New TVR still under wraps! (Vol. 3)

New TVR still under wraps! (Vol. 3)

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Classic Chim

12,424 posts

152 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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rofl
This threads hilarious.

I must admit I feel way behind the curve on this one as I think home grown produce might be the way forward if you want regular food at affordable rates.
A polly tunnel. That sounds industrial.
My neighbour grows lots of stuff so interested in any advice on bug control.
At last this thread has meaning thumbup

glow worm

6,032 posts

230 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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Jurgen Schmidt said:
glow worm said:
I kidnap Lady Birds and Toads , and re-house them in my Greenhouses smile
To get rid of Aphids and Slugs respectively.
What's your top tips for eradicating White Flies in a Greenhouse/Polytunnel...?
Marigolds (the plants not the rubber gloves smile )... they don't like the smell

Edited by glow worm on Wednesday 29th March 12:03

baconsarney

12,007 posts

164 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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My carer thinks a pollytunnel is where you keep parrots smile

Jurgen Schmidt

824 posts

204 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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This is my set up, pics taken last June, focusing on Strawberries





glow worm

6,032 posts

230 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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I'm impressed... You obviously like Strawberries (and hate birds smile , what's in the cage, cherries ? )... The previous owners of my house had a koi carp pond(which they filled in when their dog drowned in it frown ) ... I use it as a strawberry bed and feed all my neighbours with strawberries for a month when I get a glut.

baconsarney

12,007 posts

164 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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Gaaah.... Just added polytunnel envy to my extensive list of ailments.............

QBee

21,193 posts

147 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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It looks like Jurgen has added water meth injection to his parrot house.
He will have an Emerald ECU in the system next year, as he has heard it makes everything greener... whistle

Penrhyn

686 posts

101 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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I’m impressed with Jurgen’s pipe maze, no water leaks which is amazing with soo many connections. smile

Jon39

13,001 posts

146 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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baconsarney said:
My carer thinks a pollytunnel is where you keep parrots smile
hehe
The old ones are always good.

Hope you won't mind, if we just briefly leave the main gardening topic.

https://www.tvr.co.uk/deposit

Good to see that TVR stiil have (LE) Griffiths available.
That webpage suggests making a telephone call, to talk about placing a deposit.

Our dog has eaten my phone, so would someone help by speaking to TVR on the number shown and ask when I would get my car, if I placed a deposit today?
I do hope that I am not too far along the queue.
Mention that I have only just looked at the website, the car is so exciting and I am looking forward to my new TVR Griffith Launch Edition.


Jurgen Schmidt

824 posts

204 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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glow worm said:
I'm impressed... You obviously like Strawberries (and hate birds smile , what's in the cage, cherries ? )... The previous owners of my house had a koi carp pond(which they filled in when their dog drowned in it frown ) ... I use it as a strawberry bed and feed all my neighbours with strawberries for a month when I get a glut.
Yep, in the fruit cage are several Currant plants, 3 Cherry trees and a Walnut tree

So last year was the first attempt with the strawberries, and this year hoping to learn from mistakes - such as
  • Better drainage in the bags (they were a bit mossy toward the end of the season)
  • Plant all the new rooting runner shoots in propagating trays
  • And most importantly, once the strawberry plant has finished fruiting, remove the plant, and put one of the new plants from the propagator in its place
Last year we too only had the one crop glut... so hoping for more of a continued cropping this year

We gave a lot away to neighbours last year

On a car related note, series 2 of Clarkson's farm, he purchased some Polytunnels from the same company as the one we got ours from, First Tunnels

QBee

21,193 posts

147 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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Ten years ago, in 2013, I organised two tunnel runs in London for TVR owners.

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Do the collective think that there might be interest in 2023 in poly tunnel runs for TVR owners?
There would seem to be a place for them in Norfolkshire..... getmecoat[url]

Classic Chim

12,424 posts

152 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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rofl

Jordie Barretts sock

5,276 posts

22 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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QBee said:
Ten years ago, in 2013, I organised two tunnel runs in London for TVR owners.

|https://thumbsnap.com/qjjmBKkH[/url]


Do the collective think that there might be interest in 2023 in poly tunnel runs for TVR owners?
There would seem to be a place for them in Norfolkshire..... getmecoat[url]
Any more of those tunnel run pics? I'm sure my Chimaera was involved with a previous, previous and possibly previous owner.

Jurgen Schmidt

824 posts

204 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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QBee said:
Ten years ago, in 2013, I organised two tunnel runs in London for TVR owners.


Do the collective think that there might be interest in 2023 in poly tunnel runs for TVR owners?
There would seem to be a place for them in Norfolkshire..... getmecoat[url]
roflrofl

GeneralBanter

931 posts

18 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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Jurgen Schmidt said:
QBee said:
Ten years ago, in 2013, I organised two tunnel runs in London for TVR owners.


Do the collective think that there might be interest in 2023 in poly tunnel runs for TVR owners?
There would seem to be a place for them in Norfolkshire..... getmecoat[url]
roflrofl
Here in Essex cum Cambridgeshire cum Hertfordshire (depending on which way you point the car out of the driveway) there ain’t no tunnels so I would be up for that in my ‘plastic Capri with knobs on’.

QBee

21,193 posts

147 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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baconsarney

12,007 posts

164 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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One of the first things I did when I moved to Narferk was to buy a mountain bike smile

Stupid boy….

GeneralBanter

931 posts

18 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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One of the first things I did when I was born in Hertfordshire was to move to Essex. Apparently I was only on loan to improve the gene pool.

phazed

21,911 posts

207 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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GeneralBanter said:
One of the first things I did when I was born in Hertfordshire was to move to Essex. Apparently I was only on loan to improve the gene pool.
I've been to Essex and I understand! Certainly not Surrey... wink

Gazzab

21,164 posts

285 months

Wednesday 29th March 2023
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baconsarney said:
TrotCanterGallopCharge said:
Still none the wiser, the 3 definitions I found....

1) Suffolk dialect) – Barnabee, Burnabee, the Bishop-that-burneth, and bishy bishy barnabee. The etymology is unclear, but it may be from St. Barnabas's

2) short for bishounen, which literally means beautiful boy or pretty boy in japanese. usually describing a guy who has effiminate features as well as a slight build.
not necessarily a negative or positive word, its all in context.

3) Using two hands to vigorously shake a womans breast
Emma really wants the bishop to bishy her.
(use David Attenborough voice) 'Here, in the wilds of South Norfolk, a keen eyed observer will see small red bugs with black spots, these shy but friendly little critters are known locally as bishy barnabees, and are of great value to the keen gardener due to their liking for aphids'.

Bought one of these yesterday....... smile

I have one. Had to decant the 100s of the fellas over the winter from my house to this thing. Hopefully they will have mostly survived.