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Posted: 07/08/2015 at 22:01

I have grown Swift for three years. I sow seed under glass in individual pots in May and plant out in June when frosts have gone. Mine are between 5 and 6ft. They are in a block, 7 plants by 10. They are only just opening the male flowers, and the females are barely showing. I do not expect to be eating the corn until September.

Garlic what varieties and where do I buy

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 21:55

try the garlic farm on the isle of wight.


Any Apple Experts?

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 16:53

I love Apples macs

I've been using them since a retailer lent me one of the early ones for the weekend to try, 20 odd years ago.  It went back but I ordered one. I find them much more reliable than PC's. For graphics, or video editing, the only way to go.


Posted: 07/08/2015 at 16:45

I agree with Dove.

Hanging baskets

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 13:27

Hanging baskets shouldnt be done yet. Give it a good dead heading and a feed and plenty of water.

Hostas die down in winter, I cant see them working in hanging baskets.

Some of the trailing variegated ivies would work in a hanging basket over winter.   Also polyanthus or primulas as well as pansies.

Healthy cucumber?

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 13:16

Its ripening. They are best picked while still dark green, but when they have stopped expanding.  A fine judgement I know, but you'll get the hang of it.


Posted: 07/08/2015 at 07:33

Not that hot here, Dove. It might get warmer later, but I am off to work all day.

I'd better water the greenhouse contents before I go.

Courgettes have gone bonkers. Tiddler to marrow in three days. I knew I was asking for trouble putting eight plants in. Sweet corn are taller than me. It must have been a good batch of blood fish and bone this year. Still, we love a good sweet corn fest. 70 plants to go at if I can keep the squirrels off.

Scanners. Nothing metal allowed at all. I zoned out with my eyes shut. Imagine yourself somwhere nice. The whooshing noise they make will never be top of the pops.

Have a good day folks.

Hidcote Manor

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 21:31

Dont forget kiftsgate, almost opposite the gates of hidcote.

Tree Lilies

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 19:54

Check the compost for white maggots chewing the roots.


Posted: 05/08/2015 at 13:49

Skipjack are Tuna. I know its rained a lot but if Tuna are eating Roses we're all in trouble.

I think you mean Muntjac

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