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Ensete ventricosum

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 13:28

Wayne   I think you'll find this site interesting

Courgette Help

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 12:44

Yes, they're needed to pollinate the female flowers and produce the fruit.  There's usually a bit of gender inbalance at the beginning of the season, then they settle down and cropping improves.

Feed weekly with tomato food and make sure they're well watered. 


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 12:14

Have a good weekend Panda



Posted: 24/07/2015 at 11:57

Just started raining here - but not really 'wet' rain, just those big drops well spaced out - but it sounds great on the terrace

I've fed the pots (toms, chillies, tubs) and the courgettes in the raised beds.  Think we'll have a meal of runner beans any day now. 

The bathroom and kitchen have been given a good going over and are gleaming and I've given myself a bit of a pedicure, and of course I've been up to the farm shop and back laden with the weekend's provisions.  Not a bad morning's work

rotavator/ riddler?

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 11:02

Try googling 'tiller' and 'cultivator' and see if you get what you're looking for

Good luck


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 11:00

Half a dozen duck eggs for you Lilly Pilly

Clouding over here now - hopefully our water butts are going to get filled too, although the farmer delivering veg to the farm shop said it'll all be 'rained out' before it gets to us. 


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 10:06

Just off to the farm shop - can I get anything for anyone?

Trying to identify some seedlings/saplings

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 09:41

If they're cultivated plum trees they'll be grafted.

When we bought our smallholding (many years ago) the meadows had been neglected for a long time - some were surrounded by hedging with a large proportion of blackthorn (sloe) and wild bullace - from the original hedge prunus suckers had spread out into the meadow for up to 20+ feet and consequently the hedges were that wide and were still spreading and turning into a rampant thicket of spiny bushes - take it from me - wild prunus make a fantastic wildlife hedge which is also good at deterring intruders, but unless you're prepared to do regular maintenance work every year at  a minimum, your garden will get smaller and smaller and smaller ........ or you could keep Manx Laoghtan sheep like we did - they kept the suckers under control so we only had to deal with the hedge itself (and make it stock-proof). 


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 07:55

I can see how they got their name

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