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Stacey Docherty

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Problem with pumpkin.... Help and advice needed

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 19:42

Andrew the one to the right on my pic is a jack o lantern as well.. I have never harvested them early allow them to colour up otherwise the flesh inside will not be ripe so no don't treat them like courgettes. You can remove foliage I have in the past but I have to say I'm not sure it made much differance... Pumpkins are about patience think on they are normally harvested in October so they have plenty of time yet plus the leaves extend to die off and the fruit tends to ripen on the stem.... This is in my past experience any way......

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 19:33

This is the spectacular oak tree next to my neighbours house, they came to ask me tonight if I would join their petition to get it cut down as its a nuisance. What do you mean a nuisance I said? Well the leaves in the autumn and if it falls down it will wreck our houses don't you want to keep your daughter safe...... I love the leaves, I love the noise when it rains or in the wind and I loved the wisteria that gre up it ( some 25 foot high!) until you cut it own and dug up the wisteria last year ( even though its not I. Your garden) so no I won't join your petition. Besides I innocently say its probably protected the trunk meets the recommended circumference....... Boy am I glad I volunteered to help the council put preservation orders on a load of trees last year.... Lol oak tree saved an a little smug lol..... Good end to the day

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 19:28

Evening all.... It's all about trees here tonigh



Posted: 12/08/2013 at 17:38


Problem with pumpkin.... Help and advice needed

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 17:38

Just to say thank you to all for our advice I now have 6 pumpkins all doing great



Posted: 12/08/2013 at 17:36

 Take heart these are my scotch bonnet grown outside .


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 15:13

I agree with salino freemontodendron should have a spectacular mass of yellow flowers


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 15:11


 Bee just leave them outside from now till September...


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 12:49

Dahlia lover... What are you growing? It's still a wee bit earlier for ripe fruits I normally find September is about right... Just be patient you are doing everything right they are just plumping up to give you more flavour....


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 07:56

Morning all, good luck with chemo.... Last day b4 back at work  ahhhh well just a couple more weeks then am up north with lil monster to see my folks hope the garden survives a week my oh cant garden with an Xbox controller so..... Just blown the kettle up ! note to self put water in it need coffee...... Looks dull and overcast here today on the upside all yesterday's plants look good no wilting. Got seeds to package up for seed swap today. My rescued iris is going from strength to strength out the front I'm so glad lets just see if it flosprings the spring I ordered x3 more for the back garden near the house!!

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