Now it is Spring Time (Confirmed)

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Re: Now it is Spring Time (Confirmed)

Postby Ricard with an H » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:39 pm

Presumably you turn then round for meat rather than as pets.

A friend a few miles away has a small flock but manages to integrate his with his neighbouring farmers sheep for the difficult/time consuming parts and they share grazing.

I had thought about a couple of goats or sheep so I don't have to have a ride on mower for our paddock area but I have more work than I can cope with already just keeping the place tidy.
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Re: Now it is Spring Time (Confirmed)

Postby peter » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:23 pm

Richard. I think youve got the wrong end of the stick, to me Alan is talking about photographs, not the owning of sheep.
Ready to be proved wrong. :?
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Re: Now it is Spring Time (Confirmed)

Postby Ricard with an H » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:26 pm

peter wrote:Richard. I think youve got the wrong end of the stick, to me Alan is talking


(Smile)

I haven't even re-read the posts Peter, because I'm not surprised when I get the wrong end.
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Re: Now it is Spring Time (Confirmed)

Postby oldherbaceous » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:53 pm

My white bits are tingling a little, with this sun.... :D
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Re: Now it is Spring Time (Confirmed)

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:20 pm

The mind boggles OH with your white bit's out!!! I've got my freckles on my arms activated. Hasn't it been lovely. There have been lots of butterflies, bees and ladybirds, and now the Robins have their fledglings on the loose this afternoon. Poor things will have a shock this weekend if the forecast is right.
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Re: Now it is Spring Time (Confirmed)

Postby Ricard with an H » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:22 pm

I always use Factor 50 for the first few weeks and always eye-repair serum plus skin repair with serum.

All at around £140 for the two.

It's not working. (Smile)
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Re: Now it is Spring Time (Confirmed)

Postby alan refail » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:34 pm

Fear not Plumpudding!

The north wind doth blow,
And we shall have snow,
And what will poor robin do then?
Poor thing.

He'll sit in a barn,
And keep himself warm,
And hide his head under his wing,
Poor thing.
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Re: Now it is Spring Time (Confirmed)

Postby Primrose » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:01 pm

I've just been contemplating how differently seeds from the same packet can turn out.

I have six pointed Italian pepper seedlings in pots. Four are roaring away about 7 inches high with four pairs of leaves. The other two are barely two inches high with only their first pair of leaves. All sown on the same day using the same compost. I'm wondering if they're genuinely retarded in some way or if they will eventually catch up.
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Re: Now it is Spring Time (Confirmed)

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:54 pm

Not got a barn, so will have to hope the holly hedge is cosy enough for them all to snuggle up Alan :)

Re the peppers, Primrose, yours all sound to be growing faster than mine they haven't budged since I pricked them out into individual pots I'm hoping this week's sunshine will get them moving. Are yours all in the same size pots, I have read that peppers don't like too much space in the pots. Saying that you still get some seeds that seem to do much better than others.
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Re: Now it is Spring Time (Confirmed)

Postby Primrose » Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:14 pm

Yes all the peppers are all in three inch pots. I tend to sow them individually like this to save pricking them out, and then transplant them into their final 8" or 10" pots when it's warm enough for them to go outside.

I think the concept of "enough root space" is an interesting one and wonder whether anybody has any theories about whether restricting root space speeds up the growing process. In my view it probably just forces the roots to grow round in spirals nearer the surface of the pot rather than doing what would come naturally, i.e. forcing their roots deeper down into the soil.
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Re: Now it is Spring Time (Confirmed)

Postby Parsons Jack » Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:45 pm

Much cooler and windy here today.

Doesn't feel very springlike at all :(
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Re: Now it is Spring Time (Confirmed)

Postby robo » Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:58 pm

Not been a bad day here, pricked out a 100 leeks then had to take the car for a recall, overcast and dull at the moment
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Re: Now it is Spring Time (Confirmed)

Postby Parsons Jack » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:34 am

Bit of a shower overnight, but brightening up now.

The wind has dropped as well :)
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Re: Now it is Spring Time (Confirmed)

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:51 am

Had a lot of rain here yesterday evening, so to wet to get on the allotments, again....so i'm walking about with my bottom lip sticking out.... :) All joking apart, it is rather frustrating....
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Re: Now it is Spring Time (Confirmed)

Postby Monika » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:41 pm

It's never quite right with rain, is it, OH? You either get too much or too little. We have now not had any rain for about three weeks and everything is really dry. I planted the first broad beans out on the allotment today (they have been outside in roottrainers for the last 10 days or so), and had to fill each planting hole with water first because the soil just 'collapsed' otherwise. Not risking much else outside because the forecast is still for night frosts to come, but will now sow the runner beans, dwarf beans and courgettes in the greenhouse with the thermostat set at 13C.
At least the N/NE/NW wind has dropped but the forecast for tonight is sleet and snow for us!
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