Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:37 am

Just got back from the plot ,the east wind is bitting as well as the soil is bone dry looks like I will have to get the hose pipe out tomorrow
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:14 pm

Just moved a trailer load of fresh horse poo and had to roll my sleeves down, as Robo said, there's a real bite to the wind.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby tigerburnie » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:18 am

Despite overnight temperatures down to 5 degrees in the greenhouse the Mara des Bois strawberries are in full flower, so I have to go round every day with a small paintbrush making a noise like a bee(hope the neighbours over the wall can't hear me lol). Doing the same task with a different brush in the conservatory with the over wintered Cayenne pepper, that already has 3 fruits on it, first time I have successfully kept a chillie plant into a second year. Picked some radish from the greenhouse and have raised the first plants in there from seed. I have a small plastic "greenhouse inside the big greenhouse and sowed sweet peas and broad beans and they are now showing well along with a couple of lupins for the front garden.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:49 pm

Just seen my first cabbage butterfly. Sign of things to come.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:49 pm

Went last Friday to a fellow rugby club members funeral. Guard of Honor of fellow rugby members all wearing their No:1's. As the curtain closed at the end of the service, they played "A Time to say Goodby" sung by Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman. Wasn't a dry eye in the place. Goodby old friend. :( :( :(
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:58 pm

First cabbage white here too today, Shallot Man, also a red admiral. The first swallow has been sighted in the village (earlier than usual) and a male blackcap is singing. Must be spring .....
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Clive. » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:35 pm

Spotted the first swallow at my works location yesterday morning. I was wandering across the old woodyard thinking, wonder when they'll be here, looked up and the first was sat there right above me taking some rest on the electric wires. :) I had thought I had heard one chittering about last Thurs but couldn't see it.

I put some bean poles up this morning, felt the soil was nicely warm, considered the forecast, and sowed the beans....time will tell if my silly? keeness, a fortnight ahead of historic sowing date is wise..........

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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:11 pm

What a lovely day to have the first of my asparagus only six spears but really nice , I should say the second as two days ago I cut four the guy on the plot at the side of mine who always turns up when the first hint of the kettle boiling was the recipient of the first lot with his cry of "I've never had asparagus"
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:38 pm

A bit of a treat for him.
My asparagus has never really flourished. I think it is time to csll time and dig the roots out. Then we will think sbout whether we start with new crowns or use the space for something else.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:45 pm

Put my Runner bean canes up yesterday and have just cut all the grass paths over the allotment....it does look like the allotments are coming back to life for another season...
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:18 pm

Is it still early spring OH?
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:27 pm

I'm worried the weather will turn nasty, if I start a new thread........ :)
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:04 pm

:lol: I'd have a rolling one, if one was available!
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