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Talkback: Growing gooseberries

Posted: 25/11/2012 at 17:34

 If sawfly have been a problem this year, you may find eggs and chrysalises have dropped into the surrounding soil ready to hatch next year.  Carefully clear away any fallen leaves and gently dig over the soil surrounding your bush, this should destroy most eggs and chrysalises, you don't need to dig too deep they'll be near the surface.

If you decide to spray next year it's more effective to spray before the first sign, in about April. 

Growingspuds for Chistmas...

Posted: 25/11/2012 at 17:12

Well done you, a big pat on the back from Zoomer.

 Mine eventually all went down to browning leaves and blight,two of the bags are still by the shed, but with all the rain it's unlikely there's anything edible in them.

Is this your first time at Christmas spuds.

siting compost near greenhouse?

Posted: 25/11/2012 at 16:56

Mine's near the GH, I've had no problems.

Hard wood cuttings...

Posted: 25/11/2012 at 13:00

The GH it is then, with perlite as a mix in the compost and the patience to wait  till the plants root

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 20:32

Fingers crossed Jo. I've just remembered a guy is coming to replace the sky light window to the basement in the front garden tomorrow morning. I'll feel ever so guilty if it starts raining before he's finished and I'm inside warm and dry, once it's off he'll need to finish it, can't have the basement getting flooded.   

Hard wood cuttings...

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 20:18

I'm still not sure where to put them. I don't have a cold frame, would it be the same leaving them in the GH.

I could always take some more cuttings this weekend and put one lot in the GH, the other outside in a sheltered spot.  Haven't used any grit in the compost either would perlite do the same job.

Smiley Faces

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 20:02

Thanks Geoff and  Daniel

competition

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 19:50

You can only enter once per competition too.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 19:39

We've had heavy rain, flooding and high winds for a couple of days now. I was driving from Fleetwood mid afternoon and couldn't decide whether it had snowed or there was hail on the pavement and roads but it's forecast fine weather tomorrow, hope so.

 

 

Talkback: Making leaf mould

Posted: 21/11/2012 at 23:02

I was expecting last years leaves to have rotted down more than they did, they still looked like leaves when put on the veg bed but I needed the boxes for this years leaves. With all the rain we've had they are rotting down quicker placed on the veg bed though than whilst stored.

 

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Anyone grow globe artichokes...

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Using mushroom compost...

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It's a tab bit early to ask but...

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Sweet corn problems...

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Sowing parsnips....

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