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Aubergines

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 06:21

I'm not an aubergine expert, but this site may be helpful http://www.bakker-irl.com/product/aubergine-halflange-violette-/ 

It says "....Harvesting period August - October. In a greenhouse from June.

If the aubergines have fully grown and can be pressed in slightly, they are ready for harvesting. Harvesting is done by simply cutting the fruit from the plant with a sharp knife. ...."

The picture on this link indicates that they grow to a good size   http://www.ranzijn.nl/nl-nl/catalog/gazon-en-gewassen/zaden/groenten/hortitops-aubergine-halflange-violette-103757.aspx 

Hope that's helpful 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 06:17

Good morning folks!

Another wall to wall blue sky here in East Anglia   just as well, we've promised niece a trip to Cromer 

Hefty appeared right on cue last night, turning up on the doorstep at 10.30 to tuck into his supper - niece was transfixed 

Glad to see plans are being made for Friday - I'll need an evening of R&R after a week of being an auntie!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 22:33

Verdun, don't you remember when you found out that someone was sleeping in your shed - that was us 

Bekkie - veggie full English it is! 

I forgot, pancakes and maple syrup also on offer 

However, I do not wash up   

Let's Remember Them

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 22:03

Just turned our lights out too. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 22:00

As I'm the only one who gets up in the morning I'd better do breakfast -  choose between

*full English with bacon, sausage, fried bread, fried free range eggs, black pudding and mushrooms

*scrambled eggs on toast with chives,

*dippy eggs with toastie soldiers or

*croissants and home made cherry jam.

Orange juice and coffee or tea?  

Courgette leaves covered in mold / white powdery mildew

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 21:54

Just make sure they get enough water 

Bindweed in lounge

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 21:47

That brings back memories - when I was a child living in a very old and run-down farmhouse we had Ground Elder, roses and Kerria japonica coming through the skirting board into the drawing room!!!  

I would get some weedkiller gel containing glyphosate and apply it to the leaves.  As soon as it dries it will be harmless to humans and animals.  Leave it until the leaves are brown and dead - it may take a while - that will give time for the active ingredient to have travelled down the stems to kill the roots.  Then you can pull it up.

Hope that's helpful 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 21:16

Hi  Panda  - have a look on the Beth Chatto thread 

Drama in the compost heap

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 21:09

They cover quite a wide range and eat fairly infrequently - he'll be finding plenty of frogs and toads, nestlings and small mammals to keep him (or more likely her) alive.

http://www.wildaboutgardens.org.uk/wildlife/reptiles/grass-snake.aspx 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 21:06

We're waiting for you to carve one Fidget 

I bagsy a comfy lounger on the verandah please   Love sleeping in the open air. 

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