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by Mo
19 Sep 2022, 16:11
Forum: Garden Wildlife
Topic: Two unusual sightings
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Two unusual sightings

Gosh. Hope you see it too
by Mo
17 Sep 2022, 19:32
Forum: Just for Pets
Topic: Lucas
Replies: 137
Views: 78861

Re: Lucas

That's cats for you.
by Mo
05 Sep 2022, 12:40
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 246
Views: 108427

Re: How does your garden grow?

Still a few strawberries ripening, but only one at a time, so I nibble as I pass.
by Mo
05 Sep 2022, 12:33
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 246
Views: 108427

Re: How does your garden grow?

I spent over 2 hours today chopping brambles and pulling nettles in a tiny corner of the orchard, where I thought there was a long forked pole to replace the washing prop that broke. Mind you, I don't know how long before that one snaps . Jim cut it so it must be over 6 years old. Not long. In fact...
by Mo
03 Sep 2022, 17:41
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 246
Views: 108427

Re: How does your garden grow?

I was thinking about my fruit tree harvests but my garden is so overgrown ... A patch of brambles took hold in the bed by the glass greenhouse and is now completely blocking the access past the chicken runs. The brambles are even taller than the shed and I can see from the back door that they are f...
by Mo
31 Aug 2022, 16:31
Forum: Grow your Own Diaries
Topic: How does your garden grow?
Replies: 246
Views: 108427

Re: How does your garden grow?

An excellent year for plums, both Czar and Victoria. Pick to eat. Picked to freeze. Picked for my daughter. Picked for my charity stall on the verge. Given up now, the bees and butterflies are enjoying them so they can have the rest. There are boxes of James Grieve in the porch. The Worcester are re...
by Mo
29 Aug 2022, 21:39
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cooking Squash
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Cooking Squash

Well the amazing squash pictures are still there, what a harvest.
by Mo
13 Aug 2022, 09:46
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Homeade Bread
Replies: 12
Views: 898

Re: Homeade Bread

Wouldn't Alice enjoy helping you make bread?
by Mo
12 Aug 2022, 08:05
Forum: Other Gardening; Flowers, Care & Maintenance
Topic: I think I have made a mistake!
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: I think I have made a mistake!

Sounds OK doesn't it.
Hope they do well.
by Mo
01 Aug 2022, 22:13
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Flowering currant mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Flowering currant mystery

I always think that flowering currants (the flowers or bushes) smell of cats.
by Mo
28 Jul 2022, 12:08
Forum: Vegetable and Fruit Gardening
Topic: Strawberries and raspberries disaster etc., Summer 2022
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Strawberries and raspberries disaster etc., Summer 2022

My potatoes were remarkably free from blight this year though over a third were badly hollowed out by slugs. Runner beans doing well. Good crop from the blackcurrants & soft fruit, now I'm picking (well, should be instead of sitting here) plums. Czar with a good crop of Victorias to follow. Yes, I o...
by Mo
08 Jul 2022, 05:35
Forum: Other Gardening; Flowers, Care & Maintenance
Topic: I think I have made a mistake!
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: I think I have made a mistake!

Me too. The kind that eat my potatoes. Just a little hole but the inside is a warren of tunnels.
by Mo
05 Jul 2022, 22:46
Forum: Other Gardening; Flowers, Care & Maintenance
Topic: I think I have made a mistake!
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: I think I have made a mistake!

I'd plant them out. Or if they are in big enough pots, enjoy them in the greenhouse.
Lupins are perennial, they keep going from one year to the next. Not sure about the others.
by Mo
05 Jul 2022, 11:53
Forum: Other Gardening; Flowers, Care & Maintenance
Topic: Use of cardboard as a mulch
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Use of cardboard as a mulch

I was told grass cuttings on top of cardboard was a good idea to keep weeds down
by Mo
24 Jun 2022, 16:44
Forum: Books, TV and the Media
Topic: Midwich cuckoos
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Midwich cuckoos

I've read the book, not seen the film.
It did seem to have an odd ending if I remember.
I've got several of his books. I remember Day of the Triffids was serialise on the wireless back in the 50s.