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Hello from the UK

Post  bernie on 4/5/2013, 5:01 pm

Hello all,I am new to SFG currently reading Square Metre Gardening,finding it very interesting & inspiring.Looking forward to learning & the challenges ahead Smile
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Post  plantoid on 4/5/2013, 6:17 pm

Welcome to the site Bernie, I live in South wales near Swansea on a hill top .
There is some one failry close to you who also joined this year . Poor memoory prevents me recalling who they are but if they owed me money I'm sure I'd remember who it is . Laughing

There is a good bunch of willing to be helpful guys and gals in here , none of the nastiness we so often find on some UK sites , I'm sure you enjoy your time here.

Have you explored the threads index and the column on the left hand side of the home page ?
If not have a good read for there is such a lot of useful info in those areas as well as in the book . I lost myself for nearly three weeks in those areas just so I could get my stubborn old fashioned gardening mind over printed.

I don't play the metric version book as I'm an old electronics /mechanical engineer who can and does working in feet and inches or cubits and okes . Wink

As you develop things would you please take pictures and post them in the threads or show garden area so that other beginners can see what is possible in the UK and Europe


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Post  bernie on 4/6/2013, 4:21 am

Hi David,thanks for the welcome Very Happy
I found this site looking in google images for more ideas on a pigeon & squirrel proof cage for my intended brassica square metre/yard (Brussels & collards),I can see there is a lot to read & learn Shocked but it is good to have a challenge.
The Square Metre Gardening book is also by Mel Bartholomew,but he puts the metre/yard & 300mm/foot in a lot,basically it is just a bigger base building module with a grid of 9 squares laid on top.


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Post  plantoid on 4/6/2013, 8:00 am

Bernie ,
I understand your problem .... Squizzers and pigeons are good to eat roast boiled or fried Laughing

I've been toying with the idea of lashing out £250 ish and buying a 6 foot wide x 24 feet long x 6 foot tall netted cage system that is normally used for fruit crops & buy a better long life white netting set up for it.

Yesterday at 07.00 hrs I took the mutt out for the morning session and found that crows, magpies ,squirrels or blackbirds had lifted 20 or so onion sets and garlic clove since the previous night .
I also noticed that the sparrows , chaffinches, bulfinches and any other finch you care to name along with coal /blue tits big and small , nuthatches ,robins and even wrens have had a good session pecking the new growth on over wintered greens and recently de-clotched lettuces .
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Post  Triciasgarden on 4/6/2013, 7:34 pm

Welcome Bernie! Good to have you join us! David (Plantoid) is a great source of information for us all and he puts up with our "American" English!

David, boy nature has sure found your garden! As if you aren't busy enough!
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Post  Kelejan on 4/6/2013, 10:39 pm

glad you\'re here bernie happy hi
You do know of course that poem "A Shropshire Lad"?
I have lived in Surrey, Hertfordshire and lastly Bedfordshire before I came to Canada.

Look forward to seeing your progress. Very Happy
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