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by Colin2016
Thu May 07, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Purple sprouting Broccoli as cordons ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1129

Re: Purple sprouting Broccoli as cordons ?

I assume you are putting the canes inside the heating pipe, have you thought about attaching outside using cable ties?
by Colin2016
Thu May 07, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Young person shielding let down by well known seed company - computer says 'no' complaints
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Young person shielding let down by well known seed company - computer says 'no' complaints

Go direct to the CEO.

Do you have farm shops near you?

Ours have plenty of compost & plants.
by Colin2016
Fri May 01, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Free seeds with May issue
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: Free seeds with May issue

If you look on page 94 of the June issue it tell you what to expect next month.

I too had 3 packets seeds with June issue.
by Colin2016
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: This isn't social distancing!
Replies: 24
Views: 1918

Re: This isn't social distancing!

Couple of blokes go fishing & get a fine...People are allowed to ques at B & Q.

What happened to staying at home.
by Colin2016
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: To line or not to line raised beds
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: To line or not to line raised beds

The only lining I use is cardboard.
by Colin2016
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Local Shop
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Local Shop

Been using local shop rather than large supermarket and noticed produce is better/fresher/tastier (bread & rolls) and packets of multi buys ( example blue ribbon) the bars are bigger like they used to be

Also benefit of less people and friendlier.
by Colin2016
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Purple sprouting Broccoli as cordons ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1129

Re: Purple sprouting Broccoli as cordons ?

Could you not raise your netting, mine grow under 4ft high frame gets bit crowded towards end of season though.

Going to use netted poly tunnel bit extreme but hey will be interesting to see how high they can grow.
by Colin2016
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Weed suppressing fabric
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Weed suppressing fabric

When I moved into current property found they had use GPO(General Post Office for you youngsters) bags as weed suppressing fabric.
by Colin2016
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Only ‘old’ compost available
Replies: 11
Views: 889

Re: Only ‘old’ compost available

Welcome Petunia.

I would use it "waste not want not" then when you get the new lot add some to the plant.
by Colin2016
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Corn
Replies: 20
Views: 1731

Re: Corn

Read reason flour is in short supply is due to packaging in smaller bags is more time consuming, less people to do work more demand means less in shops.
by Colin2016
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs
Replies: 142
Views: 7187

Re: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

Used a Ferrero Rocher tray & lid as seed tray.
by Colin2016
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: B&Q reopening
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: B&Q reopening

I am staying away not worth the risk.
by Colin2016
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs
Replies: 142
Views: 7187

Re: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

Clive, radio tuned to Gardeners Question time then sounds of the 70s. The metal frame is a old commercial one from a Kings Lynn company, I got free from gumtree last year. The netting is scaffolding netting, managed to get 3 metre width without the large securing holes in the centre. Looks like it w...
by Colin2016
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs
Replies: 142
Views: 7187

Re: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

Cracking weekend allowed me to finish netting tunnel at last.

Got home and neighbour had 200 litre water butt free to a good home, so thinking of putting it on frame for watering inside.

On a side note seems honey bees like the inside as had to rescue a dozen of so before I shut it up.
by Colin2016
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The social conscience as shown on last night's Newsnight
Replies: 17
Views: 1237

Re: The social conscience as shown on last night's Newsnight

Westi regards your thought on rain...Did we not have a few rain drops Jan/Feb/March whilst the virus was around(lol).

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