Latest posts by fidgetbones

Square foot gardening - crop rotation?

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 10:52

Onion family in particular need to be moved around on at least a three year rotation to avoid Onion rot. Brassica family (cabbages etc) are also best rotated to avoid club root. Both are fungal diseases, growing them in a fresh place means that the reservoir of infection is reduced.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 10:08

Thank you, everyone. I think hubby forgot when he went off to work this morning, but we are going out for a meal tonight at the Chinese that we had our first date.(in 1998) You can't hurry these things you know.

Oh DD you are in the wars. I hope they sort it out soon.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 20:15

Pour a bucket of water with a teaspoon of bicarb of soda in over the wee patches.

Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 20:10

Looks like you had a gorgeous day.  I wish my garden looked as good, instead of leaning at all angles. Did you go on the gallopers?

Two ids please

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 17:41

Top one is dracaena. If you cut it back the new shoots will take over instead.

Bottom one is a verbascum or mullein.  A biennial, it will flower next year. A spike with yellow flowers on.

Last edited: 09 October 2016 17:42:09

Well fed fox

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 14:49

I dug  a sausage up in the veg patch once.

There must have been too many  left over sausages from a barbie somewhere.

Garden Confessions - 3 Worst Crops of 2016!

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 09:11

I did have a big crop of blackcurrants, all nicely tucked up in the freezer, for enlivening winter porridge.   Surplus raspberries joining them, polka have had a huge crop, just coming to an end. Polytunnel tomatoes did better than the greenhouse. I eliminated the greenhouse mouse, so I got to eat figs this year.

 Cox apples look to  be doing well, need to be picked soon. Lord lambourne all picked and eaten.

Squirrels ate all the pears.

My compost heaps are doing fantastically well


Posted: 09/10/2016 at 09:01

With strong taproots, if you spray the leaves now, it takes it down into the root.  So long as the leaves are still green and not dying off anyway , it should work.

Nice gesture but maybe more?

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 20:30

Couldn't you have nipped down to Lamorna to borrow that winch set up for getting the root out?

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