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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 22:44

Been to the races, not at all like you see it on the telly. A 1st and 2 seconds helped make the day memorable. Romped home 2nd in the National with an each way bet.

On the way home had a meal and cocktails in Ormskirk.

tattianna - The Red Arrows once flew over an afternoon bar-be-cue, I went to on a NATO base in Dusseldorf to welcome the troops back, if I remember correctly,  from Kuwait and then joined the bar-b-cue after landing, another memorable day. 

 

Soil improvement

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 23:39

Is there anything wrong with double digging in mushroom compost to improve the soil and providing a good base for new plants, happy to be wrong  but did that with a clay bed and plants are now thriving.

Carrots in tubs

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 22:44

If you plan to just grow a few carrots in tubs with your gran-daughter they do well just in multi purpose compost. If all the seeds are sown at once, thin out the emerging seedlings because the carrots won't have room to grow under ground and will compete against each other. 

Wait till it's a little warmer and sow an early cropping variety, these will germinate outside and produce mini carrots which can be picked and scrubbed before cooking. Not huge but they'll be several inches long.

Carrot root fly isn't a problem if sown in pots and picked small.      

What Is Going On With Site??

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 22:19

 Geoff - you could be deleting for days -

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 22:07

Lots of white cloud here in the NW, little sun but although it went cool this evening it wasn't as cold as usual.

JD - I'm, beginning to think lots of grow bags is false economy, so am going to opt for a 3 for 2 offer this year, just haven't decided which to get.

Adam- think you should have a lighting up party when the last of the cable is laid.

dahlia cuttings

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 21:44

Pleased to say I've two saved tubers sprouting which is a first for me  and one has two shoots on.

The other four haven't sprouted  so won't be giving up on sowing seeds just yet but if this years sprouting dahlias are successful will branch out to cuttings next year

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 21:30

I've a couple of good tips for the main event......and apparently the riders are really important. Many ride in the run up races , I've been given tips on who to watch out for.    

Really looking forward to it.

 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 21:14

Been at work all day so it's nice to have a good evening thread.

Tomorrow I'm at the Grand National. Never been before or put on a bet, only ever entered the sweep at work. so it should be fun.

On a gardening note, I'll be able to check out the cut of the grass on the track and look at the floral displays in the winning enclosure   

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 23:34

Seemed cooler here today, we didn't get any wind, Frank. It's not as cold this evening either so am thinking it's nearly time to get the spuds planted out.  

Came home with afew extra hours of daylight left so watered plants in GH. Haven't bought any new multi purpose compost yet was waiting to hear the verdict from others but am tempted this year to get the big bags instead of a load of grow bags.   

Seed Sowing

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 23:16

Started onions in modules they're ready to be planted out. Beetroot and kohl have germinated in plastic GH. Swede hasn't.

Indoors with true leaves - various toms, chillies, various pea's, leeks! spring onion! Various sunflowers, lobelia, marigolds. various flower seedlings. 

Out of propogator but withuot true leaves - various peppers, aubergines.

In propogator - more peppers, more toms, cues and space for 3 trays, haven't decided what to start off next but it's looking like broccoli, Calabrese and possibly dahlia's. Haven't started courgettes, squash or any herbs yet.

Total failures - Maskotka toms, 3 out of 4 seeds came up, then all died. Poor germination for chillies 50%, peppers very slow to germinate and I lost my first batch of pea's 'early onwards'.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Soil like dust...

I've taken over another half plot on the allotment...  
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Q about transplanting fruit bushes...

I've grown some cuttings at home and have some well establishes bushes to transplant.. 
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Weeds in the GH....

I've inherited a GH with no glass on a new allotment plot... 
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Little gems...

I've about a dozen Little gem lettuce plants growing in pots.... 
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Last Post: 29/06/2014 at 22:18

Veg seeds to sow now...

Winter veg... 
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Using mushroom compost...

I've used mushroom compost on one of the beds on the allotment...  
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 21:36

It's a tab bit early to ask but...

Whose growing Christmas spuds... 
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Sweet corn problems...

Seedlings dying.... 
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Sowing parsnips....

Is it too late to try again.... 
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Lidl fruit tree's....

Does anyone know the root stock... 
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Apples and pears....

Thinking of purchasing a tree or two... 
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Fruit tree ID...

Can anyone identify this fruit tree... 
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Buy cheap pay twice...

I knew when I bought it I shouldn't have done.. 
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What to grow in vacated veg beds....

I've three raised beds.... 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:03

A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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