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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 23:43

Wet and windy here so I went to Hayes GC at Ambleside with a friend. Didn't get to see the plants outside due to the rain but we had a late lunch in the cafe before going onto Lakeland Plastics.

I've always wanted to make proper pastry, learn how to bake and make real bread. It was one of life's pleasures as a child watching my mum bake, make cakes and scraping the mixing bowl out afterwards. Also wanted to do something more imaginative with stuff grown in the garden this year other than pasta dishes, bakes and gratins.

So came home armed with a couple of books on how to make pies and baking, plastic containers to freeze stuff in, a rolling pin, ceramic balls (for the flans I'm gonna make with all that home grown produce ), yeast and various tin foil containers to make pies and bake bread in .  

Wish me luck, if it's a wet weekend I'm gonna have a baking day.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 22:52

Evening forkers..

Did any one see Lord Sugar on the One Show yesterday, here's some useless information, he was known as mopsy by his sister when he was little. There was a cute picture of him at 4 or 5 with a nice mop of blond curls how things change.

and has anyone heard of the new voucher craze. I read in a national rag, one mothers son scourers the Internet and other places for discount vouchers. He managed to get one of her shops down from £100 plus to £1.62, showed the receipt and how he did it, some were top brands too.

 

They are back

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 22:20

Killed one on a lilly in the GH today. Never had them before this year and all my lilies are grown in pots. Me thinks they've been imported in compost, is that possible  

propagation boasts and failures

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 00:37

I took some hard wood cuttings from around the garden for the first time last year and much to my amazement all bar two are still alive. Gooseberryy doesn't look to have taken but the currant cuttings are in bud. Even took some cuttings off the hedge, gave them a gentle tug the other day and they weren't for coming out so must have a root system forming, was thinking of trying topiary.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 00:19

By mid afternoon it was hot to garden here, got stuff done in the morning and late afternoon.

Sounds like you had a busy day Jo. I left everything out this evening with temps only going down to 10C I'm taking my chances. Also planted out lots of veggies which have been growing in the plastic GH. 

Ants on my cucumber plants

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 23:55

Ants are known to farm aphids. They feed off the honeydew aphids excrete and in return protect the aphids on the plant. The ants may not appear to be a problem yet but aphids will be.

Redesign Garden

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 23:56

 and...is there more...

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 23:53

Hot and sunny all day. Just brought one tray of seedlings indoors this evening.

Veg through the winter months

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 23:47

NH - It's not a silly Q. It's one I've considered this year when planning what to grow, to extend the growing season and make the most of the space available.  

I've tried Christmas spuds, these are best grown in bags and planted July/.August time using 1st or 2nd early seed spuds. You lengthen their growing period by bringing them under cover when the nights start to draw in and frost is threatened. Inevitably their foilage dies back end of October/ beginning of November depending when planted, but stored in a shed or GH  you can dig them up in December.I finished eating home grown spuds in February and started in July last year.

Some winter veg needs a long growing season, leeks and brussels spring to mind but there must be others but these don't need a grow house.

I'm planning leeks and turnip this year to pick over winter. Turnip will be a late sowing as I've kohl growing where they are planned.

I've yet to be convinced things grow in unheated GH and plastic grow houses over winter.

Did you have anything in mind to grow NH. 

red onions

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 22:07

 all is not lost. I'm confident they'll still be OK with some roots coming through.

Is it still fairly cold in Glasgow.

After mine went out they had a couple of nights of frost but are still OK. Plant them out and if frost is forecast cover them with fleece.   

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