Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:08 pm

Cut a nice bundle of Hazel pea sticks this afternoon...I can remember planting the one year old plants, as if it were yesterday....probably about 15 years ago, though. :)
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:21 pm

Growing our own food during and especially just after the war saved our family's lives, it's a s simple as that. Luckily, my father had always gardened, first with my grandfather on an allotment in the 1930s, then in our own garden and I remember being given a small plot in the very hot summer of 1947 where I grew radishes and pot marigolds .... So, yes, I agree that far more people should grow their own.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:58 am

The Blackbirds are singing loudly out there this morning, I hope they don't start nesting yet, as it's still very early.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Pa Snip » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:19 am

oldherbaceous wrote:The Blackbirds are singing loudly out there this morning, I hope they don't start nesting yet, as it's still very early.


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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:37 pm

IDK...
The lack of time issue is certainly important and I understand that.
The puzzle is that allotments are extraordinarily cheap to rent and their creation was very much to provide resource for the poor.
I'm in no more than the middle income bracket, nor am I the best or hardest working gardener but I notice the savings in my weekly grocery bill. If I work better on the allotment, the saving increases.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:30 pm

Fair enough, I feel much the same way when people tell me skiing is cheap.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:44 pm

Well I think most gardeners would lend or find a few secondhand tools, to get someone started if they really wanted to give it a go....Same with seeds and plants, it's all part of helping each other out...well that's how our allotments work and same with the gardens.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:36 am

oldherbaceous wrote:Well I think most gardeners would lend or find a few secondhand tools, to get someone started if they really wanted to give it a go....Same with seeds and plants, it's all part of helping each other out...well that's how our allotments work and same with the gardens.


On our site . We have a small collection of forks, spades etc for new plot-holders that have yet to buy tools. Only advice we give is always buy quality.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:21 am

I've just had my spuds delivered my mate collected them at the weekend and brought them home for me a total of 10 kilo all in 1kilo bags Winston,Charlotte Nadine ,Wilja x 2 all for less than £10
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:52 am

I'm going out to check if mine are still there then, Robo.... :)
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:18 am

O H of all the things I've done in my life thieving is not one of them :D :D at the prices we pay its not worth the risk haha
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:55 am

Snowing quite heavily here at the moment but, I don't think we will get any amount.....although it has made it look more Wintery than the last few weeks of weather.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby alan refail » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:20 am

Bit of a chill in the air here today, but fine and sunny under a cloudless sky.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:12 am

Snow! None here in nearby west Hertfordshire.
I'm not a fan.
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Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:01 pm

Stephen wrote:Snow! None here in nearby west Hertfordshire.
I'm not a fan.



Cold but beautiful sun shine here.
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