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Sick looking Tulameen raspberries

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 13:33

Raspberries are deciduous and lose their leaves for the winter.  

I only grow autumn fruiting raspberries so I don't know when summer fruiting varieties start losing their leaves.  

Anyone else got any thoughts on this? 

Hydroponics system design

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 12:23

Hi Alanplants

Can you start a new thread with Fuchsia in the title, then the people with fuchsia expertise will spot it. 

Last edited: 19 September 2016 12:24:12

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 09:59

Can someone look at Alfie's hedge for him

I've got to go out to a meeting ........... see you later ............... 


Posted: 19/09/2016 at 09:47

Absolutely agree Hosta - there is no legal right to 'a view', (except in one or two very specific cases where a development has been built and sold with the written intention of them all having a specific view e.g. of a river, and a neighbour on that development has wanted to build an extension which would obscure his neighbours' views of that river).

They're trying it on.  Tell them nicely you will seek advice from your solicitor as to your duties and responsibilities, and then get the solicitor to write a nice friendly letter to them explaining clearly in words of one syllable that they don't have a leg to stand on.   It'll be worth it for the peace of mind. 

Last edited: 19 September 2016 09:48:11

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 09:40

Oh dear Hazel   but even sparrowhawks have to eat  and they don't have pennies for M&S sarnies 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 09:37

Pat ((hugs)) sounds good 

There are always errors in historical dramas - the wrong breed of chickens is a very common one - Pa would've sacked all those men 'scything' yesterday - they were rubbish!!!  And the field had obviously been 'drilled' with a mechanical drill - you could see the crop rows - but it would cost a fortune for them to grow a whole crop for months just to provide the right background for 5 minutes of finished film time - the licence payers couldn't afford it .   Those of us who spot these things just have to smile and ignore it.

Glad the neck's easier Hosta

Haven't heard from Wonky today - wonder if that means she's better and well enough for work - hope so  

Last edited: 19 September 2016 09:39:08

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 08:19

Fairy  the only thing I have to admit to is the purchase of some Minnow daffs yesterday along with some topsoil and grass seed for top-dressing the front lawn.

Oh, and some wallflower plants for the front. 

Last edited: 19 September 2016 08:19:51

Dying yew hedges

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 08:13

I would definitely stop any watering at this time of year now that the dry spell has ended.  Keep the lawn back from the base of the hedge.  

Last edited: 19 September 2016 08:14:54

Blight resistant tomatoes

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 08:08

Well, the blight resistant Crimson Crush are definite winners - I shall grow them again.  

Not a sign of blight or any other fungal-type disease.  

Strong healthy plants grown outside in pots on a south-east facing terrace produced a good crop of medium to large-ish fruits with a delicious sweet tomato flavour when ripe.  

Alicante toms

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 08:03

I'm afraid some of those look as if they may be affected by blight.  

Were the plants healthy?  Did they have any black patches on the stems? 

Last edited: 19 September 2016 08:04:13

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