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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 18:29
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

And of course, it's the quality of the cakes!!!


Is this a morello cherry, Dove?

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 18:22

 For those who prefer choccie cake.....whipped cream & morello cherry filling

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 18:13

Whilst reflecting on the amazingness of this forum, I can't quite decide which spontaneous gesture moved me the most.

Was it artjak's quite brilliant 'plants for flooded gardens' thread and the way he/she saw it through....or was it the way the good people of this forum took Mike to their hearts in his hour of need? 

Either way, it's a place I'm proud to be part of.

Bindweed! Can it be battled organically?

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 18:11

Sorry folks.....posted my message on the wrong fred.

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 15:03


Forester2 wrote (see)

David K - was the raspberry jam made from home grown raspberries too?  Looks yummy.


Oh yes, Forester.....the only way!


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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 13:09


I do cake.....and make the raspberry jam!

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 12:42

Is it me, or does this forum seem (apart from the odd blip) to be going from strength to strength these-days.....  I even overheard it being mentioned (positively) in my local garden centre the other day. Which brings me to the ratio of 'views' each topic has, compared to the replies.....there certainly is a lot of interest out there.

Nah! Must be the time of year.


Radish failure - maggots?

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 10:07

Hi again, Meredith.....yes you can plant whatever you want wherever you want, these pests are specific to the plants, not the soil.

Not sure a cloche would be the most appropriate for your carrots at this time of year, probably something like fleece to prevent access to the flies laying their eggs. Your carrots will be particularly vulnerable when you disturb them when thinning out......the carrot fly can detect the smell from long distances.

I would wish to encourage you, not to put you off, but it has to be remembered that everything we plant has a little critter just waiting to spoil the party....but it's great when you get the hang of maximising your chances.

Good when you need us,


Radish failure - maggots?

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:37

Hello, Meredith....crikey, you've got a lot going on there.

These maggots in your radish are the same as those that attack brassicas and other root vegetables, though I've never had problems with them attacking beetroot. 

Carrots do have maggots, but these are the grubs of the carrot fly and you need to be really vigilant to avoid these little blighters.

Radish with lots of leaves and no radish - most probably as a result of the seed being sown too thickly or they have not been thinned out sufficiently. Those in your pic with damage to the outer skin, is slug or snail damage.

Please don't be disheartened, these are all run of the mill problems that once you're aware of you'll take in your stride.

New to this gardening

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 22:30

Well I'm not bonkers!

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