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by Weedo
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...use a scythe?
Replies: 9
Views: 3302

Re: ...use a scythe?

I agree with the need to learn how to work. I was lucky enough to have a couple of mentors from the old school in my younger days who taught me the right way to use tool when working digging potatoes, cutting fencing, baling wool,breaking out etc. Even jobs like digging post holes has a definite bod...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 10122

Re: Someone say something

Hi A quick query; Number 1 son is travelling to Britain in the next couple of weeks (he sometimes has these lapses of common sense - probably a result of spending so much time underground). Apparently spending a week in London then on a rubber necky guided tour of England Scotland, Ireland etc. for ...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 9185

Re: Funny old weather

See photo - give lie to the old saw "red sky at night, shepherds delight". It started raining about 5.00am the next morning.

Sunset over Beavers
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by Weedo
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 10122

Re: Someone say something

GA - thanks, seems the North Coast here has also been getting my share. In regards to your weeds, look on the bright side. Good weed seasons nean that a large proportion of the seed bank has germinated - if you jump in and deal with them before they can replace that seed then you are well ahead. Its...
by Weedo
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 10122

Re: Someone say something

Good day today - its raining finally!!!!! After a very very dry autumn and start of winter we may actually get some moisture. My cropos have been standing still for weeks and were at risk of collapse.
by Weedo
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Potted white currant
Replies: 2
Views: 1645

Re: Potted white currant

Fruitfly

If you haven't already done so, try adding some potassium (potash) this will increase acidity (currants like a slightly acid soil) and promote flowering.
by Weedo
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 9185

Re: Funny old weather

I am very hopeful of a 10 to 15 mm shower this weekend - just enough to keep the seedlings alive and germinate the seed already in the ground.
by Weedo
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 9185

Re: Funny old weather

Not long, there is a bend (actually more of a curve) about every 20 - 30 Km but the Hay Plain on this route is about 140km wide with nothing in between except the odd parking bay. It is reputed to be the second flattest plain on earth after the Sahara. The surrounding country is not much more entert...
by Weedo
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 9185

Re: Funny old weather

Some weather relief - me driving to a meeting last week
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by Weedo
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 9185

Re: Funny old weather

I've given up waiting for rain - dry sowing now in the hope I get enough moisture in the near future to germinate seed. The fun bit is cultivating enough to get a seed bed but not so much that the soil breaks down into dust - dust will just compact with the first shower and form a hard crust. Five f...
by Weedo
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: G'day.
Replies: 9
Views: 3531

Re: G'day.

Same in the Riverina, Very hot & dry - I am dry sowing in the hope of enough rain to germinate the seed. Hobart has a great climate, warmer, drier and sunnier than Melbourne (which means sunnier than Sydney)

IF you rally want a "secure" climate, try King Island - never recorded a drought or frost
by Weedo
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: G'day.
Replies: 9
Views: 3531

Re: G'day.

Boomer! - another Aussie!
by Weedo
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 9185

Re: Funny old weather

15 feet of soil? My place can only manage about 1m to 1.5m then it is alternating layers of sand, gravel, clay and silt down to bedrock at about 60 metres. No deep cultivation around here.
by Weedo
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 9185

Re: Funny old weather

OS, there must have been Irish where I grew up in the Strzelecki ranges in southern Australia - we also called that gentle soaking rain "soft weather". Where I am now this is a rarity; we are on the border between a Temparate climate (hot summers, some rain all year round) and a Grassland climate wi...
by Weedo
Mon May 29, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 9185

Re: Funny old weather

What is the worlds weather coming to? We have been forecast 6 consecutive frosts for the next week and it is still only autumn !!!!!! On this question, do your seasons begin (Officially) at the start of the month or when they really happen, towards the end of the month? For us Autumn officially ends...