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by Westi
Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Melons Outdoors
Replies: 3
Views: 1096

Re: Melons Outdoors

Thanks Snooky & John Boy Perhaps we can compare notes on success or otherwise. I would love to put mine on the compost but it is outside the fence and the bunnies would enjoy too much that's why I thought of a hot bed. I decided to make something as pop up things are a no go - when measured out ...
by Westi
Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: Cats
Replies: 50
Views: 9469

Re: Cats

Hi Smurfy My cats were attracted to the leather sofa also. Firstly if I was in I clapped my hands and made a racket but they were still norty when out so I reverted to the water pistol which seems to have worked although still cheeky occassionally. I have read that putting double sided tape on the c...
by Westi
Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Birthday girl.
Replies: 18
Views: 2636

Re: Birthday girl.

Happy Birthday Chantel

Another Pisces - for the record you horoscope for
today says you will be spoilt for choice and find it
difficult to make your mind up.

Hope you are - just take the lot after all it is your
birthday!

Westi
by Westi
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Potato Onions
Replies: 12
Views: 6439

Re: Potato Onions

Hi Plumpudding

I have Welsh Onions but they never seem to bulb up
which apparently potato onions do. Are Welsh Onions
supposed too; am I doing something wrong?

Westi
by Westi
Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: MY ALLOTMENTS UPDATE
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Re: MY ALLOTMENTS UPDATE

Hi Steve

Really good web site with very clear instruction.
Can I ask just one question - why do you have
your name on your water butts?

Westi
by Westi
Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Global warming 'underestimated'
Replies: 14
Views: 2538

Re: Global warming 'underestimated'

Hi Colin That stat surprised me. I thought New Zealand would have had a wild bee like in Australia. Not that either country could probably make a commercial crop out of the wild ones, which might be why they were sent to NZ in the first place. Wonder if there is a wild bee that was pollinating befor...
by Westi
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY WESTI.
Replies: 12
Views: 1885

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY WESTI.

Thank You John Boy :D I work in Elderly Medicine so I am always reminded how young I am by the patients. The question is though when does one get 'old'? Is it physical, mental or statistical? There are times on Lottie that I feel very old with all the digging, very young with the first shoots showin...
by Westi
Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Don't buy clothes!
Replies: 26
Views: 3495

Re: Don't buy clothes!

Ahh - Comfort first then!

I went to a fancy dress as a scarecrow in hessian.
I scratched so much people were avoiding me as
they thought I had something nasty.

Westi
by Westi
Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Ok Sweet-tooth, own up.
Replies: 1
Views: 639

Re: Ok Sweet-tooth, own up.

Oh My I may have bought the second last - white freckles mainly - but ate them all. I made a special trip for them as they are my fav and other ones don't taste the same. I did keep the bag for a little bit but then re-used it when I looked in the closed shop and there were some bags on the floor an...
by Westi
Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Potato Onions
Replies: 12
Views: 6439

Potato Onions

Hi I've just received my tree onions and potato onions (and a few other bits) from Poyntzfield Herb Nursery (recommended look fine plants and fairly prompt delivery). Anyway I bought them on impulse and having googled it they seem to be a good replacement for ordinary shallots with few problems and ...
by Westi
Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: Cooking tips
Topic: Sharpening knives
Replies: 12
Views: 5705

Re: Sharpening knives

Hi I got myself one of those water sharpeners and it is great. Two wheels in a little holder that you fill with water and pull the knives through. Wouldn't have except it was recommended for the posh knives I got for my birthday a couple of years ago but it has been worth its weight in gold. Just co...
by Westi
Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Duff Seed?
Replies: 13
Views: 3179

Re: Duff Seed?

Aye - it was duff! Seed in comparison just went mouldy - grew some fuzz and rotted. I have no evidence that I bought it from the Garden Centre but I will mention it to them when I go down next. In the meantime everything else is tickety boo so will be pricking out when I get back from Lottie. I have...
by Westi
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: PLOT PLANNING
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

Re: PLOT PLANNING

Haven't tried it but seen it written up in some articles. Looks good but would probably be best for first year onward. Doesn't say you can submit previous plans, so from this year you could be putting everything in the wrong place. I enjoy doing my plan (also good practice with computer skills), but...
by Westi
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Do plants give off heat?
Replies: 5
Views: 1926

Re: Do plants give off heat?

Also you see on some of the wild life programmes
on night vision some of the plants glow quite
brightly. Not so relevant in current programmes
as they use more high tech equipment but the older
ones were heat sensitive.

Westi
by Westi
Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Duff Seed?
Replies: 13
Views: 3179

Re: Duff Seed?

Thanks Everyone

I think the comparison test is the answer so will
try that but either way will get some more seed
as there is much more stock in now at the garden
centre so hopefully nice and fresh and they haven't
had a chance to abuse it in storage.

Westi

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