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peneasy wrote:
It does not like freezing winds and temp. below a few negative degrees.
Not much point in recommending it to Alan C, then! :D

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April 2nd, 2009, 9:46 pm
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Alan H wrote:
peneasy wrote:
It does not like freezing winds and temp. below a few negative degrees.
Not much point in recommending it to Alan C, then! :D

I am getting heartily peed off with these comments on our climate, have you ever been here? (OK you have A H, you're excused) We had 14% today, I have been planting out cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, and three varieties of tattie (potato)

In 20 years time you buggers in London will be wishing you were up here, basking in our 20% temperatures :smile: Instead of baking in your 40% + hell hole.

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April 2nd, 2009, 10:03 pm
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:hilarity:

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April 2nd, 2009, 10:07 pm
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Re.: hedgehogs
Fran and others may be interested in this link:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/content ... ture.shtml

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April 3rd, 2009, 7:50 am
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Alan C. wrote:
Er Fran, the 6% is six percent of the folk on this forum, I did say :smile:

Ooh whoops, sorry Alan, so you did!

Anyway, while I'm here, thanks to Peneasy for the dear little blonde hedgehog, just like its namesake, and I see you have a new horticultural avatar Peneasy - is it one of those bushes you mentioned?


April 3rd, 2009, 10:09 pm
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a new horticultural avatar Peneasy - is it one of those bushes you mentioned?

No Fran, I have explained my new avatar in the topic "explain your avatar".
Although I am familiar with Manchester I now live in the Lake Como area. :wave:

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April 4th, 2009, 7:53 am
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My garden in Spring:
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Mahonia with yellow flowers
Saxifraga rubra & white
Liriope Muscari (blue flowers)

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April 8th, 2009, 4:39 pm
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Very pretty Elio, a little bit of my garden from last spring. :laughter:
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Alan C wrote:Very pretty Elio, a little bit of my garden from last spring

Means that that you wish to be invited in this area to have a more delightful view of a Spring?
Elio

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Means that that you wish to be invited in this area to have a more delightful view of a Spring?
Elio

Chance would be a fine thing :smile: I can't really go anywhere at this time of year, I have lots of trays of seedlings that need looking after, until I can get them planted out at the end of the month, (weather permitting) I have cabbage, cauliflower, leeks, onions, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts, all nearly ready for planting out. The garden is waterlogged just now and we have rain forecast at least till Sunday. :sad:

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Alan C. wrote:
...we have rain forecast at least till Sunday. :sad:


Hey! I resisted making a derisory comment about Sheltand's weather! :scorepoint:

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Alan H wrote:
Alan C. wrote:
...we have rain forecast at least till Sunday. :sad:


Hey! I resisted making a derisory comment about Sheltand's weather! :scorepoint:

It's not funny Alan, every bloody year is the same, it's time to get the ground ready for growing stuff, and you can do nothing for the rain, every week it rains, knocks back the "growing season" by a week, if I won the lottery (not likely cos I don't do it) But speaking metaphorically, I would have one of those retractable roofie thingies put over the whole plot, and fuck God and his rain :smile:
If only we could go back to pre Noah, when the moisture came up through the ground, instead of falling as rain, oh happy days.

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April 8th, 2009, 11:07 pm
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Do you notice any difference year on year to the growing season?

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Alan H wrote:
Do you notice any difference year on year to the growing season?

Most definitely,
The seasons are changing, anybody who can't see it is not taking notice.
I used to sow vegetable seeds from the end of March till June, and reap the results from September till xmas, I can't sow seeds (outside) now till the middle of May, which is some six weeks later, this is not because of the temperature (brassicas are well ard) It's because the ground is just too wet,
I think we (growers) need to adapt to the changing climate, instead of trying to change it (ie by using polytunnels, as I do)
Traditionalists like myself, think you must have your tatties in by Easter, but this is no longer the case, you can plant them in June and still get good results lifting them in November rather than October.
I just can't get my head round it.............................................yet.

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I got myself a niger feeder and seed, two greenfinch so far, this is one of them :smile:
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April 12th, 2009, 4:29 pm
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Alan C,
I am put off by this word "niger" whose meaning I couldn't find in any dictionary; I am turned to Nigeria but my impression is that I shouldn't move from Scotland :laughter:

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April 12th, 2009, 6:16 pm
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Good old Wikipedia!
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Guizotia abyssinica is an erect, stout, branched annual herb, grown for its edible oil and seed. Its cultivation originated in the Ethiopian highlands, and has spread to other parts of Ethiopia. Common names include: noog/nug (Ethio-Semitic ኑግ nūg); niger, nyjer, or niger seed; ramtil or ramtilla; inga seed; and blackseed.

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April 12th, 2009, 6:39 pm
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Thank you Alan H, I wonder why I never think about Wiky! I must convince myself that I am, possibly :boohoo: shifting towards an...older generation.

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April 13th, 2009, 10:14 am
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What is this, please? I have started work on my garden, it needs a lot doing after three years of neglect by tenants. I found this yellow flower at the end of it and don't remember putting there.

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April 21st, 2009, 9:03 am
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Maria, it's Kerria Japonica !pleniflora! common name batchelors buttons, it can reach a hight of 3 mtrs.

It's a very diferent plant to what is called batchelors buttons up here, which is a much smaller plant with white flowers.

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