2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

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Re: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

Postby Colin2016 » Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:53 am

Clive, radio tuned to Gardeners Question time then sounds of the 70s.

The metal frame is a old commercial one from a Kings Lynn company, I got free from gumtree last year. The netting is scaffolding netting, managed to get 3 metre width without the large securing holes in the centre.

Looks like it will a potting on day as sharp change in weather...Er indoors told me not to get my shorts out, will I ever listen?
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Re: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

Postby retropants » Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:57 am

Wow, what a difference this morning. 41 in the greenhouse yesterday, 9 this morning.
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Re: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

Postby Clive. » Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:24 am

Colin2016 wrote:Clive, radio tuned to Gardeners Question time then sounds of the 70s.



I was wondering if it would be GQT. :) My 1987 Panasonic was on the extension lead from the greenhouse...but I was on 648Khz medium wave, Radio Caroline (North). :wink:

It's a bit grey out towards the coast this morning but North Norfolk is usually well in view from here...especially so with the clear blue skies of recent days.

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Re: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

Postby robo » Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:40 am

Radio Caroline ,that’s a name from the past ,when it was anchored in Douglas bay I used to listen to it as much as possible,that brings back memories
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Re: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

Postby Clive. » Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:45 am

Hello Robo,
Have a listen on 1368Khz MW, now....There's a once a month link with Manx radio. Usually coming from Ross Revenge at anchor in River Blackwater, Essex. 648Khz from ex BBC Orfordness for those in East/South East. :)

Radio Caroline (North) will be on the Manx medium wave transmitter until 2pm today. http://www.radiocaroline.co.uk


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Re: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

Postby Compo » Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:17 pm

I loved Radio Caroline. Huge fan of Johnnie Walker. Meanwhile how about this for a repurpose?
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Re: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

Postby Compo » Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:28 pm

I cannot get the pic the right way up. Grrrr!
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Re: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

Postby Clive. » Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:28 pm

...A mobile towable propagator frame... :)

The top of my Humex Propatray cracked up whilst out of use over the last couple of years....I was pondering on an improvised top...and then remembered the "plastic" front cover screen from the front of a long gone 405 line television....I knew just where it was in the garage and went straight to it...its even got two ventilation holes, where the control knobs used to be... :)

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Re: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

Postby Compo » Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:08 pm

Allotment engineering!!
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Re: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:23 pm

You lot are brilliant never fail to make me smile... :)

On another funny note, I was over the allotment at 12.30am this morning, trying to get some sheets of corrugated plastic under control...someones outside light came on, so I bet they wondered what on earth was going on. :)
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Re: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

Postby Clive. » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:27 pm

I was out at 3am to rescue the plastic bucket that should have the milk bottles placed in it upon delivery....thankfully only the solar light outside our own back door came on... :)

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Re: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:34 pm

I suppose i'm lucky in that my neighbous are used to me lurking about at the early hours. :)

Had a Police van slow down and take a really good look at me a little while ago, while I was over the allotment...I had already got lined up what I was going to say and that was, "that is thoughtful of you to stop and see if I needed some help,.. now if you both want to grab a watering can"... :)
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Re: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

Postby Primrose » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:05 pm

My husband is a lifelong insomniac so I've got used to this semi naked man wandering around the house at all hours of the night. It if he suddenly starts doing it outdoors triggering our security lights which is getting me worried :lol:
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Re: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:07 pm

Dear Primrose, I do hasten to add, I was fully clothed when wresting with the corrogated sheeting... :)

I do miss Pa Snip, on his special day.
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Re: 2020 Spring Bits & Bobs

Postby Stephen » Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:02 pm

I knew just where it was in the garage and went straight to it.

That is impressive. I suspect we are all wombles at heart but I am very keen to get rid of some of the clutter. Annoyingly, while there is time to clear and sort, the charity shops & the recycling centre are all closed.

As for mucking about outside during the night, I hope I no longer need to do this.
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