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by Monika
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Well, you all know what I'm like!
Replies: 17
Views: 313

Re: Well, you all know what I'm like!

Hope you had an absolutely fabulous day, OH!!!!!
by Monika
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Where to buy?
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Re: Where to buy?

Westi, you asked about the delivery: no, they are due to be delivered the end of September. I prefer it that way because these commercial outfits can store things in much more appropriate conditions than I can. So, when they arrive at the end of September, I can plant them almost immediately.
by Monika
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Where to buy?
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Re: Where to buy?

I bought my garlic and shallot sets only recently from DT Brown - perhaps they are still in stock, Westi?
by Monika
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Happy Birthday.

Belatedly, Happy Birthday, Primrose!
by Monika
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 188
Views: 4746

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

Two holly blue butterflies and painted ladies yesterday. Some of the buddleias are only just opening up, so, weather permitting, the next few days could be interesting.
by Monika
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Chillie with Ears
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Chillie with Ears

We picked a seriously rude tomato today ......
by Monika
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Rhubarb in a pot?
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: Rhubarb in a pot?

Thank you for all your suggestions, especially the tip for forcing some pieces, Sally.
by Monika
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 188
Views: 4746

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

One painted lady, two small copper and a comma today as well the ones mentioned above. I hope they all find mates and do their bit! Picked lots of runner beans today and tried to give them away to neighbours - alas, there was nobody at home at the three houses I tried ...... So I have wrapped them u...
by Monika
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Rhubarb in a pot?
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Rhubarb in a pot?

One thing I will miss from our allotment next year is the freshly cut rhubarb. We shall be leaving behind a large patch of Timperley Early rhubarb which we planted in 1983, have manured every winter but have never split. We have quite often been able to pick the first stems very early in the year an...
by Monika
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 188
Views: 4746

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

Love your Painted Lady, Geoff. We have not seen any here yet though our son in Clapham (North Yorks, not London) has. But it's been good to see quite a number of peacock, small tortoiseshell, red admiral, wall brown, ringlet, meadow brown and also a small copper which had been absent for a few years...
by Monika
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 14
Views: 443

Re: Happy Birthday.

(Apologies to Shallot Man, but I did wish you a Happy Birthday already, above)

Hello Catherine, we have not heard from you for such a long time - good to see you back!
by Monika
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Good, the Bad and the Sad .....
Replies: 17
Views: 578

Re: The Good, the Bad and the Sad .....

Do you know, Mouse2, we have said the same about the relief. Because we had the allotment for such a long time, it obviously became part of the weekly, monthly, yearly routine one establishes in one's life over the years, but creeping old age makes it more difficult to keep up with ALL of them. So t...
by Monika
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 14
Views: 443

Re: Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday, Shallot Man! Have fun today and for many years to come!
by Monika
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Good, the Bad and the Sad .....
Replies: 17
Views: 578

Re: The Good, the Bad and the Sad .....

Thank you for those kind words, Daveswife. We always promised ourselves we would not want the allotment to become a chore but remember it as pleasure, and so it is. Luckily, we do have a vegetable patch at home (lots of produce there already this year) and I hope to grow more stuff in pots, too. We ...
by Monika
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 188
Views: 4746

Re: Sizzling Summer Bits and Bobs.

Nice to hear from you again, Motherwoman! I wondered what had happened. And did you mention "terrible year for runners"? Well, just the opposite for us - we can't eat them fast enough! The current strong winds are blowing them about but there are plenty of them, as well as the climbing Fre...

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