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by WestHamRon
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: fibre pots
Replies: 9
Views: 4178

Re: fibre pots

Advertiser's dream, gardener's nightmare.
by WestHamRon
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Bulk (cheap?) fertilizer
Replies: 9
Views: 3352

Re: Bulk (cheap?) fertilizer

Pa Snip wrote:
oldherbaceous wrote:There's always blight, to help lighten the cropping... :oops: :)


Oh You Pessimist You :D


I thought there was no such thing as pessimstic gardeners, only pragmatists. :wink:
by WestHamRon
Wed May 13, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: about losing weight
Replies: 16
Views: 4064

Re: about losing weight

The only time I put weight on was when recovering from surgery, hip replacements slowed me down with a lot of sitting. 75 kilos to 90 kilos in six weeks with some hobby-eating, it took two years to get back to my fighting weight after two hips replacements. I'm now steady again under 75 kilos, I do...
by WestHamRon
Mon May 11, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Charlotte & other spuds questions.
Replies: 30
Views: 3166

Re: Charlotte & other spuds questions.

I just bought Pembrokeshire new potatoes, not for the first time and I wasn't impressed this second time. Pearly white and lacking in taste compared to my favourites. I also bought Mallocan new potatoes and very quickly turned them into papas aruggados. Boiled in heavy salted water and allowed to c...
by WestHamRon
Sat May 09, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Lack of Swallows this year.
Replies: 16
Views: 2720

Re: Lack of Swallows this year.

A large part of spain has now got agricultural water it seems it is a long term plan ,places that where dry and mainly barren are now producing a lot of crops, where we have our pensioners bungalow all the old almond trees are getting ripped out and the land is getting planted with fruite trees oth...
by WestHamRon
Thu May 07, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring has finally sprung, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 175
Views: 17880

Re: Spring has finally sprung, Bits and Bobs.

Ricard with an H wrote:The red highlighting was very amusing. :D

I thangyew.
by WestHamRon
Wed May 06, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring has finally sprung, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 175
Views: 17880

Re: Spring has finally sprung, Bits and Bobs.

Thanks for your help Clive. Those wind-speed readings are, "In-the-clear" and at the hight of the recording instrument. Not likely on the ground though Lincolnshire has always provided surprises inland because of the flat terrain maintaining wind-speeds. Where I live I can have 25 to 35 k...
by WestHamRon
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: made me smile.
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: made me smile.

The Devil's drink, only made to tempt us from the righteousness of Ale. :wink:
by WestHamRon
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Sunggold tomato seedlings problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1190

Re: Sunggold tomato seedlings problem

I have several sown in individual pots from the same new bag of compost. Three are fine, have nice green leaves and are growing sturdily. Four are only half their height and the underside of their leaves, unlike the others , are a reddish purple shade and are clearly struggling in some way. Can any...
by WestHamRon
Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spring has finally sprung, Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 175
Views: 17880

Re: Spring has finally sprung, Bits and Bobs.

I fell of steps, ripped some skin on my nose so I look like a prize fighter, hurt my ass and upper arm but it'll all mend. I'm doing stuff I'm too old for because of slowing response and slowing everything else but I do enjoy achieving things. I won't be told. Don't expect any sympathy then, Richar...
by WestHamRon
Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Raised Beds - Soft or hard wood?
Replies: 35
Views: 13915

Re: Raised Beds - Soft or hard wood?

Very interesting Barney and one of the reasons I'm so restricted when it comes to a greenhouse. I still have plenty of space if you ignore our paddock, though none of that space is suited to a greenhouse without spoiling something else. The original log-store was a temporary structure on the paddoc...
by WestHamRon
Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: St David's Day
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: St David's Day

Not a vegetable, but I always think of apples as England's contribution.
by WestHamRon
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: OAP increase
Replies: 8
Views: 1698

Re: OAP increase

Shallot Man wrote:Motherwoman. Contemplating taking the Memsahib on a cruise. The Woolwhich ferry comes to mind.

There is a rather old joke about the Woolwich Ferry, but I believe I've posted it here before.
by WestHamRon
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: What a great resource, but ...........
Replies: 38
Views: 5204

Re: What a great resource, but ...........

This forum is my daily "fix", usually around the time of the Archers on the radio which I have listened to for nigh on 60 years and my OH heartily dislikes. It's amazing what range of questions are answered by members, even if the reply takes some time in coming. What saddens me, though, ...
by WestHamRon
Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Capilllary Matting
Replies: 13
Views: 1929

Re: Capilllary Matting

:D at above two replies Dare I venture to suggest that it has been a long long time since a banana boat last used the Thames, probably about the time HMS Troutbridge sailed the airwaves. :) Conversation has bought back to mind the times of my youth when my parents frequently dealt with door to door...

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