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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonjelly View Post
    sweetcorn was planted out and is doing fine. Just got to hope they pollinate.
    You can help it at a later stage

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    prior to the storm, I had a quick potter in the garden.
    having the biggest blackcurrant crop ever. the plant is dripping with fruit. almost filled the first freezer tub (never filled an entire tub before!)
    noticed the very first raspberry is reddening. couple of days for full ripeness. had a great raspberry crop last year - there are still some of them in the freezer.
    The blueberry bush is much sturdier, and also has a fair few fruits coming. They'll need a decent summer to ripen.

    Peas are about 18-24 inches tall now. starting to have flowers.
    the beans are bushing out but haven't grown tall at all. they have flowers, and at least 1 bean is growing. unsure if the hot spell is messing with them.
    the sweetcorn is about 2 and a half feet tall now.
    i put the cucumbers into some big pots, and am trying to encourage them to climb some canes.
    I have 3 decent looking pots of thyme. Will pot them up once more in summer, then be able to dry it out through late autumn and winter for the christmas dinner.
    of the 100s of parsnip seeds sown, i have 3! popped em into pots prior to planting them out.
    I put all the first lot of basil into one big pot and it is doing really well. nice big leaves, and is about 9 inches tall.

    i've potted up about 25 toms, with another 10 to pot up later this month.
    the peppers need potting up too. One of them is struggling, the others are about 8 inches tall now.
    i have about 15 leeks and 30 sprouts to plant out. every time i try at the mo it rains. I will be short for space I suspect.

    the solitary sunflower remains strong!
    i potted up the balloon plant seeds and they seem to be reaching for the sky, though they will likely flower late, if at all this year.
    the older balloon plants have just started showing the first signs of buds. The dahlias, and whatever other flowers we have are budding too. FWIW there are orange, yellow, and purple ones!
    The fuscias are doing well. am going to try taking some cuttings off them this month (never done that before).
    The marigolds have been struggling. hoping this rain gives them a boost.

    the pampas grass experiment is working too well. got to figure out where to plant it out this week.
    On matchdays, I reckon it'll be a long time before my name is darlowolf...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonjelly View Post
    the pampas grass experiment is working too well. got to figure out where to plant it out this week.
    How experimental....?

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    Ha! mrs jelly was aware of these rumours and mentioned them to me. Hope she wasn't scoping the possibility there...
    we're hoping to use it to hide one of the composters.
    On matchdays, I reckon it'll be a long time before my name is darlowolf...

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    Mowed the back lawn at 8 am this morning, probably upset the neighbours, but was going to get too hot to do it later.

    Peppers are showing real growth & the first fruit appearing on the tomato plants (albeit very small & green just now). Shedload of fruit on the raspberry canes so should have a fair bit off there in a while.
    This year we will mainly be conquering Europe

    (paused for the moment, but hopefully to be continued)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parkins left foot View Post
    Mowed the back lawn at 8 am this morning, probably upset the neighbours, but was going to get too hot to do it later.

    Peppers are showing real growth & the first fruit appearing on the tomato plants (albeit very small & green just now). Shedload of fruit on the raspberry canes so should have a fair bit off there in a while.
    It would've annoyed me too. I went out to eat my breakfast at 9am and it was perfectly cool enough still to mow a lawn.
    Oh my god! Whitney's dead? How's Michael Jackson taking it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bear View Post
    It would've annoyed me too. I went out to eat my breakfast at 9am and it was perfectly cool enough still to mow a lawn.
    Probably depends where in the country you live, your ability to cope with temperature when doing a physical activity & the time it's going to take to deal with it (mine is more than a fair sized garden).

    Not going to be apologetic after next door did his at 7.30 am last Sunday.
    This year we will mainly be conquering Europe

    (paused for the moment, but hopefully to be continued)

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    So, after the plant/flower beds that I built, Sandra asked if I could build her a potting table out of an old, lined bed

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    I said that it wouldn't really work but we had some old batons, fence and flooring panels so...

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    Wolves have ambition and wit... why is it such a crime?

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    I'm pretty pleased with that to be honest
    Wolves have ambition and wit... why is it such a crime?

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    That is excellent, will make sure never to show the wife this
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    That looks really good, Darlo.

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    That's genius!
    On matchdays, I reckon it'll be a long time before my name is darlowolf...

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    So, that black pepper trick didn't work. Maybe they're wearing Covid masks to come out and do their night businesses?

    I'm going to invest in the ultrasonic dealies, or maybe a big fucking mallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablowolf View Post
    So, that black pepper trick didn't work. Maybe they're wearing Covid masks to come out and do their night businesses?

    I'm going to invest in the ultrasonic dealies, or maybe a big fucking mallet.
    Coffee grounds work for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablowolf View Post
    So, that black pepper trick didn't work. Maybe they're wearing Covid masks to come out and do their night businesses?

    I'm going to invest in the ultrasonic dealies, or maybe a big fucking mallet.
    I told you not to use pepper.
    I told you to use orange peel.
    You never listen to me...
    On matchdays, I reckon it'll be a long time before my name is darlowolf...

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    I looked into orange peel but it loses its scent quickly.

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    buy more oranges!
    On matchdays, I reckon it'll be a long time before my name is darlowolf...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonjelly View Post
    I told you not to use pepper.
    I told you to use orange peel.
    You never listen to me...
    We need to talk, you're starting to worry me , This is not Warren, this is an alien replicant with anger issues
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    We need to talk, you're starting to worry me , This is not Warren, this is an alien replicant with anger issues
    I'm definitely in for a punishment beating at some point. Rubber hose to the feet or something.

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    I was always more of a fan of mental cruelty, lets rip the piss out of his pampas grass and marigolds, the big ponce !
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    No way, man. He's got the look of someone that has killed a man just to watch him die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darlowolf64 View Post
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    I'm pretty pleased with that to be honest

    That is well cool.
    Time that you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.

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    Calm down, Ali G.

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    Going to have to get some netting for the raspberry canes as a mass of fruit going, but a bird in there this afternoon eating it!

    Tried to set the cat on it, but she couldn't be arsed to move!
    This year we will mainly be conquering Europe

    (paused for the moment, but hopefully to be continued)

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