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by Gerry
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: What is "well rotted" manure?
Replies: 17
Views: 9158

Re: What is "well rotted" manure?

My farmer friend delivers manure to me when he cleans out the calf house. I cover and leave for about a year after which time it does cut like peat but breaks up nicely and as Geoff says, there is little evidence of straw by this time. As Pa Snip says, sand breaks up the soil. For many years, sand (...
by Gerry
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Best tasting Potato Varieties?
Replies: 17
Views: 6933

Re: Best tasting Potato Varieties?

Jethro,
Golden Wonder is the main crop of choice in my neck of the woods.
I don't have any knowledge of Champion I'm affraid, but floury potatoes are the favoured ones here.
Regards,
Gerry
by Gerry
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 447
Views: 81145

Re: A view of my garden

Lucky you Tiger.

I've never had any luck with them but would love to.
by Gerry
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Greenhouse Temperature
Replies: 6
Views: 3298

Re: Greenhouse Temperature

They will Colin...........If you've got some!!!
by Gerry
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 228
Views: 48075

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

You are all very lucky.
Relentless rain all day yesterday with mist in the morning.
Today not much better, thick fog and at 10.30am only 10c in the pollytunnel and the greenhouse managed 14c.
by Gerry
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Visiting suggestions
Replies: 30
Views: 8115

Re: Visiting suggestions

Very well said, OH.
by Gerry
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spread Sheet
Replies: 8
Views: 2944

Re: Spread Sheet

Hi Colin,

A few years ago I was given a present of a CD-ROM by BBC Gardeners' World Magazine with Alan Tichmarsh and GW team, called "Garden Manager" and contains a "Extensive plant database to customise".

I don't know if this is any help.

Regards,
Gerry.
by Gerry
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Spread Sheet
Replies: 8
Views: 2944

Re: Spread Sheet

I'm not that organised Colin. Wish I was.
by Gerry
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday Pa Snip.
Replies: 12
Views: 2972

Re: Happy Birthday Pa Snip.

Hope you have a great weekend. Happy Birthday.
by Gerry
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sign of things to come.
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Re: Sign of things to come.

Our doctors surgery is on the site of the old slaughter house (I can't spell the French name), just across the road from the grave yard.
by Gerry
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Mini greenhouse - which type of cover is best?
Replies: 2
Views: 1061

Re: Mini greenhouse - which type of cover is best?

Primrose have a look at http://www.lumigrowth.com/light-essential/

It's about growlights but it gives a good insight into colours of light and how plants use them.

Regards,
Gerry.
by Gerry
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: re survey
Replies: 19
Views: 5748

Re: re survey

I'm with Pa Snip and Shallot Man on this one. They only want to sell you something. Dammed if I'm going to help them.
by Gerry
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Wire coat hangers
Replies: 9
Views: 5698

Re: Wire coat hangers

Hooks to anchor strawberry runners.
by Gerry
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018
Replies: 205
Views: 47388

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

HAPPY SAINT PATS DAY TO NEVERYONE.

Hope it doesn't rain (or snow) on our parade.
by Gerry
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Best tasting Potato Varieties?
Replies: 17
Views: 6933

Re: Best tasting Potato Varieties?

The most popular over here is British Queen. It's a second early, is very floury, doesn't boil too well, but is perfect steamed. Usually they are cooked and served in their skin which bursts open showing the floury white flesh.

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