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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!

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 20:49
Sadly the link didn't work either!
I'll re-post another time.

PS, I've found if you right click on the 'link' and click 'go to copied address' it will open the link.

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 20:44
Visited Monty Don country today (Herefordshire) and took a few shots that you may find interesting.
Unfortunately, because of forum technical problems I can only post a slideshow.


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

Cheap alternative for basket / trough liners?

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 08:21
Perki wrote (see)

i just been given two quite large trough baskets about 42' long, i got a few bedding plants for them. i dont feel like coughing up the dosh for liners. Anyone got any ideas on a cheap alternative? was thinking maybe bin liner

I read this as 42 feet, I presume they are 42 inches (42").

Nevertheless, I use compost bags cut open to make a single sheet & turned inside out (remember to make drainage holes).

I've also used (because I have a lot) green mesh netting, bought by the metre from the builders merchant....I understand it's used as a scaffold safety-curtain.

 

I need hugs too....

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 20:04
I have to say, I'm quite degusted by the defence of Luis Suarez's abominable behaviour at the World Cup by the Uruguayan authorities and would (as a Liverpool supporter) hope that the club plans to move forward without him.

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