Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby tigerburnie » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:09 pm

Last night was cold, down to 5 degrees inside the greenhouse, outside I am starting to prepare beds for sowing, compost added to the new tattie bed and fleece on the roots bed I have several varieties of carrot to try, Chantenay red core2, Autumn king2 Early nantes2 and Early Nante5 for starters, anyone know the significance of the numbers?
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:10 pm

As far as I know, Tigerburnie, it is the times that they have been re-selected, or sometimes just simply re-named.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:11 pm

Lovely day today. I got the early potatoes in. I'm just updating the plan now.
But I got the fleece tunnel out...
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I can't imagine the fleece was either tasty or nutritious.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby retropants » Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:31 pm

The little blighters!
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:00 pm

Finished the plug plants, at last, all 1720 of them....then off for an MRI and they were running an hour late, so just got back.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby jeff64 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:50 am

Just going up to Homebase for some compost, J Arthur Bowers , not fantastic compost but @£5 for 120l it's plenty good enough for putting round the fruit trees.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:59 am

Bargain!
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Geoff » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:31 am

Nobody's mentioned swallows yet this Spring. My wife said I imagined one yesterday but this morning it was flying round then sat on the wire preening when I went out to feed the birds.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:53 am

We have a plot owner who's house backs on to his plot ,he comes out of his backdoor walkers down his garden onto his plot ,the only problem is he insists on feeding the pheasants and wood pigeons every time I plant anything out it gets decimated
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Primrose » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:53 pm

A robin must have flown theough our open kitchen door this morning while I popped briefly into the garden, and in its panic to escape flew through open doors and upstairs Into the various bedrooms. Being alone in the house at the time I was alarmed to hear banging noises upstairs. Birds just don't understand glass windows do they? Poor thing kept nearly knocking himself out. Eventually I managed to trap him in one room, opened all the windows and he escaped.

I can imagine his mate chirruping loudly at him on his return "where have you been all this time while I've been busy nest building /feeding the babies all on my own?! :lol:
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:41 pm

He probably answered, "this strange Lady chased me into a bedroom and shut the door but, luckily she got a little hot and flustered and opened a window and I made good my escape".... :)
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:13 pm

Nice story Primrose and a nice riposte from OH.
:lol: all round.

This sunny afternoon I dug over a bed I didn't use last year and put in two staggered rows of Charlotte spuds. Whsn my new fleece tunnels arrive, they will get some protection from late frosts.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby tigerburnie » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:22 pm

I managed to put some more of my compost heap on the garden and had a tidy round. resisting the temptation to sow anything until April, then I might sow some carrots and parsnips under fleece.
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:01 pm

Chiffchaff calling today - the first of the summer migrants!
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Re: Early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:21 pm

How nice.
On Saturday I put up two bird feeders on the 'lottie, the suet block is half eaten already!
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