Latest posts by Netherfield

Buying plants on ebay

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 11:58

Although strangely he does have a good feedback rating.

You would think the seller would be more sympathetic,most would like to keep the 100%.

1st early Potateo's

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 11:47

Then a few weeks later you will think ' where did all that lot come from' , happens every year.

Have you put your potatoes in yet?

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 17:16

6 to 8 inch is recommended, I usually dig the depth of my spade,then place sheep pellets in the bottom,put a light covering of soil over,plant the potatoes and then 2 inch of soil on top,wait for the tips to show through and then cover back to level ground.

After that it's a case of earthing up as needed.

Have you put your potatoes in yet?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 19:37

Main crop went in today.

Have you put your potatoes in yet?

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 16:38

First and Second Earlies are planted, in containers.

Main Crop will have to wait, the soil is too wet to work with.

Tree Roots / Fence Posts

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 18:10

I can appreciate the fence looks an eyesore, but as above, not really your responsibility whoever owns it.

Diesel is not a good idea, it will contaminate the soil for years, and take as long as a stump killer to work.

Even with a very good axe those roots will take some getting rid of.


rotten potatoes

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 17:40

Brassicas i.e cauli,cabbage,sprouts,broccoli,swede.

I'd be tempted to have a good dig around or you could end with more potatoes growing.

Mirabelle de Nancy plum

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 16:00

Mirabelle is self fertile and does not need a partner, our plums took 3 years before fruiting, it means it could be growing a root system instead of producing fruit.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 17:54

A man takes an old, run-down, abandoned allotment with plans to turn it into a thriving enterprise. The beds were grown over with weeds, the shed was falling apart, and the greenhouse was a frame with broken glass.  During his first day of work, the town preacher stops by to bless the man's work, saying, "May you and God work together to make this the allotment of your dreams!"   A few months later, the preacher stops by again to call on the man.  Lo and behold, it's a completely different place.  The shed is completely rebuilt and in excellent condition, there are plenty of vegetables growing in neat rows and the greenhouse has been re-glazed.  "Amazing!" the preacher says. "Look what God and you have accomplished together!"  "Yes, reverend," says the farmer, "but remember what the place was like when God was working it alone!"


My wife's a water sign.  I'm an earth sign.
Together we make mud.


Posted: 03/04/2013 at 07:14

Yes, I took this just after treating the wood.

We had pulled down a wall at the back of the house,that provided the stone, the timber cladding was very cheap because the local timber yard machined it the wrong size for a customer.

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