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by Johnboy
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Egg Shells for Calcium
Replies: 3
Views: 1914

Re: Egg Shells for Calcium

The best way to dry eggshells is in a tray at the bottom of your oven and when heated and allowed to cool they are easier to crush. You can go the whole hog and put the crushed particles through a blender and this gives a coarse kind of flour and this is best added in small quantities to each layer ...
by Johnboy
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2017.
Replies: 185
Views: 21298

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2017.

I do have an estate behind my place and we get plenty of Pheasants that take over on my place in the belt of Maize that I grow for them. Occasionally we do get a few in the the veg plot and as Monika says they can be thugs. As a matter of priciple I neither shoot or eat Pheasants as if you study tha...
by Johnboy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday Old Herbaceous!
Replies: 18
Views: 3120

Re: Happy Birthday Old Herbaceous!

Dear OH, I can see that you are trying to catch me up. By the time you read this greeting I fear the event will have taken place. How ever I would like to thank you on your birthday for all the good advice you have given over the years and the hundreds of people who have benefited from your advice. ...
by Johnboy
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hard day at work?
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: Hard day at work?

Hi Peter,
Originally I put the website that you have kindly supplied but the video was missing so I had to quickly make an amendment. What I got was a different version altogether which I do not understand.
I am truly thankful for your kind assistance.
Sincerely,
JB
by Johnboy
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hard day at work?
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Hard day at work?

If you have had a hard day and need something to allow you chill out try logging onto this site. marwood hill gardens and click on garden to run the short video and watch while you also enjoy a nice glass of your favourite tipple. If you know of any other like sites please add to the thread. JB. htt...
by Johnboy
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: You learn something new every day !
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Re: You learn something new every day !

Hi Primrose,
I think the flower in question is Lisianthus known in the florists trade as Eustoma. Not sure of the foliage though.
by Johnboy
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

Re: Happy Birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Shallot Man. I can see that you are trying to catch me up!
I do hope that you have had a wonderful day.
by Johnboy
Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2017.
Replies: 185
Views: 21298

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2017.

New Potatoes in Morrisons in Leominster Herefordshire £2.92 a Kilo yet twenty miles away Harry Tuffins in Knighton Powys best Welsh Pembroke New Potatoes 65p per kilo. I asked the manager in Leominster why such a high price and he wouldn't reply. That's as good as an answer or maybe even better!
by Johnboy
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Fresh lawn clipping as mulch
Replies: 42
Views: 11366

Re: Fresh lawn clipping as mulch

Hi Geoff, We use our liquid feed from the bathtub and find that right now in July the carrots need a boost and especially where the thinings have given us nice young fresh pullings. I am afraid with carrots I use pelleted seed and plant one seed every inch and then thin out to three inches spacing f...
by Johnboy
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Winter Greens Collection
Replies: 9
Views: 2417

Re: Winter Greens Collection

Hi Tigerburnie, Closer together is a big mistake because the 2' x 2' quoted by Monika to me is correct but should be treated as a minimum and not a maximum spacing. The cabbage famiy are a hungry lot and need as little competition as possible. To plant closer puts the plants into direct competition ...
by Johnboy
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Comfrey
Replies: 14
Views: 2975

Re: Comfrey

Hi Bob,
I will send you private message later on tonight. Being new to the forum you will not know the existence of the ins and outs of private messages but the notification shows when the letter symbol at the top right of the screen has red tick.
Till then,
by Johnboy
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: How's your slug tolerance coming along?
Replies: 5
Views: 2228

Re: How's your slug tolerance coming along?

To me both of the Guardian articles are totally illogical. Slugs to a gardener are a total menace. To say that they eat decaying matter and when they damage something green because it is probably decaying. Well my hedgerow is full of decaying material so why do they move out of the hedge in search o...
by Johnboy
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Ripen Tomatoes
Replies: 22
Views: 3547

Re: Ripen Tomatoes

Hi Colin, I would be most interested to know which programme gave out that information. If you can remember which broadcast it was I would be most grateful because quite frankly it was simple wrong. As Tony says that is what happens to the worst of supermarket Tomatoes. The joy of growing your own i...
by Johnboy
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017
Replies: 241
Views: 21323

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2017

Here we water at dusk and that gives the water time to get to the roots and the plants are very capable of withstanding the rigours of extremely hot weather the following day. We also use irrigation systems and I know that this may not be possible on allotments but rather than rush around with water...
by Johnboy
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Air Ambulance
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Re: Air Ambulance

I live 25 miles from the nearest A&E and when I had a heart attack I would have been a goner without the Air Ambulance and since then they get a hefty donation every year. I also help financially with the updating and New landing pads. I feel that every penny is well spent. May I urge everybody ...

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