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Pumpkin Magic

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 12:43

If it's one of the larger types it needs to be growing on the ground so that the fruits are supported otherwise the stems will tear off the plant.  Smaller ones can be grown up a frame like squashes.  


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 09:32

Fidget, I had a R. purpurea that I was persuaded to buy when visiting Touchwood Aquilegias - it was in a pot in a shady corner and a couple of weeks ago I was convinced it had succumbed to the wet winter - but now it's looking hale and hearty 

I'm very tempted to put it in the new front border - it's the right colour - but it's a bit of a frost pocket out there - what do you think?  Would it be ok up against the house wall?  West facing and protected from the north by neighbour's garage? 

Red or Green Gooseberries

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 09:26

The berries will turn red as they ripen.  If you have a heavy crop you can thin them out now, using the thinnings for jam or chutney.  You could use them in a pie but they will need a lot of sugar as they are unripe.

Later when they ripen and change colour they'll be sweeter and slightly soft if you squeeze them gently.

Keep an eye out for blackbirds - they tend to be quicker than us at spotting the ripe ones 


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 08:11

The Lovely Home are having all sorts of D-Day commemorations this weekend 


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 08:06

Good morning KEF - you need another cuppa  - our visit to Aged Ps is tomorrow and Father's Day's not until next weekend 

Pumpkin Magic

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 07:57

Which type of pumpkin is it?  Do you know the variety?  There are quite a few

Please identify

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 07:19

  I've got rellies on The Gower - spent lots of time there as a child and still visit 

Please identify

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 07:09

Oooh, which part of Wales Snoodle?


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 07:07

It is lovely out there isn't it Clari   Fingers crossed that it lasts 


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 07:06

As you suspected, this subject has frequently been discussed on here.  I think the general consensus is that the Water Scarecrow is about the only deterrent that works consistently for everyone. 

If you put 'cats' into the search bar at the top of the page you'll get links to all the other threads discussing the problem.  Sadly they sometimes get quite heated. 

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