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by Gerry
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Moving Shallots!
Replies: 5
Views: 3994

Re: Moving Shallots!

Hi Westi, Is it possible to put the tunnel up leaving the shallots inside or will they take up too much room?. Alternativly do as Primrose suggests.

Regards,
Gerry.
by Gerry
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Mares Tail
Replies: 22
Views: 13382

Re: Mares Tail

I remember Johnboy saying that whichever weed killer you use, better results will be achieved if the plant is crushed or bruised before aplying. Please, please, please, come back Johnboy, you were such a help to us all.

Regards,
Gerry.
by Gerry
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018
Replies: 205
Views: 47398

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

Got a real suprise this morning to find we had a scattering of snow. The first for several years. However the sun and 8c soon saw that off and I did get a bit done outside.
by Gerry
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018
Replies: 205
Views: 47398

Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs - 2018

That's good news Robo. I'm so pleased.
by Gerry
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I would have missed that.
Replies: 17
Views: 7111

Re: I would have missed that.

I have now had a reply from Premier Seeds as follows... "Please note we only use Paypal and Worldpay to process payments. For both sites all the details at the point of entry are held off our server and are fully secure for both payment gateways at 2 of the largest global payment providers"...
by Gerry
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I would have missed that.
Replies: 17
Views: 7111

Re: I would have missed that.

Thanks for the reply Peter.

So should I "KEEP CALM AND CARRY 0N"?

Regards,
Gerry.
by Gerry
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: I would have missed that.
Replies: 17
Views: 7111

I would have missed that.

Yesterday I was ordering seeds from http://www.premierseedsdirect.com, a site reccomended on here a while ago. I had noted that the site was secure (http & the padlock) while I was composing the order. But as I was about to enter my card details a warning from Firefox flashed up saying that the ...
by Gerry
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Tree Canker
Replies: 4
Views: 5100

Re: Tree Canker

Hi Westi, According to an old gardening book which I have. It seems that Brown Rot spores damage flower stalks and young shoots of apples, pears, peaches, plums, cherries and related ornamental trees. The brown lesions on the wood 0develope into cracks and cankers which may encircle the stems. Later...
by Gerry
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs....
Replies: 165
Views: 41118

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs....

Robo,
You and Carol must keep positive. It can be beaten. My wife did it.
Regards,
Gerry.
by Gerry
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1263
Views: 197950

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

Every time I see a post from John Boy it reminds me of an incident that happened to me in his neck of the woods. In the early 1960s I used to travel from Manchester to Swansea most Fridays, to visit a girlfriend. One time I stopped off overnight near Leominster and was invited to a Young Farmers par...
by Gerry
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs....
Replies: 165
Views: 41118

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs....

OH, Two dozen stamps, I suppose that was your mum's pension gone.

The cost of stamps here is ridiculous. €1 for mail within Ireland and €1.35 to UK.

You lot won't be getting any cards,from me this year .
by Gerry
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Rust on leeks
Replies: 6
Views: 6126

Re: Rust on leeks

No rust on my leeks either.
However the Zermat I grew this year all bolted.

Could it be because I started them off in the poly tunnel? (Then planted them outside).The tunnel has netting for the first two feet all round and netting, full height, on double doors at both ends.
by Gerry
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Help choosing a mower!
Replies: 16
Views: 11907

Re: Help choosing a mower!

I put a new deck on my Honda ride-on this season.
Before fitting, I painted the deck with smooth Hammerite and I polished the inside of the plastic schute with Carplan black trim wax.
The difference this made was unbelieveable, better, I would say, than when the mower was new.
by Gerry
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Strange sky this afternoon
Replies: 20
Views: 4927

Re: Strange sky this afternoon

After the huricane on Monday we were without electricity, phone and internet until 7.15 pm yesterday (Friday). Luckily we have a gas hob and a multi fuel stove. The forcast now is for a storm today. It rained all day yesterday and today, with lots of flooding on the roads. Trees down everywhere but ...
by Gerry
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Pa Snip Enterprise log update
Replies: 14
Views: 1799

Re: Pa Snip Enterprise log update

Best wishes to your wife Robo and to you too Pa. I will be thinking of you.
I know how you feel as my wife went through the same three years back and has been clear since.

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