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Mango Seed

Posted: Yesterday at 17:48

If you are in the UK you will need a chuffing big greenhouse.


Posted: 24/02/2017 at 23:32

I tried to get a T rex but everywhere was out of stock last year. Do you know any available, punkdoc?

help for raspberries

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 21:55

Yes, you can resite the ones that grow out of the straight line. After a year or two you may have so many that you just throw away any strays.

I have had one run under a slabbed path and come up in a crack on the boundary fence. I leave it because it has the tastiest berries, and it crops twice, early in June on last years wood, and from September on new years wood.

Wood chippings

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 18:31

You can put them around most shrubs to give a weed suppressing mulch.  Try not to pile it around the stems though as it can induce rot.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 18:29

Well the cover is back on the polytunnel. It has a few extra holes in from the rose bush, so I expect this cover will last this summer and then the frame will make a fruit cage. Delphiniums are growing, so I gave them a dressing of crushed eggshells. I transplanted a few foxgloves. Lots of new shoots are growing, the daffs have buds and a few early tulips are in flower. It seems more like mid March than Feb, but it has now dropped a bit chilly.

Controlling raspberry runners

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 18:23

My blackcurrant bushes each occupy a circle of about 4 ft diameter. I get  at least 7 pounds of fruit off of each of them. I don't net so I expect the blackbirds have a few as well.

help for raspberries

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 18:20

If you plant the raspberries in a straight line, that is a good start. The second year the roots will run a bit. Some varieties are worse than others for this. You can sever canes that are growing in the wrong place, leaving only the new canes in the line you want.  Have a strong post at each end of the line, and attach wires between the two to tie the canes to.

Leeks and Onions

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 19:07

Well I should have got my onion seed in by now, but I bought it and then forgot where I put it.


Posted: 23/02/2017 at 19:06

I've never seen bees on mine. They usually have better options like linaria, single dahlias, cosmos.

I  grow gladioli in lines in the veg patch for cutting for the house.   Mixed sorts flower at different times, so I get a bag of one variety usually .

Plant orders for 2017

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 19:03

I tend to use cosmos as fillers. If you have facilities to raise from seed, they are quite big seed , so one seed to a pot is quite easy.

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