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Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:59

Still picking the runners here Verdun   but I guess they'll not last much longer.  Then it'll be a good tidy up, the haulms will be stacked in a quiet corner to provide hibernation opportunities for hedgehogs etc, and the broad bean seeds will be sown. 

Have a good evening folks - I've got my feet up and I'm on the sofa with OH and Columbo - see you in the morniung

Figs in Pots & Mulberries

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:51

Just John Innes No 3 loam based compost - not multi-purpose  I added a bit of horticultural grit to make sure it drains freely.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:45

Verdun - that's really good news.  I hope to hear more positive news soon

Figs in Pots & Mulberries

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 16:55

I've used John Innes No 3 for my potgrown fig. 


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 16:26

I've no experience of greenhouse vines, only outside ones, but this site which I rate very highly, suggests that the Muscat Hamburg can benefit from a little heat in cool autumns.  Although September hasn't realy been cool, it was cool here in August and is cooling down now.  Perhaps  a little heat now would be a good idea.


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 16:07

Hi jo   you've arrived in time for cake


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 15:39



Posted: 04/10/2014 at 15:11

He was David - and he is a complete star - and I'm sure it'll be done by Christmas

Matty ((hugs))  I did something similar just over 3 weeks ago - bust my wrist but thankfully no concussion (although I too had the multicoloured facial bruises).  Treat yourself very gently until you're completely back to normal.

Has any one made a gardening cake before

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 15:05

Well done Gg - that's a lovely cake - it's all about fun and gardening - great!!!

Enjoy your celebrations.

Tomato Blight

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 14:05

Another vote here for the flavour of Sungold - it was also the last of our several different varieties growing outside this year to succumb to the dreaded blight.

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