Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

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Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Postby Geoff » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:47 pm

Lovely Autumn day after a ground frost, not quite air frost 0.4°C.

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Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Postby jeff64 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:07 pm

don't know if it's a bit early but i've weeded 3 beds (4x4 meter beds) manured them and covered them with black plastic, they should be well rich bye next march.
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Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Postby Westi » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:20 pm

Now we are part of a combined council we have been advised of our plot costs for next year via little signs on the notice board, rather than the shock of opening the envelope in January. The new council have tendered us out to a wee council in the next village rather than HQ! I will pay £90 for each of my plots - worth every penny even if I moan a lot & we are so lucky having the committee providing so many extra's - our ladies really know how to bake a cake for our Sunday coffee mornings, shop is stocked, roads are usable, they mow my front in the summer & tend to ignore everyone's breeches with size & number of structures & friendly to boot even though they do regular inspections & don't tolerate 'pretend' clear ups! Probably why we still have a waiting list - maybe!
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Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:15 am

2 nights off frost has putpaid to my Christmas spuds although my pease and other bits and Bob's have survived,my outdoor toms where surviving until the frost
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Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:41 am

Today, rain is good...I can now watch the Rugby... :)
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Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:54 am

Robo, even if the frost has killed the potato tops, you might still have some little spuds in the ground/pot! Don't dig them up until Christmas.
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Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:20 am

I checked them this morning there is 1 still alive
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Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:42 pm

Two jackdaws tore into the coconut matting in my hanging baskets this spring.
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Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Postby Westi » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:15 pm

We have gales predicted again tomorrow. The rain & wind is getting a bit tedious even though the rain is not as bad as others have had to cope with! There is no little orange smiling sun in sight on the phone weather to give me optimism either! BUT I still have cherry tomatoes growing in the greenhouse at home!
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Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Postby Primrose » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:30 am

Am snow down to my last two dozen slightly wizened home grown fresh tomatoes so feel a casserole or two coming on to use them up. It will feel a penance having to buy supermarket tomatoes again after nearly 4 months of home grown.
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Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Postby retropants » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:43 pm

I bought my first 4 shop tomatoes today, feeling guilty!
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Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Postby Westi » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:20 pm

We got the gales as predicted! 100mph on the IOW, 70 - 80 here! I had a bit of an issue with the shopping trolley in the supermarket car park but no damage done as it appears only a few of us were stupid enough to go out! I'm not sure my runner bean tunnel will be standing tomorrow!
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Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:31 am

oldherbaceous wrote:Today, rain is good...I can now watch the Rugby... :)


Not the result I was hoping for. :( :(
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Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:10 am

Tend to go down to the plot three times a week. These days it is to have a cup of tea and biccys in a fellow plotholders greenhouse, normally putting the world to rights. This week the ground looking a bit like the Somme. Merry Xmas to all and wishing you all a good growing season. :(
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Re: Early Autumn Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:38 pm

Is there a heater in the greenhouse, Shalllot Man? It might be a bit cold to sit around otherwise.
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