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Latest posts by Cangrandmafixiit

Dare I say.

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 09:51

Hi Orchid Lady, nicely enlightened !¡!

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Posted: 30/07/2014 at 23:46

Dare not even think about clamping the beetroot and shades of grey ,it's far too painful. 

AND YES  I may have read shades of grey , you learn something everyday on here !!¡!¡¡!!

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 20:18

Bye  punica

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Posted: 30/07/2014 at 20:14

I'm beginning to see now why. Mike starts his threads off , bet he is having right old laugh at where this one has  gone!

Still stand by what I said earlier though!

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 18:52

Mike seems to want to get reactions from us.

And as I said to Mike in my reply to him on here that we are all entitled to our own views. Just because some of us don't see eye to eye with him what's the point in going off as he does.? But how do we know he reads our answers ? 

I wonder if he would fall flat on his face if no one gave him a reply ,  we are an we all un knowinglyd all playing into his hands by doing just this  or maybe he thinks we need him to give us subjects to discuss in his absence? What do you think ?

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 15:02

Forgive me if I am wrong .if so I apologise right now.

 I have noticed many threads started by Mike , but I have not read many where he has joined in the conversations on here . 

Surely it is with interest that you read and try and understand these views  Mike as we all have our own opinions ,ideas, and experience in gardening. Also what works for one does not always work for another. I understood the idea of the forums was to share friendship too. Which is why I joined myself.

Maybe a thread should be started wit the question being        "     why did you join this forum AND what do you expect from it ? "

are you in any plant societies?

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 14:40

I have been a member of the cottage garden society for sometime and have wondered about joining some more similar plant societies. I find it very rewarding .

Does anyone recommend any others in particular through there own interests in this sort of thing

.I would be interested in other members views  too.


Forum names

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 14:22

Talking about names is there anyone who has the surname CONLIFFE  or knows of another?  It may be  of  Irish origin ?

my cucumbers are massive

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 23:24

Hi Marilyn, 

Cucumbers won't turn from yellow to green once picked.


Are you growing your cucumbers in a greenhouse? If so I am wondering if they are an out door variety.

Would it be possible to plant the whole plant pot as well outside.?

Last year I started mine off in the greenhouse and they were so vigorous two of us got it outside and planted it to just over the rim of the pot . The ones that were yellow did turn green on the plant.but I gave them a tomato feed once a week .

my cucumbers are massive

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 23:46

You say they are bitter Paul , do you grow f1 hybrids

(All female varieties ) ? 

These are a bit more expensive but you don't have to mess about taking off any flowers.I just leave them to grow lots of  fruits. I started off growing the others but found that if I missed just one flower that wanted to come off my cucumbers were bitter. 

I have grown  "munchkins"  this year ,it's recommend ed that they are picked around three inches. The plants produce loads ! 

So for the price of £ 3-50 for 5 seeds  to having had 35 cucumbers up to now it works out a fraction  of even a 45p  shop/ market bought cucumber.



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