Verdun


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Conference Pear on North Cornwall Coast anyone?

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 23:56

Hiya dannyson

Cornish boy too.  North Cornish coast buf far west. 

I grow espalier and cordon pears and get a reasonable crop......a dry wall where I do not water much so not greatest pears in the world.   However, I also planted an orchard for a friend of mine and she does not get huge crops. Like you she had lots of blossom but very little fruit but she is exposed

I used to get excellent crops....I mulched, fed and watered well but I have neglected  them a little these past 2 years.  So, I will target my pears this autumn.  

I prune in early August........this encourages fruit formation on short spurs.....

You need at least 2 other varieties dannyson to pollinate Conference well....even tho it's claimed to be self fertile.  Wind is a problem......not for me as I'm well sheltered here ......and salt winds too.  

Pansies all wilting :-(

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 20:01

I know, but it is a sudden thing.  I grow the odd pansy occasiomally but never any number together.  I think violas are resistant......not certain though....but still would not grow a bed of them. 

Pansies all wilting :-(

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 19:33

A few years ago I came across a disease called pansy sickness. I grew a bed of them and they suddenly, one by one, wilted and died. 

I think you have the same thing as007.  No cure I'm afraid. And don't grow pansies there again.  sorry. 

Red onions

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 15:44

I believe ??ou are allowed to shoot anyone who pulls up onions before they're ready.

It's what I do anyway

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 12:54

I always imagine Kelly Brook pushing my wheelbarrow for me in a bikini.  Now, Kelly, fetch me another lager ASAP 

Red onions

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 12:49

It may be because it's too dry. ,up to the longest day the onions need to be kept reasonably moist.  

Mangetout and sugarsnap

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 08:17

I pinch out most things but never with edible peas.  Got pods almost ready to eat.....albeit just a few plants (impatience at the time sowing less than usual) 

The peas will come Highley Delighted. 

Any idea's please

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 08:13

Just heard tottenham have just been taken over by Fulham and tramsferring to,Craven Cottage.....that was a surprise.

I think simplicity is the answer there Coys.....a Criss cross of paths for kids to walk up to the top of the hill and down again....almost sang that 

In the quadrants berberis atro nana and silver santolinas alternately.  

How long does it take you?

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 08:02

Latin names roll off the tongue for me too.........used to,think it a little pompous but now it's natural ESP when a particular plant is required.

Nice post Mike.....made me chuckle. 

I too agree with Dove's next post 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 07:57

Exciting stuff Punkdoc.  I can sense your impatience from here   My nephew will be on paramedic duty there....always gets  that "gig". (must be sheer luck)  you might meet up with him

Hot morning.....many are complaining that it's much now but not me.  Suits me just fine 

There's a dahlia I see in the  morning in far corner of the lawn that I tend to gauge overnight growth rate.  Suddenly, It has grown so I now need to stake it.  plants seem to be chasing the longest day 

 

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