Latest posts by BrummieBen

anyone else think this 'extended' winter, means a good summer

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 00:03

We've had easy winters last few years then rubbish summers.. anyone else think this extended winter cold means a decent summer at last? I'm hoping it does, I'm already ferreting out my beefsteak tommy seeds lol, (sorry geoff, for the use of lol!) Anyways I hope you all have everything crossed like me, although I'm yet to work out toileting !!!

So lyon, change your name back to Gary, wondering why?

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 23:56

how about an apology to someone you decided to target, for no reason? Can we get an apology?

So lyon, change your name back to Gary, wondering why?

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 23:48

lots of places don't even allow you to register do they? it all makes sense now..

WEATHER this week

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 16:29

Probably not mind they might just take a break for a while, I'm reasonably lucky as the few I have are 5+ years old, so the 3 I moved and cut down to 18" will have plenty in reserve to regrow, if it kills all the new shoots back, probably make them all branch from every bud so you'll have a plant with 500 stems, and look even better, just later. (Yes, I'm trying to look on the bright side!) I have 2 old man's beard (fascination) that I've had in unheated part of greenhouse in 4 " pots, they still have buds starting, but they'll be staying in the greenhouse for the time being.

WEATHER this week

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 15:51

Yep, if you look on the bbc weather and stick in the postcode for birmingham then use the weather tracker at the bottom, it goes white about 3pm today until sunday night! I've been out this morning got 3 bags of rock salt, thankfully none will have to be used near the garden, we have a heavily sloping path to the car area, which if it refreezes at night is more like a bob sleigh track! So that's one less worry. I finally took the plunge and paid out the extortionate £14 for a snow shovel, works great though, so I'm all sorted. Then did a huge food shop, so yeah hatches are battened. Annoyed that my tulips and bulbs and the nice new shoots on the clemati are going to be set back a good while, ho hum, maybe because we are having a 'proper' winter, we can expect a 'proper' summer? Here's to hoping, I'm just ferretting out my beefstake tommie seeds hehe.

Fine Green beans in the shops

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 18:33

Thanks for all the help everyone, and cheers johncobb I needed to know all that.


Posted: 20/03/2013 at 18:28

I think it's a good term, and was myself thinking it was just the slang everyone used round here for forumites or gardeners in general. Anyways, bygones are bygones, there's only been this whole drama because of the fire at the Rovers, we felt we had to compete!!! Glad you decided to stay bud, always enjoyed your posts, informative and thought-provoking topics, definately in the case of the last one!!! Just think how boring it'd be if we all agreed!

Take care all


Posted: 20/03/2013 at 11:02

yes nutcutlet is correct, from bitter experience I've found that leaving the lid on trying to get all the seeds to germinate is more trouble than it's worth. I wait til roughly 50% of the seed has popped up before removing the cover or opening the vents. The 50% that haven't sprouted usually are just about to anyways, and after a week, you'll have a good batch of seedlings. Hope it helps and good luck.


Posted: 20/03/2013 at 10:58
blackest wrote (see)

 The Suns not so far away here it is in Ireland this morning

Now that's just not fair, send some east to me, no heavy rain so far but that horrible misty rain stuff that gets you wet before you notice. You go in for a cup of tea and realise you're soaked I hope we have a summer this year, be nice for a change!!!!

Fork Handles

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 09:31

lol how did I guess I was on ignore!!!

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