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Camera Talk - part 2

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 18:37

Lovely pics Fairy, fantastic to see a ptarmigan

Mares Tail - how to win

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 16:59

I have mares tail on my allotment, you will never be rid of it but it's quite easy to keep it under control by regular weeding. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 16:13

That's great news Rosemummy, sounds ideal.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 15:38

Hope you got the plot Rosemummy? Lots of watering done, gave the onions and fruit bushes a feed with seaweed extract. 

Thinned out the parsnips, carrots and beetroot now that the true leaves have formed, pleased with the germination. Thinned hardy annuals. Hardening off celeriac, should be ready to be planted in a week or so.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 07:45

Mild and cloudy morning, good weather for hardening off some plants.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 19:56

That's great news Rosemummy, still plenty of time to get some good crops this year. Fingers crossed for you.

"Fishing" Waders

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 19:53

One tip Hosta, as Dove has said your pond is deep, make yourself a wading pole. It really helps feel your way along the bottom and will steady against any 'stumbles'. Saved me from getting very wet on more than one occasion.

"Fishing" Waders

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 19:49

Agree with Dave's recommendation for Ron Thomson, I've used a lot of their gear and it's well made and sensibly priced. 

"Fishing" Waders

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 19:25

Hi Hosta, I take it you will want chest waders rather than thigh waders. You should be able to get a perfectly serviceable PVC pair for £30 to £40, maybe less on eBay. Storage after use is the thing you need to be mindful of, if you can ,hang them from the boots vertically ,to avoid the fabric creasing which is where leaks develop. There are lots of good repair kits if needed.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 17:06

Good luck with the plant sale Gardengirl. Didn't get good germination from sweet corn either, about 50%, strange results this year, runner beans 100%, French beans sown at the same time in same compost etc about 10%. Toms, courgettes, cucumber all fine. Still plenty of time to resow. 

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