems to hit the spot.
by Primrose
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1461

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Water melon starting to look exciting Elmigo. I only grow Hungarian Wax chillies now which I let turn red before I harvest which is when I understand they achieve full heat. You can harvest chilliest when they're green but generally I think they're contain less heat at that stage. Depends on your pa...
by Primrose
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1132
Views: 130930

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

See You On the Porch On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years." The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years ...
by Primrose
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 82
Views: 1461

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

I don't know the answer to that one but I wouldn't,t be surprised. The whole horticultural industry seems to be contracting. Our nearest Wyevale garden centre closed down two years ago and is now a housing development. The next nearest Wyevale about 7 miles away has now been taken over by an organis...
by Primrose
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: 2019 begins
Replies: 60
Views: 4330

Re: 2019 begins

Well done Retropants . No wonder you're thrilled. That sounds a very good start to your home growing. I hope its eaten with the due reverence it deserves!
by Primrose
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: A general rant - After the Lord Mayor's Show
Replies: 3
Views: 122

A general rant - After the Lord Mayor's Show

My husband helped organise our annual charity village fete on Saturday, a feature of which was the village draw to help rise money for village good causes. He has just been reminded that now the draw has taken place he needs to destroy all the stubs because they contain personal information such as ...
by Primrose
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Some courgette advice please
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Some courgette advice please

I have two plants of different varieties, one quite compact and the other a real "sprawler" growing in a small space where sprawler is rapidly overcrowding some other veggie seedlings. Can you prune courgettes back without damaging the plant when it's starting to fruit? If so, what do you ...
by Primrose
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock
Replies: 156
Views: 10786

Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Well Alan, just as well you're retired or you certainly wouldn't have time to keep on top of all that lot. Sound as if you're going to have even. Ore to keep you occupied and I'mm sure every batch of new hatchings beings fresh pleasure.....as well as more work ! You certainly have plenty of motivati...

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