Frank AKA seasider

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 1 day, 23 hours ago

    Thanks for that Allan I loaded 4 and 2 went on then tried another 2 with no success then 1 and that didn`t work either so will check with karen.

  • @ronvalley Hi Allan I am trying to upload some pictures, 2 went straight on no bother but the rest just go through the uploading process then disappear, I had this problem a while ago and you kindly told me how to overcome this problem but unfortunately I can’t remember what you told me. Would you mind explaining again
    Thanks Frank

    • Frank, I’m having problems myself,I just load them one at a time now,I tried four last week and it didn’t work, Karen might be able to sort it out. Al

      • Thanks for that Allan I loaded 4 and 2 went on then tried another 2 with no success then 1 and that didn`t work either so will check with karen.

  • Evening all, had another lovely day here at Scarbados a bit cloudy at times but very warm. Cucumbers are growing like there’s no tomorrow I’ve never had so many, have to fight my way into the greenhouse ( neighbours are happy anyway) First tomato nearly ready grandaughter will be pleased on Wednesday when she comes for the day. Heres a couple of…

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  • A :lol: fter careful consideration, I decided to attack the overgrown ceanothus once started I realised just how bad it was, all the inner branches were basically dead with growth only on the ends so I have cut it right back. Time will tell as to whether I have done the right thing or not but it was no good as it was. When I bought this it was…[Read more]

  • Thanks for that YB I didn`t want to cut it back that far but it looks as though it will recover if I cut back a bit severe to get rid of the frost damage and tidy it up a bit. I know the time is now as it has just finished flowering.

  • I have a ceanothus Italian Skies which is about 6′ high by 7′ wide which got caught with the late frost earlier in the year which has left it with quite a lot of bare wood. I would like to prune this back hard but am not sure how far I can go with this without killing the shrub completely it has now finished flowering for this year so I think this…[Read more]

  • Thank you both for your comments, I am only growing G/D and Shirley and the difference is on the same variety, I was thinking the same as you Sheila the very strange weather we have had this year is causing the erratic growth. With the northerly and Easterly winds, we have had on the coast for about the last 4 weeks with quite cool nights I don’t…[Read more]

  • I am growing Gardeners Delight and Shirley this year as usual. I sowed the first seeds on the 6th of March in the propagator no problems. So as to try to spread out the toms being ready I sowed a few more on the 1st of April.They all grew fine and I planted them in turn as they were big enough into growbags. They are all strong healthy plants,…[Read more]

  • Thanks, Allan & Sheila I was wondering if the bad weather in early spring was the cause, we had a cold spell, not as cold as you Allan but living on the coast we had North and East winds which are pretty bad. In fact all the time the rest of the country has been enjoying the summer-like weather with record temperatures we here on the coast have…[Read more]

  • I Have a choisya Aztec Pearl which is about 3 years old, it has just got to a nice size about 2.5 ft high and looking ok. I was hoping this year for a good covering of flowers but not so, it has loads of buds but they appear to have stopped, done nothing now for 2 or 3 weeks. I was wondering whether anyone had any idea what the reason is.

  • Evening all I have just discovered what I think is powdery mildew on one of cucumber plants, it is in the form of a white powder on just a couple of leaves am I right in thinking this is what it is? If so can anyone help in advising me as to what treatment I could use. I wouldn’t mind but it is the only plant I have bought, all the rest I grew f…[Read more]

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    I have done another trailing geranium today Sheila I have not hung them up as yet stood outside on buckets. We have had some very cold east winds lately which catch the front of our house where the baskets are going, it looks like they are moving to another direction now so I will hang them up in a day or so.I have to refix the brackets as I took…[Read more]

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    They look fine to me Allan I used to sow mine a bit earlier and had the same problem ie getting leggy before it was warm enough to plant out so now I delay sowing to about end of April beginning of May ready to plant out end of May.

  • Frank AKA seasider posted an update 2 months ago

    I planted up 3 hanging baskets today 2 petunia and 1 trailing geranium, first time I have tried geranium so here’s hoping. I haven’t hung them up yet as although the sunny weather is lovely we still have a very cold east wind and very cold at night. Also planted today 4 cucumbers in G/H. Runner beans are coming on in G/H ready to go in cold frame…[Read more]

    • They usually go out on my birthday the 15th Frank,But they were getting a bit leggy,So I took a chance with them,

      • They look fine to me Allan I used to sow mine a bit earlier and had the same problem ie getting leggy before it was warm enough to plant out so now I delay sowing to about end of April beginning of May ready to plant out end of May.

    • My hanging baskets are outside hanging, and I have bush tomatoes planted in tubs flowering outside – but am alert to the possible need to bring them indoors overnight. I have been hardening the Rhondda Blacks off for days and am desperate to get them planted up – but I’m chicken…….

      • I have done another trailing geranium today Sheila I have not hung them up as yet stood outside on buckets. We have had some very cold east winds lately which catch the front of our house where the baskets are going, it looks like they are moving to another direction now so I will hang them up in a day or so.I have to refix the brackets as I took…[Read more]

  • Hi Karen I did wonder about the weather early on this year, we had some very dark overcast days and as I said to Dixon I wondered if grow lights are much of an advantage. What I don`t understand was the complete failure of any petunia to germinate after my 1st attempt last year was such a success. I suppose you put that down to gardening and my…[Read more]

  • Hi Dixon sorry for the delay in replying I have just seen this post. I am glad the propagator work for you I have found it really useful, I have just taken mine apart and stored it for next year when I hope to have another attempt at growing begonia seeds, Allan has provided some good advice which I will try, I don`t like to be beaten. I had…[Read more]

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I pressure washed it the other week got rid of the winter mess so I am glad you like it Cilla. :good:

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Yes Cilla following yesterday mornings heavy rain today has been lovely, it gives you a bit of encouragement doesn`t it :good:

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thanks, Gertie the aubrieta is performing really well this year despite the cold spring. I was beginning to wonder.

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    I am glad you like it Sheila I am pleased with the yellow Alyssum this year the scent from it is really strong from yards away.

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