Frank AKA seasider

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Just a novice really, just try to learn from people on here and trial and error ( sometimes more error than trial) but however long one has been gardening there is always something to learn. :good:

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    managed to dead them Gertie and hank them up again, the wind has dropped off nicely just an odd shower but ok. :-)

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    They are still on upturned buckets in the back garden Gertie, strong winds here today and heavy rain, hopefully, I will be able to hang them up again tomorrow. :good:

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Just a cutting from a friends which in turn was a cutting he took from my original one just before we moved house. This one above was only taken 2016.

  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Talk about a change in the weather, I had to pick this up today as the wind blew it over, but its ok.

  • Quite breezy here today with strong gusts, not cold though. I have had to take hanging baskets down this teatime as wind getting stronger, supposed to be 45mph winds tomorrow and heavy rain.
  • Frank AKA seasider posted a new activity comment 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Hi NT yes it was a funny start to the growing year both my toms and cucumbers grew quite high before the first trusses and cucs formed so I have let them grow a bit higher to get the usual amount of trusses, consequentially I have had to support them up to the G/H ridge and now when I go in I am head banging on hanging cucs. Talk about Babylon and…[Read more]

  • Frank AKA seasider posted an update 2 months ago

    Had another nice day here today, even with a small garden as I have now I seem to spend half my time watering pots. How are people managing who have allotments it must be a struggle to keep things growing. My cucumbers are doing really well I staggard the sowing time so they were not all ready at once, but that failed as they are all at the same…[Read more]

    • Yep, this staggering the sowing seems to be a myth, Frank! My cucumbers are miniscule yet unfortunately. HAGD

      • Hi NT yes it was a funny start to the growing year both my toms and cucumbers grew quite high before the first trusses and cucs formed so I have let them grow a bit higher to get the usual amount of trusses, consequentially I have had to support them up to the G/H ridge and now when I go in I am head banging on hanging cucs. Talk about Babylon and…[Read more]

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

  • Frank AKA seasider posted an update 2 months ago

    @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.

  • Frank AKA seasider posted an update 2 months ago

    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]

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