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Over winter

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 13:32

Many thanks for the advice. I think i will leave in the pots this year. 

Over winter

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 10:14

Can anyone give me some ideas please. During the summer i bought some Lilium Regale bulbs. I planted in pots to move around the garden. Produced lovely flowers. On previous years i have dried and stored the bulbs in a shed. Each spring i am left with a dried rotten bulb.Does anyone overwinter in pots cutting, off the dried stem.



Posted: 20/09/2015 at 17:39

Just an update on my July post. It is now September and i  am still cutting cucumbers in the greenhouse. After a poor start i have had a very good crop.Plenty of tomato feed did the trick.


Posted: 20/09/2015 at 17:34

Any ideas please. The sweetcorn are good healthy plants. Due to a lack of sunshine they are not ripping to eat. The kernels are still a pale yellow. Has anyone any idea on how to force them .


Posted: 15/09/2015 at 15:47

I think i will plant the lidl lettuce next year.What a good idea.


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 17:49

Well i dont know what has happened here in North Cornwall but since writing my last posts The runner beans has blown over but rescued with thick rope. Sweetpea have gone over,to late for them and the sweetcorn are now tied to a canes. I wonder if anything will be standing in the morning. 


Posted: 12/09/2015 at 16:14

The veg that didn't do anything are beetroot and courgettes. The lettuce were good but didn't last long(Pick and come variety)Very few parsnips about 6 in a row.Sweetpeas have finished. It is very cold at night here so i am thankful for the runner beans and sweetcorn which are strong. 


Posted: 10/09/2015 at 17:11

Thanks Lyn. Yes i am on the coast. It is lovely to have the sunshine this week and the sweetcorn are improving . Like you the runner beans are good and so were the broad beans. The nights are cold and i am thinking of covering the young lettuce plants. Lets hope for a mild winter . JAD.


Posted: 09/09/2015 at 10:37

I would be very interested to hear from anyone in north cornwall about growing veggies this year. I keep a yearly diary and this year has been my worst year for produce. Although the pots have been good and the runner beans has improved since we have had some sunshine. Lots of flowers i.e dahlia,cosmos,geraniums,gladioli,marigold,wild poppies and foxgloves. No sunshine today lets hope it returns soon.



Posted: 22/07/2015 at 18:32

The cucumbers in the greenhouse are not growing this year. Lots of flowers with small cues that are just not getting any bigger. I have watered regularly,feed with tomorite.  sprayed the plants when hot. This is the 5th year of growing in the greenhouse. The previous years i have not had any problems. Any other ideas please.

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Over winter

Lily bulbs 
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ready to eat 
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