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in or out fig

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 10:28
Morning all ,i've had some good advice on figs here and i've done loads of reading, two things im not sure of, we will have a conservatory with a radiator on normal,my fig a gift 3 months ago and is now in a 20 x20 inch pot and doing great, its 30 inches high with loads of pea size figs and some larger ones that if don't ripen i'll remove ,Now should i put it in the warm conservatory for its first winter or into an unheated greenhouse (wrapped in bubble or not) Norfolk east coast, i do realise next year into a pit Bobs ya uncle,this fig growing has really taken off iv got 7 young ones as well all looking good and figs at ten bob each here,not anymore there not Manyofem Alan

First Allotment winter

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 09:55
Hi Connie good advise youv got ,i would also if you have any place old cardboard (tape free ) on the soil then manure on top and cover ,it works well for us allotmenteers here in Tenby,

Pond Visitor

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 09:49
try fastening the net down FIRMLY with tent pegs (pound shop cheap ) if they get pulled up then maybe a humanoid ,as fish are stolen more often than people realise
good luck Foxy

Replacement windows

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 20:25
iv just had a well known welsh co do some d/g windows and they informed me that most old windows get CUT out and get damaged on most jobs as its quicker to do it that way, so all the ones you would expect to be available quite often are are now rubbish wot a waste.

Scary creature Not a plant

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 10:42
thats wot i calls a result nice one Water

Pesky flies!

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 10:22
the old hanging plastic strip cutains are used to keep lots of unwanted s out of the allotment greenhouses ,you used to see them everywhere years ago ,the (in thing ) they were, not so now but they do work quite well for the greenhouse door they also keep the birds out,

elephant

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 10:08
many thanks to you Alan

Wisteria climbing inside!

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 11:01
and keep it away from your gutters and eaves,

elephant

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 10:59
Morning all ,last nite a gardener mate brought me 2 large elephant garlics But i im moving to a new allotment that might not be in good nick and i wont have time to start on it till after xmas So, the question is ,,is there a way i can keep them till oct Next year or will they dry or wither, i could just do a quick plant and hope for the best but i,d rather not, how long can i store them please

Honeysuckle

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 10:09
Hi Phas yesterday i was looking online for advice on honeysuckle ,,go to RHS Honeysuckle there is loads of good advice there for looking after them i put one 12 inches high 80% shade last year against a north facing wall on a fan and gave it Nettle juice then comfrey its now over the 8 foot high wall and fanned out 10 foot and was full of first year flowers, give it a go outside now,good well drained mulched soil and watch it grow.

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