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Posted: 24/08/2015 at 08:01

Good morning all

Rain overnight but dry this morning so far - but I'm pretty sure we've got more coming. 

I also had an Itchy & Scratchy night Yvie - serves me right for staying out so late in the garden on Saturday - but the bats, frogs and hedgehogs were soooooooo wonderful to watch.  Hope all goes well re the hospital visit.

Pdoc - have a great trip - when is it you're going?

Haven't been proper sailing since my teens - apparently Wonky's new job may involve some sailing expeditions (and getting paid for it!)  - lots of good sailing along the Suffolk coast - our NDNs' boat is berthed at Lowestoft they've just had a fortnight going down the coast to the Orwell estuary, then up to the Alde estuary at Orford and the Blyth at Southwold.  Did you know that Swallows & Amazons was set on the Orwell Estuary and the Broads?  So many people think it was about the Lake District


overgrown beds

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:37

Yes, it's much easier on the computer at the moment - there are improvements on the way

Growmate greenhouse

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:35

Phew!  That's ok then - I'll stop worrying about it

overgrown beds

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:25

Hi Amy - can we have a photo of the beds and plants, and some dimensions of the beds etc.

To upload a photo on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post.

Courgette plants have given up

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:21

If they were doing well and now they're not, then apart from watering it's pretty obvious that the nutrients in the compost have all been exhausted.  Courgettes are very hungry plants - they need feeding.

Growmate greenhouse

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:15

Not really sure what the best use for this will be - I recognise that these are quite pricey items so a very generous gift and I can see it being useful for starting seedlings etc - but not sure what else?

As for your corn - I think it's a bit behind - all the sweetcorn I've seen today has been six foot tall and ready to harvest.  When did you sow?

Courgette plants have given up

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 19:57

I once tried growing courgettes in 30 litre tubs - they really struggled. 

At the moment I have three plants - each of them has a 1 metre x 1 metre x 0.5 metre raised bed  , in a mixture of 50:50 good topsoil and well rotted organic farm manure on bare soil -  they're not as good as they've been when I've grown them direct in good veg plot soil.

Mystery Vine

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 19:04

Definitely wisteria

This should help

A fast growing plant to give me privacy.

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 19:01

You needed to have started your tomato seeds back in Feb/March - way too late now, unless you have a heated greenhouse to overwinter them.

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