Eddie R

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Home Baking

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 16:11

Thanks Salino, I made it for Easter and it was rather nice!

It was your instructions I used to upload the photo, I had often wondered how to do it

Home Baking

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 14:05

My fisrt attempt at uploading a picture!

Recent chocolate cake

Grafted cucumber plant

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 16:38

Thanks Italophile, I am keeping the cuke warm and I wont plant him out for a while yet.

He did loose a few leaves, but has side shoots sprouting and has doubled in height.

Fingers crossed


Grafted cucumber plant

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 13:40

Cucumber plant update - its not looking any worse!

Should I cut off the shrivelled leaves?

I knew they liked being warm, but didn't appreciate they like moist air - thanks Joyce Goldenlily

Milk and water for mildew, great tip - thanks Marshmello

Grafted cucumber plant

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 11:25

Thanks Lilylouise

I did wonder if it was feeling the cold, so before leaving for work this morning I moved it to a warmer windowsill, I do hope it recovers.  I have never attempted cues before, good luck with yours


Grafted cucumber plant

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 09:22

I bought a grafted cucumber plant at the weekend. Too cold to put outside so have on my kitchen windowsil, the leaves are shrivelling already, they look like crumpled tissue paper.

Can any one help please?

Grow House

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 14:59

I will get them sorted and keep you posted.

Good luck with selling the house.

Appreciate your help

Grow House

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 12:53

All to easy to get carried away with a drop of sunshine

I grow the strawberries in pots and hanging baskets.

Do you have a fair size garden SotonGeoff?

Ours is like a postage stamp!

Grow House

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 10:54

Hi Sotongeoff

So could I still put the strawberries out now, bearing in mind they have been protected and the weather is so say due to get colder?

I do have other plant plug perennials outside (at the side of house on a storage box) and they all look ok, other than the ones the slugs have got.

If I were to put the strawberries out it would give me much more space.

Is it too early to start off seeds in a grow house, or best wait a while.  The sun is out here today and it makes me want to do something, though it will be dark by the time I get home from work!!!

Grow House

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 09:59

Thank you all for your advice and comments.

I won’t lust after a greenhouse quite so much knowing they can have the same problem.

I think poor ventilation is part of the problem, as I was opening the top and doors on a daily basis, but during a very wet spell I thought I needed to keep the plants protected.

Most of the damage is on the top shelf, where the condensation has been forming and dripping back on the plants.

I will make sure I keep it open unless it gets very cold.

I can see a warm windowsill maybe be a good option and will look at using them in the future.

Sotongeof, the plants are mainly fuchsia and scented geranium cuttings I took in the autumn, which were all doing well until I stopped opening the lid!!! I also have a variety of plug plants mainly perennials that I was bringing on ready to plant out, plus quite a few strawberry plants which are on lower shelves which aren’t so badly affected. The plants worst hit are nemesia, perhaps I should have left them out to fend for themselves? They are so say hardy.

It’s my first winter with a wooden grow house so all a bit of an experiment

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