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Posted: 29/08/2015 at 13:08

Just checked and Mo has won gold again.  For sure, he will be knighted.  Well done Mo...and he was clean 


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 13:01

It's good you are so passionately protective though...people generally  just don't stand up for others these days.


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 12:51

Busy pruning apples and pears...slightly, slightly late but still effective summer a friend's orchard this morning.  of course, had to sample apples from every tree (prob in excess of 25 trees) 

still lovely sunny day

Clarice, don't think it's an issue these days about being gay or not. Those who do will prob have issues about everything and anything.  The older I get the more I realise it's how kind someone is that matters 


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 12:35

30 cows in a field

28 chickens

How many did'nt?


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 07:32

Oh dear....12 views but no advice...! 


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 07:24

I have to collect some bags of compost later but now thinking of mushroom compost instead.

it's the weight thing.......I can get 60 litres of multi purpose compost or 60 litres of mushroom compost. I want whatever is the lightest though.  

Advice would be appreciated 


Rescuing soil after years of membrane and stones?

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 07:12

Yes digging over to remove big stones Thirtybyseven.  Not sure about a gardeners' bible though.

as far as raised beds are comcerned I think these are over rated.  They bring their own problems.......possibly making a too free draining soil for example.....but in wet areas they are useful.  Better to spend time making the existing soil more productive by digging in heavy organic matter 


Posted: 29/08/2015 at 07:05

Hello forkers 

quiet, warm, dry bit cloudy here.  Took spike for early walk....lovely 

Looks like I missed a bunch of comversation about religion.  Not for me but for those who have a faith it is sustaining.  Saw my young sister taken with cancer after having a baby and her faith was wonderful to behold. feeling is those with a religion should be "better" people than the rest of us. If they are close to god, have his spirit on them and regularly understand and learn about him then this should rub off to create caring, loving and non judgemental people.  It doesnt do that.  

And if a god exists he would care about his creation.....this world and humankind. Instead he has created danger, cruelty, evil and fhe rest.  No, not a god I like very much. sorry God but you didn't help me win the lottery did you?  and I did ask! 

enjoy your weekend folks 

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 06:53

Well, not sure what Monty said...yet to see prog...but my leaves are almost totally removed now for past 2 weeks.

bumper crops ripening beautifully every day.  because fhe leaves have gone good air circulation and sunshine are keeping everything healthy.

Rescuing soil after years of membrane and stones?

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 22:08

So many people I know are removing these awful membranes...only this morning I was talking to a lady who has removed one anf found the soil stale, hard and lifeless.  Thats the cost of this stuff.

get as much compost, manure, anything in there.  Mix it to a depth of 30 to 60 cm.

however it does depend on high a raised bed you intend Thirtybyseven.  If you aim to raise it by 30 cm or more a loosening up of the existing soil is all that is required.  

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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