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  1. ricky101

    Runner Beans - Wrong time of the Year ?

    @JWK We grew winter Broad Beans which Mr Kandy sowed in November and when we came back from our holiday the other week they were infested with blackfly which we don’t normally get on winter...
    @JWK We grew winter Broad Beans which Mr Kandy sowed in November and when we came back from our holiday the other week they were infested with blackfly which we don’t normally get on winter beans.The infestation was so bad it was too late to do much about it and we didn’t want to spray with...
    @JWK We grew winter Broad Beans which Mr Kandy sowed in November and when we came back from our holiday the other week they were infested with blackfly which we don’t normally get on winter beans.The infestation was so bad it was too late to do...
    @JWK We grew winter Broad Beans which Mr Kandy sowed in November and when we came back from our holiday the other week they were infested with blackfly which we don’t normally get on winter...
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  2. MaLiorzh

    Curry tree - Murraya koenigii

    Considering a put everything into the composter I get just about everything growing out of it including: butternuts, date palms and epazote.
    Considering a put everything into the composter I get just about everything growing out of it including: butternuts, date palms and epazote.
    Considering a put everything into the composter I get just about everything growing out of it including: butternuts, date palms and epazote.
    Considering a put everything into the composter I get just about everything growing out of it including: butternuts, date palms and epazote.
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  3. salfelmb

    Rats in the strawberry patch

    As i've worked which grain for many years, you always see rats and mice in some grain stores, if you have seen some of the things that go on you wouldn't eat bread againAs sayed above wash and...
    As i've worked which grain for many years, you always see rats and mice in some grain stores, if you have seen some of the things that go on you wouldn't eat bread againAs sayed above wash and discard any with bite marks
    As i've worked which grain for many years, you always see rats and mice in some grain stores, if you have seen some of the things that go on you wouldn't eat bread againAs sayed above wash and discard any with bite marks
    As i've worked which grain for many years, you always see rats and mice in some grain stores, if you have seen some of the things that go on you wouldn't eat bread againAs sayed above wash and...
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  4. REMF33

    raspberry troubleshooting

    I impulse bought a 3-in-1 pack of raspberries some 8 years ago (from Wilkos- about £2 :biggrin: ), it has early, mid, and late fruiting plants. They have been growing happily in a 50cm container so far and...
    I impulse bought a 3-in-1 pack of raspberries some 8 years ago (from Wilkos- about £2 :biggrin: ), it has early, mid, and late fruiting plants. They have been growing happily in a 50cm container so far and give reliable crops every summer all summer long.Initially I tried to prune the varieties...
    I impulse bought a 3-in-1 pack of raspberries some 8 years ago (from Wilkos- about £2 :biggrin: ), it has early, mid, and late fruiting plants. They have been growing happily in a 50cm container so far and give reliable crops every summer all summer long....
    I impulse bought a 3-in-1 pack of raspberries some 8 years ago (from Wilkos- about £2 :biggrin: ), it has early, mid, and late fruiting plants. They have been growing happily in a 50cm container so far and...
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  5. Notty1975

    White mold on cucumbers

    Nope. Atleast I dont think so, other than keeping up with the watering and humidity.
    Nope. Atleast I dont think so, other than keeping up with the watering and humidity.
    Nope. Atleast I dont think so, other than keeping up with the watering and humidity.
    Nope. Atleast I dont think so, other than keeping up with the watering and humidity.
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  6. Notty1975

    How late to sow pickling onions

    I think those are far more worthy of concentrating efforts on, especially using stuff picked from hedgerows for free.
    I think those are far more worthy of concentrating efforts on, especially using stuff picked from hedgerows for free.
    I think those are far more worthy of concentrating efforts on, especially using stuff picked from hedgerows for free.
    I think those are far more worthy of concentrating efforts on, especially using stuff picked from hedgerows for free.
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  7. Jimb0b

