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Latest posts by Ivyhouse

Figs

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 19:09

Not sure whether this should be on the cookery board but my fig tree is covered in fruits about the size of grapes. I know they're not going to ripen now but does anybody know what they could be used for ? Seems such a same to let them go to waste.

Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 23:46

Woodgreen wonderoy makes a good point. If they had known 100 years ago what was to come, I wonder if it would have made any difference. The fact that boys and girls are still dying fighting tyranny around the world suggests not. I grow my poppies every year in memory of an uncle who went to the front in 1914 and never came back and my Dad who went to sea in 1939 and did make it home.

I'll be proud to keep the silence on the 11th. 

Strawberry bed

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 22:30

I want to re-start my strawberry bed. It has been going for 5 years and has become rather overgrown with weeds and random runners. My question is am I better off buying pot grown plants to put in this weekend or shall I get bare rooted runners as seen advertised on the web ?

Many thanks in anticipation.

Topping and tailing

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 22:32

If this sounds daft, please bear with me. I remember as a child spending what seemed like hours topping and tailing gooseberries. Now, having just picked around five pounds, there seems to be more to life than doing this. My question is, if I cook them down with the fluffy bits still on am I going to poison my family or best case give them a case of the jippy tummy ?

Propogating chryanths

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 23:51

Many thanks. I'll leave it a week to see if it warms up a bit then have a go.

 

Propogating chryanths

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 20:34

Last Autumn I ug and potted up several chrysanths and left them to overwinter in the greenhouse. They are all now producing strong growth from the base. My question is, are these the shoots I should be using for cuttings or will these come from higher up the plants. Thanks in anticipation.

Soil ph

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 21:31

Thank you everyone for your swift replies. I will go with your advice and contine to keep adding from my compost bin and see what happens. 

Soil ph

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 19:39

Does anyone have an organic solution for lowering the ph of my veg plot ? My test kit is showing a reading of 8 and the suggestion on the packet is 'sulphur of ammonia' which sounds a bit strong.

Many thanks in anticipation.

Slow Chrysanths

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 22:40

That's encouraging folks. Many thanks.

 

Slow Chrysanths

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 22:12

I planted out several chrysanth cuttings oh, it must be two months now, but they've hardly moved. A couple have been completely demolished by snails. Is there any hope that when the weather turns they might come on, even flower, or is this year just a write off ? Many thanks in advance.

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