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Posted: 04/10/2014 at 13:09

Sorry you're poorly Matty - do you get headaches when weather fronts come over giving a big change in air pressure - I don't often get headaches but I know that some people seem to notice a connection.  Hope it's soon better.

Rain seems to have petered out for now - but the skies look ominous.  As the weather's definitely on the turn I've picked off all the unripe figs - over 20 of them - it's a shame but they're not going to ripen now

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 12:04

I'm sure you can find him something else to do - it doesn't do to let them have time on their hands

Mine's just announced that he's got next week booked off work (to work in the studio) - he didn't tell me earlier in case I started making a list

Gardeners World Magazine

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 11:44

A book by Alan T.

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 11:44

I cut them back to knee high when they stop fruiting, then down to ground level in February.  I don't stake mine, but I do sort of loop strings/wire around them to hold them against the fence, just to stop them flopping and waving about in the wind.  They don't need the more formal post and wire set up like summer ones do.


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 11:41

Cat food and compost delivered   Didn't see any Dark Beauties on my travels (well not that sort anyway) but they had some gorgeous Toad Lilies at West Acre the other week - maybe Nut can pop over and grab you one. 

If anyone's in Norfolk and needs a tree or two I'd pop into Notcutts in Norwich if I were you - several Malus Golden Hornets and other crab apples, well grown about 7ft tall, various fruit trees, including Egremont Russet and Doyenne du Comice and various ornamentals including Cercis canadensis - all Half Price!!! in the Bargain Section at the back.


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 11:32

Lily, I'd recommend some of Pdoc's Patent Cure-all , a hot bath and a sit down on the sofa in front of a good film.

Hope it works ((hugs))

Gardeners World Magazine

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 11:30

Think I got an email

I enter all the comps as long as they don't want me to sign up for anything, but I've only won the once - as I said, loadsapeeps enter


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 10:15

I'll have a look Chicky ............


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 10:01

Runner beans picked - enough for supper and a double portion to freeze as well - I've been very pleased with them - they're the white flowered Emergo, as recommended by Verdun.  Prolific long straight and tasty beans, not stringy at all and absolutely no pollination problems.  Still producing enough for a meal most days

I've also fixed a net over the pond to keep the leaves off.  Hopefully I've made it hedgehog and bird friendly and it will be closely monitored to make sure everyone is safe.

Now I'd better go to the farm shop, get a chicken to roast tomorrow and some mince for a cottage pie this evening - oh, need some potatoes too, and I'll pop into the GC and pick up some bird food.

Can I pick up anything for anyone?

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