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by Weedo
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 3032

Re: Funny old weather

Don't worry Odsox; Timmo will be visiting for a break soon so it is bound to pour down for the duration of his visit.
by Weedo
Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 3873

Re: Someone say something

In resoect of cultivation and perhaps weedy-ness. We have a guy that wants to plant commercial quantities of this and a range of other species for the alternative medicine market and tyhis is the one outside my experience.
by Weedo
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 3873

Re: Someone say something

Hi

anybody know anything about grwing Valerian (V. officinalis)?
by Weedo
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Esse lionheart & hot water
Replies: 9
Views: 3554

Re: Esse lionheart & hot water

We are looking at selling the "town house" soon(ish) and building off grid on the farm (the house only off grid because we need electicity up to 3 phase for the farm) Part of the investigation is looking at a wood gasification boiler (like Kiwi Bloke, wood is plentyful and free) backed up ...
by Weedo
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 3873

Re: Someone say something

Australians do it in Australia too - a friend of mine had a retirement plan to travel around Australia. He was back 6 weeks after he left and could have only seen what was visible out the car window. People often "do" Tasmania in 5 days - I have worked and visited Tasmania many over the ye...
by Weedo
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: ...use a scythe?
Replies: 9
Views: 1808

Re: ...use a scythe?

I agree with the need to learn how to work. I was lucky enough to have a couple of mentors from the old school in my younger days who taught me the right way to use tool when working digging potatoes, cutting fencing, baling wool,breaking out etc. Even jobs like digging post holes has a definite bod...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 3873

Re: Someone say something

Hi A quick query; Number 1 son is travelling to Britain in the next couple of weeks (he sometimes has these lapses of common sense - probably a result of spending so much time underground). Apparently spending a week in London then on a rubber necky guided tour of England Scotland, Ireland etc. for ...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 3032

Re: Funny old weather

See photo - give lie to the old saw "red sky at night, shepherds delight". It started raining about 5.00am the next morning.

Sunset over Beavers
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by Weedo
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 3873

Re: Someone say something

GA - thanks, seems the North Coast here has also been getting my share. In regards to your weeds, look on the bright side. Good weed seasons nean that a large proportion of the seed bank has germinated - if you jump in and deal with them before they can replace that seed then you are well ahead. Its...
by Weedo
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Someone say something
Replies: 63
Views: 3873

Re: Someone say something

Good day today - its raining finally!!!!! After a very very dry autumn and start of winter we may actually get some moisture. My cropos have been standing still for weeks and were at risk of collapse.
by Weedo
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Potted white currant
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Potted white currant

Fruitfly

If you haven't already done so, try adding some potassium (potash) this will increase acidity (currants like a slightly acid soil) and promote flowering.
by Weedo
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 3032

Re: Funny old weather

I am very hopeful of a 10 to 15 mm shower this weekend - just enough to keep the seedlings alive and germinate the seed already in the ground.
by Weedo
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 3032

Re: Funny old weather

Not long, there is a bend (actually more of a curve) about every 20 - 30 Km but the Hay Plain on this route is about 140km wide with nothing in between except the odd parking bay. It is reputed to be the second flattest plain on earth after the Sahara. The surrounding country is not much more entert...
by Weedo
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 3032

Re: Funny old weather

Some weather relief - me driving to a meeting last week
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by Weedo
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Funny old weather
Replies: 39
Views: 3032

Re: Funny old weather

I've given up waiting for rain - dry sowing now in the hope I get enough moisture in the near future to germinate seed. The fun bit is cultivating enough to get a seed bed but not so much that the soil breaks down into dust - dust will just compact with the first shower and form a hard crust. Five f...

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