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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting your pics prompted me to go and measure my old window lights and then to work out some dimensions. It's a long time since I used Pythagoras theorem and I always had problems calculating square roots. Thank God for calculators! Anyway, at least my brain got some exercise today even if I didn't "destroy a good walk"! So thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job tagwex, thanks for the pics, I can add this to him indoors to-do list now!
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to be of benefit to you both. What plants have you good guy that have square roots? Hey slave you stated earlier that your lesser half had no interest in gardening or does he just tow the party line and keep his head down?
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, he is great at DIY and did the majority of our house inside and put up all our wooden fencing outside. If it's to be made of timber he'll make it no probs. if he had his way it would be just lawn, nothing else, but he is impressed with the difference down by polytunnel and is showing a bit of interest, what's this here and what's that there, so ya I guess there's a bit of head down and tow the party line Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a team but it is obvious who the boss is!!!
I am just sketching a design here to keep those f****** pigeons away from my strawberries this year, a wooden box with a frame over with netting that holds 15 plants. Mulling over whether to go with a flat top design made of 50*50mm roof battens or 19mm dia. water hose in a semi-circle, probably the latter. Need to make three, photos when made, then you can copy again!!!

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much easier to cut pipe than measure cut n screw timber together. New frame made yesterday I covered it in fleece so I could get my corn, peas and squash out, I am thinking the next one I will try pipe and netting to see, the frames will be handy to cover in plastic and use a cloches for early plantings next year. Still interesting to see what you do though!
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the advantage of the piping is that it wont rot which got me to thinking that the box itself could be PVC too. I rang a friend of mine yesterday to ask him for offcuts of fascia boards so as I could cut out those 'T' shaped marker boards for plant identification. I have those little 100mm ones but they are no good in open drills, too small and the dog and birds pull them up. I will cut them to approx. 100*75mm with a spike of 300mm. Anyway it came to me last night that if there are pieces of approx. 2m long I could use them instead of my cedar planks seeing as they are in contact with the ground. Plus the piping would be lighter to lift instead of the wooden frame.
Have never used a fleece, is it a polyethylene fleece, trade name Terram, I have loads of that?

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fleece-type stuff I got for my cloche is Biomesh (not Biotex as I called it before) it is woven polyethylene. There is another similar brand in the garden centre but I can't remember its name. I got mine from the Organic Centre in Rossinver.
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tagwex, don't Box plants have square roots?

Here is something you might find interesting. I found it on Reuters Mobile:

Square roots? Scientists say plants are good at math
http:www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE95M01220130623
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out picking stones will check reuters later tonight but I think I might know what it is.
Box section? I think you might be pulling my leg but again will check later. Mints have square stems and I think St. John's Wort does as well but we will never see it here as BIFFO banned its sale in Ireland.
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reuters article was pure rubbish. I thought it was something to do with the complex shapes and patterns that plants come out with as that does follow a mathematical series.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tagwex - box, leg, pull.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did suspect that. Don't worry it is a long road, I will get you back.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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