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Autumn flowering raspberries sprouting far from canes

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 21:08

Raspberries do this all the time.  They need a barrier to keep them from spreading all over the garden. The roots are shallow and from these the new sprouts emerge.

Daffodils dying back

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 21:02

Judith you can keep them in a shed in a container till Autumn and plant them out again or pot them up with new compost. They keep well. Weren't they dry when you bought them?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 22:55

Dove you need to eat more of the stuff.

Tilled for cabbage and spuds today.

Sprayed weeds in gravel yard with round up.

lovely weather.

Ate some rhubarb for good measure.


Serious reminder folks....

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

October is the longest month in the year, by one hour. Clocks go forward in March and we get an extra hour in the garden next week.

spuds in ?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 19:39

Sowed my First Early Sharpes Express under a cloche on March 7th. 3 of them are up. Frost last night, covered with a sheet of fleece and all looks well and good this evening. The biggest problem with frost is that  the early morning sun burns the leaves. If in doubt leave covered for a few hours so they thaw before exposing to the sunlight.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 17:46

Sowed British Queens, second earlies yesterday. Nothing else ready to go just yet.

Sowed Leek seed today in trays after earlier effort produced poor return.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 20:36

Very creepy feeling these eclipses give me. We had a total eclipse some years back. That surreal darkness gives me the shivers.

Did some gardening on my half day to-day.

Tilled and made furrows for my second earlies "British Queens". Will plant them over the weekend with added FYM and potato manure.

First Pickings 2015

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 22:50

Nice ones there Dove, had a bit at weekend. very tasty.

soil test kit accuracy?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 20:17

Collect some rain water on a plastic sheet. This will give you almost pure water for the test. We add lime to acid soils, so lime water will give a more alkaline result. Have a very black loamy soil here and it is on the Alkaline side as can be seen by the scab on the spuds in my profile pic.

Early Potatoes

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 21:30

I used to live in London in the 80's 90's and have cousins in Wolverhampton. Good day for us in Cheltenham.

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