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Grapes growing instead of potatoes!

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 20:45

I started eating my Charlottes over a week ago.  I don't empty out the whole bag at once.  I feel down the side of the bag and pull out any which are big enough, leaving the smaller ones to get bigger.  If you empty them all out at once you will have far too many and a lot of them will be too small to use.


Posted: 26/06/2012 at 20:42

This is too early to be digging them up.  I don't harvest mine until August.

No apples?

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 20:19

Lots of us have either none or hardly any this year.  My trees have around ten between them.  I noticed that the orchard at the Weald & Downland museum didn't have any either.  Looks like a bad year for apple lovers.

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 20:18

I'm looking forward to the slug free part of heaven

Fork Handles

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 20:17

The aussie contingent are watching Wimbledon on the TV.  I forgot to tell them to watch out for fuchsia t-shirt man (possibly wearing a hat).

I'm sat in the garden, even though it's a bit overcast and gloomy, mainly because I was forced to spend 11 hours in the office today!

I have problems on and off with this site so just post when I can and give up when I can't.

Combi shed-greenhouses

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 00:07

Do you mean potting sheds?  I got one last year and adore it.  I've always wanted one.  It is 8 by 10 so it has a nice long shelf under the sloping window and the plants love it.  There is plenty of storage space so I have the benefits of a greenhouse and a shed. The people who put it up did a very good job. I took this photo just after they had finished. 


Fork Handles

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 00:01

Good luck with the lupin.  I have totally given up on them after several unsuccessful attempts to ward off the slugs.

Expect Geoff is tucked up in bed by now ready for his early start.  Keeping my fingers crossed for the weather.

I mow bits of grass that don't belong to me because it makes everything look much nicer.  It is all open plan out the front so I tend to cut my elderly neighbour's lawn when I cut mine.  I sometimes cut the other neighbour's lawn too when I'm feeling generous.   Must admit that the housing association cut their bits very well.  They take the grass away with them and you can even see stripes!  Across the road from me is an open bit of grass with wavy rose beds.  You can see where they have mowed around the beds and trees - it looks a bit like the lines on a japanese gravel garden.

Fork Handles

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 20:15

That's fun Geoff!

I'm enjoying the last of the evening sunshine whilst my Australians are watching the football.  They made me a lovely mushroom risotto this evening.

Ambrose Place had their yellow book open gardens today.  You pay £5 at the start and get to see 14 different walled gardens along the road.  They had a gloriously sunny afternoon and there were lots of visitors.  I saw some depressingly healthy runner beans.  In one garden they had a sign up saying that the dog had buried a bone and look what had come up - a row of bonio's!  The dog came up and pulled one out whilst we were laughing at it.

Beans not germinating/being eaten

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 09:29

I've been sowing them inside and planting them out when they get big enough but all of them have either been eaten by slugs/snails, dug up by my neigbour's car or had their leaves blown off in a gale force wind.  My latest lot are ready to go out but I can't bring myself to do it.

sheep wool

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 21:39

The sheep wool pellets don't work.  I put them down and then a couple of hours later watched a snail crawling right over them.

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