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Chatting on the Plot / Re: Pet names for famous dishes...
« Last post by ManicMum on Today at 07:53 »
In our house, cheese and potato pie was known as Sybil's Success as she introduced us to the refinements of a layer of onion, tomato, peppers, mushrooms, bacon and hard boiled egg I the middle.

We have further adjusted it into individual pies where each diner selects their own mixture from bowls of available fillings and decorates the top so they can recognise it, before it goes into the oven (solves the problem of vegetarians, those who can't eat onions or don't like mushrooms!)
Equipment Shed / Re: Qualcast Cultimatic Oil Level
« Last post by michael8554 on Today at 00:43 »
Thanks again

I'm assuming it won't like unleaded, so I'll need some lead additive?

Chatting on the Plot / Re: song link ups
« Last post by oldgrunge on Yesterday at 21:21 »
I Am A Rock - Simon and Garfunkel
The annoying thing about it is that I've had a licence for 55 years and this is only my second offence, the last one was 23 years ago. To be truthful, I thought I was obeying the speed-limit but this particular stretch of road changed from a 40 to a 30mph limit a couple of years ago and I was just one in a stream of traffic
Chatting on the Plot / Re: Speeding fine vs Speed awareness course
« Last post by Pescador on Yesterday at 19:57 »
Definitely do the course, it made me a better, safer driver. (and journeys only take a couple of minutes longer, if at all)
Grow Your Own / Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Last post by snowdrops on Yesterday at 18:53 »
And some more manure spreading this morning before the rain started.  I've now covered about a quarter of my plot with manure.

I think I've been going about this wrong - I have had a weed problem - couch and bindweed-  since I started (8 years ago), and a few years back I bought a roll of weed control fabric.  Then I've been covering each weedy bed in the autumn after pulling up whatever was growing there, and leaving it covered over the winter.  This does deal with the weeds quite effectively.   Since getting my load of horse manure a couple of weeks ago I've been removing the fabric from a bed, spreading manure on it and then replacing the cover on it.  I think this is wrong.  Surely I should leave the cover off, once I've spread the manure.  Then the rain will wash the nutrients down into the soil.  If I replace the fabric, the nutrients will stay in the manure.
Presumably weeds will grow where it's uncovered, and I'll just have to pull 'em up when I see them.

As you can see, I'm flying by the seat of my pants!

If the weed control fabric is porous the nutrients will wash down plus the worms will take the manure down over the winter, with it being covered it will stay a  bit warmerfor the worms to stay nearer the surface. There’s no right or wrong way what just works for you 😊
Growing in Greenhouses & Polytunnels / Re: small green poly tunnel
« Last post by snow white on Yesterday at 17:06 »
You will need to support the frame as well.  The wind will pick up quite strong on an exposed site and bend the frame.  Use the water pipe to give extra support to the uprights and arches.  Someone on our site did everything except support the frame arches, it was destroyed, bent in two.  The metal these companies use is just not up to the job.
Chatting on the Plot / Re: Malcolm Young has passed away
« Last post by mumofstig on Yesterday at 16:59 »
That's so sad and makes me realise how lucky I am to still be here, and relatively healthy at that.

Grow Your Own / Re: Suspicious garlic!
« Last post by Auntiemogs on Yesterday at 16:21 »
I had the same issue a couple of years ago Goosie.  Sadly, I only realised that there was an problem when the pants started to rot off and my new raised bed was contaminated.  >:(
I would definitely contact them, as they may be able to warn others of the potential issue.  I just got an aknowledgement that the field had been contaminated and an offer of some money off my next purchase.....
Chatting on the Plot / Malcolm Young has passed away
« Last post by grinling on Yesterday at 15:51 »
Read AC/DC biography a few weeks back, a real eye opener.
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