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Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 10:37

Been a lovely few days, and now off to Cornwall for another short break .

If you are in Cornwall on Monday, and anywhere near Saltash (or Plymouth), try to visit Pentillie Castle, high above the Tamar. It's their Open Day, and the views are spectacular. The gardens are a work in progress, but still pretty good - well worth a trip to the Tamar Valley, a much-overlooked corner of Kernow!

P.s - I don't have shares in the place - just born there!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 20:16

Hey Verdun, I fly the Cornish flag from my allotment shed - when it first went up a few of the old boys were scratching their heads; most of them fly the Union Flag, and I took great pleasure in educating them in the ways of us strange Celts!

tea bags

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 22:52

Thanks Lyn! The cats in our road are the cleanest in town!





tea bags

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 20:50

You can spray them with Radox and bury them just under the surface of the soil - a great deterrent if you have cats using your borders as a loo!

MOB rants

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 18:01

Love your comments GG - my thoughts exactly,except I've always called the boys 'the Suits'. You know, the so called Leaders of Industry - the ones who,one minute are running M&S, then The Post Office, and perhaps finally, Barclays Bank. Never worked in any of the Industries, never worked at the coal face and got their hands dirty, and never dealt with the public - but always know what's best for a Company. They always save money, usually by getting rid of a few thousand employees, then when things start going wrong at the Company and profits start falling, and they have to sell parts of the whole - they up sticks, and move on to another, better paid, high profile job. That's them - welcome to the Suits! ( you will know them by their delicate, white hands, with professionally tended nails) I must stop now, or Imight just start getting cynical - can't have that!  

Black spot on roses

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 10:35

Thanks GG. I thought about watering the base of roses ( both planted and potted ),with Jeyes fluid - after your comments will give it a try.

Will let you have an update in 3 months! 


Black spot on roses

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 22:58

Does anybody out there have a definitive answer to black spot? I've tried all the usual sprays and solutions, and I clear dead leaves around the base of plants, and refresh the soil, but the dreaded spots eventually start appearing. The roses are of differing varieties and type, but they all seem susceptible. 

Any suggestions gratefully received!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 22:55

Looking good Blackest! Had a beautiful warm day here today, and I spent a few hours trying to catch up on planting at the allotment - your cloches look like mine; so far planted with cauliflowers, broccoli and Primo cabbages. 

Hope tomorrow's weather is not too bad - I might get some more parsnip seeds in. 

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 22:43

Another beautiful warm day, spent mostly at the allotment which is now looking pretty trim. Another few weeks and the judges pay their first visit to look at the plots - Allotment of the Year competition! This lovely weather helps us to keep everything looking Spock and span - these little allotment communities could only be in Britain.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 17:08
Another hot,sunny day in the Chilterns - good day at the allotment, everything coming through - parsnips,beet root,peas, all showing now, and cauliflower,broccoli and primo plants just gone in. Last of the Desiree go in tomorrow.
This is what gardening's all about!

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