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Growing Roses

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 15:01

Absolutely gorgeous, Bev.....keep your fingers crossed that we have no rain before you've had the best of them....well done!

cucumbers

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 14:06

As PS says, ridge cues run along the ground, usually in a cold-frame.

The fruits are usually prickly & stumpy. 

cucumbers

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 11:49

Hope you didn't sow the seed upside down, Lyn ....it is strange though and something that I haven't encountered. I just tie mine in, as above.

What is the variety?

cucumbers

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 10:40
Winniecat wrote (see)
Thanks David, yes it makes sense now.

 

Oh good....I didn't know if I had made it clear enough.   Books can sometimes over-complicate simple jobs....can't beat a bit of practical stuff.

cucumbers

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 10:10

This is one of those jobs that is much easier to do than to explain.

The idea is to train the main stem up a vertical wire or cane.....I make up a framework of two or three canes & cross canes....but netting will do. 

Pinch out the growing point when it reaches the top of their support.

Meantime, pinch out the tips of sideshoots two leaves beyond a female flower (recognisable by tiny fruits behind flower).

Pinch out the tips of flowerless sideshoots once they reach 2ft (60cm) long.

I know that will sound double dutch, but take a good look at your plants & it may make sense.

Computer replacement

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 09:58

Maybe, Pauline.....but I can do no more than respect is decision and wish him well.

Computer replacement

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 08:58

Mike, computer replacement, goodbye.....I really don't get it. There probably isn't one amongst us who haven't had computer glitches over time.

However, we can only respect your decision and wish you well. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 08:26
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Lovely David 

Thank you, Dove.....your shots are really good too, I do love seascapes.

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 08:11

These are the shots taken yesterday in Herefordshire, as above. I'm afraid they're cropped rather heavily to remove cars, lampposts, satellite dishes, and so on.

http://s27.photobucket.com/user/DavidKnapper/slideshow/Black%20and%20White%20Vllages?sort=3

Glad top see normal service seems to be restored.

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 20:59
"whats up with the site-seems fine here"

Good for you!

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