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Poetry D Jour by Beryl McMullen coming December, 2010


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« on: December 18, 2016, 10:04:37 PM »

Will their be any interest from at least 20 people if I write some notes on a weekly basis. When
I tried before the response was rather poor but the thread was pushed from plillar to post and
I will never know why. Their is a big interest in growing and the garden, the thread should have a Prime site.
Look forward to hearing from you all.
I am doing this to try and get some life back in this forum. At the moment it is dead from the neck up.
Best wishes
Gerald.
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2016, 08:26:46 AM »

Very doubtful as there's usually only two members posting. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2016, 12:29:06 PM »

Save all your Mistletoe berries and after Christmas I will tell you how to grow your own Mistletoe. On Boxing day
take a walk and collect some Holly berries. Look for variegated foliage types.
Gerald
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2016, 04:56:47 PM »

Hello Everyone
Lots of papers and magazines with articles about how good coffee is for getting rid of slugs and snails.
They have not read in full the research work about the use of coffee and coffee grounds. You can use it in the flower borders but never near anything you are going to eat. It gives a very odd flavour to edible crops. The coffee shops are now selling all the coffee grounds to be made into compressed
log fuel for wood burners.
Burn well but are rather expensive.
Come on all you good people get posting.
Best wishes
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2016, 08:44:31 PM »

Evening
Still got Dahlias in the garden. Dig them up straight away and cut the stems down to 4 or 5 inches. Place upside down in a frost free place so
that any water can drain out of hollow stems. Leave like this for 2 to 3 weeks and then place in strong paper bags until late March. Make sure the storage area is frost free.
Take care
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2016, 08:13:53 PM »

Its that time of the year when we all have some nuts around, in a bowl of course.
This year you will select 6 Walnuts, 6 Spanish Nuts (Hazels), 6 peanuts in shells and 6 Chestnuts. You keep them in an airy situation
that is cool. Select good nuts not any that someone has had the crackers to.
The week after Christmas I will give you some help in getting them to grow.
How many of you will be opening a bottle of Home Brew or Wine that you have produced yourself.
If you have a dicky heart go steady with the Sherry or you may find yourself in hospital.
How many of you have made apple juice, very simple and keeps for months.
Christmas week is a great time to take cuttings off some plants. So if anyone is asking you what to get you for Christmas
say a pair of ByPass Secateurs and a Garden Knife both with Carbon Steel blades please.
Lots of people have Stainless Steel but it will not give you the good clean cutting edge you need.
When you read this please make a post, do not worry if it sounds or looks a bit strange.
Do you remember Percy Thrower, a really nice person but when he was on air there was always a prompt board in front of him.
With me I just fumbled on and if I made a mistake I would make a joke of it.
Please get posting, I want to hear from you.
Best wishes.
Gerald.
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2016, 06:20:27 PM »

Evening All
We all like a good Sweet Pea so when you are out and about this week buy a packet of UK Sweet Pea seeds.
On Boxing Day we will sow them and I will try and show you how to have the best display of flowers you have ever had.
I will have my annual drink on Christmas Day, half a pint of Shandy.
The next day I will potter about outside because we will soon be starting a New Year and I want everything Spick and Span. What new plant would you like to grow next year Huh  Let me know.
Take care
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2017, 09:21:41 PM »

Hello everyone
Back in the garden soon. Been unwell since Christmas with a terrible cough and congested chest and I'm still not
really any better.
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2017, 11:27:15 AM »

Slowly getting better.
This will be the best forum for garden advice so keep looking.
Any question just ask and I will do my best to answer.
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Gerald.
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2017, 11:54:29 AM »

Hope you continue with your improvement.  Too cold for me to start gardening yet, unfortunately still having to cut the lawns.

Next job is removing the old hedging in the back garden which is overgrown, dead in parts and full of brambles.  Just had a delivery of fence panels, posts and metposts so looks like I'll be busy soon.
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2017, 02:05:00 PM »

Afternoon Everyone
The Chemicals you need in your garden

EPSOM SALTS  Boosts root growth
BICARBONATE OF SODA  Kills Moulds, Mildew anf Fungal Infections
SOFT SOAP  ( Not washing up Liquid)  Gets rid of Insects
SULPHATE OF IRON  If Raspberries start turning yellow  and a pinch for plants that like acid soils.
CHOPPED UP SOFT WILLOW GROWTH SOAKING IM WATER  This is a very good rooting hormone.
BORAX   If you have big problems with Ants.

This weekend we will look at taking late winter cuttings and dividing plants. Get a really good sharp Carbon Steel knife ready.
Keep growing
Gerald
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2017, 08:52:34 PM »

Hope you have been out to the shops or chemist to buy the items we will need
The garden class opens this week.
Cuttings and seed sowing will be on the agenda.
Keep looking
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« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2017, 10:10:03 PM »

Evening Everyone
Whats your favourite Flower
Whats your favourite Vegetable
Whats your favourite Salad plant
Lets talk about them and then grow them.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Gerald
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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2017, 01:19:38 PM »

Have you cleaned up all the tools you put away last year covered in muck and rubbish.
If you do not clean them it is a wonderful way of spreading germs and disease.
The good gardener is a clean gardener.
We import lots of rubbish so please do not add to the problems.
Buy UK to grow in the UK.
Little bit of morning exercise to get you fit. Walk round the garden clockwise then anti clockwise.
What plants did you stop to look at.
What about putting some posts on this forum
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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2017, 06:23:28 PM »

Todays Question

What sort or type of Fruit is a Strawberry

Answers please.

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