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by Weedo
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Recycling compost?
Replies: 8
Views: 1204

Re: Recycling compost?

If you are just looking for something that plants will stand up in then it will be fine - the nutrients will be depleted and the "bugs", both good and bad, will probably be killed also. However, these can be replaced simply by mixing in with a proportion of "good" compost and the appropriate nutrien...
by Weedo
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 4965

Re: Summer's coming

Tough life Odsox!
by Weedo
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 4965

Re: Summer's coming

It seems winter has finally arrived - alternating mornings of fog and light frost and temps down to min 1c to max 10c. Still no decent rain but shallow soil moisture is keeping everything going.
by Weedo
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Crop Rotation
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: Crop Rotation

GA thanks for the info. I don't think time or location is really a factor - its more about types of crops grown; your system seems to align OK to what I grow even though timing is different (a good excuse for a week at the beach to get seaweed). The two rotation systems I have found that may suit me...
by Weedo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Crop Rotation
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Crop Rotation

This may or may not be a "new" topic but I am confused (a state easily reached these days) regarding crop rotation. I do know what it IS because I rotate crops on the broad acre scale but with a limited range ; grasses (wheat, oats, barley etc.), legumes (peas, clovers etc.) and brassicas (canola) I...
by Weedo
Sun May 26, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 4965

Re: Summer's coming

I think we are having an extended "Auter". Only few days from the "official" start of winter and Autumn is determined to hang on. Some trees have only just turned colour. the roses are madly blooming (should be ready to prune by now) Rhubarb and annual herbs are still acively growing and the early w...
by Weedo
Sun May 19, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 93
Views: 57728

Re: Banish Plastic

Rejoice all, I have found (rediscovered?) a substitute for cling film. Glazing for Tongues To make a good glazing for tongues, boil a shin of beef with a couple of calves feet or a knuckle of veal in about 6 quarts of water. Season to taste and boil until reduced to 1 quart. Place the glazing into a...
by Weedo
Sun May 19, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: is there hope for this rose
Replies: 11
Views: 2015

Re: is there hope for this rose

Is this a graft or cutting? If a graft then you may be in trouble as the stresses could cause an abscission at the graft union. If a cutting, then just remove the dead portion a couple of inches above the leaf junction (and apply t.l.c.) - it should recover but if not the other stem can be used to f...
by Weedo
Sun May 12, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 93
Views: 57728

Re: Banish Plastic

I just read a brief article in the Wageningen University alumni magazine (no I'm not). A researcher investigating plastics and barriers to recycling suggests the major barrier is the types of plastics we use; much simply cannot be effectively and economically recovered and re-used. (recyclable but n...
by Weedo
Sun May 12, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 4965

Re: Summer's coming

Summers gone - first frost this morning but only light; daytime temps dropping below 20-C. The cold, "lazy" winds are here - they are the ones that are too lazy to blow around you so go straight through
by Weedo
Sun May 12, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from UK
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: Hello from UK

Hi Barbara & Welcome; its all been said, look and ask - if it can be done someone around here has done it
by Weedo
Sun May 05, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: What are you growing right now?
Replies: 58
Views: 9374

Re: What are you growing right now?

On the basis of recent rains and falling temperatures I have re-activated the veg patch. Pulled out the tomatoes, zuchini and regenerated garlic left over; lifted the rhubarb and broke the clump up for new plants. So far cabbage, cauli, broccoli and brown onions planted. I will redesign the berry pa...
by Weedo
Sun May 05, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Summer's coming
Replies: 41
Views: 4965

Re: Summer's coming

Summer is (hopefully) over here finally - temps down to high 20's C and nights down to the teens. We have lit the lounge fire a couple of nights week; more because we could than actually needing it. 115 mm rain over the last week but it seems to have turned the ground mouldy; there is this strange g...
by Weedo
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I don't know how ....
Replies: 8
Views: 1418

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

Bernard, perhaps I am a fifth group? I work with a lot of technology (have to, no other way to get things done). At the moment I am in my "work" office doing what I get paid for; laptop, two additional monitors, iPad (some things only work on these) iPhone, Android and landline/fax/scanner hub. I ne...
by Weedo
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Strawberries
Replies: 14
Views: 3233

Re: Strawberries

Last season my strawbs did not perform at all - small fruit and not many of those. This year I into set up dedicated beds with a range of types *(yes, the one available here are different to the Northern ones so type is more important than variety and yes, I was trying to grow in a massive drought w...