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Talkback: Growing cucumbers

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 21:03

This is my second year growing cues in a GH, grown on a single stem, I nip off the top when the plant reachs the ceiling. 'Telegraph Improved' aren't very long but ever so tasty. Not sure what's gone wrong this year, one plant is touching the ceiling, the other only about 1ft high both have produced a cue though and the taller one has lots of flowers on.  

Cheap seeds

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 20:51

Thanks - Will pay the works a visit.

I bought some seeds whilst on holiday. So much cheaper in France and you get loads. Got 2g of heirloom toms-Cerise for about £1 and the sow by date isn't until 2017.    

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 20:35

Might struggle to get camel do dar through customs Frank  and, having 'search me' stamped on my forehead, I'd find it a tad bit difficult to explain the contents of my suitcase.

We had rolling black clouds until mid afternoon, then the sun shone through so when I got home planted out more vegs where the garlic and pea's had been. I've a tray of what looks like winter veg but the label is missing so it's anybody's guess what will grow.  

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Posted: 14/07/2012 at 00:10

Frank-sounds like the palm may well turn out to be a weed, it was a nice thought though, before the bubble burst

Spent the day in the garden yesterday basking in sunshine, mowing and cutting back vegitation. It was warm and sunny all day. Picked two huge bowls of pea's, pulled a couple of onions, cucumber, radish and a few cherry toms. Tonights tea was salad followed by blueberries, strawberries and cream.

Back to work today, so wasn't to upset when it rained for most of it.

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Posted: 11/07/2012 at 23:14

LORELEI and Frank.- had a lovely holiday, been invited back again in September when the weather is a little cooler. Big brothers neighbour grows grapes in her garden so on that basis he planted one in a pot in his garden at Easter with a pipe connected to the drain pipe running off the roof guttering so it was watered, it's looking good considering no one's tendered it for several months.

We also sowed some palm tree seeds last September and don't know whether it's a weed but I swear there is a plant a foot high growing where they were sown    

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Posted: 11/07/2012 at 22:47

Just got back from the South of France and for the past two weeks it's been hot, hotter and hotter still there. One day it was 43 but most averaged about 35 to 40. Feeling home sick we stayed up one evening to watch a thunder storm

Has it rained here for two weeks    Can't believe how much everythings grown in the gardens. Can't get round the veg beds for over flowing plants, all my lillies are out and the toms in the GH have grown like trifids. I can see a day in the garden coming on tomorrow rain permitting  

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Posted: 26/06/2012 at 00:10

Maud - last time I watched Eurovision I think Abba won

It was nice and sunny here today. Lancashire has had it's fair share of the floods, living at the top of a hill has it's advantages. Hope the weather's nice for you guys over the next few weeks, it's forcast rain again here from Wednesday. I'm off to warmer climates, still to pack though.  

pruning damaged plants in wet conditions?

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 00:45

Alot of my soft fruit - blueberries, red, white and black currants, gooseberries and tall growing veg like pea's were were damaged with the wind over the last few days, beans were blown off their supports. Foilage on my potato plants has also been snapped off too.  

I'm in Lancahire and have removed all damaged stems. On the fruit bushes I've cut the damaged stems back to just above a healthy leaf mode. If you cut the branch  diagonally any future rain fall should run off the open branch.     

I have my first courgette!

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 00:18

Well done. This year I sowed a courgette plant which produces yellow one's,it has three tiny courgettes on, thought they'd start off green before turning yellow like peppers but they grow yellow  

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Posted: 23/06/2012 at 22:51

Another day of rain.

Maud, the last opening ceremony was always going to be a tough act to follow, I'll be watching it this time, I just hope we don't get it really wrong as we often do in times of national pride and I mean that most sincerely for the Scots,Welsh, Irish and English

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