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Edmund Fifield

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Re: Castle Bromwich airfield
« Reply #264 on: August 13, 2019, 03:27:30 PM »
Sid,Our Sgt was TREFFEENY in Colehall Lane always on his bike.Caught us pear scrumping at the sewage farm once and made us sit down and eat the lot.They were so hard.

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Re: Castle Bromwich airfield
« Reply #265 on: August 14, 2019, 05:56:49 AM »
Hi Edmund.
Both Sargeant Ferris  and Sargeant Ollins in Marston Green were always on bicycles in those days, I suppose they were the forerunners of the Flying Squad??

Edmund Fifield

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Re: Castle Bromwich airfield
« Reply #266 on: August 14, 2019, 10:00:20 AM »
Sid, ;D ;D ;D O0

frederick

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Re: Castle Bromwich airfield
« Reply #267 on: August 14, 2019, 10:36:33 AM »
Phil,
Did you have to move any lovers on on lovers Lane before you could start building.     ;)
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GardenGerald

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Re: Castle Bromwich airfield
« Reply #268 on: August 14, 2019, 01:01:14 PM »
Hello Fred
Young Lovers were everywhere. Where do they go to today. The island in the middle of the river Cole in Coleshill.
Been there many times for a paddle and catch tiny fish.
How did you plant your fig. Full details please. Did the seller give you any instructions.
Best Wishes...Gerald

mike mancott

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Re: Castle Bromwich airfield
« Reply #269 on: August 14, 2019, 01:40:06 PM »
Somewhere near to the Castle Cinema there was a greengrocer`s shop. He also delivered from the back of an estate car around the roads near Hodge Hill.
I think his name was Manning, and this would have been 1947 ish.
Anyone remember this?
Mike


frederick

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Re: Castle Bromwich airfield
« Reply #270 on: August 14, 2019, 02:00:28 PM »
Gerald,
I haven't got a fig I have apples, pears and Cypress trees.
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mike mancott

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Re: Castle Bromwich airfield
« Reply #271 on: August 14, 2019, 07:57:24 PM »
Gerald, I`ve just re-containered a Fig. It was losing its leaves, looked very sad.
Larger container, fresh mixture of soil and compost with a LOT of fine gravel for drainage, watered it well, and BINGO, it`s sprouting on all of its branches like a good `un.
Any help?


Mike
 

GardenGerald

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Re: Castle Bromwich airfield
« Reply #272 on: August 14, 2019, 08:56:30 PM »
Hello Mike
Figs only fruit if the root run is controlled. Plant in a 8 or 10 LTR pot. Plant potted fig in the garden with rim of pot 3 inches below soil surface.
Have you had fresh picked figs, beautiful.
Gerald.

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Re: Castle Bromwich airfield
« Reply #273 on: August 14, 2019, 08:59:35 PM »
Gerald, thank you for FIGuring that out for me.
Best wishes.
Mike