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Posted: 02/01/2016 at 07:08

Oh dear, Hostafan. The first time I went to Hurghada, we were due to fly Air France from Gatwick to Cairo. Air France went on strike. We ended up going British Midland to Schipol, then KLM to Cairo. When we got to Cairo, our transport had cleared off as we were 8 hours late. No help from England. We had to hire a minibus and two drivers to get us to Hurghada, through the night, through the desert with barely a road, let alone lights.  Good diving though.

I hope you have a better day tomorrow.

Soft fruit suggestions please

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 23:53

Do you eat many redcurrants?

I only grow what I like to eat. I used to grow gooseberries for Dad, but this years crop is still in the freezer, no one wants them, so I pulled all the bushes out.

I love raspberries all summer long. With a few varieties, you can eat them fresh from June to October, and have plenty to freeze and jam.


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 22:50

I think the writer of that Sherlock was on something stronger than sloe gin. Very hard to follow. Time for bed for me. Night folks.

Soft fruit suggestions please

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 22:45

Blueberries will only do well if you have acid soil. I would go with blackcurrants,they are easy, prune once a year, and big crops.

Mulching & compost

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 19:28

Mix the shreddings with the lawn cuttings, it should help both rot better.


Posted: 31/12/2015 at 21:49

Edd, pretty much like the last 17 years. Much better than the previous 20.



Posted: 31/12/2015 at 19:39

What have you been doing, Edd.

I hope all your family are safe.

Early Hyacinth!

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 19:37

Hyacinths can stand frost. I picked my first daff yesterday, 


Posted: 31/12/2015 at 15:47

Have a good holiday, Hostafan

Ive put the greenhouse heater on. Frost forecast for tonight. I'm hoping a few extra bricks will keep the polytunnel in place. Frank sent it over a fence to sit by the plums.

Penny daisies are blooming on the motorway roundabout. I have a rudbeckia prairie sun in flower. Whether it will survive tonight or not is a different matter.

Have a good new year everyone.



Posted: 31/12/2015 at 12:27

I didnt think we had much problem, until I went up the garden. The mini polytunnel which was weighted down with bricks, flew over a fence and landed 20ft away. Amazingly nothing squashed in garden. Cover is still intact. Most of  the stands within were still upright. Only damage a large pot of cyclamen cracked in two, and a dozen primula seedlings need repotting. 

We lifted it back in place and put more bricks on it.


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