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Posted: 02/06/2015 at 11:29

Thanks Dave,  Its just that the canes seem to be taller than last year. I have pruned them as you say, taking out the fruited canes.

So I will leave well alone.


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 11:22

My Glen Ample raspberry canes are full of flowers, but the canes are about 6' tall and the fruit is going to be on the topmost part.  Should I have pruned it in early spring by taking the top say 1' - 2' off making the canes sprout more from lower down?.

Your comments please.




Posted: 12/08/2014 at 23:21

Thanks guys, maybe I should pay more attention to watering 'regularly' like tomatoes, which are very sensitive.


Posted: 11/08/2014 at 11:10

Why do my sweetpeas only have stems 2-3 inches long?. The first cuts were about 6-7 inches, now they are very short stemmed.  I have mulched them and kept them moist 'since birth'   

Late chrysanths

Posted: 17/12/2013 at 10:42

Is it still possible to buy cuttings of the Rynoon family of late spray chrysanths?


Mouldy onions.

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 22:41

Hi there, I have just noticed that upon removal of my onions (grown from sets)some of them are rotten and mouldy at ground level. The foliage is healthy.

It is too late to form a rescue plan now, but has anyone any ideas how to prevent this in the future ?.


Posted: 21/03/2013 at 20:30

Thanks to a dry day, I was able to weed the strawberry patch.  Lots of the plants are woody and have more than one plant attached. I mean part of the whole plant.  Should I remove all extra plants and restrict the 'mother plant' to only one?

Should I put any potash etc around the plants.  I have created another row from runners.

How can you tell if manure is "well rotted"?

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 16:52

Are you sure the stables have not used any herbicide on the pastures, as the poisonous residue will stay in the dung for years.  From personal experience I would stay well clear of horse manure.  After four years, my garden is only now beginning to get back to normal.


Posted: 12/11/2012 at 18:00

There no squirrels, and the hedgehogs can't get to the bait.  As you say, they may be covering for storage, or they don't want any of their mates to get sick.


Posted: 12/11/2012 at 16:05

I keep a few hens in the garden and inevitably I get visits from rats.  I have put down a well known blue granular poison in small bowls. Upon inspection I find that overnight,someone (rats) have collected leaves and bits of twig and filled the bowls and tins up with it, covering up the remaining poison.  It just seemed a strange action, does anyone else have this problem ?/ experience.

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