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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim wolohan wrote:
Is your greenhouse full of folkwolf and spitfires ?


No but I do handle these with great care!!! So easy to grow.



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe you need to try Ecballium elaterium to go with that.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good response
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should these be growen in groups of 2 or 3 ?
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PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim - I'll add my two penn'orth before Model T lets things deteriorate any further.

For every 'rule' in gardening there's a totally different opinion that is just as valid as the rule. These days it's quite impossible, at least unthinkable, to go for a bike ride without a full set of Lycra, helmet and silly shoes you can't walk in once you're off the bike. Sadly, for me, your initial post, saying you've already got your raised beds and polytunnel, was the gardening equivalent so, rather than try to shoot you down in flames, I left you at the mercy of the others. You see I wouldn't have either in my garden.

There are plenty of perfectly successful RB&PT gardeners out there, so you haven't done anything actually wrong but I see both items as expensive and less than ideal for the purpose they're intended. Email me on nick@ipixnet.com for my thoughts on the fallacies of gardening if you'd like another slant on your new hobby?

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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry!!! I should have included Stiofan who raised the original question. That's the trouble with getting old?
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must be getting shy at posting his fallacies of gardening on here he now running his own private consultancy. if the man want raised beds and poly tunnel, that's his choice. Before raised beds became something fashionable to write books on they were always around, we planted carrots in ridges to deter carrot root fly, Onions were also on raised beds but never had fancy surrounds and spuds were in ridges or further back lazy beds. if you have money to spare spend it you cant take it with you. As a regular cyclist true you don't need the shoes nor the lycra but if your racing or in triathlons they can be an advantage, again its the fashion thanks to the bike to work scheme but I've seen a couple of ride-ons bought on the bike to work scheme.
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim wolohan wrote:
Should these be growen in groups of 2 or 3 ?


Definitely in twos, all gourds in twos.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just for clarification, I'm not in any way 'shy' about printing my observations but, at just over 3,000 words, I can't see the forum welcoming it? - (Sir)
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Jim wolohan wrote:
Should these be growen in groups of 2 or 3 ?


Definitely in twos, all gourds in twos.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well! There we are. In a way, I hope I wasn't the last one to post a message on what I once regarded as a good and useful site? If I was, so be it but, as it's now a month since a post of any sort on any topic, it doesn't look good.
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There you are. After spending a bit of time on facebook which is a total disaster think ill revert back to here.
I don't and wont do twitter or snap chat too much hassle and I think they are tracking posts as I have had some strange things show up on my phone items I would be talking about in company or people I named maybe I am becoming paranoid.
facebook degenerates into a slagging match with some choice insults.
If you suggest using a herbicide either of two things wil happen you get suggestions or all hell breaks loose as the anti Monsanto brigade launch full scale attack. If you suggest planting or renovating a lawn the wild meadow brigade are out in force.
Maybe ill start a thread on climate change to explain that while plastic has a carbon footprint it has nothing to do with climate change. even our new members have gone quiet.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely right, GG! With something like 50,000-70,000 additional people on the face of the earth every day, all needing food and raw materials to survive, it's that that causes the problem. USA growth = 3,600 per day. USA = 5% of the Earth's land mass. Simples?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an idea,,,,, we should go mad putting up posts to see who will have the last one!!!

PS Blowin, i put up a new post a few days ago - garden visits.

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