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by JohnN
Tue May 01, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Blossom
Replies: 5
Views: 1851

Blossom

Both my neighbours and myself have a huge amount of blossom on our apple trees this year and my quince tree is laden as well. We had a slight frost last night (car iced up!) but trees SEEM to have escaped disaster. Fingers crossed for the next few days.
by JohnN
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: incinerator
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: incinerator

Point taken, Robo. Aldi had sold out so I got one at B&Q for £17.55, inc 10% Wednesday discount.
by JohnN
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: incinerator
Replies: 5
Views: 763

incinerator

My old dustbin-style incinerator has disintegrated after about 2 years' use. But how to protect the inside of a new one to make it last longer? All I can think of is a round piece of sheet metal inside, to protect the bottom. What about the sides? Anyone any bright ideas?
by JohnN
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Sign of things to come.
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Re: Sign of things to come.

Shallot Man wrote:I note we now have a barber in our super-market. My Son informs me they have a dentist in theirs. :o :o

Don't buy the sausages.
by JohnN
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Blight?
Replies: 12
Views: 4374

Re: Blight?

Thank you, Monika. I've sprayed them with a mild solution of Bordeaux mixture, so we'll see.
by JohnN
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Blight?
Replies: 12
Views: 4374

Re: Blight?

Here's a bad pic of a leaf.
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by JohnN
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Blight?
Replies: 12
Views: 4374

Re: Blight?

TB - Not sure as my thermometer doesn't go very low (50 deg). This morning, 8.30, I reckon it's about 18-20 deg. as it's dull and no sun. The white patches have also developed a bit of brown edging, but they don't seem any worse than 48hrs ago.
by JohnN
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Blight?
Replies: 12
Views: 4374

Re: Blight?

Re my Blight post. I've just noticed that the cherry toms, next to the Alicante seem to be unaffected!
by JohnN
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Blight?
Replies: 12
Views: 4374

Blight?

5 days ago I transferred my windowsill-grown tomato plants, 8" high, into the greenhouse to harden them up before planting into grow bags. They have all developed white patches on the edges of the leaves. Is this blight, or something else - I can't find anything to quite match it on the interne...
by JohnN
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: (Delayed) Spring 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 11650

Re: (Delayed) Spring 2018

Primrose - re your Noah reference, there was a very subtle cartoon I saw in a paper. Line of animals in pairs waiting to board ark. A pair of horses are introducing themselves to a pair of unicorns: "Hi, I'm Robert and this is Anne" Unicorn: "Hi, I'm Bill and this is Jack."
by JohnN
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: RUNNER BEAN NET.
Replies: 6
Views: 2291

Re: RUNNER BEAN NET.

I erected a runner bean support many years ago, which I’ve found easy to manage. It consists of two 3” sq x 7ft posts, set in Metposts and 10 ft apart. 3/4" slots, cut into the top of each post “in line” with the narrow plot, hold each end of a 10ft long 4” x ¾” plank. To support the beans I us...
by JohnN
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1203
Views: 156961

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

Why are atoms the source of all fake news? Because they make up everything!
by JohnN
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Raspberry canes
Replies: 4
Views: 2164

Raspberry canes

Gorgeous weather this a.m. so spent the morning extending my raspberry "frame" to take the 5 new canes I bought this week. They're all together in a pot so I've got to separate them. Is it best to plant each in a separate hole, or dig a trench? Use just the soft earth already there or plan...
by JohnN
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Chicken run
Replies: 4
Views: 4164

Re: Chicken run

Good idea, Colin. Perhaps a couple of small apple trees, chickens love pecking around under trees and would probably eat the windfalls as well as any bugs trying to climb the trees.
How's N Norfolk at the moment? Lovely area, we often stay with friends at Fakenham.
by JohnN
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Chicken run
Replies: 4
Views: 4164

Re: Chicken run

Here's the run described in my previous post.
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