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Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:52

Right - I'm off to stay with son and get car sorted.  I may see you via his iPad - if not I'll see you when I get back.

Yviestevie - you have a PM

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:47

Rats do love potatoes. How big is your shed?  Is there room for an old (not working) chest freezer - you could put the sacks of potatoes in there - with the lid down that should be rat proof. 

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:39

Hi NewBoy

I only grow new potatoes and eat them as we harvest them.  Brother is a big potato farmer and grows thousands of tonnes - they're all stored in huge chilled stores. If I'm lucky I get a sack of potatoes (and some carrots, parsnips, onions and sprouts) from him at Christmas and I keep them in the garage - cool, dark and frost-free. 


Prunus has lost all its leaves

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:28

It does sometimes take a while for pictures to upload - or sometimes the photos need to be smaller.

Stored Spuds Sprouting

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:25

They're probably too warm. They need dark, dry and cool conditions.

Anyone recognise this mysterious seedling?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 13:59

But the plant I'm showing you is a mature plant - seedlings will be smaller

Anyone recognise this mysterious seedling?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 13:39

This is the one I'm thinking of

I've caused confusion by referring to it as Dog's Mercury - sorry

Prunus has lost all its leaves

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 13:37

To upload photos you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post.

I think the problem may well be down to fungal infections - a lot of it about this year.  Rake up the leaves and burn.  Should be fine next year, a good sharp frost would help


Posted: 19/10/2014 at 13:34
MrsGarden wrote (see)
Lovely sunny, dry but windy day. Nursing a very sore finger today, trapped it in the new bifold sliding patio door posh thing yesterday. So sore it made me cry! Not known to be a wuss normally! Can't bend it, kills like heck if i try to use it. Not helped by also nursing a hangover.

Poor you!  ((hugs)) You obviously need a hair of the dog!

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