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by Flo
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Has Spring sprung?
Replies: 26
Views: 1893

Re: Has Spring sprung?

There was a definite frost this morning. But also gentle breezes and warm sunshine the rest of the day so far. Of course, just as you are hoping for the ground to dry out the forecast for tomorrow is ... very wet.
by Flo
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Frost protection
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: Frost protection

Good stuff fleece but not if there's strong wind.
by Flo
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 77
Views: 34299

Re: Banish Plastic

I believe that there is a lot of emphasis put on us, the end consumer, with regards to butting down on plastic and not enough on the supply chain. On the other hand, I have a lot of plastic food containers which have lasted me for at least eight years and are still going strong. They came inexpensiv...
by Flo
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weather forecast
Replies: 19
Views: 1462

Re: Weather forecast

Cheer up they did a red one for Storm Desmond in 2015 - we know about him as they had inshore lifeboats up the main street of the county town of Northumberland rescuing people from the floods when the river got out there. It was equally interesting here but I live just far enough from the river to n...
by Flo
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weather forecast
Replies: 19
Views: 1462

Re: Weather forecast

Anyone who's short can have some of our plenty up here in Northumberland. It's close the schools weather as buses and pupils all seem to be stranded in the garage/at home.
by Flo
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weather forecast
Replies: 19
Views: 1462

Re: Weather forecast

I dare say that none of the weather forecasts will suit as there's snow in the south east of the UK.
by Flo
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Wheelbarrow tyre containers
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: Wheelbarrow tyre containers

I have some car tyres with flowers in but wouldn't use them for food growing. I also think as does Green Aura that wheelbarrow tyres are too small to be really useful as they won't be deep enough for root growth or wide enough for plants to spread.
by Flo
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Snowman pumpkin
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Snowman pumpkin

If you click this link, scroll down and click on the growing advice tab you'll find everything I know about these pumpkins. And March is much too early to sow, end of April soon enough. Indoors or greenhouse to start.
by Flo
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Mulch suitability
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: Mulch suitability

It'll be acid so I'd use round things that like ericaceous compost (blueberries, Azaleas, rhododendrons and such) or use on your paths. I'd say it would cause damage where you are thinking of using it as those aren't things that do well with acid soil.
by Flo
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Snowman pumpkin
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Snowman pumpkin

I've done them and the family liked them. They were easy enough to look after as well.
by Flo
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Practice and Deleted
Topic: image test 3.2.2 issue
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: image test 3.2.2 issue

Fine set of off the wall pictures there. :roll: :wink: :mrgreen:
by Flo
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Weather forecast
Replies: 19
Views: 1462

Re: Weather forecast

I've found the UK met office to be as good as any but we do have a reporting station just up the road. Mind there are days when they change their minds by the hour. I keep an eye on their radar rain chart and their surface pressure charts. It may be 50 years since the fleet air arm trained me as a w...
by Flo
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 2494

Re: Forum upgrade

Odsox wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:04 pm
Phew, just got back ... what day is it ?
Today
Did I miss anything ?
Sleep?
Is Brexit still happening ?
No idea
Is it summer yet ?
Nope
:icon_smile:
by Flo
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 2494

Re: Forum upgrade

Anyone seen Odsox?
by Flo
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: Forum upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 2494

Re: Forum upgrade

I like the shouldn't bit she said grinning. Do we send Odsox off to have a look see? Again ............ :lol:

Anyway tell John great stuff and glad to be still here. Oh and thank you John.