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by Geoff
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 460

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

You can look forward to a fine array of colours - did similar to my arm once playing badminton and had that followed by all sorts of yellows and black.
by Geoff
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Harvest begins!
Replies: 19
Views: 251

Re: The Harvest begins!

We have a serious surplus of Calabrese but still I don't think so.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/ ... _yc_low_c3
by Geoff
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 460

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

Don't need thieves or vandals after a day like today. Runner Beans defoliated and Broad Beans all over the place. IMG_4064_R.jpg Brassicas blown out of the ground despite windbreak all round and being tied to stakes. IMG_4065_R.jpg Potatoes well bashed about (compare with above) IMG_4066_R.jpg That'...
by Geoff
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Rasperries under attack, but from what?
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: Rasperries under attack, but from what?

If it wasn't affecting several people simultaneously I would think of root rot, read the details and see what you think.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=542
by Geoff
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: brown strawberry flowers
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: brown strawberry flowers

I mentioned virus last time you posted about strawberries, here are some notes.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=574
by Geoff
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 460

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

All looking very productive Pa Snip. I'm also wondering what is under the potato tops. The Rocket in the polytunnel are nowhere near as productive as usual. I asked in an earlier post if the vigour of a variety could vary, outside the front row is Rocket with the Charlotte and Picasso behind them lo...
by Geoff
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 460

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

We are having Rocket and a Snowball Cauliflower.
by Geoff
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 268
Views: 14967

Re: A view of my garden

My favourite flower this week is these dark blue iris - no idea what they are, we were given them as seedlings many years ago. We have a few different types around the pond, perhaps I should have tried a photo this morning rather than with the evening sun behind them. IMG_4054_R.jpg IMG_4055_R.jpg
by Geoff
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 228
Views: 5743

Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

by Geoff
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: A view of my garden
Replies: 268
Views: 14967

Re: A view of my garden

So what are they called? They look like the climbing Blauhilde.
by Geoff
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Smart Meters
Replies: 10
Views: 183

Re: Smart Meters

Something in the chain isn't that smart, told them we had a poor mobile signal on that side of the house but they tried and failed to make one work so put the old one back. I don't see how they are supposed to save you money, the only way you can find out where the electricity is going is with an In...
by Geoff
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: The birds have flown
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: The birds have flown

Thanks OH. I've been trying to get a picture of the Wren's nest then realised evening was better. I had a pile of posts I use for supporting netting round my brassicas leaning against the fruit cage by an old wheelbarrow. When I came to use them I realised there was this big pile of moss wedged behi...
by Geoff
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: The birds have flown
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: The birds have flown

We nearly always get two broods of swallows, they haven't wasted much time only arrived on 9th April. There's plenty of food for them, I think I am feeding them indirectly the number of bites I'm getting!
by Geoff
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: The birds have flown
Replies: 8
Views: 187

The birds have flown

First brood of four Swallows left the nest a couple of days ago and spend much of the day on the top of the fence behind the greenhouse getting fed. Then today I found the fruit cage alive with baby Wrens, I've seen four at once but I suspect there are more. IMG_4045_RR.jpg IMG_4046_RR.jpg IMG_4050_...
by Geoff
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Raspberries
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Raspberries

I struggled over several years with Summer fruiting raspberries dying on me, the problem was raspberry root rot. Here is what the main Scottish Research station the Hutton Institute says : Raspberry root rot, caused by Phytophthora fragariae var. rubi is currently the most economically damaging of a...

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