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Posted: 09/06/2014 at 12:52

Thunder, lightning, and chucking it down here.

and hail stones.

My cold is still streaming. I dont intend going out so I shouldn't pass it on to anyone.

I think today is a good day to stay in and read a book.


Advice needed

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 12:45

Try an advert in the local paper or gumtree. The downside is people calling at the house at odd times.

Or the local church  or school fetes always  like a plant stall.

 If you have enough you could do a car boot sale.

Raspberry Autumn & summer

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 23:23

Terri Louise has been superseded by its offspring Joan j which is also primocane and is treated the same way.

Raspberry Autumn & summer

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 23:11

It sounds like you have all autumn fruiters, also called primocanes.  

last year's canes will have fruited in autumn,you cut the fruited tips off and they fruit again now, and then you cut out the old cane to the ground..I have these, I think they are  called terrylouise. The new canes will fruit in autumn,and the process continues.

I think if you try to separate them, you will lose the autumn crop.

Last year's canes will be Brown, the new canes will be green.

You could also prune all fruited canes down to the ground in winter, but I like to get two crops off each cane.


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 08:51

Sunny here. OH is heading your way,fairygirl, then up past Aberdeen. He has a stinking cold that he picked up in the lake district on Monday, and has now given to me.

I'm going to try and get a few more plants in the ground.  We didn't get much rain, yesterday,a bit in the morning. some overnight, but its sunny with blue skies now.

  Have a good day folks.


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 07:14

Do you want toast with that?



Posted: 08/06/2014 at 07:05

Everyone still in bed?

I'll put the coffee on.

Plant identification please

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 07:03


Can you start a new thread with a photo and a bit more information such as soil, position etc?.

Calling all Caterpillar experts . . .

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 18:13

Large white butterfly.

Lock up your cabbages.

Plant ID

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 18:07

scabious or knautia, sweet william,  tall weed.

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