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by Odsox
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 17
Views: 1429

Re: Brexit

Well yes, I grow some from saved seed, especially my Charlottes. But if I fancy trying a different variety it will be a problem.
Just another restriction imposed on me because of something I was denied a vote on.

Moan over :lol:
by Odsox
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 17
Views: 1429

Re: Brexit

Even more doom and gloom, not only for Ireland but Scotland too. A ban on seed potatoes or anything else with UK soil attached from January 1st to EU. I hope the trade importers get the seed potatoes delivered before the end of the year. https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/news/farming-news/...
by Odsox
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 17
Views: 1429

Re: Brexit

Just been looking at this in some detail. What I found is ..... THE (Irish) DEPARTMENT OF Agriculture has advised “Anyone importing seeds, plants or plant products from outside of the EU needs to be registered with us and consignments require a phytosanitary certificate to prevent the introduction o...
by Odsox
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 37
Views: 12548

Re: Pineapples

I had a miniature pomegranate bush in my tunnel. It grew to about 7 feet tall and about the same wide, and it managed to have one flower two years running, then no more. The flowers dropped off just after I noticed them. I dug it out back in the winter, enough was enough ... after 10 years of pamper...
by Odsox
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 37
Views: 12548

Re: Pineapples

The saga continues :iconbiggrin: The old stumps have been languishing in the greenhouse since last August, unloved and un-watered, but this morning I noticed what must be one of these fabled sideshoots that I've been reading about. The plant had been rained upon underneath a vent, so that probably s...
by Odsox
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 17
Views: 1429

Re: Brexit

Not quite so worried now, I've found a very nice French company that sells lots of seeds, except peas and beans for some reason. Bought some onion seed from them and it arrived about 2 days later. Plus there is an Irish lady called "seedaholic" who sells just about every variety, been buying from he...
by Odsox
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 12
Views: 756

Re: Here we go again

We've been back in lock down since last weekend, not that it worries me :lol: I think I have been off the property 3 times since the first lock down on March 16th, and it's not bothered me at all. Of course I have the luxury of having the greenhouses and tunnels on the property, plus my radios, so p...
by Odsox
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: First test for new greenhouse
Replies: 11
Views: 4025

Re: First test for new greenhouse

Pleased that the greenhouse survived again. Nothing much happened down here either, mainly due to the trees that have all grown higher now and provide shelter from every direction now. Still windy down here and will be for a few days, but high pressure covering us from Wednesday onwards, so will be ...
by Odsox
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 17
Views: 1429

Re: Brexit

Knowing which seed company is not owned by another is something I'm not good at .... Dobies and Suttons are both in Paignton, Devon, and have virtually identical catalogues and seed varieties. One variety is Dobies "Crimson" blight resistant tomato varieties and they are all in both catalogues, but...
by Odsox
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 138
Views: 55609

Re: What are you harvesting now?

Pretty much the same as last time, cabbages, broccoli, carrots, white beet, mooli radish, leeks, tomatoes and still picking autumn raspberries. Re your PSB Flo, I grew PSB every year since Adam was a lad up until 2 years ago. For the last 5 years or so my PSB and Kale were smothered with mealy bugs ...
by Odsox
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 17
Views: 1429

Re: Brexit

Suttons Seeds website says that they will post to the EU but there are various hoops to jump through. May change of course and they just haven't got round to it. Suttons and Dobies are the same company Flo, and those shipping details are the ones in force at the moment. They may of course stay the ...
by Odsox
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 17
Views: 1429

Re: Brexit

Thanks GA, yes I saw that, BUT ... have you looked at Brown Envelope Seeds web site? They are sort of "just down the road" to me, as in about 20 miles away. I've been there on open days and their daughter is now our local MP or TD as we have here. But they have very little in the way of varieties an...
by Odsox
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 17
Views: 1429

Re: Brexit

Dobies have always treated Ireland the same as the UK with the same postage for small lightweight items, unlike other UK seed companies. I sent them an email yesterday asking about after Brexit, I'll post their reply when they get around to it. I don't know the legality of private mail GA, as I coul...
by Odsox
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 17
Views: 1429

Brexit

I just received an email from Real Seed Co telling me that due to Brexit they can no longer send seeds out of the UK due to the UK Plant Passport being no longer valid in EU countries. Apparently this applies even if there is a last minute deal. If I want to order from Real Seeds, I need to do it so...
by Odsox
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: What are you harvesting now?
Replies: 138
Views: 55609

Re: What are you harvesting now?

I have to confess to a sneaky liking for the newer "don't bite back" varieties. As I've been telling you for years (probably), you need to try freshly picked home grown sprouts. Then they are really sweet and nutty, not the bitter nasty things you buy in supermarkets. They are a bit like sweetcorn ...