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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 23:08

We had torrential rain overnight. Seedlings in trays were floating away this morning but a nice bright day with rolling white clouds. 

Glad you enjoyed your day at tatton, archiepem.   


Posted: 29/07/2013 at 23:03

Strawberries will only produce one lot of fruit after flowering, they don't keep flowering and the fruit devlopes after the flower has been polinated. There are dfifferent varieties which flower at different times during the growing season from about June onwards, but you won't get one variety fruiting all summer, that's why the hanging basket plants have stopped producing fruit.     

Are you sure the strawberries putting out runners are Alpine Strawberries as Alpine's don't normally produce runners. Alpine strawberries are also alot smaller than the strawberries you usually see in shops.

Certainly whilst they are fruiting feeding is fine and the one's in hanging baskets will need a feed to keep the plants healthy.

Ideas of what to grow

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 22:42

Red, white or black currants will grow well were gooseberries thrive. Strawberries also grow in partial shade although are later at fruiting than those grown in sun.


Posted: 29/07/2013 at 22:32

Singy. Finding a GH with the door on the long side could be difficult, most, in fact, all that I've seen have it on the shorter side. Why does the door need to be there?   


Not getting notification e mails

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 22:16

Don't think it's personal..HM... I've not had notifications for a while now and no response from an e-mail.

Try checking your rmessage settings, although there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with mine. I did get regular notifications, then they all came at the same time, now nothing....


What are these growing at the base of my fern please??

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 22:02

You don't need to repot the fern, just pull out the weeds. The flower bucket is a good size for your current plant. Let the fern mature and after a couple of years it will be ready for spliting.   

Onion update

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 21:39

Verdun...I grew from sets and planted out early.

The red onions were disappointing and began to bolt so were harvested early. Better result with white onions but I've harvested those early to plant out bulb fennel, a second harvest of beetroot and winter veg. The onions ranged in size, are eye wateringly strong and drying out nicely.

Won't be buying any more onions till at least December.  

Blackcurrant Harvest

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 21:04

Well done saltski, always good to hear about a good harvest makes growing your own so worth while.

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 20:50

Happy viewing Fg, I never watched Geoff, but then didn't get into gardening till after his programmes. They should do re-runs.   

Red Currant Pruning

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 23:56

I'm hoping to pick mine before the birds see them, I removed the netting to pick the red and  white currants a few weeks ago, the black one's are huge.

The soils really dry at present under all my the currant bushes, was thinking of giving the area a good watering and mulching with mushroom compost, what do you advise. They got a good mulch of well rotted horse muck in October.


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