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Summer bits and bobs

Postby alan refail » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:03 am

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Time for a new bits and bobs now summer's here.

Tomatoes are coming on a treat, courgettes, pumpkins, peppers and chillis just planted, enjoying new potatoes and early cabbage, climbing beans going up the poles, weather dry enough to cut grass and tame the wilderness....
Just hope it does turn out to be a barbecue summer for once.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:27 am

Morning Alan, i always find this time of year so exciting, everthing is growing at such a rate.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Parsons Jack » Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:53 am

Morning all,

Another glorious day here again :)

Another busy morning on the plot in prospect. First job is to connect the three hoses together and fill up all the water butts and the IBC container yet again :)
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Nature's Babe » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:17 am

All four of our water butts are empty, I think yes a barbeque summer is quite likely. Picking peas carrots, turnips, broad beans, chard, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, wet garlic, lettuce, outdoor cuc's forming, etc
At this rate with temperatures climbing it will be a race to pick the cane fruit before they cook on the vine! Grapes on the vine are the size of peas now, the earliest tomatoes, jostaberries and blackcurrants are beginning to ripen. Melons and peppers, kiwi and aubergines are flowering, my sprouts are about three ft high, so should be ready early, perhaps I should plant some more if I want some at christmas. One bonus is after the ducks predation and all this sunshine slugs and snails are rare now, hooray!
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Parsons Jack » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:36 am

Another cloudless sky this morning, and one of those rare days down here when there is very little wind :D

I shall have to get used to walking upright today, instead of at 45 degrees :lol:
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:39 am

Morning P.J, if you do that, people will think you have come off the drink. :) :wink:
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:46 am

Morning Johnboy, good to see you back, hope you have had a great time while you have been away.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Parsons Jack » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:58 am

oldherbaceous wrote:Morning P.J, if you do that, people will think you have come off the drink. :) :wink:


Can't have that can we :D

I'll pretend it's windy :lol:
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Johnboy » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:30 am

Hi OH,
I thank you for your welcome back. That is the first holiday I have had since 1995 and was very badly needed. There was a slight blip in the middle but apart from that I have had what amounts to a rest in my terms. Have sourced some rather super unusual trees through Vilmorin Nurseries for delivery in the Autumn and the deal is about a quarter of the cost it would have been in UK and because the size of the order, free delivery from France.
To work!
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Parsons Jack » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:46 pm

Hi Johnboy,

Glad you had a nice break :)
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby donedigging » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:16 pm

Welcome back Johnboy,

Glad to read you enjoyed the well earnt rest :)
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Geoff » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:53 pm

I suppose I should post something here as Summer arrived today.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby snooky » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:36 pm

I thought that Summer started on 21st June!
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby alan refail » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:23 am

snooky wrote:I thought that Summer started on 21st June!
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Meteorological summer - and gardeners' summer = June (early summer), July (mid-summer), August (late summer)
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Geoff » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:08 am

Yesterday - first day of Summer, today mid-Summer, Sunday ?
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