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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 11:23

Just realised I've not dead-headed the hydrangea!!!!!!!!!  That will have to be done today.  

Talkback: How to grow autumn-fruiting raspberries

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 09:30

Give them a dose of Fish Blood and Bone about now, and maybe water in some potash too.  If your soil is on the alkaline side water in a couple of teaspoons of epsom salts too.  

Raspberries need quite a bit of water to produce fruit, so when you see them starting to flower make sure you give them a good soaking during dry spells.  I water mine whenever I water the runner beans. 

Carrots and turnips

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 09:28

Allium, try growing stump rooted varieties like chantenay 

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 09:04

Steven, if you click on a poster's name above the post, you'll see their personal profile which usually includes the area where they live.  Edd's from Co. Durham  so can't be far from you.

Carrots and turnips

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 09:02

Hello Nan   

Given that you're in Fife, are we talking about what we Southerners call Swedes (yellow fleshed) or turnips (white flesh)?

As for carrots, I've grown lovely Chantenay carrots in containers in multi-purpose compost. They're not huge carrots, but the flavour is great.

Info here http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/digin/vegetables/chantenay_carrot.shtml 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 08:58

Good morning Verdun 

I often pad around in the garden in my pjs and crocs 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 08:12

KEF!!!  

Talkback: How to grow autumn-fruiting raspberries

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 08:10

Hi michaellaura - which type of raspberries are you wanting to prune? Autumn-fruiting raspberries should be cut down to the ground by now.  If not done yet do them now. 

Digging new beds.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 08:08

Looking really good Sara - as someone who spent the first year in this garden digging out similar roots from ivy and some large trees, I know how you feel.  

I don't know if it's of any interest, but we've replaced our garden washing line (we had one like yours) with ones similar to this  http://www.laundrycompany.co.uk/products/MetaltexSkomerDuoWallMountedRetractableClothesLine.aspx?gclid=CInNk5Gy87wCFQ_HtAodpRkAHw

fixed to the house wall at one end and a sturdy post at the fence end - then when we're not drying laundry the lines are retracted and no one runs the risk of decapitation and the garden looks much more attractive.   Just a thought 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 07:45

Good morning Stacey  

I must get on over the next few days and plan out the patch we're going to concentrate on next, under the biggest ash tree - and also the new bed at the front of the house - then I can put a spade in OH's hands 

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