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by Stephen
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Blossom End rot
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Blossom End rot

Have I let my butternut squash get too leafy?
by Stephen
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Autumn chick pic
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Autumn chick pic

How did you get them to stand still?
:lol:
by Stephen
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?
Replies: 1298
Views: 216942

Re: Please can we have some more 'funnies'?

If Tommy Cooper were alive...
"Doctor, doctor, I'm adicted to Twitter & Instagram"
"I'm sorry, I don't follow you."
by Stephen
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Food Containers Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Food Containers Advice

Interesting question:- something like that ought to exist but I don't know of anthing off hand. If I was looking, here in the UK I would search https://www.lakeland.co.uk/ They offer: https://www.lakeland.co.uk/62255/Tatay-5-Piece-Urban-Lunch-Pack-with-4-Food-Containers-%E2%80%93-Black Same thing, d...
by Stephen
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: my gigantic carrot i pulled up thought id share
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: my gigantic carrot i pulled up thought id share

My word!
Here on the edge of the Chilterns, the stoney soil makes them fork when still an inch or two long. Those who grow them on our allotments do so in barrels or other containers.
by Stephen
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Saving Sweet Potato
Replies: 100
Views: 8867

Re: Saving Sweet Potato

That's what they should look like!
by Stephen
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 6752

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Deb If on a mobile phone, select "Full Editor & Previw" button below the text entry box. Select the "Attachments" tab and you will see an "Add files" button. This takes you to your images on a phone. (BTW:- I'm using an Android handset) I hope that helps. It isn't o...
by Stephen
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 6752

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Hi Vivienz - I assume it is a laurel because of the leaves. It is certainly a tree (I can post a picture of it on Monday) not a shrub or hedge.
by Stephen
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 6752

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

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Meanwhile, here is the flower from the laurel tree.
by Stephen
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 6752

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Elmigo, all pots, hanging baskets and such like dry out quickly. There is such a small mass of soil/compost, that the water just goes really quickly.
by Stephen
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Taming the jungle
Replies: 0
Views: 252

Taming the jungle

I need to prune back my currants (they didn't get cut back last autumn). I expect I will have to sacrifice next year's crop of the red currants).
Any hints or tips?
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You see that they are at least 6ft high.
by Stephen
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 6752

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

We have usually grown a few flowers in the past - love in the mist, sweet peas. Now we have a little more space, we have put in some extra flowering bits. Cuttings of weigela, photinia and forsythia. I kept the over-large buddleia but it hasn't flowered this year (probably because it was pruned on 1...
by Stephen
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Plum problem
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Plum problem

Hi Sally
Your expertise is very welcome. It's like having our own personal GQT!
Thank you. I will follow your advice (it involves a bit of going through the compost heap).
Stephen
by Stephen
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Readers Recipes
Topic: Rhubarb Wine?
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Re: Rhubarb Wine?

The alternative is cordial.
by Stephen
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 6752

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Like Monika and others, I don't grow runner beans, the undergardener doesn't like them and I, too, prefer French beans. I grew a dwarf variety "Opera" last year which were prolific and delicious. I'm trying to remember why I bought these but didn't get them in (probably something to do wit...

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