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i'm new here...

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 07:53

Welcome Irish gardener.

My proposed book

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 07:52

Go for it Mike 

Norwegian Flax flowering for the first time

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 15:35

Phormiums flower, actually, quite commonly.  I have 4 or so varieties in flower now.  And they do so on quite small plants, according to their whim.

They are easy plants. Can be divided easily...best in spring....and those flower spikes do not need staking.  

 

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. 

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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Invasion....no likee

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