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Latest posts by Pentillie

What has happened???

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 13:53
Haven't received any e-mails,or invites to join anything, but recent correspondence on this and other sites is very depressing. Like blackest I won't be bullied, or let others be bullied, but in this case there is little that can realistically be done.
Excuse the language,but I cannot be arsed with all of this, and I'm gone - back to the garden and allotment!

What species of tree is this?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 13:30
Must be a monkey puzzle.............

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 12:54
I felt like starting this thread, as yesterday and today I have been saddened to read the threads such as 'what is happening' and 'no private club'. Some people have been so juvenile, and I am happy,happy, because in these two days, in springlike weather, I have planted beet root,more peas,early potatoes, and tidied the greenhouse which is full of rapidly growing veg seedlings. Let's be thankful that the weather is going to improve, the plants are going to grow, and in a few weeks,hopefully,sitting in the garden,in the warm sun,with a cold beer,this crap winter will be just a memory! How about a few more of you post some happy thoughts ( I know there have been plenty even on the two forums mentioned above ) - I've had enough of some of the doom and gloom caused by the few idiots stirring up the forum - so I'm happy,happy - I'm out of all this for the summer.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 22:17
Wood green Wonderboy - at our allotment we have a 'pot exchange', where you can dump all your pots ( plastic, earthenware or whatever) and it is kept relatively tidy, and people help themselves to anything they need. I've had,over the last year or two, about a dozen very large pots, in which I grow my greenhouse tomatoes, several very large plastic window box troughs (in which I grow early carrots and parsnips - no carrot fly or canker! ), and also various wire baskets which are handy to cover young plants. Also salvaged some lovely decorative earthenware pots, which with their nice,aged patina, look lovely on the patio when full of New Guinea impatiens.Can understand people leaving plastic pots, which, like you, we all accumulate by the score, but most of the stuff I have rescued would have cost a tidy sum from the garden centre!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 23:20
Lovely,warm sunny day, perfect spring weather. Planted peas and beetroot at the allotment, Lady Christl early potatoes tomorrow, then if still nice, may creosote the shed and compost bins. So much catching up to do, so I think the forums will have to go on hold until the autumn. Hope the warmer weather reaches you all ( and lasts!)

MOB rants

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 21:47
MMP, if people are very serious,dedicated gardeners, then they won't have much spare time to go on forums. I enjoy my garden and allotment, and when the weather finally warms up, I will have so much to do that I'll probably forget to look at forums again until the autumn. I wouldn't classify myself as serious, or even dedicated; keen,yes - those who want their own 'special' forum might find they don't have the time anyway.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 20:08
JG - I'm down to Cornwall two weeks today for a reunion in the castle where I was born, funnily enough, Pentillie near Saltash! I guarantee the weather will be warm and sunny that weekend. Downside will be all the jobs I should be doing in the garden and allotment at home! Some of us are never happy, eh?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 20:24
Chilterns - sunny,breezy and cool, but warm in GH. Spent a couple of hours potting-on Roma tomatoes, Primo cabbages, fuchsias,and tidying up pots of strawberries ( from runners), and pots of cauliflower and calabrese plant lets.
Everything looking healthy, and this afternoon up to the allotment, turning over the ground ready to plant Lady Christl new potatoes - sooooooooon, I hope!

MOB rants

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 21:41
Done the tea bags sprayed with Ralgex, and it works. Saving tea bags at the moment for the next batch! Only method so far that works - cats seem to have disappeared ( hopefully back to their own b....y gardens!)

Poetry Thread

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 00:04
Not by me - but I read this today and it seemed very appropriate for our forums - written about 160 years ago, by Henry David Thoreau, American author,poet and philosopher;

I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder
for a moment,
while I was hoeing in a village garden,
and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance
Than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.

Discussions started by Pentillie

To-do lists

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Window boxes

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Seed prices

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Dangers in your compost

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Mind your own business

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Black spot on roses

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Brussels sprouts

Blown sprouts 
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Today I feel so happy....

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Horticultural plastics

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Fruit and veg ripeness

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Toadstools on lawn

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Sheep it or Slug gone

Feed and slug deterrent 
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