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Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:42

It always seems strange to me that no one ever forgot their co-op number....our phone number was 307..we were a bit posh, you know.  

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:29

Wot was your co-op divi number.....mum's was 4331,

Roof repairs

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:26

Probably bitumen you're thinking of, Pansy....I would imagine the thickness involved would mean that it wouldn't dry properly.

Roof repairs

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:22

Alan - A quick fix may come by means of a suitably size piece of exterior grade plywood screwed & glued (liquid nails adhesive is best)  from the inside....then I presume the whole roof or a section of it will need re-felting.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 08:21

Hi, Punkdoc....saw your name and wanted to say nice to see you around.

Curled new growth on tomato plant

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 21:46

Well that looks to be a very healthy tomato plant to me...the bottom truss seems to have set fruit, so feed weekly with a high potash feed such as Tomorite from now on.

The bending down of the upper leaves are nothing to worry about, on contrary, it's the sign of a healthy plant.

The only leaf curling of tomato leaves you should be concerned about, is when hey roll up into a cigar shape.

Runner Beans

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 21:24

Hello, Howard

IMHO people plant/sow their runner beans far too early, resulting in the problem you mention. The problem isn't because of the lack of bees, it's the lack of moisture in the  atmosphere that's resulting  in the flowers not setting....this can be alleviated to some extent by mist spraying with water.

Around the middle of next month when the nights become a little cooler and we get early morning dew, you will notice a substantial improvement. 

potato problem

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:52

It looks like blight to me & I don't think Mr Mole has anything to do with it.

I would cut off the tops and burn them, salvage what potatoes you can & eat them...they won't keep.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:40
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0709.jpg

 

For those who just look in on this thread to see the SP pictures.

Morning Glory not flowering. Why?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:18
Lilydotwin wrote (see)

Update on Morning Glory - came down this morning to find a whole lot of tiny little flower buds had formed. So, withdrawing the feed may have worked already. Thanks to all, particularly to you, David K. No offence taken, and you were right about over-feeding. I look forward to the blossoms soon.

 

Good news, Lily ...I can at least assure you that no harm will come to your Morning Glory by restricting feed.

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