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Chatting on the Plot / Re: Clipping off a wire ?
« Last post by mumofstig on Today at 08:36 »
If you think cutting it might still leave a sharp point in the wrong place, you might be able just to bend it out of harm's way?

I'd agree, if you cut it the fence might start to unravel  ;)
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It feels quite cool this morning 13C and still blowy.
We did have some rain overnight, but nowhere near as much as was forecast, as there were no full pot saucers to empty this morning, but I'm grateful for small mercies  :D
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Grow Your Own / Re: When should we plant overwintering garlic?
« Last post by AnneB on Today at 08:30 »
Mine have just arrived.  This year's varieties are Red Duke, Provence Wight, Caulk Wight and a new one for me, Mersley Wight.  I chose all as autumn planting, but when I look at the blurb for Mersley Wight there seems to be a difference of opinion.   The Garlic Farm and a few others say Mersley should be planted November - March (November in warmer areas) whereas other suppliers, including King's where I got them from, say September - November.   How confusing.   I have decided they are going to get the October treatment and go in at the same time as the others!
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Grow Your Own / Re: Purple sprouting broccoli
« Last post by AnneB on Today at 08:12 »
I like purple sprouting better than ordinary, but it is in the ground for over a year, so takes up a lot of space for a long time.  I usually start off a new crop whilst I am picking the old.
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Grow Your Own / Re: beans
« Last post by AnneB on Today at 08:09 »
Getting our plot quite late I only mananged to bung in 7 dwarf french bean plants but they've been suprisingly prolific, a scant half carrier bag per week and still going strong now.

Next year however I've dedicated an 10x11ft bed to beans so it will be bean central! Here's the plan:

Dwarf Kidney - Canadian Wonder
Dwarf Flageolet - Flagrano
Climbing Runner - Polestar
Climbing Broad - Bunyards Exhibition
Climbing Borlotti - Lingua di Fuoco
Climbing French - Blauhilde
Peas - Alderman
Mangetout - Oregon Sugar Pod
Magic Bean - Jacks Ladder

I was joking about the last one...!
I wouldn't describe the broad beans as climbing.  They get to about 4ft or so, but won't twine round a pole like climbing french beans.   I would grow them separately in a block myself.
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: Super Summer!!
« Last post by JayG on Today at 08:03 »
Thought I was missing out on payments for being fit, although I fear I wouldn't qualify anyway!

Having gurgled it, I see the feed-in supplements for solar energy end in April next year, so you've definitely made hay while the sun shone.  ;)
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: Clipping off a wire ?
« Last post by JayG on Today at 07:56 »
If you think cutting it might still leave a sharp point in the wrong place, you might be able just to bend it out of harm's way?
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Look at the current rain rate (mm per hour!  :ohmy:)
That's rather a flash system! Care to tell us about it?

Alas, not something you can pick up for a few quid at your local Liddel.  :(

It's a privately owned online weather station that just happens to be in someone's back garden a mere few hundred yards from where I live:
Live Weather

Yesterday's total finished up at 67mm, which isn't far off 3 inches (glad it wasn't me whingeing about the drought in Sheffield!  :lol:)

Another 4.6mm since midnight, and distinctly chilly at 7.6C.
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Grow Your Own / Re: beans
« Last post by DHM on Today at 06:30 »
Getting our plot quite late I only mananged to bung in 7 dwarf french bean plants but they've been suprisingly prolific, a scant half carrier bag per week and still going strong now.

Next year however I've dedicated an 10x11ft bed to beans so it will be bean central! Here's the plan:

Dwarf Kidney - Canadian Wonder
Dwarf Flageolet - Flagrano
Climbing Runner - Polestar
Climbing Broad - Bunyards Exhibition
Climbing Borlotti - Lingua di Fuoco
Climbing French - Blauhilde
Peas - Alderman
Mangetout - Oregon Sugar Pod
Magic Bean - Jacks Ladder

I was joking about the last one...!
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: The punks annivesary...
« Last post by Aidy on Yesterday at 23:10 »
my normal answer to that question is ... I pop a little blue pill   ;)
In the old days we used things like egg whites but now a hair spray called 4+4 just build it up and it sets rock hard.
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