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Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:26

Welcome 

black currants

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:25

Aaaargh!  Hope you're leg's much better now.  What a horrid thing to happen, especially in the spring!!! 

Hmmm, sounds as if your blackcurrant has taken a year off - it may have been frost damage - I guess the allotment is more exposed than your garden?  Do you know the variety?  The ones with the prefix 'Ben' are more frost resistant than some others.

I think I'd give it some Fish Blood & Bone now (according to pack) water and a mulch of manure, and repeat in the autumn.  

Next spring keep an eye on the weather forecast and if there's a frost forecast at flowering time I'd drape the bushes with some fleece - that's what I did with my gooseberries this year and it worked.

Good luck 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:06

Battered pots???  I prefer battered haddock 

black currants

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:05

As long as you only pruned out the old wood it should have been fine.  We did get some late frosts here - what about where you are?  Did you have any frost when the bushes were flowering?

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Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:51

Thanks Fg, you can have two croissants 

Hollyhocks

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:47

When I was very young I went to the local village

school (only 13 pupils) - a small flint building with a tarmac playground.  Every summer hollyhocks would appear growing in the cracks between the school building walls and the tarmac - they grew huge and bloomed all summer long - they never got rust - I think that the fact that there was no soil beneath them was the reason why - any spores that fell to the ground got washed away by the winter rains.  

The school looked beautiful, yellow, pink, apricot and purple single blooms against the mottled grey flint 

[video] - Are my plants doing okay? Plus is my soil ideal?

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:40

Oh yes, mint spreads by runners and will cover your plot in a short space of time.  Grow it in a pot!!!

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Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:37

Have you not heard Fg, the Eden Project has expanded - the whole of Cornwall now has a big glass roof!!! 

The rain has stopped now and the birds are singing - is that down to you Fg?  

Can any one tell me what this is

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:31

Acanthus spinosa can be a bit prickly tho.  

Acanthus is an ancient plant from the Mediterranean region, reputed to have inspired the design of the Ancient Greek Corinthian Columns 

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Posted: 07/06/2014 at 07:28

It's ok Verdun, no need to feel guilty for having all the fine weather today - we're going out - ostensibly to visit the Aged Ps, but an hour is enough for them, they get tired, so we'll have to spend the rest of the day in lovely Adnams pubs eating and drinking - have to support the local economy .......... it's a hard job but someone's got to do it 

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