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by diggernotdreamer
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Is this fire blight
Replies: 0
Views: 50542

Is this fire blight

Hi, I have some apple trees I planted about 13 years ago. Two of them Topaz and Winston have never really produced fruit of any great size, even if I thin them out they don't seem to do much. The Scotch Bridget was pretty good, but in the last couple of years, these three trees have been getting the...
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Sep 02, 2022 3:08 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I seem to be back
Replies: 10
Views: 75352

Re: I seem to be back

ina wrote: Fri Sep 02, 2022 10:35 am This is strange - I hadn't got any notices for ages, and now all of a sudden - I had tried to log on at some point, but for whatever reason couldn't... So here I am. Hopefully a bit more often. :)
I couldn't get in for ages, glad I am finally in here
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Aug 21, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I seem to be back
Replies: 10
Views: 75352

Re: I seem to be back

Regarding my potatoes, I did make one mistake though. The cardboard was placed edge to edge and of course docks found their way through the cracks. Next time I will make a point of overlapping them. You can put down quite a thick covering of cardboard, it's a great way of getting rid of boxes. Even...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I seem to be back
Replies: 10
Views: 75352

Re: I seem to be back

It has been a shocking year, long cold spring again, danger of frost until 31st May, it was touch and go, and just recently after very hot days, cold evenings with night temperatures of 7-10 c in the tunnels., it's nuts. Well, I think that's brilliant that I have finally won you over with the no dig...
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Jul 24, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Slugs and Snails
Replies: 2
Views: 18962

Re: Slugs and Snails

I have now seen large colonies of leopard slugs in my garden, they are carnivorous and will prey on other slugs, since finding them in much larger numbers, the amount of small grey slugs has reduced considerably, not sure if that is due to the slugs or the cool spring we had but I tend to just remov...
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Jul 24, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: I seem to be back
Replies: 10
Views: 75352

I seem to be back

It seems I have been able to log back in on here now after a good while away, so hopefully, I will get notifcations again in my email again. I need to be back on a sensible forum, with people who know what they are on about, so hopefully I can keep coming in now, be good to have some sensible garden...
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: I don't think I like Gooseberries
Replies: 12
Views: 59215

Re: I don't think I like Gooseberries

I had considered that, and if that is the case I will give the ungrateful buggers away
by diggernotdreamer
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Fermenting time again
Replies: 11
Views: 33895

Re: Fermenting time again

If you preserve in oil, you still need to use something slightly acidic, I usually use balsamic vinegar
by diggernotdreamer
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: I don't think I like Gooseberries
Replies: 12
Views: 59215

Re: I don't think I like Gooseberries

I wonder if the heat was to blame for that, they never really ripened properly, we went from boiling hot to cold. I had two disasters, I over cooked the jam so it was stiff and pippy and put some in the oven to cook for a crumble and ended up at my gate talking to a neighbour and when I rushed in, i...
by diggernotdreamer
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: I don't think I like Gooseberries
Replies: 12
Views: 59215

Re: I don't think I like Gooseberries

I picked them all off the bushes as the blackbirds were starting to eat the red ones, they were all just under ripe, they never actually ripened fully. I will make a crumble and see what happens. Thanks Flo
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: I don't think I like Gooseberries
Replies: 12
Views: 59215

I don't think I like Gooseberries

I used to eat the gooseberries in my Nanny and Granddads garden and I remember liking them. Last year, I decided to plant my own bushes and got some red and yellow hinnonmaki. They grew really well, not as ripe sweet as they could have been but my fruit hasn't done well up here this year. I made som...
by diggernotdreamer
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 37
Views: 65687

Re: Pineapples

Aw thanks GA, nice to be back
by diggernotdreamer
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 37
Views: 65687

Re: Pineapples

That is the most exciting thing I have seen this week. Might have a go myself. I seem to have been able to log in this time, I got a notification too, so if this keeps up, I will be in more often
by diggernotdreamer
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Pineapples
Replies: 37
Views: 65687

Re: Pineapples

So what happened next, something must have happened next