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Posted: 27/08/2016 at 17:15

I'm not a pensioner yet, (and never likely to be if "they" keep moving the finishing line), but I can't eat large meals. My Mum and I often have lunch in a pub where they do smaller versions of most of their menu for about £3  less. They probably make more from us as we usually have room for desert .


Posted: 27/08/2016 at 16:55

I too have some grown from seed that haven't flowered.....yet. They are very strong looking plants but others from the same sowing are flowering well. The flowering ones don't look quite so luxuriant but are perfectly good plants. They are from a 2015 packet.

When to scarify...

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 16:45

We have attachments for the lawn mower to do ours. I think it's a bit of a fiddle to put them on though. Not really sure because that's OH's job.

New 'Secret Garden' emails

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 16:31

Thanks for that Dove. Good idea but as I'm a bit of a technofobe, I'll have to get my IT support, (One and Only Son) to show me how, before he goes back to uni.

New 'Secret Garden' emails

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 16:12

Just thought I'd pick up on this thread as I'm getting a bit fed up with the constant stream of emails I get from Secret Garden. So far 8 this month and 9 in July. (can't be bothered to go back further). I wouldn't mind one or two a month but it's got to a stage where I just delete them without opening so I can read my 'important' emails without having to scroll through loads of others

Is there really anything different in them that I can't get to on the web site? If I unsubscribe to the emails, will I still be able to view info on the site?

Overwintering Sweet Peppers.

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 11:03

I picked the first ripe fruit from my overwintered Snackbite earlier this week. It was a little on the dry side but edible. Plenty more fruits to come so I'm hoping the rain of the last 2 days (and more to come tonight) will juice them up a bit.

They were talking about overwintering peppers on GQT last week and some had been kept going for several years, so will be trying again.

Bush Raspberries

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 19:29

Thanks for that Logan. So you would treat a bush the same as canes? Do I feed too?

Bush Raspberries

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 21:03

Last year I bought one of those bush raspberries to grow in a pot. It didn't come with any cultivation instructions. I've picked all the berries.

What do I do now? Should I now cut it back and, if so, how hard? Should I feed it now or wait till spring?

It has some new shoots growing from the base and one at the edge of the pot. (Could this one be a sucker?)

Do you remember?

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 20:51

We used to fish for sticklebacks in the local brook. Many happy hours spent with a fishing net and a jam jar on a piece of string! Of course you had to dam up the brook first to get a good deep pool. As long as you didn't get a "booter" (a welly full of water), you were all right.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 18:05

On the drive back from visiting Mum in hospital, (nice and cool in there),this afternoon, temps reached 34c. It's clouding up a bit now here in Bristol.

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