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by Primrose
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1319
Views: 257891

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

My experience is thwt cats don' usually go for prickly Rose beds. They're intelligent creatures who aim straight for those nice freshly dug and hoed areas, and if they've just been newly sown with seeds the "poop" satisfaction rate is at its highest. Believe me, I,ve had two of the little ...
by Primrose
Tue Aug 03, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 54
Views: 836

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

I was just going to suggest reaching out of the window to pick them Monika when I read the rest. Next year you'll have to relocate the pot elsewhere. Probably makes a nice decorative feature/ How many beans did you plant and what size pot it it? Probably going to have to restrict my veg growing next...
by Primrose
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 54
Views: 836

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Retropants that,s gutting for yiur first yea in new garden plot but I fear you,re probably too late now to resow your beans unfortunately. Even if we have a late Indian summer, they really dont like chilly nights. Yiu could try some dwarf ones but only if you have cloches or fleece to put over them ...
by Primrose
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Rootfly - help! Please!
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Rootfly - help! Please!

Yes, seems a bit drastic but I was wondering whether a diluted watering of Jeyes Fluid Into the drill before sowing would solve the problem Guess the little creatures are more active in warmer weather but could you treat the whole growing area with a Jeyes Fluidl solution ate autumn/early winter whe...
by Primrose
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Composting questions
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Composting questions

Difficult question Stephen. I don,t know what temperature commercial compost is made at but i somehow doubt our domestic compost heaps at home are able to reach the same consistent temperatures. My rwo cages for example are located for garden pleasant viewing in the shadiest corner of the garden and...
by Primrose
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: Happy Birthday.

Trailing behind and late again but hope you had an enjoyable day.
by Primrose
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Tips for Scab prevention on spuds
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Tips for Scab prevention on spuds

Interesting Colin. Never heard of the newspaper theory. Certainly wouldn't work with the current "new fashioned" Telegraph paper which is thinner, less manageable from a folding and crumpling perspective and also seems to be less moisture resistant!
by Primrose
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Broad bean problem
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Broad bean problem

Haven't grown broad beans for a while but don't recall ever having had that problem. Suspect Geoff may be right. Guess it's manageable if only one plant is affected but a real pain if the problem has spread across the entire crop.
by Primrose
Tue Jul 27, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 54
Views: 836

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Five minutes of rain here. Barely enough to moisten the soil and now sunny again so worried about blight. It's been quite humid here over the past week but strangely no blight warnings. Wonder if those who trigger the warnings are all off work having been pinged ???
by Primrose
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Butterflies everywhere
Replies: 13
Views: 3802

Re: Butterflies everywhere

Nothings but the damned cabbage whites here, especially in thst week of heatwave. Beats me how they seem to find even the tiniest break in the netting over my cabbages too!
by Primrose
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: which climbing bean
Replies: 19
Views: 5354

Re: which climbing bean

This year most of my cobra didn,t germinate (twice !!) due to some very inferior non peat compost I suspect so have had to resort to climbing French beans from a garden centre. They were unnamed (immensely frustrating not to know what you're growing and the assistant working there couldn,t tell me b...
by Primrose
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 54
Views: 836

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Shallot man and robo. The fact you both remembered these particular dates shows that you remain the people you still were while your loved ones were alive. Treasure the memories you created together. There's an increasing wind here blowing up through the sunshine - a sign of the rain storms forecast...
by Primrose
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Tasty Garlic
Replies: 12
Views: 758

Re: Tasty Garlic

It,s interesting the comment about sense of taste and smell diminishing with age because I too seem to be noticing that the garlic we're currently using doesn,t seem to be as pungently "garlic" as previously. I haven,t grown any this year so am relying on commercially bought , although con...
by Primrose
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Non peat based composts
Replies: 21
Views: 677

Re: Non peat based composts

Whilst on the topic of compost, I was wondering somewhat indelicately perhaps for some, what it is which causes our human digestion system to produce our own "compost" so quickly, compared to a compost heap. - the combination chemicals in our gastric system and body heat I suppose, but we,...
by Primrose
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 146
Views: 15996

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

That looks a rather spectacular crop in the making.
Do they suffer from blight in the same way that ordinary potatoes do?

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