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by Westi
Sat May 26, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 247
Views: 13924

Re: A view of my garden

Diane, that is beautiful! Well done you & from leaf cuttings as well!
by Westi
Sat May 26, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Greenhouse grape vine
Replies: 8
Views: 89

Re: Greenhouse grape vine

I've 2 outside eating grapes, one white, one black, that have been in for about 10 years, I get grapes but miniscule. Still trying to get bigger ones & every year find myself researching - I think I have pruning mastered but obviously doing something wrong. They ripen fully though & very tas...
by Westi
Fri May 25, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: GDPR and all that !
Replies: 9
Views: 71

Re: GDPR and all that !

I didn't even identify some of the sites that wanted me to opt in - does anyone think the companies they sold our information to also sent us requests? I was a bit confused when I got a request to opt into a fishing site, something in German & some American BBQ site. I like (don't) the ones that...
by Westi
Fri May 25, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Greenhouse grape vine
Replies: 8
Views: 89

Re: Greenhouse grape vine

Welcome to the forum rod73! The roots are generally planted outside the greenhouse and then the vines trained inside along the apex of the greenhouse. I think I read that the roots prefer cooler soil but the grapes have a chance of ripening on the vines inside the greenhouse & provides needed sh...
by Westi
Tue May 22, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 182
Views: 3755

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

I water the sowing line then pop in the seeds & water again when they are under the soil! I don't think my lack of germination has been the lack of water but more so the great fluctuations in temperature from day & night when they popped up. Too much for the wee ones - maybe? Our nights are ...
by Westi
Mon May 21, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 182
Views: 3755

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

We had great thunder storm down here this afternoon which might help my newly direct sown seeds spring into life finally - only one turnip germinated, no chard showing & only about 4 swede & no pumpkins & squash have dared to pop up. I re-sowed yesterday & this wee storm that started...
by Westi
Mon May 21, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: 2018 growing season
Replies: 102
Views: 7172

Re: 2018 growing season

Hi Tiger! That is impressive, the plants all look nice & healthy & I'm a thinking if weather starts to play you could be in for an impressive crop this year.
by Westi
Mon May 21, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Elephant garlic going to seed
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Elephant garlic going to seed

I don't know Primrose but I've had to nip flower buds off my onions from sets as well, especially the brown ones. I will just be vigilant & keep my fingers crossed, but nature kindly gave them a big hour long downpour complete with thunder & lightening this afternoon so that might stall them...
by Westi
Sat May 19, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 182
Views: 3755

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

I watched the wedding hoping to criticise, but was pleasantly surprised with the dress, down played to show the veil. I had one young flower girl at my wedding who threw herself on the floor half way up the aisle, she had loads of 'bridesmaids' in kindergarten! Mind in my case it was a distraction f...
by Westi
Sat May 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Second hand tools
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Second hand tools

Hi PP! My favourite tool which we think is an apprentice piece is a small but extremely sharp fork. It has initials carved into the handle but unfortunately they mean nothing except to the original owner. The tines are not very long but as it is so sharp is great for loosening compacted soil. Not pr...
by Westi
Fri May 18, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Bean/Pea Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 646

Re: Bean/Pea Frame

I've got a roll of that at lottie! I use it to surround the spuds & onions beds to keep the dog off! She's generally good, but has her moments! My Bean tunnel is up though, step ladder bought to reach the top, but will be handy for picking the hard fruit as well! Thought for the future though to...
by Westi
Wed May 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 182
Views: 3755

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Net them! At that size they can be netted. One of our plot holders puts in canes angling them out around the trees and ties a cane onto a branch at the top. He drapes the net over this so it is clear of the tree like an umbrella & he just goes under it to pick. Just plastic bottles over the cane...
by Westi
Wed May 16, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Label your strawberries!
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Label your strawberries!

robo! :) :) :)
by Westi
Wed May 16, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Rotten climbing french beans
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Rotten climbing french beans

Sow some in pots directly as it is warmer & they will want to grow without any soaking, then sow seed direct into alternative spots when you plant them out. It appears that they catch up, so what the point you ask? They do in foliage but the crop is slightly behind so you get a longer harvest pe...
by Westi
Tue May 15, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Label your strawberries!
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Label your strawberries!

Thanks to the cats I have problems every year with labels & brassica's are undistinguishable when little but will something of that family - let's hope grown far enough apart! I grew my original strawberries in nice neat rows, labels now gone & not the cats just deteriorated. The only ones I...

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