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Dare I say.

Posted: Today at 10:26

Dove - your talent is wasted here....you're needed in the M-East. Oh, &  do call in on the Ukraine on the way home and sort them out.  xx

Dare I say.

Posted: Today at 10:04

Oh, Mike, you may be offended by Lyn's post.....truth is, every word of it is true and accepted in the right spirit it will be helpful to you. 

I (like Lyn said) received my early gardening education from my dad & granddad and hopefully have passed some of it to my own children, who are both excellent gardeners.

Me, I have absolutely no gardening qualification, but I venture to say that there isn't much you  could teach me......and I've had more motorbikes!  

So, a little less me, me?

Runner Beans

Posted: Today at 08:44

No prob, Howard. It's been a bone of contention with me for a long time that the garden centres cajole gardeners into buying plants far too early in the season.....of course they're more than happy to sell replacements when the originals have failed.

Runner beans....sowing the seed in the open around the middle of May is about right for most parts of the UK.

As it happens, my own runner beans sown on May 12th failed to germinate. The second sowing, at the end of May have now reached the top of their poles, flowering freely and setting the first beans.

You like my cold frame?

Posted: Today at 07:55

Excellent job, Perki....far more robust and well made than most on the market.

Well done!

Curled new growth on tomato plant

Posted: Today at 06:52
LorraineP wrote (see)

Thanks David,  What would cause the leaves to roll up into a cigar shape?

 

Trust me, Lorraine...your plant is quite healthy and you no need to worry about the leaf curl I mentioned. But as you ask, leaf curl can be caused by any of several different viruses and will curtail the life of the plants. 

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: Yesterday at 22:44
pansyface wrote (see)

David That would have been news worthy.

I always loved motorbikes and there was always one in the family. My grandfather was killed on one in 1929, my father had one until 1939, my bro had them for years, I had a succession of small motorbikes up to 250 cc and hubby bought one on a sudden whim (BMW) which took us round Scandinavia, Spain and Portugal in the 1980s. Great memories.  Fantastic.

Pansy ( perhaps a little late) my first bike was an NSU Quickly (49cc) then a BSA Bantam (175cc) BSA C12 (250cc) BSA A7 (500cc twin) BSA Gold Flash (650cc) Triumph Bonneville (650cc) then a BSA Gold Star. 

I think there were others, but a tad late in the day to recall.

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: Yesterday at 22:36

Nite, KEF..must sign off now, matron's about to turn off the lights. xx

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: Yesterday at 22:30

Family Favourites, presented by Cliff Michelmore & (his wife) Jean Metcalfe.

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: Yesterday at 22:23
Lyn wrote (see)

Billy Cottons band show after the Forces requests from Germany.

 

Wakey wakey!

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: Yesterday at 22:21
pansyface wrote (see)

No, but I did the ton on the back of me bruvver's bike going up the newly opened M1 with not a car in sight. And no crash helmet for either of us.

 

Welcome to the club, Pansy....I used to do the M1 on my brand new Triumph Bonneville and BSA Gold Star. 

Not at the same time, I may add.

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