Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

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Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Postby retropants » Tue May 21, 2019 11:28 am

I'll pass.
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Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Tue May 21, 2019 6:40 pm

Some lovely weather for hoeing, amazing what area you can cover in a couple of hours, when the soil is so dry.
Very busy at work and at home at the moment, hence the lack of posts.....
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Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Postby Westi » Tue May 21, 2019 8:53 pm

No hoeing at my plot today as it rained quite a bit overnight but loads of hand weeding. So satisfying seeing the wee root come out & in the Trug. I thought I had cracked the 'To Do' list but it just grows longer now I have the extra time to really note what is going on! How did I ever get such great crops before? Hope they may be even better but that will be down to them! I will give them what they need but they will decide that ultimately. Fickle wee things & our contribution may or maybe not be what they need or want at a particular time I think?
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Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Tue May 21, 2019 9:02 pm

We are desperate for rain our pond is well down on the usual level ,the barrels down the plot are half empty or half full depending on your outlook
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Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Tue May 21, 2019 10:43 pm

I'll stick to vegetarianism.
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Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Tue May 21, 2019 10:44 pm

As for the slugs, they may creep out of water but surely they die in beer?
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Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Wed May 22, 2019 2:58 pm

What worries me about the current batch of MP's is Joe public might say," A Pox on all your Houses" and not bother to go out and vote. On a more serious note. My sweet peas are hardly moving :( :( :(
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Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Wed May 22, 2019 2:59 pm

Stephen wrote:As for the slugs, they may creep out of water but surely they die in beer?


BEER. Isn't that a criminal wast. :roll:
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Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Postby Colin2016 » Wed May 22, 2019 6:07 pm

Just got settled down to fill raised bed when a swarm of bees arrived on neighbours tree other side of the fence.

Went round to the neighbour at the bottom of the garden to tell him as he has couple of bee hives unfortunately he was out.

So had to down tools and put kettle on.
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Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Thu May 23, 2019 11:52 am

Shallot Man: "criminal waste"? I'll feed them cheap bland fizz...
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Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Thu May 23, 2019 12:17 pm

Stephen wrote:Shallot Man: "criminal waste"? I'll feed them cheap bland fizz...


That's OK then.
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Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Sun May 26, 2019 8:09 am

Rain glorious rain ,over an hour of it up to now and more promised
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Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Sun May 26, 2019 8:47 am

None down south for a while. There is a small possibility today (less than 20% chance) and much the same tomorrow.
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Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Postby tigerburnie » Sun May 26, 2019 9:22 am

We've had 12 hours of rain and it's still precipitating it down, you can have some of ours if you like lol.
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Re: Spring proper, Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Sun May 26, 2019 12:00 pm

It's raining here, well, more like drizzling, but we have had about 3mm during the night which is much appreciated. Sunshine and showers for tomorrow, sounds like good growing weather but a shame for everybody who is looking forward to the bank holiday for a break in weekday trudge ....

Our broad beans are absolutely covered in flowers but I fear for their pollination because there is a distinct lack of insects, even during the last warm and sunny days: a few honey bees, bumble bees (especially tree bumble bees which are 'nesting' in a bird box on the house) but little else. In butterflies, we saw some overwintered small tortoiseshell and peacock earlier, then a FEW orange tips, green-veined white and large and small white, but that's it.
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