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In the Garden Day by Day 2015
Sun 23-Aug-15
5:34 pm
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danast
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wave For lunch today I had my first sweetcorn kernel from the polytunnel.  It was huge and absolutely delicious. ( Smothered in butter of course!!!  ) There are about 10 more to come.  smile

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Sun 23-Aug-15
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Oh yum, Danuta, bet it did taste good, mine were devastated in the Gale.  The Garden is pretty much under control now, Gooseberries have been pruned, and old Raspberry Canes cut down, only waiting for Onions to come. Eating everything from the Greenhouse now, but it has been a poor Year for Tomato yield.  I put that down to no pollination, no Bees about because of the awful weather we have had.  Am going to transfer my small Bramley Apple Tree, when it has fruited, into a big Tub, as it is not doing well cramped  in with the other big one.

Thu 28-Jan-16
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It was such a nice day today , I went out into the garden and weeded the plant pots and gravel borders, I also had a move around to get more pots in as I want to order some fruit trees that go in pots, 3 citrus lemon , lime and mandarin, I also want to get a cherry, pear and blueberry some more raspberries and a large rectangular pot for salads.

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Fri 29-Jan-16
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I wish I could do that Eileen, but I know that any fruit that appeared would be immediately devoured by the blasted feral pigeons that my neighbour feeds.

I'll try that again!

Fri 29-Jan-16
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could you not net the fruit TA, my problem is slugs, oh and money.laugh

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Fri 29-Jan-16
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I could Eileen, but the slugs and snails would get them, it is a constant battle especially as I don't use slug pellets in case the good wildlife should eat them and die a horrible death.

I'll try that again!

Fri 29-Jan-16
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I am the same you used to be able to get slug pellets that weren't harmful to animals but I couldn't find them anywhere last year.

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Sat 30-Jan-16
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You can get a gel and spray now that you coat your pots with and it is supposed to deter them. We have the same problem due to the free ranging chickens. I also spray the walls around my wall planters with vinegar which is a good deterrent...just don't get it on you plants.

too much to do today but hope to get out in the garden for a few hours tomorrow. 

Sat 30-Jan-16
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Could someone open a Thread for 2016, I would, but always make a mess of it.

Fri 9-Aug-19
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For me Sungold is really the most small tomatoes!  but they are really sweet!

 

Sat 10-Aug-19
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toffeeapple

I'll try that again!

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