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Seed swap

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 17:24

cotty, a tab bit off topic but how did you get the paint to stay on your fabulous shed. I painted a couple of sheds last year, used an undercoat first, then painted them sage.

The sheds had been treated the year before, with the same stuff I use for the fences and the paint is flaking off.   

Weed or Not? Photo's here

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 17:15

Charlie, I'd say the leaves are slightly different but you wouldn't know unless you so the pictures.

Weed or Not? Photo's here

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 17:11

Too true blackest, mine is trying to wind it's way up a neighbouring sunflower still in it's pot, was thinking of planting them out together.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 17:06

It must have been the hottest day of the year here in the NW. It was forecast rain but the showers stayed away.

Been at a Christening today and afterwards we sat out in the garden all afternoon, home now and it's to hot to sit out.  

GW Magazine

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 22:56

I get GW, subscriber, but also purchase Amature Gardening weekly, the attraction is firstly based on what the free seeds are, then the content.

Are there any good deals out there for this mag  

Gooseberries

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 21:42

As Dovefromabove say's you can pick half now and have a further picking in July which will be better tasting.

I started picking gooseberries a couple of weeks ago, with the intension of picking half and picked sufficient for a couple of pies. Some of the one's which didn't look large enough to pick, are now, and will probably pick more this week, my plan is to eat fresh and not have a glut come July.  

Cucumber problems

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 21:09

I cut the bottom off a small pot and plant cues in this pot which can then, either, be planted into a bed in the GH or a larger pot. You then water the bed or larger pot. There's no need to water round the stem as the plant takes water through it's roots which helps prevent stem rot.

Watering the floor also helps to keep things warm and humid , I water a gravel path and spray the glass with a hose but keeping a watering can full in there would add moisture to the air and can be used to water plants at the end of the day before being refilled for the following day.  

Weed or Not? Photo's here

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 20:47

I'd say you have morning glory, my seedlings are the same size, if it was bindweed and a weed it be romping  away by now.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 20:36

A lot cooler here in the NW with showers this evening.

Won't be going back to the same fair again next year, after an hour the children wanted to go back to the car, 2 hrs was really pushing it, so, it was off to Walling's Ice Cream parlour. Their apple pie flavoured ice cream is to die for, wasn't impressed with Adam's bubblegum flavour but toffee crunch was a hit

   

Bolting onions....

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 21:58

Thaks for your reply BB.

I've had some good crops of onions in the past but there are times when you need someone to say 'you're flogging a dead horse' so I'll throw in the towel and start pulling them this weekend. Leeks can go in and I've sown some winter veg which can take their place.

It's no huge loss and I like strong onions, the one's which make your eye's water whether in a salad, buttie or cooked dish.   

I've mooli growing in a raised bed close to the onions and they're beginning to bolt but the roots have bulked out to the size of carrots and ready for picking.     

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