Temptingly early Spring Bits and Bobs.- 2017

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Re: Temptingly early Spring Bits and Bobs.- 2017

Postby peter » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:24 am

tigerburnie wrote:What's the rugby club Peter, ex player myself.


Never played since school, my son joined the club at under 11s and I'm still there twelve years later.
An active volunteer, supporter and social member, now a VP.

We are sitting at the top of National Two South right now. :wink:
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Re: Temptingly early Spring Bits and Bobs.- 2017

Postby tigerburnie » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:25 pm

Leicester Lions were formed by two sides joining together, sitting 4th in Nat 2 North, I played for Wigston RFC, same club where Martin Johnson began, which is now half of the Lions. Began in the back row, migrating forward as I got heavier and slower, played 4 & 5, even played a bit of loosehead, though at 6 foot 4 a tad tall back in those days.
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Re: Temptingly early Spring Bits and Bobs.- 2017

Postby robo » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:01 pm

We call it kick and clap up here haha,if you want to play a proper game have a go at league ,I'm left with knees that won't bend and a nose that won't work not to mention my back but I lived for rugby ,it's a few years ago mind
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Postby Ricard with an H » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:25 pm

tigerburnie wrote: though at 6 foot 4 a tad tall back in those days.


(Smile)

I love rugby and particularly the clever use of individual skills, sometimes even big-blokes are quick, mesmerising to watch as they plough away the few who have kept-up. Always scared for the little blokes though,
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Re: Temptingly early Spring Bits and Bobs.- 2017

Postby Westi » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:24 pm

Well Well!!

I wasn't expecting this!
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Other than this very exciting event, rat bait down, but think they may have forged a new path around the shed, or maybe just looking for another way in the shed. Peas re-sown, seedlings put in the gaps in the overwintered broad beans, new tomato / chilli / cucumber protection shelter built (minus roof currently), lots of weeding done & second runner bean trench dug. I was controlled & sowed nothing, but harvested my last cauliflower, loads of PSB & my experimental overwintered outdoor salad plants were big enough to harvest along with some lambs lettuce that always survives. Oh - & dog entertained throughout! :D

And now Mother Nature is going to turn that all on it's head this coming week judging by tonights weather report.
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Re: Temptingly early Spring Bits and Bobs.- 2017

Postby peter » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:07 pm

Yay, one row of Foremost planted. :D :D
90% of plot 18 fully rotovated, after today's session with my RTT3 6.5hp and not a Peter print to be seen. :)

BTW if we're serious about newcomers Mike has been waiting since 14th for a Seasonal Tip on Tomato watering. :?
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Re: Temptingly early Spring Bits and Bobs.- 2017

Postby Colin2016 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:42 pm

Hi Westi..Can I ask what it is in the picture?
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Re: Temptingly early Spring Bits and Bobs.- 2017

Postby tigerburnie » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:55 pm

I'm thinking asparagus, not my favourite veggie
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Re: Temptingly early Spring Bits and Bobs.- 2017

Postby Pa Snip » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:54 am

peter wrote:
BTW if we're serious about newcomers Mike has been waiting since 14th for a Seasonal Tip on Tomato watering. :?


Interesting observation from Peter.

Despite having been on site a number of times each day (not always signed in but sometimes so)
this is the first morning I have come across Mike's post.
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Re: Temptingly early Spring Bits and Bobs.- 2017

Postby Ricard with an H » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:55 am

I managed to cut the paddock grass yesterday, nice and dry but cold. Today , sopping wet again.

The barn is in turmoil because of decorating, mending and new carpets. Beti is not allowed to go upstairs much to her chagrin though she has settled to the idea and like all dogs is a master of finding comfort, this is Beti settled after waking me for her breakfast at 5.30.
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Re: Temptingly early Spring Bits and Bobs.- 2017

Postby Pa Snip » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:59 am

Looks like Westi is going to be in for an early tasty treat
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Re: Temptingly early Spring Bits and Bobs.- 2017

Postby Geoff » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:35 am

Why do they sleep like that, ours does it too?
Cutting grass, in my dreams, 45mm rain from Friday to now. I've not even summoned up the enthusiasm to finish servicing the mower.
A batch of Christmas trees due for delivery today, some Norway some Nordmanniana, planting them through fabric that I haven't laid yet and it is still blowing and raining. Good investment, less than £2 each compared to £50 for a grown one.
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Re: Temptingly early Spring Bits and Bobs.- 2017

Postby robo » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:52 am

I only found Mike's post after Peter mentioned it , we had our first asparagus last night
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Re: Temptingly early Spring Bits and Bobs.- 2017

Postby Ricard with an H » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:57 am

Someone suggested I should grow Christmas trees as an earner, the idea of having to use a brush cutter more often than I do already put me off the idea. Ok, I could plant in sensible rows so I can use a ride-on mower but I would still have to work around the trees, I already have around 300 yards of banks that need a heavy brush cutter.

We had a windy dry day yesterday so the grasses did dry though I had left the grass to grow far to long so ended up with a lot of yellow, when it dries again ill run around with a chain-link harrow type of thing that doesn't work very well but does break the lines of rotting grass a little and move it around.

I would be interested to see a photo of the root size of your trees, a lot of my paddock has very thin top soil though there are patches of deeper top soil where the moles have instated themselves, Mole-Man will sort them out, the story goes is that he collected !80 mole from traps in one day. At a £5 a mole, thats an earner. A neighbour who just had Mole Man over said they have so much soil from the moles they are starting raised beds, and from just three moles.

I'll keep you-all in touch with Mole-Mans activities.
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Re: Temptingly early Spring Bits and Bobs.- 2017

Postby Shallot Man » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:24 pm

Looking out of the window.It is as Black as Kelly's knocker.
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