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Crown Prince squash???

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 18:40

But the baby fruit is definitely round 

Extra soil

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 18:39

If you've got good soil in your plot you don't really need to add much depth - just as you say, formalise the edges and neaten things up.  I'd say an additional 4 to 6 inches would be plenty. 

If you get well rotted manure it'll break down quickly - you can fork it in a bit when you spread it and then fork it over again in the late winter early springtime, bringing up the soil to the surface, and it'll be fine to sow and plant in next season.  You can also incorporate some well rotted garden compost and leaf mould if you've got any 

Changing the purpose of a pond

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 18:30

It does depend on the pond doesn't it Philippa, and probably the fish also, as well as on the owner.  

If the fish are fed then that can upset the balance but if there's enough natural food in the pond then that's much better.  But of course, if the fish eat all the tadpoles and efts then that's not so good - it's all about keeping that balance 

Stacey & her chilli bits

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 18:26

Jason, I think I would now that the nights are getting cooler - mine are in a little wooden mini greenhouse - I don't have a proper greenhouse. 

 

Extra soil

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 18:24

How much deeper will it be?  

If you have good soil in your veg patch I think I'd buy in good quality organic farmyard manure to  raise the level - spread it over the raised bed area for the winter and let the weather and the worms incorporate it all.  It'll be fantastic by the spring 

Storing potted herbs

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 18:18

Mint and chives will die right down and disappear so don't panic - they're perfectly hardy and will reappear in the spring.

Stacey & her chilli bits

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:58

My Gusto Purple Chillies

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56998.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

Hot Banana chillies

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57000.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56999.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

I can't claim all the credit for these -  I bought them as little plants from the GC - but I'm jolly chuffed with them 

 

Crown Prince squash???

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:45

This squash appeared as a seedling in the garden compost spread on our veg patch - it must have come from veg waste we put on the compost heap the previous year - we had several Crown Prince squashes from the farm shop that year, and some butternuts.  

Also the usual Hallowe'en type pumpkins.

This plant now covered an area about 10' x 10' and is still growing, spreading through the raspberry canes onto the terrace, and through the wax beans out onto the lawn.  So far we have two small fruits.

Any ideas as to the type, and also, should I restrict the number of fruit on the plant, as we're getting quite late into the season now? 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56995.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56996.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/56997.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Have you seen this rose?

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:38

How did you guess 

Rose Cutting.

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:36

Hi NornBlue - of course we're crazy - in the nicest possible way 

Welcome 

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