Latest posts by LorraineP

Advice on growing Raspberries

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 10:12

Thanks Leggi 

Advice on growing Raspberries

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 22:50

Thanks chica.  I believe my raspberries are a summer fruiting variety.  I haven't cut them down at all after planting and they're about 15" - 18" high and lots of new shoots appearing.  I'll just put some bamboo canes in and leave them to do their thing.


Advice on growing Raspberries

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 22:13

Hi all, Just hoping some of you knowledgeable, experienced gardeners can offer me some advice on growing raspberries. I have been given 10 plants which I have planted and a line, spaced about 15" apart.  I know I need to provide some support, and to add some manure, but that is about all I know.  What kind of support do I need to use.  The variety is 'Glen Clova'.  Would appreciate your advice.

WEATHER this week

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 09:50

Furness Peninsula, South Cumbria:  Beautiful blue sky and sunshine, not sure what the temperature is but it's definately warmer than yesterday, probably becasue the wind has dropped.  BBC weather tells me we are due to reach 5 degs today and I think they will be right - hurrah!!  


WEATHER this week

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 09:52

We seem to be getting away with the worst of the weather.  Bitterly cold (just below freezing about an hour ago) but we do have blue sky and sunshine and a few grey/white clouds. Which is in contract to 5 miles up the coast where they have had a covering of  snow overnight.  Hope I have spoken too soon!

Talkback: Early seed sowing

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 14:58

Ballydavis, I have heard of planting at the time of a full moon, and was thinking of doing that this year as I get 'hit and miss' results with my seeds.  


Posted: 26/02/2013 at 22:16

Most enjoyable 'discussion' - gave me a good laugh.  Wonder if Precision Green got any useful feedback!

Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 21:18

Lavender Lady, your garden is absolutely stunning.  I am hoping to start a tranformation with my garden this and if it ends up looking anything vaugely like yours I will be more than please.  Thanks for sharing it.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 21:09

Beautiful sunny day here in South Cumbria today, with a light easterly breeze.  Could almost be convinced spring is here, but in reality I know March could well convince me otherwise.



The Return of Gardeners World-8th March

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 13:21

Quite agree with you Brumbull.  Have been waiting on GW being back on since it finished last autumn!

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