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Talkback: Growing raspberries

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 21:15
jrsniece wrote (see)
I'd like to grow gooseberries but don't have enough room to plant them in the ground. Do they grow well in pots and if so what variety is best?


They take up very little room when grown as cordons.

Buddleja davidii

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 21:10
nutcutlet wrote (see)

experience, Hmmmmm. I can paint a new colour in and crop a picture.

No, I'm an illiterate really  

I'm sure that's not so....Photoshop enables you do do so much with your pics, but so complicated to find your way around.

Buddleja davidii

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 19:03
nutcutlet wrote (see)

3 separate bushes in 3 colours Alan. What you see in that picture can only be achieved with photoshop.


I wondered if you have experience of using 'Photoshop'.....I ask, as I have just started a course learning how to use Photoshop elements version 11.



Posted: 12/09/2013 at 14:27
waterbutts wrote (see)

I missed the programme. Did anyone comment on the flavour of a tomato that comes from a plant that grows a foot a day? I mean, it must be mostly water.


Shame you missed it Waterbutts, because Philippa Forrester did in fact make that point to the manager, who in turn gave her a tomato from the vine to taste….her conclusion was that it was on a par with those from her own greenhouse.


Posted: 12/09/2013 at 14:16
Alan4711 wrote (see)
cheers matey



Posted: 12/09/2013 at 10:46

Please ignore this, just playing with my settings.


Posted: 12/09/2013 at 10:42

Your welcome, Alan.....remember to watch tonight.

You say, "didnt quite get the name of that salad spud at the end they tried" - I think that was 'Charlotte'. 

Greenhouse heater

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 09:39

For all round performance, I prefer a propane gas greenhouse heater. The initial cost is a bit pricey, but worth it. Shop around as there is a large price variation.

This is one example:


Posted: 12/09/2013 at 08:34
dolgarrog wrote (see)

hi Dave et al

I thought the simply enormous tomato growing facility was incredible! (the greenhouse not the tomato plant) will watch the next episode too.


...yes, and amazing to learn that they grow (as Paula said) 1ft per day.

Also, I thought the experiment with light resulting in the ability to change taste quite remarkable.


Posted: 11/09/2013 at 21:40
PaulaH wrote (see)

Just watched it, not much profit in producing standard veg is there...


I think (given favourable growing conditions) there is a tremendious profit's a matter of scale.

I found the introduction of new varieties of veg very interesting and the system to store carrots over winter.

A very enjoyable watch & look forward to tomorrow's episode.

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