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Re: 2017 Progress Reports
« Reply #60 on: June 03, 2017, 17:25:46 »
the variety is trusted old greyhound had them for dinner twice this week really sweet anyway good news first outdoor tomato set the good old coure de boef  :blob7: :blob7: :blob7: :blob7: :blob7:
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Re: 2017 Progress Reports
« Reply #61 on: June 03, 2017, 17:27:29 »
and this years dahlia seedlings are  all in flower fantastic
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Re: 2017 Progress Reports
« Reply #62 on: June 08, 2017, 16:00:42 »
having roasted veg and chicken for dinner so grabbed a couple of chillis some mangetoo and a lettuce and cucumber for a sandwich tomorrow may do some potato salad
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Re: 2017 Progress Reports
« Reply #63 on: June 10, 2017, 15:44:44 »
blueberries are nearly ready will net them tomorrow
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Re: 2017 Progress Reports
« Reply #64 on: June 12, 2017, 06:52:32 »
got a bit fed up with strawberries so decided to start harvesting my loganberries they are so sweet  no sugar required scrummy
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Re: 2017 Progress Reports
« Reply #65 on: June 12, 2017, 20:10:50 »
Crikey Johnny, Sunshine coast indeed....my blueberries are only just producing buds. Those Loganberries look gorgeous!

First Mini White cucumber ready today....wee green Irish Gardeners Delight toms are appearing.
Gooseberries looking great.

Wind other day has hammered the ferns of some of my newly palnted this year Asparagus...so hope that wont weaken them.

Achocha fat baby growing along trellis in poly and Melothrie growing above path in Greenhouse...wee fruits nearly ready.



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Re: 2017 Progress Reports
« Reply #66 on: June 13, 2017, 14:00:02 »
Crikey Johnny, Sunshine coast indeed....my blueberries are only just producing buds. Those Loganberries look gorgeous!

First Mini White cucumber ready today....wee green Irish Gardeners Delight toms are appearing.
Gooseberries looking great.

Wind other day has hammered the ferns of some of my newly palnted this year Asparagus...so hope that wont weaken them.

Achocha fat baby growing along trellis in poly and Melothrie growing above path in Greenhouse...wee fruits nearly ready.




its been so hot and dry here 24 degrees day 16 night we have had no rain for 2 weeks however it was a really good soaking no rain forecast this week  and im off to northern cyprus next thurs its 36 there at the mo  stuff has really come on on my second wave of planting lettuce ,cabbage and beetroot second sowing of runners are up a foot ready to go next to the other ones they are all on flower its been a great year so far fingers crossed
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Re: 2017 Progress Reports
« Reply #67 on: June 13, 2017, 15:24:00 »
Picked a kilo of Rasps over the weekend so jam time for me - Raspberry Jam along with blackcurrent jelly is my favourite.
Picking and shelling Broad Beans like mad - never had so many and the freezer if filling up. 
Strawberries - complete write off but that is my fault - better luck next year.

So far despite a lack of rain it is an excellent year despite a few self made disasters.  My main issue this year is where to put everything as I seem to have largely over estimated the area I have.

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Re: 2017 Progress Reports
« Reply #68 on: June 13, 2017, 15:27:19 »
Picked a kilo of Rasps over the weekend so jam time for me - Raspberry Jam along with blackcurrent jelly is my favourite.
Picking and shelling Broad Beans like mad - never had so many and the freezer if filling up. 
Strawberries - complete write off but that is my fault - better luck next year.

So far despite a lack of rain it is an excellent year despite a few self made disasters.  My main issue this year is where to put everything as I seem to have largely over estimated the area I have.
yes fantastic spent an hour picking raspberries today only to drop the whole lot in the road as i got them to the car damm it
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Re: 2017 Progress Reports
« Reply #69 on: June 13, 2017, 15:30:51 »
I hate picking them d**n things to be honest but always glad of the crop - I dropped a punnet once and raged for hours  :BangHead:

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« Reply #70 on: June 13, 2017, 16:58:38 »
Greenhouse crops are doing well, mini cucumbers have started cropping, toms showing baby fruits, sweet peppers setting fruits.
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Re: 2017 Progress Reports
« Reply #71 on: June 15, 2017, 14:34:55 »
blackberries will be ready tomorrow yummy
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Re: 2017 Progress Reports
« Reply #72 on: June 19, 2017, 05:23:42 »
blackcurrant picking is in full swing here, thankfully only ben conan so far, lovely big fruits. Ben sarek has a way to go yet. I have lots, eat them every single day at breakfast. Hate picking them but doing it bit by bit ie every handful is a breakfast and a bowl is a week. No point thinking sprigs as the fruit is ripening in stages

Lettuce, bit of a glut but my trusty veg (expensive ) juicer is helping me out, I must be having 12 veg a day at the moment. I might make some soup later, lettuce is good for that too. I am glad I was selective and restrained this year, I can`t waste veg. Chard and spinach are cropping every day, also small courgettes. They are good ones, alexander, hold their fruits high so I can see them and nice to eat

Garlic and shallots are all up, dried for a couple of days, tidied up and now drying longer term. Fantastic crop, autumn planted, year on year

invicta are picked, hinnonmaki are turning red. Blueberries swelling, still green

Fennel ready to pick in stages and the house is full of vases of alstroemeria, gorgeous

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« Reply #73 on: June 19, 2017, 11:07:03 »
Garlic and Shallots romping away, b.sprouts doing well as are courgettes and may have some goosberries to harvest soon (no idea when there ready). Chillis and tomatoes going back into greenhouse this afternoon now the 4 ants nets have been removed and i have managed to get the shades down :) Carrots just popping through the soil and 3rd lot of peas and beans failed to come up so i am abandoning the crops this year (although man in market said he might have some plants thursday so might sucum and buy some).

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Re: 2017 Progress Reports
« Reply #74 on: June 19, 2017, 16:37:34 »
off on holiday for a week on thursday northern cyprus so had a little tidy up
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« Reply #75 on: June 19, 2017, 16:38:27 »
and my runners
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« Reply #76 on: June 19, 2017, 16:40:52 »
and my patio bed
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Re: 2017 Progress Reports
« Reply #77 on: July 06, 2017, 17:53:07 »
dahlias are coming into their own now two weeks until they are at their best
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Re: 2017 Progress Reports
« Reply #78 on: July 08, 2017, 13:31:25 »
sweetcorn is liking the hot dry weather never watered it
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Re: 2017 Progress Reports
« Reply #79 on: July 08, 2017, 13:33:41 »
however the runners have been watered most days
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Re: 2017 Progress Reports
« Reply #79 on: July 08, 2017, 13:33:41 »