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HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 20:31

Sounds like a good excuse for a celebration...  Enjoy.

Marketmore 76 cucumber - need to pollinate?

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 20:29

When I have grown marketmore outside, I just let them get on with it, propping cucumbers up off the soil where possible.

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 20:21

Celebrating Andys win, Archie.?

JeysFluid

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 16:59

A good soaking with a hosepipe should shift most things. If your dog uses one particular corner, then a bucket of water a day , at the end of the day, would keep the smell down.

Marketmore 76 cucumber - need to pollinate?

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 16:33

Michael, what variety are you growing. ?


There are a lot of F1 all female varieties, but marketmore is open pollinated and has both male and female flowers.

Marketmore 76 cucumber - need to pollinate?

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 12:45

Marketmore is a ridge cucumber, often  grown outside. It needs to be pollinated. Do not remove male flowers. The fruits are not as long as supermarket cucumbers and are fatter, so remove them to use as soon as they stop swelling, before they turn yellow.

Aloe Vera Stem Too Long

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 11:50

Put it in a deeper pot of gritty compost and bury it up to the first two leaves. They do tend to sprawl.

Tomato leaves brown patches

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 15:22

Yes, it could be botrytis.  The damp weather we have had won't help.  Pick off any infected leaves. Make sure air circulation is good.

F1 male courgette flowers

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 14:59

No, F1 all female cucumber occasionally throw up a male which should be removed.


F1 Courgettes  Patriot are bred to cope with the British climate..

Discussions started by fidgetbones

plant identification

 
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Aquilegia flowers 2016

Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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New look forum

What the chuff have you done to it? 
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The cutting garden 2016

Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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Special offers

time limited special offers 
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Fantasy garden

Other papers have fantasy football, or fantasy portfolio. As we can't do much in our real gardens at this time of year, let us have a fantasy garden 
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Last Post: 02/02/2016 at 22:14

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Lotus corniculatus

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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