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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 21:12

Sunny and hot here, and not before time. Blue skies this evening, the garden got a good water and feed. Picked my first yellow tomatoes today.

Rubard just won't die back...

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 20:55

That's decided then, I'll pick it one last time at the weekend. Would you believe it, there's no slug damage either

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 00:09

It was gardening weather here yesterday, I was out all day. 

Had a rethink for the veg plot a couple of weeks ago, each evening I've been digging up what wasn't doing well, sowing veg and flower seeds, planted out a nursey bed of flowers for next year to fill the gaps and made some space in the GH for those plants doing well. What a pick me up, even picked a vase full of flowers to find the lilles had opened this morning.

It was sitting out weather at breakfast and this evening when I got home. Didn't feel much like watering the garden today but true to form there's just been torrential rain.  .    

hwo can i delete old posts....

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 23:21

Do you mean receiving notification of a posting of a thread which you have either started or responded to you. If so then click on settings at the top of the page,scroll down to forum settings, click on to open, scroll down to notifications and you'll find a long list which can be removed by clicking on the remove x.

I receive notification by e-mail and think you can unsubsribe this way too.

What was Monty Don using?

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 23:10

What a good idea using paper clips or hair grips

French beans

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 23:01

Hi, grannyk.

I'm growing french beans for the first time. Grew runner beans last year, which grew to long and were stringy when cooked - not at all nice to eat.

French beans picked at 5-6 inches are delish. I opted for different coloured podded varieties and if 5-6 inches is  the size to pick them, some of the different coloured podded varieties don't fully change colour until they are about 5-6 inches long, another way of telling when they are ready to be picked and worth a thought for next year.      

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 00:44

I thought Pete Townsend and George Micheal were in prison

Rubard just won't die back...

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 19:54

I've rubarb growing at the side of the garden and it is huge, it was picked for a final time about mid July, it's a well established crown but I don't remember it ever growing to this size, it's screaming out pick me and I'm tempted. Is it likely to affect next years growth if I do? It's been picked since April and wasn't forced this year.    

Cucumbers

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 23:03

Yes, you can cut a cue in half and leave half on the plant. Haven't tried it but seen it done on TV. 

Beetroot

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 22:56

You can also steam them. Once cooked the skins come off easily and they are nice eaten hot with other vegs. 

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Soil like dust...

I've taken over another half plot on the allotment...  
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Last Post: 02/08/2014 at 22:49

Q about transplanting fruit bushes...

I've grown some cuttings at home and have some well establishes bushes to transplant.. 
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Weeds in the GH....

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Little gems...

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Veg seeds to sow now...

Winter veg... 
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Using mushroom compost...

I've used mushroom compost on one of the beds on the allotment...  
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It's a tab bit early to ask but...

Whose growing Christmas spuds... 
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Sweet corn problems...

Seedlings dying.... 
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Sowing parsnips....

Is it too late to try again.... 
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Lidl fruit tree's....

Does anyone know the root stock... 
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Apples and pears....

Thinking of purchasing a tree or two... 
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Fruit tree ID...

Can anyone identify this fruit tree... 
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Buy cheap pay twice...

I knew when I bought it I shouldn't have done.. 
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What to grow in vacated veg beds....

I've three raised beds.... 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:03

A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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