Watching the series about Hornby and their railway models took me back to my childhood when I used to make Airfix models and it made me want to build something to occupy my time. Now I haven’t made an Airfix kit for over 50 years (the last thing I can remember building was Bismark when…… Continue reading Airfix Lancaster Bomber: Part 1
All that’s really left to do is painting the outside of the bomber and fixing the remaining transfers. Many of the painting schemes assume the use of a spraygun but I don’t have one. I started by “undercoating” the outside of the model so that the subsequent coats would stick properly. I used a mix…… Continue reading Airfix Lancaster Bomber: Part 4
The next part of the build was fitting the undercarriage. Obviously before doing this, you have to decide whether the undercarriage is going to be up or down. I was planning for it to be down so that the display (if I make one) will be the bomber on the ground with bombs being fitted…… Continue reading Airfix Lancaster Bomber: Part 3
The next section of the build was to fit one side of the fuselage to the spars. This involved quite a lot of internal painting, painting some bits “cockpit green” and others “black”. To be honest not a lot of this shows in the completed model so (perhaps) some of it could have been ignored…… Continue reading Airfix Lancaster Bomber: Part 2
As spring approaches, more flowers are beginning to show, Aconites and the first of the crocuses. Yet more spring flowers We’ve still got lots of leaves to clear up but the weather isn’t perfect.
This website is primarily about my experiences growing (mainly tomatoes). However, I’m thinking about widening the number of contributors. If you would be interested in making contributions on your experiences please contact me. If enough people are interested, then I’ll find a way of making it work.
Our garden is a woodland garden, surrounded by trees in neighbouring gardens and a 100 year old oak in the middle of ours (see here to get the idea). Its not good for trying to grow fruit and vegetables as much of the garden is in partial shade through the summer months but its meant…… Continue reading 2022 – Spring is Springing
Small Yellow Plum tomato of Indeterminate plants. Description This heritage tomato is very similar to Ildi, a small plum shaped tomato which hangs in large numbers in the truss. Its tasty, and ideal for snacking/ using in salads. There are a number of competing cultivars, all of which are very similar which is one of…… Continue reading Tomato – Golden Grape
Whilst most of what I write about is my tomatoes, there is also space for other vegetables and fruit, some of which are permanent and others which I have to decide about. I’ve already sown broadbeans which are growing well and will give us something in around May. The strawberry plants in the tunnel are…… Continue reading 2022 – Deciding what else to grow
Red Oxheart Beefsteak on H1 Hybrid Plants Description This F1 Hybrid Beefsteak tomato sounds very similar to Sunsets Red Horizon although (with a bit of luck) it sounds as though it might ripen a bit earlier in the season. The fruit are said to have few seeds and be meaty. The issue becomes whether they…… Continue reading Tomato – Gourmandia (F1)