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by Berlioz
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: What has eaten my potato?
Replies: 7
Views: 5746

Re: What has eaten my potato?

Spare Chair wrote:The white spots you mention are just the result of too much water, the potato sweats out excess moisture through those pores.


Oh, we have certainly had lots of rain! thanks spare chair.
by Berlioz
Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: What has eaten my potato?
Replies: 7
Views: 5746

Re: What has eaten my potato?

the tunnels are not very big, when we had rats near the chickens the holes were larger. those rats were HUGE so I think it is voles. ive just dug up the rest of the Rocket on some plants they had partially eaten every single one. I'm glad they have left the Blue Danube alone as they are my absolute ...
by Berlioz
Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: What has eaten my potato?
Replies: 7
Views: 5746

Re: What has eaten my potato?

As my digging skills are somewhat limited by various issues I took Ella out between thunder storms this afternoon for a bit of digging... Once she understood what she was digging for she did a good job. (The breed nearly died out during WW2 as they are so bright and learn quickly, they were used by ...
by Berlioz
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: What has eaten my potato?
Replies: 7
Views: 5746

Re: What has eaten my potato?

Interesting re the blight, it certainly looks like blight and all the tomatoes have got it too even in the tunnel. I spray every year before it gets going but I guess that all the rain is washing it off outdoors as soon as I put it on! I don't normally grow many earlies and prefer the Sarpo blight f...
by Berlioz
Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: What has eaten my potato?
Replies: 7
Views: 5746

What has eaten my potato?

I have been growing Rocket and Charlotte potatoes in a deep multch of very old horse manure from sawdust pellets and composted conifer hedge clippings. I dug some up yesterday as I thought the leaves looked blighted and collapsed (even though I sprayed with bordeaux mixture and something French to k...
by Berlioz
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Which tall/thich BambooVariety for heavy clay?
Replies: 10
Views: 2664

Re: Which tall/thich BambooVariety for heavy clay?

There is a new house built there now and the bamboo is gone (or possibly biding its time before coming up through their new kitchen floor! :lol: Space isn't an issue we have about 2 hectars which includes a field we only use for walking our dogs and cuting hay each year. Having said that I want to p...
by Berlioz
Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Which tall/thich BambooVariety for heavy clay?
Replies: 10
Views: 2664

Re: Which tall/thich BambooVariety for heavy clay?

Westi wrote:Oh - was the wind produced from the artichokes then??? :D :D :D

Westi

Good one! :lol: :lol:
by Berlioz
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Which tall/thich BambooVariety for heavy clay?
Replies: 10
Views: 2664

Re: Which tall/thich BambooVariety for heavy clay?

OK Have you thought of Jeruselum Artichokes as a wind break / barrier?? You get a pretty flower & very easy to grow - & you've got a crop as well! Westi I have got some but don't much like eating them! They are no match for the hurrican force Vent'dAutan winds we get here, put a 14ft trampo...
by Berlioz
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Which tall/thich BambooVariety for heavy clay?
Replies: 10
Views: 2664

Re: Which tall/thich BambooVariety for heavy clay?

darkbrowneggs wrote:Can't you dig a bit of the root of that one out.

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Its gone, a new house was built there :( :(

Also posting from UK to france would be pretty expensive!
by Berlioz
Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Which tall/thich BambooVariety for heavy clay?
Replies: 10
Views: 2664

Re: Which tall/thich BambooVariety for heavy clay?

I hate to think what Ryanair would charge for bamboo hold luggage! We don;t drive to UK as too far to drive with back problems. Thanks for the offer though :)
by Berlioz
Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Which tall/thich BambooVariety for heavy clay?
Replies: 10
Views: 2664

Which tall/thich BambooVariety for heavy clay?

Please can someone advise me? I want to plant a large bamboo to grow at the end of my large garden to screen the road and to cut for bamboo canes a bit bigger than the spindly ones bought at the garden centre. We are nr Toulouse in SW france on sl acidic heavy clay, lots of rain in winter, droughts ...
by Berlioz
Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: What has everyone started off?
Replies: 61
Views: 13704

Re: What has everyone started off?

A heated propagator! Oh I'd love one of them. I've put it top of the list for my Mothers Day present and hope that my 8 year old will insist that as it's top of the list it's what I really would like :) x I just bought a beautiful Vitapod large propergator from greenhouse sensations, I think it was...
by Berlioz
Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Must hold myself back on sowing tomatoes
Replies: 34
Views: 7498

There is a collection of Dig for Victory leaflets here

http://www.earthlypursuits.com/AllotGui ... tGuide.htm

which are very interesting.
by Berlioz
Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: CAVOLO NERO
Replies: 23
Views: 4307

Thanks for the offer Colin but I just found an unopened packet I had forgotten I had. (I'm a bit of a 'seedaholic' and also have a bad memory) :lol:
by Berlioz
Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: CAVOLO NERO
Replies: 23
Views: 4307

I grew it in England and my kids love it as 'crispy seaweed' al la Sarah Raven, deep fried with sugar,salt & nutmeg. I will be ordering some seed soon.

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