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Raspberry conundrum...

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 14:39

How many plants are in there? Polka can be cut to the ground now. Glen ample, if you cut off all the shoots last summer, you are not going to get fruit next year. I would have them in separate beds so you can prune easily. Glen Ample you prune the fruited wood out after you have picked the fruit, leaving the current years new wood to flower and fruit the following year.  At that point , the new canes will be green, the old canes will be brown.  If you van take out the Glen ample and plant them elsewhere I would do so, now is a good time so long as the soil isn't frozen.  Cut down all the polka and give them a feed of blood, fish and bone when the new shoots start growing.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 19:21

Fairygirl.. Pulmonaria rubra. Plain leaves but early pink flowers that do not change colour.

Column Plum Tree: Will it grow into a bush?

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 19:14

I had four of these. I pruned as instructed and got no fruit. I let them go mad, they branch like a normal tree. One got silverleaf due to a neighbour helpfully pruning it at the wrong time. Two fruit every five years or so and the squirrels eat the exquisite golden plums before they are fully ripe. The Victoria fruits heavily most years, with bough breaking years about one  in three.

iPad freezing

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 19:08

I had it with my kindle this morning. I had to power down and reboot.

Broad Beans Aquadulce

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 19:05

I think I would drape fleece or sheets of newspaper on at night to protect the flowers. Do you have any bees about?

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 18:08

The school for the deaf in Derby do wonderful work. The girl across the road from my mum's house, went deaf after some infection when we were small. She went there to board, and came home at weekends.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 10:00

Last time I was with my friend in Perth, I made a huge amount of my world famous chilli for her always hungry son to portion for the freezer. Kangaroo mince was half the price of beef mince in Cole's. 2kg kangaroo mince, 4tins tomatoes, onions, peppers, chilli mix. He needed the bounce, he's a keen basketball player. 


I'll get my coat.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 18:58

Big dreams, small spaces with pokhim (and Monty Don)  on now.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 17:39

When diving out of Cornwall, we always aimed to dive on slack. The little bit between the tide going out and the tide coming in. That way we avoided a fast drift dive, with the next stop America. It saves getting the helicopter out for lost divers.


One summer , my mum had all the grandkids on St Ives beach. I advised her to park everything at the top of the beach. By the time the tide had come in, they were the only ones with any space left.


Is it time for lunch yet? I think my body clock is a bit out.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 15:04

Full moon means high tides. Wind will whip it up. If you live at the seaside that's the downside. 

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