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fruit cage advice please

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 15:04

HI,

am considering getting a fruit cage for the lottie, and looking at a few websites I'm wondering- do you leave them up permanently or dismantle to store for winter once cropping is finished? How long would you expect it to last if left out all year? I've seen some advertised that are galvanised steel, others galvanised aluminium, powder coated.... 

the main dictate will be price, but i'd be keen to hear your views and advice.

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 09:06

I think in the end the tomatoes in the grow bags did the best Michael. Can't remember which episode this was in, but most are still available on Iplayer.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mw1h/episodes/guide#b01r95fl

 

 

Are T&M having a laugh!

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 09:13

they had a feature on this on The One show (BBC1 london & south east) on friday evening.... 27.25 mins in:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03bqtks/The_One_Show_27_09_2013/

expensive novelty, I'll stick with the varieties I know and like!

What's happening in my garden!

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 09:02

poedery mildew, due to drying out/ eratic watering.

where did you spot the larve in the dicentra pot nd what do they look like? some are worse than others.

What's been eating my shrubs?

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 08:56

ah, thank you. Must admit, i was very concerned about there being such large numbers and possible need for repeat treatments.

Comfrey Feed

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 22:50

The nettle feed I've been using this year was made last, perfectly fine stored in plastic milk cartons/ bottles.  Judging by how much growth things have made, it was better than ever!

Fox poo

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 22:06

Agree with Waterbutts, foxes foul in prominent locations to mark their territory, so on your doorstep is undoubtedly a fox. I've heard tiger poo works wonders, (sorry to suggest yet another foul deposit for your doorstep) apparently you can pick it up from the zoo if you've got one nearby. Alternatively, the DIY stores stock sensor controlled spray devices, that will squirt anything that approaches with water- might be easier to get hold of than Tiger poop!

What's been eating my shrubs?

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 21:32

Greaat- many thanks

What's been eating my shrubs?

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 14:57

Many thanks for the advice Dove, Bob and everyone.

I've had a another look, have spotted a few vine weevils so it must be them. Alongside the bed the above pants are in, is my neighbours privet which is about 2 metres high and a good 3 or 4 in length- all chewed in a similar way, so there must be loads of them. Dove, are the nematodes suitable for using in the ground? Much of the vine weevil treatments/ advice, seem to be about using on pots.

 

Bookmarking threads

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 14:47

Yes, it'd be really useful to be able to bookmark things for later reference. I often see tips/ advice that might not be relevant for me at the time, or something that I think I’ll do next year, but then forget about it, and that's the thing- if I remembered I could search for it, but in these days of information overload my memory is getting shorter. I'm sure this causes many of us to ask questions that have already been asked previously by others.

There’s so much knowledge and expertise on this forum, it would be lovey to be able to use it to best effect and build one’s own scrapbook of top tips!

 

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