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by Monika
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Hurst Greenshaft v. Alderman
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Hurst Greenshaft v. Alderman

Geoff and OH, Hurst Greenshaft it will be then. It has always done well for us.
by Monika
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Rose Bushes.
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Rose Bushes.

Our primroses and snowdrops are in full flower and the first species crocus are showing their colour, too. I have been very daring and cut our buddleias and long rosa rugosa hedge (there were quite a few new shoots on them as well), so I am hoping for not too hard frosts to come. This morning I hear...
by Monika
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Hurst Greenshaft v. Alderman
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Hurst Greenshaft v. Alderman

I am trying to decide which pea variety to sow in a narrow, short bed (approx. 2 1/2 ' x 9'), against a west facing house wall. I obviously want to get as many peas as possible from a small site. Hurst Greenshaft have always been my 'go to' variety but would I get many more peas off the much taller ...
by Monika
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Short brassicas
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Short brassicas

Interesting post about the height of kalettes, Westi. I also found in the past that the green ones always appeared to be stronger plants and more prolific than the purply red ones.
by Monika
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Short brassicas
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Short brassicas

I really wanted to grow flower sprouts/kalettes but the are too tall of my intended structure, so I have now decided on dwarf kale and short calabrese with a few kohlrabi round the outside. 'Normal' kale would be taller than 1m, growing in the ground, I would think, elmigo.
by Monika
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday, Diane!
by Monika
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 101
Views: 3671

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Primrose, OH, robo, Muddyboot68, Elmigo and all, all your kind thoughts are really appreciated. We are all very much buoyed by the positive attitude by my grandson himself who has always maintained that what will be will be and he is going to make the most of the time he has left. He does a regular ...
by Monika
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 101
Views: 3671

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Thank you, Elmigo. His little lad, our great-grandson, received a bike with real pedals for Christmas, so at the moment their time is taken up teaching the youngster to pedal rather than 'running' with the bike.
by Monika
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 101
Views: 3671

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Well, just to confound you, Geoff, my gardening vision for 2020 is a for a gentle year, nothing in excess, no late hard frosts, no droughts, no floods, no storms ...... For the world, I hope for reconciliations on all fronts, especially in the Middle East, and a soft, soft Brexit. And personally, I ...
by Monika
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 3734

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

Don't overdo it, OH! But you are man after my own heart: dig until you HAVE to stop ......

By the way, might it be time for 'Mid-winter Bits and Bobs'?
by Monika
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Short brassicas
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Short brassicas

I am now in the process of planning which brassicas to grow for 2020. After the cabbage white onslaught last summer, I am contemplating growing them all under netting from seedling stage to harvesting (there is a short article about it in the current KG), but the max height will probably have to be ...
by Monika
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hapt Birthday.
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Hapt Birthday.

Happy Birthday, retropants!
by Monika
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: BLWYDDYN NEWYDD DDA - HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 15
Views: 538

Re: BLWYDDYN NEWYDD DDA - HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy New Year to all! May all your wishes come true and your carrots grow downwards!
by Monika
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 3734

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

Good day here and got the manure spread on the vegetable patch, now covered with black plastic for the worms to work wonders ....
by Monika
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 3734

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

I stirred our three large compost bins today: one is almost ready for spreading (just a few bits of egg shell and thicker stems still showing), one is 'stewing' nicely and absolutely full of worms and the third is the 'live' one into which I sprinkled some Garotta and mixed some torn corrugated card...

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