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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 20 Feb 2016, 07:20

A narrow escape!
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 20 Feb 2016, 08:08

Yeah, you get a similar vibe from him to the one you get from Kev the Kunt. Little bit different, Kev is just an arsehole who enjoys being an arsehole, this bloke is more thuggish.
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 20 Feb 2016, 08:17

They should marry and settle down to raising little turds in their own image.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 20 Feb 2016, 08:49

I think he has - my boss rang his shop and got his missus on the phone and the tone of the voice was like "what the fuck do you want?"

There can be only one possible reason that he's still in business - he has something that people need and that nobody else in Gladstone can provide.
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 20 Feb 2016, 09:39

Yup, pray for competition to arrive!

Some people are just cunts and should have been strangled at birth.

Some place in the Flinders Ranges, niece was working there, kitchenhand I think, taught herself to use the big coffee machine, making herself useful and working hard. Bitch wife of the arsehole who owned the place must have sacked someone and she turned to my niece and said “And you can fuck off too!” Nice, eh?
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 20 Feb 2016, 10:06

Jeez, nice bitch - not!

Would that have been the lodge/caravan park at Wilpena Pound? We almost stayed there once - we'd booked accommodation in Hawker thinking that since it was tourist season there would be nothing available at Wilpena. Wrong, there was plenty of availability. Awesome place - with only a pair of pricks to ruin thing s by the sounds.
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 20 Feb 2016, 10:23

No, not Wilpena—that was niece’s first job actually, me and her Mum drove up there and staid in an “Atco” a donga, were with the staff and accom just $10/night. Think the owners were OK. Thinking about it, I think the Fawlty Towers Down Under was on the main highway north thar runs alongside the Flinders.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 20 Feb 2016, 10:56

Ah ok - probably did drive past it but can't remember.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 20 Feb 2016, 10:58

Better get out and mow this yard

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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 20 Feb 2016, 11:37

:jump

Ride on mower fixed?


I was talking about my problem, shoulders, hips & lightheadedness, to my fave seedling provider at the market, saying I would need a ride on mower but with plough and rotary hoe attachments. Bugger me dead, she reckons there are things like that! Picture a 2m wide, 600m long circular or spiral raised vege patch :OMG :WTF :huh
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 20 Feb 2016, 15:45

Ride on mower fixed?



Whipper-snip the yard is what I meant to say :b Fixing will have to wait a bit.


I was talking about my problem, shoulders, hips & lightheadedness, to my fave seedling provider at the market, saying I would need a ride on mower but with plough and rotary hoe attachments. Bugger me dead, she reckons there are things like that! Picture a 2m wide, 600m long circular or spiral raised vege patch :OMG :WTF :huh













You can get some amazing stuff to drag behind some ride on mowers (or "lawn tractors" as they are sometimes called). Raised beds sitting at waist-height are so much easier. I don't have any trouble bending yet but they are still easier :jump
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 20 Feb 2016, 17:18

Yeah. I will need to put up polytunnels there but they can just go over a straight section. Kale, cabbage, brussels sprouts (fresh tiny sprouts, yum!) can grow there in winter.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 21 Feb 2016, 05:51

Not many people say yum to Brussels sprouts :bgrin

Of course, not many people have tried fresh Brussels sprouts, picked from the plant 30 minutes or so ago - that makes a HUGE difference with a lot of things :yellow
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 21 Feb 2016, 06:30

A misunderstood vege is the sprout, true.

I can’t grow them in Adelaide—no frosts anymore, hardly, heat island effect plus AGW.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 21 Feb 2016, 11:23

My grandfather actually succeeded in getting one small crop of them each year here in Gladstone. He must have had the timing of planting down to a fine art, there would have to be a very narrow window of opportunity to get them to succeed here. But that was nearly 40 years ago and as brief and mild as winter always was in this climate, there still used to be a reliable frosty snap that just doesn't seem to happen anymore.
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 21 Feb 2016, 12:17

Yup, need frost. With kale “heavy frosts improve the flavor” so plant lots, boil, whizz in food processor and pack a whole heap in the freezer. Plant lots cabbage—major sauerkraut making, even buy one of the big german cabbage fermenters. Root veges—store in root cellar. Can’t live off garden without some processing and storage. Broadbeans too—dry them. Fruit—preserve, make wine/mead. In Tassie—long winters.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 22 Feb 2016, 06:31

Tassie will open up a whole new world of gardening possibilities - from Medditerranien-climate Adelaide to the cool-temperate zone. Potatoes do especially well there I hear.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 22 Feb 2016, 06:31

Overcast. Windy. Temps no too bad atm.
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 22 Feb 2016, 09:34

Yup, be quite a challenge, looking forward to it.
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 06 Mar 2016, 19:04

Having some nice rain with more rain bands showing on the radar. Plenty of thunder & lightning earlier, good nitrogen for the soil but making Demi a bit unhappy. Funny, dainty little Tiffany never gave fireworks or thunder any attention at all.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 07 Mar 2016, 00:04

Well there's something you don't see often - raining both here and Adelaide at the same time. Woke up to the sound of rain on the roof, putting paid to any notions I was entertaining of going to Lowmead this morning. Stopped now but was pissing down less than an hour ago. I reckon there will be a good two inches in the gauge in the morning.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 08 Mar 2016, 06:16

Gladstone recorded the highest rainfall in the state yesterday, that title normally goes to places in the far north. Some parts of town had a whopping 12 inches in under 36 hours :OMG Minor flooding all over the place. Sky only a little bit cloudy this morning, hopefully there won't be any more between now and the end of the weekend - ground should be as soft up at Pheasant creek as it can possibly get.
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Re: Gardening

Postby HBS Guy » 08 Mar 2016, 06:21

Banks might collapse if soft so take care.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 08 Mar 2016, 06:45

Yeah, don't need another dose of that - my left collar bone still clicks whenever I cough or sneeze. No pain but it's an unusual feeling and I'm pretty sure it was actually broken during the accident.

Won't be in an actual hole at least, it's just a bank with open air on three sides. We'll see how "soft" it actually is - Lowmead is just sand while this is all schist with a kind of clayey material in between the flakes of rock - think we might go through a bit of washing water.
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Re: Gardening

Postby Lefty » 08 Mar 2016, 06:48

Okay, better head in to work - catch you later :jump
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