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Tap water v Water butt

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 06:59

You remembered correctly  

It's advised that tap water should be used on seedlings as water stored in waterbutts may have developed some fungal spores etc that new seedlings etc may be susceptible to. 


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 06:53

Good morning all 

Bill, please give your wife our warm wishes for her birthday - this will be a difficult time for you both, but I'm sure that you have happy memories of shared times that will help lift the sadness. 

I didn't get on here yesterday evening - the lacy pattern in the knitting confused itself and had to be unpicked 


Quince Dilemma

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 19:08
Duncan Blackwell wrote (see)
Dove, don't worry, nobodies perfect




Posted: 28/02/2014 at 19:04
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Your hubby's very accommodating Dove...were they knitting as well? 


He's always had a penchant for Cagney & Lacey 

Shame he didn't know me back in the 80s when I looked (and dressed) like Cagney


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 18:24

Hello folks, I've spent the afternoon on the sofa with my knitting and Cagney & Lacey 

It felt bitterly cold outside so I gave myself the afternoon off after cleaning the house. 

Nut, I have those thyroid tablets 


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 18:19

 Cheers Duncan 

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 14:42
Lori73 wrote (see)

Thanks for the advice Jim and Dove, hopefully the rain will hold off long enough for me to get them planted tomorrow.

It's possible I could harvest a little next year? That would be great, I was expecting to have to wait 2 years. Now I'm really excited  

Well, you shouldn't take any in it's first year - this will be it's first year so next year you could pull a light crop.  Never remove all the stems, and stop pulling at the end of May/beginning of June to let the crown build up for the next year. 


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 14:39

Lots of housework done today - everything clean and tidy 

Pam, it's so sad when that happens.  The body of a woman was found on our coast yesterday .... she had been reported missing from the city centre ................ 

Quince Dilemma

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 14:37
Duncan Blackwell wrote (see)

Dove, top bloke .............

Erm............. I'm a girl 
Duncan Blackwell wrote (see)


Don't like the look of the picture though, looks a bit tatty..........

I think it's probably been there a while - but I've seen some very smartly espaliered chaenomeles - just can't find any pictures of them 

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 13:18

Yes, it's something that sometimes happens - probably because the shell of the seed is a bit dry and unbendy - the leaves will eventually break free on their own,  but if you're careful you may be able to ease it off without doing any damage.  

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