Latest posts by fidgetbones

is it a con?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 23:38

I have had a 12x8 robinsons greenhouse for 25years. Still going well apart from the louvre vents. I replaced all the automatic window openers this year. I particularly like the higher eaves than some makes have , and the double doors.

Staging I got from two wests and elliot in Chesterfield.

Too late to grow anything in veg patch?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 23:26

Garden centres currently have various veg plants such as kale and spring cabbage, and you can plant rocket seed with a little protection.

Also you can plant overwintering onion sets and garlic now. See d t browns website for varieties to plant now.


Using Damson Sauce

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 20:48

Damson cheese to go with cheese. I used Hugh ferney whatsits recipe. I had five and a half pounds, simmered down then seived to give 4lb puree. To 500 ml puree add 350 g sugar. Simmer gently until reduced, very thick and a spoon scraped across the bottom of pan  leaves it clean. I put in jars like jam, but you can set it in a shallow tray.

He also has a recipe to go with duck.

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 12:53

Trebah is very sheltered from wind. Heligan is good on a sunny day. Eden project good on a wet day. If its sunny and the sea is flat calm, go diving.

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 12:46

Trebah, Heligan, the Eden project.

Can't pick just one.

banna plants,

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 10:38

Excellent  website pictures there, Ceres.

banna plants,

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 10:21

I keep mine in a big pot, and overwinter in the greenhouse, and I do that with cannas as well. I am in the North Midlands. If you cut off the leaves, wrap the stem loosely with straw. You could put a chicken wire cage around it and stuff that with straw. Then fleece over the outside of that. It has to breathe. If you use plastic it will rot. Mulch well around the roots and put plastic over that to try and keep the roots on the dryish side. Even if the stem goes, if you don't have heavy frost, it should shoot from the base again.


Posted: 10/09/2015 at 11:31

Damson puree and sugar is simmering gently.  We are planning a trip to Cornwall  after the wedding, and will  drop off cake to the diving friends we have at Watersports warehouse. I could pack a jar of damson cheese for you Verdun... or would you prefer cake. ? Mind you I dont know how much cake will be left. At the summer party fondant fancies disappeared as fast as I got them on a plate.

Raised bed of bricks

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 11:15

Normal bricks will always do this if soil is behind them. Damp gets in and the frost will split them.The blue industrial bricks used for damp courses are more resistant,that is what I would use.

compost bin on stone flags

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 11:11

Maybe a wormbin would suit you better. You will not have the amount of waste needed to fill a bin, and turning it would be difficult for you.

try this link

Edd is away on an adventure at the moment but his thread covers most queries


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