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Raspberry

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 19:23

Fidget, I planted 3 canes in Feb 2013 - last year we had raspberries most days from August onwards, enough raspberries for 8 lbs of jam, and ice cream boxes full in the freezer, we're still eating them.

You'll be drowning in raspberries in a couple of years time with 12 canes!  I can think of worse fates

Overgrown shrub- can I cut back safely?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 18:35

It looks like a variegated Pittosporum to me.  I would cut it back in mid April - pruning before then risks new growth being damaged by late frosts.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 18:18

Totally agree Fb - the programme's ridiculous

And while we're talking about ridiculous programmes - I was listening to Brain of Britain (as I usually do on a Saturday at bedtime) and they described Ground elder/goutweed as 'a creeper'!  No wonder no one knew what the heck they were talking about   What is the world coming to ...

Raspberry

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 16:49

I grow the autumn fruiting variety Polka - trouble free to grow and a heavy yield of large very tasty fruit - we're having some from the freezer for our Burns Night Cranachan this evening.  Highly recommended

Burns' night

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 16:45

The haggis is cooking in its bath in the oven and the whisky sauce has been made.

The neeps and tatties will be switched on in about 40 mins and the curly kale has been prepped.

Raspberries from the garden (via the freezer) are thawing, oatmeal has been toasted and the honey and whisky are waiting to be added to the cream for the Cranachan.

Now my feet are up in front of Death comes to Pemberley and my knitting is on the go.

What plant or weed is this ?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:55

Or possibly one of the Lavateras http://www.malvaceae.info/Genera/Lavatera/clementii.html

ID please

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:53
BobTheGardener wrote (see)

Purple stained bird droppings on fences etc are a dead giveaway in Autumn!

If you're lucky - we used to get it on the washing on the linen line

Garden patches - advice

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:40

If you think it could be crane-fly larvae, you can get rid of them safely by applying nematodes https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=651

Good luck

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:38
Edd wrote (see)

Now that is a idea Dove. Do you think they will notice 

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSqeZqOGWDutQ5PBObukL7CKiZ1NRzTprUe068pLSmWvc2-0PS5

 

 

You're bound to win Edd - don't forget your friends when you collect your winnings

 

Matty ((hugs)) so much to look forward to and enjoy   Isn't it fantastic!!!

What plant or weed is this ?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:35

It can be an attractive space-filler in a border.  It's an annual so once it's seeded it will die, but of course it may self-sow around the place.

I think it often crops up in gardens via bird seed.

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