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Latest posts by Alan4711


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 12:59
Hi 77 we have a really good crop of Winston Early 3/4 lb a plant and they are rubbish, they shed a thick skin like taking off a coat when in the pan, they do a Patsy,(fall to pieces) and they taste just uh!! 2nd early Kestrel 4lb a plant and not to bad, main Cara huge and ready 4/5 lb a plant and good. your not on your own Blue, back to the drawing board next year


Posted: 07/08/2013 at 12:48
Hi Holly Join the club ,my revues are also 1342, no tool bar, cant upload ,as iv said im on an ordinary lap top and im informed the powers at be will be canceling my bit so i can join again , fingers crossed cus its a good chat aint it, and loads of info
Good luck Alan4711

big and black

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 17:52
Hi Bob thats great news iv saved it on favorites just what the doc ordered cheers and many of em Bob good luck

Passionflower fruits

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 17:45
hi my passionflower Passiflora edulas i think was always a great fruiter when ripe they were orange and tasted great straight off the plant and the plant can grow huge and take over walls ,fences trees im growing 3 again here

cherry tree what sort

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 13:30
HI all i tried to post a question last week but the site was,nt working right so here we go again ,if it did come through i apolagisz as i cant find it,So i have room for a fan trained cherry or the one that goes horizontal along the wall ?? Now i have a south facing or east wall to use and all will have new soil and manure for starters and whatever they need,Now has anyone got any advise on a nice big black sweet cherry to buy and do i need two or will one be ok by itself,youv guessed iv never had a cherry tree before ,wear moving to a house on the Norfolk coast where a new veg allotment is waiting and a big garden for flowers and fruit is the plan of action ,iv already got loads of advise for blackberries and figs and lots more, so a nice cherry would be great and here this weekend cherries were ??1:40 for 4 ounces no way hosay, big black and sweet please if you can Avaguden Alan4711

big and black

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 13:24
HI all ,iv got a south facing wall and room for a cherry tree,im hoping to fan it or espalier i think you call it , i would like a sweet black eat of the tree type ,in the shop this morning they were ??1:40 for 4 ounces,so i want to plant and grow our own, now can it be done this is a new one for me and i,ll need all the advise i can get as to which ones have been tried so far if poss Manyofem Alan4711

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 13:14
Hi all again, iv got room for a cherry tree along a South facing wall ,im hoping to do a fan support or the other type espalier or something like that, i would like a black sweet eat of the tree or jam /pie sort of cherry big and black like the ones in the shop today at ??1:40 for 4 ounces and people were buying them would you believe,so im hoping to grow our own any help will be good Alan4711

Climbing plants

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 12:58
Hi Bubb,we have a wall and a garage that face North as the season goes through it gets a tiny bit of shadowy sun due to next doors huge tree, (that's OK it a nice one )so most of the time NO sun,we planted a this years cutting of honey suckle a few months ago its now 9 feet high 7 feet wide and full of flower on a fan shaped wire support,looks stunning, along the garage a Passion flower now 5 feet high and just started flowering,also a clematis now 4 feet high and just finished flowering all in the shade fed with Nettle Tea and TLC the flowers are not as rich a colour as those in sun and shade but still well worth having all free cuttings all looking good,next year they will take over the entire wall and garage and look great, I cant upload at the moment or i would put pics on to show you sorry good luck

lawn ok

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 09:53
Hi all ,just an update on feeding a very sorry lawn, a small lawn we inherited about 15 x 15 mtr was very sad ,3 weeks ago Kate gave it a shortish cut and i watered in at about 40/50 to 1 Nettle tea, the tea had been bottled and was about 3 months old, the lawn is now as it should be green on green, it took about 4 days to see a difference begin, it had had plenty of water before so i think the Tea was the answer and of course the recent rain has helped, i think a couple of feeds a year would keep it fit so a nice lawn now,Ok good luck all PS i cant upload so no pics, avagunen Alan4711

sign off

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 09:41
Many thanks for all your help i really do appreciate it all, iv already paid ??30 for the local PC shop to sort it , no good ,so as said im moving soon so ill get a different person to sort it as i do like using this site iv learned so much and that alone has saved me a good few bob so cheers all
manyofem Alan4711 &&& this is a big smilie,sort of

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leaf curl

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name and can I please

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Skimea pics i hope again

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thread box only half there cannot upload

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rose border

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John Innes Homebase lies perhaps

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ID Please

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