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by WestHamRon
Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Broad beans and cauliflowers
Replies: 2
Views: 2283

Re: Broad beans and cauliflowers

Today I picked 3.5 kg broad beans before shelling and had 790g beans. I have also picked 10 cauliflowers heads which are all ready at the same time, they are F1 seeds. Next year I won't be sowing F1 seeds because I didn't realise that they will all be ready at the same time, silly me. I want them r...
by WestHamRon
Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: First Betti photo.
Replies: 31
Views: 3738

Re: First Betti photo.

I just bought a PetzDen puppy pod for Betti, it's a modern take on a crate and very much like an Eglu. I can't believe I spend close to £300 when a cardboard box would have been fine, also, I just found out that just about everyone is calling their dog Betty or Betti. Is this a good excuse to rever...
by WestHamRon
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Blight Warning
Replies: 12
Views: 2492

Re: Blight Warning

I was informed by my local Garden Centre that Bordeaux Mix was no longer available,but was told that an alternative called Copper Mixture would do the same thing. This was about two weeks ago,and so far no sign of blight. Fingers crossed. The container is exactly the same size and colouring as Bord...
by WestHamRon
Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Blight Warning
Replies: 12
Views: 2492

Re: Blight Warning

Rather than start a new thread, I would like to use this one to ask a question. I have been not growing for a couple of years due to moving house (twice) and have misplaced my Bordeaux Mixture. I understand our overlords in Brussells have decreed this Verboten. Has anyone found a decent replacement ...
by WestHamRon
Sat Jun 20, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 89
Views: 10671

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Very tasty Westi, I'm now looking forward to the PFA's that might need another four weeks and I did grow a second row that have just shown. I hadn't realised that you have to clear the ground of potato tubers, leaving just one in the ground can bring on a lot of disease. Apparently. Only if they we...
by WestHamRon
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: fibre pots
Replies: 9
Views: 4974

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: 3780

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: 4565

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: 3922

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: 3169

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: 21832

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: 21832

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: 1015

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: 1387

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: 21832

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...

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