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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2011, 22:04:19 PM »
They come as white, yellow and red varieties. My fave is Radar.

http://www.marshalls-seeds.co.uk/radar-onion-sets-pid3394.html

 Hmmm well mine were white, guess I'll wait & see what I get from them :-\
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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2011, 15:21:49 PM »
I have emptied the chilliarium for this year. Not a bad haul, close to 1.5kg, but about a fifth were still green and would not ripen any more in this weather.

All washed and the first batch is in the dehydrator:

Cayenne, Tokyo (turned out yellow), Razzamatazz, Thai Hot, Patio Sizzle.

Looks like the toms have had it.... not enough sun to ripen any more.  :-\

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #32 on: October 08, 2011, 21:09:06 PM »

Looks like the toms have had it.... not enough sun to ripen any more.  :-\

 Green tomato chutney to make then
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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2011, 11:32:34 AM »
I've tried that, but no-one liked it  :-\

I even tried frying them to the same effect  :-\

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2011, 20:34:07 PM »
I've tried that, but no-one liked it  :-\

I even tried frying them to the same effect  :-\

 Strange how people don't seem to like Chutney these days. I still have jars of the Apple & Date chutney I made last year, good job I like I guess :-\
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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #35 on: October 14, 2011, 13:37:55 PM »
Raspberries have finished so I chopped most of the stciks down to ground level, leaving some at 3ft to get a head start next year.

Toms out the back have finished now, so they're all atop the very big compost heap.

All the homegrown Kiwi plants in pots have been chopped back to 2ft.

All I need now is for the pumpkins to ripen so I can dry them, then a bit of frost so I can harvest the Jerusalem Artichokes and parsnips.

Munched more grapes from the vine... gawd they're sweet!!
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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2011, 17:55:32 PM »
One thing I have noticed over the past week is the huge number of small snails we have this year. Almost every plant is covered in the damned things! Slugs are low in number due to our resident toad and frogs, and the thrushes seem to be keeping the big snails in check.

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #37 on: October 19, 2011, 20:30:00 PM »

 Planted Garlic
 Covering some of my smaller more tender plants with milk/pop bottles
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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #38 on: October 20, 2011, 07:42:50 AM »
Frosts are due, so I am on tenterhooks that the pumpkins ripen soon.

I cleared the hostas from around the fishpool yesterday, and removed excess oxygenating weed from the water... and I could see the fish again!

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #39 on: October 20, 2011, 21:10:27 PM »

 I need more empty bottles!!
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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #40 on: October 21, 2011, 08:50:00 AM »
Ask your neighbours/family?

I ordered a Quince tree yesterday... they say it will fruit next year... mmmm quince jelly :din:

The missus didn't know what a quince is, so I checked it and told her it's a Coing (odd name init? ) and she started salivating...

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #41 on: October 21, 2011, 20:50:57 PM »
Ask your neighbours/family?


 I got Ann to bring 2 with her today, I've just emptied another so only need 2 more now, I think
 Don't see neighbours much, I wonder what him next door thinks of what I'm growing lol

 I take the lids off in the morning & replace them late afternoon ;D

 
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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2011, 12:42:47 PM »
The roots of the Buddlieia out front are no more, all dug out and the ground prepared for the new arrival.

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2011, 17:23:24 PM »
 I went into the garden this afternoon and picked an entire vase-full of summer blooms!

Geraniums, snapdragons, love-lies-bleeding, sweet williams, roses, hyacinths....and there are still blue lobelias in full flower in the garden, as well as roses, and a climbing plant I didn't even knew flowered!

Was given a cutting by the in-laws last spring, and it's now clambering merrily over an archway - and I found 2 open trumpet blooms on it! Googled it - it's called Campsis - the orange trumpet vine!  :D  :D  :D

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Re: The Potting Shed
« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2011, 08:41:33 AM »
Things are confused here too... roses and fuschias in flower, kiwi in full leaf, pumkins still growing like mad..... they'll get a shock with the first frost.