    Pruning Pears and apples

    Yes, tie down verticals except for main stem.For fruit, summer prune in late July early August.....do this by cutting shoots from tied down branches to 3 or 4 buds to create "spurs". It may be...
    Yes, tie down verticals except for main stem.For fruit, summer prune in late July early August.....do this by cutting shoots from tied down branches to 3 or 4 buds to create "spurs". It may be a little early for this year though. By cutting back like this in late summer you are encouraging...
    Yes, tie down verticals except for main stem.For fruit, summer prune in late July early August.....do this by cutting shoots from tied down branches to 3 or 4 buds to create "spurs". It may be a little early for this year though. By cutting...
    Yes, tie down verticals except for main stem.For fruit, summer prune in late July early August.....do this by cutting shoots from tied down branches to 3 or 4 buds to create "spurs". It may be...
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  8. Notty1975

    Leaves growing from flower truss on tomatoes

    Brill that’s what I thought but wanted to make sure thanks both
    Brill that’s what I thought but wanted to make sure thanks both
    Brill that’s what I thought but wanted to make sure thanks both
    Brill that’s what I thought but wanted to make sure thanks both
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  9. Peter K

    Plum tree - no fruit

    Hello Peter, Some varieties of plum are self-fertile but not all. Plums, gages and damsons: choosing cultivars/RHS Gardening This link will give more info. Sometimes, a frost or dry spell at...
    Hello Peter, Some varieties of plum are self-fertile but not all. Plums, gages and damsons: choosing cultivars/RHS Gardening This link will give more info. Sometimes, a frost or dry spell at the critical time in the fruit's development makes them all drop. Nothing much you can do about that...
    Hello Peter, Some varieties of plum are self-fertile but not all. Plums, gages and damsons: choosing cultivars/RHS Gardening This link will give more info. Sometimes, a frost or dry spell at the critical time in the fruit's development makes...
    Hello Peter, Some varieties of plum are self-fertile but not all. Plums, gages and damsons: choosing cultivars/RHS Gardening This link will give more info. Sometimes, a frost or dry spell at...
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  10. Plosh

    Why can't I grow beetroot?

    Carrots - no problem once germinated. Germination can sometimes be a bit challenging.
    Carrots - no problem once germinated. Germination can sometimes be a bit challenging.
    Carrots - no problem once germinated. Germination can sometimes be a bit challenging.
    Carrots - no problem once germinated. Germination can sometimes be a bit challenging.
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  11. Plosh

    Disappointing strawberries

    Hello @Plosh I don't grow fruit or veg but when we had our property the previous owner was a grower of grapes / strawberries / Barley / Rhubarb and everything was all done in sections but the...
    Hello @Plosh I don't grow fruit or veg but when we had our property the previous owner was a grower of grapes / strawberries / Barley / Rhubarb and everything was all done in sections but the strawberries was planted by the kitchen window and we suffer here with pure sun trap gardens but where...
    Hello @Plosh I don't grow fruit or veg but when we had our property the previous owner was a grower of grapes / strawberries / Barley / Rhubarb and everything was all done in sections but the strawberries was planted by the kitchen window and we...
    Hello @Plosh I don't grow fruit or veg but when we had our property the previous owner was a grower of grapes / strawberries / Barley / Rhubarb and everything was all done in sections but the...
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  12. Habanerohead

    Elephant Garlic from bulbils

    I must admit I was sceptical when you first posted about this last October @Habanerohead so you have proved me wrong, thanks it's always good to learn something new. I shall try your method this year :blue thumb:
    I must admit I was sceptical when you first posted about this last October @Habanerohead so you have proved me wrong, thanks it's always good to learn something new. I shall try your method this year :blue thumb:
    I must admit I was sceptical when you first posted about this last October @Habanerohead so you have proved me wrong, thanks it's always good to learn something new. I shall try your method this year :blue thumb:
    I must admit I was sceptical when you first posted about this last October @Habanerohead so you have proved me wrong, thanks it's always good to learn something new. I shall try your method this year :blue thumb:
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  13. Saliha
    Like x 3

