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« Reply #75 on: January 05, 2018, 04:38:47 PM »

Hi Gerald
Horse manure is good for gardens I understand. Its a job to get horse manure these days with straw in it. Most horse owners are using wood shavings for stable bedding. Do you think this will rot down in a reasonable time to be used on the garden. Or do you think the wood shavings will make the garden toxic?

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« Reply #76 on: January 05, 2018, 05:13:21 PM »

Hi Gerald
Horse manure is good for gardens I understand. Its a job to get horse manure these days with straw in it. Most horse owners are using wood shavings for stable bedding. Do you think this will rot down in a reasonable time to be used on the garden. Or do you think the wood shavings will make the garden toxic?

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Is Horse manure really good for gardens? If not then there will be lot of people through the ages disappointed. Personally I think that if you have good soil you don't need manure, but there again I'm not a gardener.
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« Reply #77 on: January 05, 2018, 05:54:01 PM »

Hello Everyone
Horse manure is the best animal manure and really helps to getter better crops.
Mix it up with the wood shavings and sprinkle a little sulphate of Ammonia over the heap.. It will be great stuff.
This is the first post sent on my new computer, my Christmas present from my
lovely wife.
Best wishes
Gerald.
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« Reply #78 on: January 06, 2018, 08:49:04 PM »

Hi Gerald
Horse manure is good for gardens I understand. Its a job to get horse manure these days with straw in it. Most horse owners are using wood shavings for stable bedding. Do you think this will rot down in a reasonable time to be used on the garden. Or do you think the wood shavings will make the garden toxic?

Many thanks Twm Sion 

Is Horse manure really good for gardens? If not then there will be lot of people through the ages disappointed. Personally I think that if you have good soil you don't need manure, but there again I'm not a gardener.
Hi townie, I always think if you take something out of the garden you should put something back in. All about the Nitrogen cycle (I think)
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« Reply #79 on: January 06, 2018, 08:50:59 PM »

Thanks Gerald, I'll get a few bag fulls and give it a try.
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« Reply #80 on: January 08, 2018, 04:49:40 PM »

Hello Everyone
Sort out your seed trays and get or make some 6 inches deep. This week we will make a start on sowing seeds and we will
take some cuttings. Why would we damage some cuttings.
Answers on a post card please as they used to say in the Sunday Mercury.
Edmund where did Doug Ellis set up his first business and what was it.
Townie I still have no pictures, any more ideas for me to try.
Sharpen the Secateurs and the Grafting knife.
Gerald.
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« Reply #81 on: January 08, 2018, 09:38:59 PM »

Gerald,don't know much about Doug Ellis never met him till about 1960 when me my wife and brother used to do the food in the supporter club on match day's.
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« Reply #82 on: January 09, 2018, 05:12:06 PM »

Evening
He started a travel agents in Newton Street. Nice chap and full of confidence. I'm heading for the top and I intend to get there .
That was his motto but he was not big headed. Ha always walked into a room as if he owned it.
Harry Faber was a top Criminal Lawyer with a practice in Newton Street. He taught me that you never say will you pay me today.
You ask if they will give cash or a cheque today.
I did pick up a few hints from these people.
Gerald.
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« Reply #83 on: January 09, 2018, 10:17:12 PM »

Remember now Gerald,Ellis Travel
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« Reply #84 on: January 22, 2018, 05:33:15 PM »

Evening all
I have given you all a rest from the garden because the weather has not been suitable to go outside so quite a bit of catching up to do.
Check this thread on a daily basis to see what needs to be done.
Gerald.
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« Reply #85 on: February 17, 2018, 01:08:51 PM »

Hello
Good to be back. I'm now at the end of my 4 weeks in the house with the Flu and a secondary infection.
Put your thinking caps on ( old school term ) and tell me all you know about growing Bananas.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Gerald.
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« Reply #86 on: February 17, 2018, 06:16:58 PM »

As I said earlier I had a banana plant it grew to about 18 inches and that was it. I got a few shoots of it though. If someone knows how to grow one bigger I would love to know.     
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« Reply #87 on: February 18, 2018, 07:07:42 PM »

Good to hear you're back in form Gerald, welcome back
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« Reply #88 on: February 20, 2018, 08:00:14 PM »

Growing Bananas
Select a variety that will grow in Britain. The ones we can grow here have smaller but very delicious
fruit. They may produce red fruit or yellow and sometimes pale yellow.
We have got to start growing Bananas in new countries because the existing plantations are being
wiped out with diseases..I will be sowing more seeds of the three types shortly and I will let you know
how things grow. We have managed to keep red fruited one outdoors for three years.

Growing Avocados
MUST remove growing tip when 6 inches tall to make a bush. Single stem plants are very short lived.

How and why do I damage cuttings.

Keep sowing...Gerald.
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« Reply #89 on: February 20, 2018, 08:48:51 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
Gerald.
I've still got two of my lambs in the garden. They've done a great job of clearing it as it hadn't been Gardened fog years while I've been working away. The ground is sodden up here. Hopefully dry out soon.
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