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Posted: 09/10/2016 at 08:42

I thought more people would have answered by now.

I would eat veg from a bed it had been used if a few weeks of decent rainfall had happened since. I expect we all eat veg from supermarkets without knowing it had been used.

I have found that in winter if plants are still green that Glyphosate still works, but it takes longer.

Garden Confessions - 3 Worst Crops of 2016!

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 22:27

Got a good early crop from Firestorm runner beans then we had such a hot summer and no rain that all the flowers fell of the Scarlet Emperor and the Firestorm packed up.

Sweet peppers were great last year but were small and shrivelled this year despite watering.

Perpetual spinach failed to germinate. Second sowing produced 2 weedy plants.

The curly kale isn't curly, looks like cow food.

Sweet corn, broad beans (because before the hot weather), courgettes and cucumbers did well. Tomatoes were OK but kept getting eaten by thirsty birds, despite water left out for them.

Onion sets did well, but spring onions didn't germinate. They never do, why do I bother? OH likes them.


Posted: 08/10/2016 at 21:09

You could give it a go though. I've found it just takes longer to work when not the growing season.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 21:06

I thought Danny was great too. I also liked Daisy.

Tree seems to be bleeding

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 18:50

I fear it could be a disease like Bleeding Canker.

Autumn colour.

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 18:36

I live in France and find the French ideas about them a bit strange. The French don't seem to grow them for their gardens, they grow them to put in the cemeteries for All Saints and All Souls at the beginning of November. Garden Centres, supermarkets, roadside stalls are full of them the second half of October.


Posted: 08/10/2016 at 18:32

It's supposed to be harmless on the ground, but there is a lot written about it. I have to admit to using it in the vegetable garden to get rid of bindweed. I would have thought that it would be fine by next spring. The bottle says it's OK after a week or two.

Beautiful 12ft Victorian brick wall

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 18:23

Walls like that are classic for fruit trees, you have to keep them pruned like the one above but it's not difficult.

You could also plant flowering climbers such as clematis and roses. But the ground would have to be dug and manured and you would have to provide supports such as horizontal wires.

Don't plant anything too close to the wall, it can be very dry as the wall shelters the ground immediately below from the rain.

It looks as though you could have a fabulous garden there.

Camera Talk

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 18:08

Thank you GD, that was interesting. Now I'm off to look at Google! I know a couple of people who are now living in Dordogne but came from the Channel Islands.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 15:19

Son rang this morning to ask if he could come to lunch, & DIL and 2 little boys (1 & 2). Hurriedly got some salmon out of the freezer. Was lovely to see them.

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