    Fig-leaf gourd

    Yep that might be a problem if there is a lot of them but they stay edible a long time. I still have some from the last year and they are almost as fresh like at the last autumn. In Mexico, they...
    Yep that might be a problem if there is a lot of them but they stay edible a long time. I still have some from the last year and they are almost as fresh like at the last autumn. In Mexico, they are used also for sweets and in the Far East for vegetable soups. As their fruit flesh is a bit like...
    Yep that might be a problem if there is a lot of them but they stay edible a long time. I still have some from the last year and they are almost as fresh like at the last autumn. In Mexico, they are used also for sweets and in the Far East for...
    Yep that might be a problem if there is a lot of them but they stay edible a long time. I still have some from the last year and they are almost as fresh like at the last autumn. In Mexico, they...
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  14. Aldo

    Cucumbers - Is it advisable to pinch of the first fruits and flowers, like with courgettes?

    Thanks both! I'll pinch them off then, even if my kid and wife will be grumbling :) They are amazingly fast growing, I did not expect that. 24h after taking that picture
    Thanks both! I'll pinch them off then, even if my kid and wife will be grumbling :) They are amazingly fast growing, I did not expect that. 24h after taking that picture
    Thanks both! I'll pinch them off then, even if my kid and wife will be grumbling :) They are amazingly fast growing, I did not expect that. 24h after taking that picture
    Thanks both! I'll pinch them off then, even if my kid and wife will be grumbling :) They are amazingly fast growing, I did not expect that. 24h after taking that picture
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  15. Peter K

    Apple Trees

    June drop.....all those little ones will fall off.
    June drop.....all those little ones will fall off.
    June drop.....all those little ones will fall off.
    June drop.....all those little ones will fall off.
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  16. Paul Blackburn

    Problems growing carrots

    Paul, my thoughts include, not good applying manure last autumn. Carrots will not perform well in that. Also what compost did you use? MPC? This dries out fast, possibly too fast for seeds, and...
    Paul, my thoughts include, not good applying manure last autumn. Carrots will not perform well in that. Also what compost did you use? MPC? This dries out fast, possibly too fast for seeds, and is difficult to re wet. Watering? Erratic watering is not good either. (Hence my apprehensions...
    Paul, my thoughts include, not good applying manure last autumn. Carrots will not perform well in that. Also what compost did you use? MPC? This dries out fast, possibly too fast for seeds, and is difficult to re wet. Watering? Erratic...
    Paul, my thoughts include, not good applying manure last autumn. Carrots will not perform well in that. Also what compost did you use? MPC? This dries out fast, possibly too fast for seeds, and...
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  17. Paul Blackburn

    Lack of apples

    Basically, because the tree knocked itself out producing that bumper crop last year. It's a problem known as "biennial bearing" and this article from the RHS has some tips for sorting it out:...
    Basically, because the tree knocked itself out producing that bumper crop last year. It's a problem known as "biennial bearing" and this article from the RHS has some tips for sorting it out: Fruit: biennial bearing/RHS Gardening
    Basically, because the tree knocked itself out producing that bumper crop last year. It's a problem known as "biennial bearing" and this article from the RHS has some tips for sorting it out: Fruit: biennial bearing/RHS Gardening
    Basically, because the tree knocked itself out producing that bumper crop last year. It's a problem known as "biennial bearing" and this article from the RHS has some tips for sorting it out:...
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  18. Aldo

    Trimming leggy foliage of strawberries in crowded planter to improve air circulation

    Thanks! I will try and do that with the next plants.
    Thanks! I will try and do that with the next plants.
    Thanks! I will try and do that with the next plants.
    Thanks! I will try and do that with the next plants.
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  19. john558

    Cucumber

    Confused is my middle name, Pete:)
    Confused is my middle name, Pete:)
    Confused is my middle name, Pete:)
    Confused is my middle name, Pete:)
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  20. Kostas

    Ornamental Cabbage or Kale?

    Aaaaw i see! Thank you both very much for your answers :D
    Aaaaw i see! Thank you both very much for your answers :D
    Aaaaw i see! Thank you both very much for your answers :D
    Aaaaw i see! Thank you both very much for your answers :D
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