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by PLUMPUDDING
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn bits and bobs
Replies: 96
Views: 1092

Re: Autumn bits and bobs

Thanks, I think I'd have to go on a photography course to get the best out of some proper kit. The point and click ones make people lazy don't they.
by PLUMPUDDING
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn bits and bobs
Replies: 96
Views: 1092

Re: Autumn bits and bobs

You take some lovely photos Tiger, what camera do you have?
by PLUMPUDDING
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: cheese
Replies: 38
Views: 490

Re: cheese

On the cheese theme, Jamie Oliver made a very good suggestion the other night and I don't know why I've never thought of it myself. Grate all the small pieces of cheese you have lurking in the fridge before they get smelly and keep them in a tub in the freezer - easy to sprinkle on your cooking, mak...
by PLUMPUDDING
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn bits and bobs
Replies: 96
Views: 1092

Re: Autumn bits and bobs

Yes Westi it was strangely mild here today warmer outside than in the house. I did a few jobs off my list, one of which was potting up some Pride of Madeira seedlings which I discovered next to the dead parent plants that last winter killed off. It was a lovely surprise as I thought I'd lost them an...
by PLUMPUDDING
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Planning for next year
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Planning for next year

I've never tried growing watermelon I've always thought they needed longer summers than we usually get. I don't think I'll bother with my Thai pumpkins again as the 20 ft plants have produced just four fruits, the largest being 3 inches across!!! The shoots were very nice though. The Thai sugar snap...
by PLUMPUDDING
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Cake
Replies: 7
Views: 59

Re: Cake

Thanks Diane that is copied to use when I've eaten this one. Can't wait.
by PLUMPUDDING
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit
Replies: 12
Views: 134

Re: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

Our woods are full of Fly Agaric and lots of other interesting kinds so the mild weather after a bit of rain seems to have brought them out.

Glad the dry summer has lasted long enough to discourage the airborne fungal infections.
by PLUMPUDDING
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Cake
Replies: 7
Views: 59

Re: Cake

Can you tell us the recipe please Diane. I was looking for mine yesterday but couldn't find it and made an ordinary fruit cake instead. It is a traditional way to make fruit cake which most people round here use. Your friend needs educating. Has she tried eating some? The orange cake sounds deliciou...
by PLUMPUDDING
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Decision made!
Replies: 44
Views: 3511

Re: Decision made!

Thanks Westi looks like I'll have to wait a few years for an update.
by PLUMPUDDING
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn bits and bobs
Replies: 96
Views: 1092

Re: Autumn bits and bobs

Sounds dangerous Geoff. It's just been wet and windy here but we are in a valley and the trees filter the wind a bit. The strongest gust today has been 25mph in the garden so it must be bad higher up. I've taken some streptocarpus into the greenhouse to re pot but not done it yet. I decided to clean...
by PLUMPUDDING
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit
Replies: 12
Views: 134

Lack of fungal diseases on trees and top fruit

The dry summer has made a marked difference to fungal diseases on plants in general. There is no apple scab this year and the quince tree that usually suffers badly has kept it's leaves and produced a bucketfull of fruit. It goes to show how our usual damp weather affects our crops especially if we ...
by PLUMPUDDING
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Thinning out pond in Autumn
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Thinning out pond in Autumn

Yes, OH , that's what I was hoping to avoid. I've got some big pieces of marine ply I could use to lie on for a bit of extra reach. Wait for the splash!!!! I ought to have put my swimsuit on and done it this week in the sunshine.
by PLUMPUDDING
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Decision made!
Replies: 44
Views: 3511

Re: Decision made!

How long is the perforated polythene supposed to last? I'd never heard of it being used for tunnels before this thread.
by PLUMPUDDING
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn bits and bobs
Replies: 96
Views: 1092

Re: Autumn bits and bobs

My main vegetable growing areas are in the front garden with ornamental strips that look nice from the house because that is the largest flat area. The rest is sloping and terraced so not easy to cultivate. I don't know why everyone doesn't grow whatever they like in the front garden anyway vegetabl...
by PLUMPUDDING
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Thinning out pond in Autumn
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Thinning out pond in Autumn

I've tried a grappling hook thing but it is such a big mass of roots that it won't split without chopping. I've hooked lots of other stuff, branched burr reed, water horsetail, and various pond weeds quite easily with it but the irises won't budge.

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