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Big Onions

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 21:14

Robinsons has been a supplier of giant onion seed for as long as I can remember. Also some garden centres sell young plants of Kelsae & Ailsa Craig, which (IMHO) is a very good way of getting started.

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 21:00

That really is an excellent pic, Dordogne Damsel. It ticks all the boxes from a technical point of view i.e. rule of thirds and has the composition content that wins competitions....well done!  

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 20:19
baza wrote (see)

Hello David K can you tell me what pests eat sweetpeas,if any and what can i do to stop it.

Thanks

Baz

 

Baz - sweet peas don't normally have any really damaging pests and those they do have (greenfly & pollen beetle) don't cause very much damage....mice in the early stages and perhaps birds later may be a problem.

There are a couple of things like 'bud drop' & mildew that my be a problem during the growing season, but it's a tad early to be anticipating  every setback.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 13:44
KEF wrote (see)

To find that two people on our forum have been affected by dear ones being murdered seems unreal to me. Hugs David & Lizzie.

Verdun still thinking about you along with others who are having distressing times.  

 

Thanks, KEF...though with hindsight I wished I hadn't bothered adding my post.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 20:06

My nephew who was farming in Kenya was murdered (shot in the head by robbers) so I can empathise......really sad news and my best wishes go to the family & all concerned. 

Early potatoes

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 15:34

'Swift'...an excellent variety, ready for harvesting in 8 to 10 weeks and that's very quick.

Trust your uncle Dave!

 

Need some petrol lawn mower recommendations please

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 19:18

For me it would have to be a Honda...they are fitted with their own engines, which are (by comparison) like a Rolls Royce to the others.

Hayter used to make quality mowers, alas present production is fitted with USA based Briggs & Stratton engines....these are to be found in Mountfield and other lower end machines.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 12:30

Joyce, you don't have your robin as well trained as mine. When I'm trenching my veg plot and am throwing the soil forward, he/she in their eagerness to get at the big juicy worms sometimes nearly get buried alive.  

Music in the Garden

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 09:23
Jess is in the Garden wrote (see)

Bird song. The only music I want to hear when I garden 

 

We aim to please everyone  www.youtube.com/watch?v=997RTKzc39c

Music in the Garden

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 19:57

Had some happy times with this as a kid, and tried to copy the drummer.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5D07c0dJuQ

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It's all quite shameful...

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