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by Colin2016
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Only ‘old’ compost available
Replies: 11
Views: 986

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: 1958

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: 7921

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: 343

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: 7921

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: 7921

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: 1371

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).
by Colin2016
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Small Cultivator
Replies: 14
Views: 1594

Re: Small Cultivator

I have & used the cheap one on my back garden (not plot as no dig) which turn lumps into easy to work soil also cuts roots into smaller roots for regrowing so best to pull all roots out first.
by Colin2016
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 173
Views: 9561

Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

They are not worth the challenge, you will only get abuse.

I we get locked down further then use shopping for food as reason for going to allotment.
by Colin2016
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Russian comfrey
Replies: 9
Views: 1713

Re: Russian comfrey

I have Russian comfrey which I make tea with, very smelly. I believe it does invade the plot as has no seeds. "It is a member of the Borage and Forget-me-not family (Boraginaceae). Our researches have shown that ‘Bocking 14’, a cultivar of Russian comfrey, has a higher nutrient content than the...
by Colin2016
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Running low on seed compost. Suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: Running low on seed compost. Suggestions?

Believe on Monty Dom show (3) the guy from Lincolnshire was doing a sowing demonstration and suggested if you have no compost use soil.
by Colin2016
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Technical Data
Topic: Running low on seed compost. Suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: Running low on seed compost. Suggestions?

How about plug pellets for growing seeds get them via mail order.
by Colin2016
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Allowable exercise
Replies: 52
Views: 3488

Re: Allowable exercise

Sorry this was not on the allotment but a corner near beach that should be used as a passing place but usually packed with surfers vans or those that wont pay for parking.
by Colin2016
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Allowable exercise
Replies: 52
Views: 3488

Re: Allowable exercise

On visit to plot there were two cars parked with cards from the police asking why are you here?, then outline of lock down conditions.
by Colin2016
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: This isn't social distancing!
Replies: 24
Views: 2162

Re: This isn't social distancing!

Went to plot & local shop yesterday no a sign of anybody on the road, or cars parked up even the car park had only one car. The local shop had a metal sink with hand cleaner & paper towels out side the door. The wet fish shop turned it's display to face window, with transaction taking place ...

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