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by Odsox
Thu May 09, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: A nation of hoarders
Replies: 6
Views: 933

Re: A nation of hoarders

I have to admit that I have always been like that, as in don't throw anything away that you might need tomorrow. I'm well known for my penchant to build a new shed when the others get full. The only problem now is that I know I've got just the "thing" I'm looking for but can't remember where I put i...
by Odsox
Thu May 09, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 2965

Re: Summer's coming

We had that rain too, 24 hours of it from mid-day Tuesday, although we didn't get much.
Back to our wall to wall sunshine as the wind has returned to the north. :sunny:
by Odsox
Thu May 09, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 56
Views: 7184

Re: What are you growing right now?

We had first cook of peas last Sunday, very nice too, other than that I am a bit short of fresh veg at the moment. Just the remains of spring greens and 9 star perennial. I do have some courgettes starting to swell, so should be ready sometime next week. I started them off far too early and potted t...
by Odsox
Wed May 08, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Re: Hello

Hello Kanner
Welcome to our little group, nice to see you. :wave:
by Odsox
Mon May 06, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 2965

Re: Summer's coming

I'm just the opposite, I love it when the wind is in the north east. It means all the weather has to travel down the whole of Scotland and then down the whole of Ireland, by which time there are no clouds at all. The last few days have been unbroken blue skies, hence the ground frost yesterday. All ...
by Odsox
Sun May 05, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 2965

Re: Summer's coming

We had a frost on the lawn under the hedge this morning, a FROST, DOWN HERE in MAY! We rarely get a grass frost during winter, and most years we don't get one at all, so it is most definitely not cricket. I blame those New Zealand forecasters who took over the BBC weather from the UK Met Office :lol...
by Odsox
Thu May 02, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I don't know how ....
Replies: 7
Views: 936

Re: I don't know how ....

Well it appears that I am in yet another different group, or more precisely an amalgamation of all the groups. I am one of those "pensioners" that Flo refers to, but I never use cash for anything above a couple of Euro/Pounds/Dollars. I live in a remote place where I can gaze at the Milky Way, and f...
by Odsox
Wed May 01, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 2965

Re: Summer's coming

Now I've got one of those lurking on my windowsill. . . Tom.jpg . I also have some starting to appear in the greenhouse. This is Gardener's Ecstasy which is a new one for me and looks to be very early. I have 3 plants and they have all set their first truss already, they were sown on 16th of Februar...
by Odsox
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardening question
Replies: 17
Views: 3553

Re: Forest gardening question

I don't think those huge leaves would appreciate the winds we get here, so I have a vacant spot by the side of my small greenhouse which would be sheltered from most directions.
Ideal vegetable for the "hungry gap"
by Odsox
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Watch out! It's still hanging around.
Replies: 8
Views: 1689

Re: Watch out! It's still hanging around.

20 feet by 4 feet is a strange size Flo, I suppose you would sleep end to end, with maybe the dog in between to stop you playing footsie in the night.
Oh, hang on ....

Hiya Mike, nice to see you again. :wave:
by Odsox
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Forest gardening question
Replies: 17
Views: 3553

Re: Forest gardening question

Why didn't somebody tell me how wonderful 9 star perennial broccoli is?? Just harvested the first from the greenhouse today, and it's basically Tender Stem Cauliflower. Really really tasty and only needs a couple of minutes cooking. Although, NOT a good idea for the greenhouse bed, makes far too big...
by Odsox
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 2965

Re: Summer's coming

Green Aura wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:44 am
Send it up here.
Will do, although don't blame me if it forgets to stop
by Odsox
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 2965

Re: Summer's coming

Lucky you. We have had continuous torrential rain all day Saturday, all day Sunday and all day yesterday, together with storm force winds. Thankfully it stopped last night and is now heading into Wales. It was well forecast so I irrigated the tunnels to empty both my tanks, which are now full again....
by Odsox
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 14
Views: 2826

Re: Strawberries

So, before I embark on construction, whats the secret to success? As I said earlier in this thread, I grow my strawberries hydroponically, have done now for 6 years. It works very well and could be the answer to your drought problem. There is much reduced evaporation as the plants only take what wa...
by Odsox
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 2965

Summer's coming

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This one and 5 others colouring up nicely :iconbiggrin: