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by Primrose
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 498

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

Gosh Tiger, that looks painful. Sounds like a few days of taking it easy will help. You may need to put your shorts back into the cupboard until that bruise heals or your neighbours will think somebody's rolling pin has been working overtime :lol:
by Primrose
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 498

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

I spent a fair amount of time watering today. Everything is growing rapidly but we,ve not had much serious rain for a while. I poked around in soil afterwards with s trowel and was shocked to find that half an inch below the surface the soil still seemed as dry as a bone. I guess forking the surface...
by Primrose
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: A Pictorial Trip Around the Plot
Replies: 16
Views: 85

Re: A Pictorial Trip Around the Plot

All that represents a lot of hard work Pa, and while covering crops with fleece and netting, it does give you an extra problem with access for weeding, doesnt it, so nothings looks as simple as it seems. You deserve to have some good crops with all that effort involved. I suppose that sometimes on t...
by Primrose
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 498

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

Westi - Wait until the cold frosty mornings of winter when you wake, hear the neighbours scraping the frost off their car windows and windscreens in the dark , and all you need to do is just snuggle back under the duvet for a gentle snooze! To me, the value of not having do that prior to facing a 7 ...
by Primrose
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 498

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

Many thanks Plum. Will copy & paste this recipe into my Useful Information folder where it will be handy before too long. Just need the self sown dill seedlings to get a move on ! Westi, Am sure that date can,t come quickly enough. I don,t think any of us need to guess too hard exactly where and...
by Primrose
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Rasperries under attack, but from what?
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: Rasperries under attack, but from what?

Wonder if it's possible that somebody near your olot has been spraying or weed killing with something and your raspberry canes has become indirectly in the line of fire. If this has happened I don,t suppose anybody is going to admit to it though.
by Primrose
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 498

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

Retropants, so you just use vinegar (brown or white?) and dill? Perhaps thats where my recipe went wrong suggesting brine should be used instead of vinegar. Do you use any sugar to sweeten the vinegar?
by Primrose
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Rasperries under attack, but from what?
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: Rasperries under attack, but from what?

Never even heard of it Barry but I only have a small raspberry cane patch and to date nothing seems to have affected them. I wonder if it,s the same humidity conditions which trigger raspberry cane blight spores to spread as tomatoes and whether the two diseases have any connection? Have you had any...
by Primrose
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 498

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

Westi, given the right soil conditions they romp away. My border soil is horribly stoney and dry but I partly fill their big planting hole with extra compost before I plant them into the ground and they romp away. They're already outgrowing the metal pyramids I bought I bought for them. Yes, their p...
by Primrose
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: pics of not so good guys
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: pics of not so good guys

Well, this is a dilemma, isn,t it? What's the greater priority? Saving the native ladybirds in your garden or letting the Harlequin creatures live so that your climbing beans or other vegs which you have spent time and effort nurturing don't get attacked and eaten by aphids? Sometimes being a consci...
by Primrose
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 498

Re: Early Summer bits and bobs - 2018

I always thought cucumbers were a rather delicate greenhouse vegetable but am being delighted, for the third year running with the performance of my three Mini Mumch variety cucumber plants planted in a South facing border. They are absolutely dripping with fruits, the first of which are about ready...
by Primrose
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Rats - yet again !
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Rats - yet again !

Forgive me for raising this perennial problem again but they are always with us, aren't they? How long does it take for rat bait to work? After an absence of several months, one or more rats is regularly visiting our garden again and I'm worrying about them urinating on my vegetable patch. My husban...
by Primrose
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Kitchen Garden Magazine Issues
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: Kitchen Garden Magazine Issues

Cornlaw, I pass on my Kitxhen Garden copies to another gardening acquaintance but if you have a local library, check with them whether they would welcome them. Ours accepts a variety of old gardening magazine and people enjoy either buying at reduced rate for library funds or popping in for a quiet ...
by Primrose
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: The birds have flown
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: The birds have flown

Birds just don't understand glass, do they? The other day I was dozing in an armchair with the patio door open one side and woke to hear cooing and to my amazement, Limpy, our injured wood pigeon had hopped in theiugh the door and was wandering around on the carpet wondering why her lunch was late b...
by Primrose
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The Harvest begins!
Replies: 20
Views: 278

Re: The Harvest begins!

I'm trying to use up last year's strawberries from the freezer too which is a little difficult when they go such mushy when thawed. I,m whizzing them up in the mini food processor and either stirring them into a strawberry jelly mixture with some milk or cream or using them instead of milk on my bre...

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