Latest posts by fidgetbones

Raspberry canes - potassium problem?

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 20:43

My polka are doing well. this years shoots are 4 ft high.

 Glen ample , I have picked three bowls full this week. Yumm.

Worth persevering with. Maybe order some new canes from a good supplier, early autumn, so you get them early enough and they haven't been sitting around for ages.


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.


Posted: 08/07/2016 at 20:21

Celebrating Andys win, Archie.?


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.

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Pitcher or Burr Knot Apple trees.

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Post your photos, lets see all the variations. 
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What the chuff have you done to it? 
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Grow your own flowers for the house. 
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