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Posted: 09/09/2012 at 16:17

Afternoon all. I have been out for my birthday treat today - paid for in May when the birthday actaully was. Went to a falconry and got up close and personal with some beautiful birds. The owner and his able assistant are knowledgeable, caring and engagingly enthusiastic. I'll post a piccie later.

Glyn, I still remember that Sunday-before-going back to work feeling, hope you're having a great day.

Kate, like you I would be very bothered by the builders' radio. Once  my next door neighbours went out all day leaving a window ajar which meant that their alarm beeped continuously. The other-side-neighbour who has access to their house was also out. After about two hours I could stand it no more and took myself off for the rest of the day.


Fork Handles

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 20:01

Glyn, naughty step - NOW! And the RHS can join you there for starting the rot!


Posted: 08/09/2012 at 18:58

Christopher, I did wonder whether to pick some more because mine took off big-time after I'd decided to stop. Still it will be in good fettle for next year!

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Posted: 08/09/2012 at 18:56

I'd like to order a cream tea now, please, Jean.

You're very up together with winter plantings. I took pity on some very sad house plants this afternoon and re-potted them even though it's not supposed to be now. Probably I'll put in my winter stuff about next April!

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 17:17

That snail had a flying lesson shortly after the pic. was taken!

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Posted: 08/09/2012 at 15:15

My shed is slug heaven. There are trails all up the inside and dried slug poo in the stacked up pots :- (

And the other evening I had an adventurous snail who obviously thought its home wasn't big enough!


Turf stacking

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 15:09
4711 wrote (see)

found the caps lock mi duck

:- D :- D


Posted: 08/09/2012 at 13:11

4711 (isn't that some sort of cologne?)  Stalks should be pulled right from ground level. If you hold it as low as you can and twist then it usually comes out cleanly. I don't know why it's done like this, probably the cut-off bits could get diseases or fungi or other troubles.

It's unlikely to need cutting down, the leaves and stalks will die off when the cold weather comes. For the first few years I had to mark where the plants were as there is nothing to be seen on the surface in Jan/Feb.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 13:04

I think the 50 Shades author 'doth protest too much'.  Really wishes young people would not buy the book!! Yeah, right ;- )


Posted: 08/09/2012 at 12:14

The usual advice is to stop pulling in mid-July (exactly when and will depend on the season) to give the plants a chance to gather strength for next year's crop. Also not to pull off all the stalks in any one section. I presume you know they need a lot of feeding: general fertiliser after cropping and a good mulch of compost or well-rotted manure over them in Jan/Feb.

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