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by Parsons Jack
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Welcome Spring, Bits and Bobs - 2016.
Replies: 166
Views: 15763

Re: Welcome Spring, Bits and Bobs.

Nice sunny day here today, so I planted some onion sets this afternoon. The early potatoes in tubs in the greenhouse are growing rapidly. I must plant up the other tubs and leave them outside. Yet another trip to the recycling centre today with the last of the brick bbq. Glad to see the back of it :D
by Parsons Jack
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Welcome Spring, Bits and Bobs - 2016.
Replies: 166
Views: 15763

Re: Welcome Spring, Bits and Bobs.

As long as it stays dry, I'll start planting next week.

The weeds are germinating, so it must be warm enough :lol:
by Parsons Jack
Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Welcome Spring, Bits and Bobs - 2016.
Replies: 166
Views: 15763

Re: Welcome Spring, Bits and Bobs.

After the storm last night, I had to replace one piece of glass in the greenhouse. Couldn't be a strightforward piece could it. Oh no, it had to be one of those triangular pieces :roll: Luckily, I had a piece of perspex ( I think ), which I cut to size :) Then, I managed to knock the tap on one of t...
by Parsons Jack
Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Of Easter Eggs...
Replies: 12
Views: 1777

Re: Of Easter Eggs...

Happy Easter to all :)

I kept away from chocolate this year.


Now, Hot Cross Buns..........That's another story :lol:
by Parsons Jack
Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Welcome Spring, Bits and Bobs - 2016.
Replies: 166
Views: 15763

Re: Welcome Spring, Bits and Bobs.

We've had lots of heavy showers and lots of sunshine here as well. Strong wind all day. Forecast to rain all night, but a bit better tomorrow. Potted up some peppers this morning in the greenhouse, and then started demolishing a large unused brick BBQ. Once I've cleared that out of the way, I should...
by Parsons Jack
Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: How are your seedlings doing?
Replies: 39
Views: 8885

Re: How are your seedlings doing?

Hi Geoff,

Could you have unknowingly planted them deeper at the start of the row.
Did you draw out a trench?
by Parsons Jack
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Welcome Spring, Bits and Bobs - 2016.
Replies: 166
Views: 15763

Re: Welcome Spring, Bits and Bobs.

All of my early potatoes will be in large pots this year.
I've got a bed ready for some Charlotte and Cara. Any of those over, will go in pots as well :)

There is quite a large patio area at the end of the garden that has loads of room for tubs.
by Parsons Jack
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Welcome Spring, Bits and Bobs - 2016.
Replies: 166
Views: 15763

Re: Welcome Spring, Bits and Bobs.

I've got two tubs standing in the greenhouse with Rocket spuds in. They have just started pushing through the surface now. Soon be time to put some more compost in the tubs. The peppers are ready for potting up. I bought 12 Polka raspberries last autumn, and they are all showing growth now. Can't wa...
by Parsons Jack
Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Removing all taste from apples... and tomatoes
Replies: 18
Views: 3391

Re: Removing all taste from apples... and tomatoes

Part of the trouble, is a whole generation of people who have no idea what fruit and veg should taste like. They probably think that supermarket taste is normal.

I remember the first time my son-in-law tasted parsnips from my allotment. He never realised that parsnips had a taste before :lol:
by Parsons Jack
Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Welcome Spring, Bits and Bobs - 2016.
Replies: 166
Views: 15763

Re: Welcome Spring, Bits and Bobs.

Many thanks for the welcome OH and Geoff :) I tried to carry on as before, but soon gave up the large plot. I kept the small plot and the couple of polytunnel plots though, as well as still buying supplies for the seed store. What I found though, is that I can keep going for about an hour, but then ...
by Parsons Jack
Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Welcome Spring, Bits and Bobs - 2016.
Replies: 166
Views: 15763

Re: Welcome Spring, Bits and Bobs.

I've been changing the garden into an allotment since giving up my plots last September. Almost finished now, and all the beds have been dug and finished off with the Mantis. I've got garlic growing in the greenhouse, along with some early carrots just germinated. Two tubs with Rocket spuds standing...
by Parsons Jack
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 92
Views: 12227

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

Yes, rain at last early yesterday, 18mm, which isn't a lot but has certainly wetted the surface. We are still watering the plants which most need it because the forecast for the next few days is for hot and dry weather. Like the other allotmenteers around us, our pea harvest has been virtually nil....
by Parsons Jack
Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 94
Views: 11398

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Really hot here yesterday, and then the storm arrived last evening.
Very strong winds, heavy rain, and thunder most of the night.

Good job I left all my onions spread out on the plot to dry :roll:
by Parsons Jack
Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 94
Views: 11398

Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Bit miserable and windy weather today. Feels quite chilly :( My neighbour came round this morning and helped me demolish an old wooden gazebo that was in danger of falling down. Left me with quite a nice base in the corner of the garden. Shall I get another shed? Do I need another shed? Can you ever...
by Parsons Jack
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday PJ.
Replies: 13
Views: 2549

Re: Happy Birthday PJ.

Had a lovely day yesterday thanks :D

Ate all the things I shouldn't :lol:

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