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fruit cage advice please

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 15:19

good point- many thanks Lesley

fruit cage advice please

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 12:16

thank you all so much for your advice... I hadn't realised steel would need repainting- thought it might be worth getting as the stronger option. I think I will probably go for the aluminium one, much as I'd like to think I'd fashion something myself out of pipe, bits of wood/ wire/ net etc., if I can afford it I’ll go for the easier option. not sure my DIY skills are quite up to building my own.

Thanks again as always- advice & sharing of expertise and experiences on this forum is always kind and very much welcomed.

 

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

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