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help for raspberries

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 18:20

If you plant the raspberries in a straight line, that is a good start. The second year the roots will run a bit. Some varieties are worse than others for this. You can sever canes that are growing in the wrong place, leaving only the new canes in the line you want.  Have a strong post at each end of the line, and attach wires between the two to tie the canes to.


https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-your-own/fruit/raspberries

Leeks and Onions

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 19:07

Well I should have got my onion seed in by now, but I bought it and then forgot where I put it.

gladiolus

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 19:06

I've never seen bees on mine. They usually have better options like linaria, single dahlias, cosmos.


I  grow gladioli in lines in the veg patch for cutting for the house.   Mixed sorts flower at different times, so I get a bag of one variety usually .

Plant orders for 2017

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 19:03

I tend to use cosmos as fillers. If you have facilities to raise from seed, they are quite big seed , so one seed to a pot is quite easy.

The calm before the storm

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 18:59

Well earlier on the polytunnel cover was wrapped around a rose, there was no way I was going to tackle it with lumps being blown off of the Oak tree.


It does seem to have calmed down now. Gusts of up to 60 MPH according to the local weather.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 17:16

My polytunnel  cover has taken off.  Its wrapped round a rose bush.


A large lump has come off the oak and smashed a hellebore


I picked some hellebore flowers to float in a bowl

Have u pruned this Penstemon right?

Posted: 22/02/2017 at 19:19

That sounds fine. I wouldn't go lower. They should branch and then you can pinch to form a bush. Stop pinching around May.  You can pinch back cornflowers , but I don't think it matters much if you don't.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 22/02/2017 at 17:57

You can have a wander around my garden. Lots of snowdrops out. I will take some photos tomorrow.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 22/02/2017 at 17:12

Hubby says he could not do a cruise ship. Too many people. Then I remind him he doesn't do beach holidays either.  Jamaica, grenada, St Lucia, Maldives, Mauritius, Sitting on the edge of a beach with a drink in hand   errm. well they were diving holidays. He doesn't do boats much either... except for the liveaboards on the Barrier reef, and Papua New Guinea. ..


I want to do part of the Pacific and the only way is on a fairly big ship. It will happen, one way or another.

Pruning autumn fruiting raspberries

Posted: 22/02/2017 at 15:26

I pruned mine down to the ground at the weekend. Next job is to give them a feed of blood fish and bone, scattered around the base of the canes.  Then I will give them a mulch of compost or well rotted farm yard manure to  keep the weeds down.

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