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Old 28.10.2018, 19:43
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

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Here's some info. ( In German)

It seems like a grey area..

https://www.orion.ch/de/Rechtsratgeb...mmissionen.php
Thank you very much this is useful.

Definitely a grey area and dependent on the particulars.

I am inclined to think two bamboo plants shedding leaves in heavy wind and rain is unlikely to be deemed too offensive but I'll see.
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Dear Gardeners,
Do any of you know of a plant storage greenhouse that will collect and store plants?
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Old 29.10.2018, 09:19
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Dear Gardeners,
Do any of you know of a plant storage greenhouse that will collect and store plants?
Here you go:

https://www.vanoordt.ch/pflanzenueberwinterung/
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

This is perfect! Thank you!
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Old 29.10.2018, 18:23
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Do any of you know of a plant storage greenhouse that will collect and store plants?
Wow. I had no idea that even existed
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Old 30.10.2018, 12:23
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

This year was an awesome year for gardening! We harvested loads of veggies, salads and berries.

Although due the the moving house, I immediately used up what we harvested.... space in cellar and freezer was an still is still quite scarce.

Now only the winter veggies remain outside..... savoy, leeks, spinach, lambs salad and brussel sprouts.


I am intrigued to learn, what have you got as winter veggies in your allotments?? Always on the look out for new and other things.

I am already planning the plant rotation for next year.
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Old 11.11.2018, 11:20
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

The last raspberry of the season.

The garden has been put to bed (pun not intended ) for the winter.

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Old 11.11.2018, 11:28
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

I've just finished pruning our Kiwis. We inherited them and they were a tangled mess and producing less and less of a crop each year (hundreds last year).

Light pruning (to see what was what) and then heavy pruning showed that most of the growth was the non-fruit producing male and one of the two females was completely dead so that came out.

We'll plant a new female in the Spring.

Had the last raspberries too yesterday but only planted the canes this year so expecting more next year.
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Old 11.11.2018, 12:31
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The last raspberry of the season.

The garden has been put to bed (pun not intended ) for the winter.

Not here. Flowers still blooming, fighting. The neighbour's look even better than they did all summer (we're fascinated, really).

No living creature here will give up until w're burried under a substantial amount of snow!
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Old 11.11.2018, 18:30
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Light pruning (to see what was what) and then heavy pruning showed that most of the growth was the non-fruit producing male and one of the two females was completely dead so that came out.
I unfortunately didn't realize that kiwis were male/female and had cut down everything but one plant, which turned out to be male.

Over the summer, I had two very small kiwi starts come up, one under the male and the other near where the other kiwi was. So now I need to try to figure out if either (or both) of them are female, and then completely re-work my "kiwi wall"

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Old 11.11.2018, 20:00
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I unfortunately didn't realize that kiwis were male/female and had cut down everything but one plant, which turned out to be male.
I know, from the previous owner, that two of ours were female and one was male.

I know that one of my remaining ones is definitely female as it has fruit this year and I'm assuming that the other one is a male as it had no fruit and the dead one looked like it had been dead for more than one year (but you would never had known because of the tangled mess.

I'm sure yours will grow up again fast.

I like the grapes in your photo! We're training some over a framework too to give a natural sun shade.
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Old 12.11.2018, 09:47
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

No rest for our allotment, just sowed lambs salad and winter spinach into two more beds for winter. We've big raised beds, so frost and freezing temp. won't harm the plants as much.

Getting the last flower bulbs (for spring) in too. Am totally in arrears with garden work, due to a pneumonia suffered a few weeks ago..... grrmmppff.
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Old 23.11.2018, 11:33
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

I was gonna clear out my little garden yesterday. But I couldn't, most of my flowers are still blooming, producing buds even! So I just cleared out those which noticed it's winter.
This morning the little tree is presenting several fruits!
It usually does that around August (they're not edible) and I just realized it didn't. Until now!

The time of the internet, when you need to google the time of year as nature is taking the mickey out of us.

I can't stop looking out the window, it looks just amazing.
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Old 23.11.2018, 12:02
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No rest for our allotment, just sowed lambs salad and winter spinach into two more beds for winter. We've big raised beds, so frost and freezing temp. won't harm the plants as much.

Getting the last flower bulbs (for spring) in too. Am totally in arrears with garden work, due to a pneumonia suffered a few weeks ago..... grrmmppff.
Oh no, poor thing. Have had terrible cold on and off for 5 weeks - finally went to doc's and she told me I've got asthmatic bronchitis - just finished anbiotics and have an inhaler for first time in my life. Should be out there today as the weather is ok, to finish pruning roses and the last perenials - but just don't have it in me. Hopefully will get a chance next week- but if not - not ...
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Old 23.11.2018, 12:13
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Oh no, poor thing. Have had terrible cold on and off for 5 weeks - finally went to doc's and she told me I've got asthmatic bronchitis - just finished anbiotics and have an inhaler for first time in my life. Should be out there today as the weather is ok, to finish pruning roses and the last perenials - but just don't have it in me. Hopefully will get a chance next week- but if not - not ...
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Getting the last flower bulbs (for spring) in too. Am totally in arrears with garden work, due to a pneumonia suffered a few weeks ago..... grrmmppff.
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Have had terrible cold on and off for 5 weeks - finally went to doc's and she told me I've got asthmatic bronchitis - just finished anbiotics and have an inhaler for first time in my life.
Oh goodness, Odile and EE, I’m so sorry to hear that.

Fellow gardeners all understand the frustration of not being able to get out and work, but please take care of yourselves first.

As the undone column on my ‘to do’ list keeps growing I take comfort in my master gardener mother’s favorite saying: There’s always next year!

Hope you start to feel better soon.
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Old 23.11.2018, 13:23
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Thank you both. Cornfloozed - thank you so much. I've done most of it- just have the sedums to cut down, a few piles of pruned perenials to put on compost, and last few roses to prune. Teaching a young man English in exchange for a few jobs - so he will be coming to give me a hand as soon as we get a good day next week- hopefully. But thank you so much for asking.

And what does not get done - well, never mind.
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Old 23.11.2018, 16:37
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Awww, thank you for the well wishes, Odile and Meloncollie xx



I'll survive, it needs a stronger bug than a measly cold-making-one to fell me.



We've done all that needs to be done and now I just have to wait for the leeks/brussels to grow bigger. 2nd batch of spinach and lamb salad to grow at all and we've still some savoy out to harvest.



But in reply to curley's post. Here as well, we've two of the three small rose bushesare budding and floweirng again!!! and the cape daisy (osteospermum) is also flowering and making buds as if we're having spring weather.


The temp in Gürbetal (I am in mid-CH now, not in the West anymore ) has fallen to 0°C easily for the past several days.
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OK sunny morning - so I managed 2 hours out there and clear all the piles of prunings from the grass, finished pruning the rest and last few roses - now coughing like a dragon, but just about to do some steam and olbas, after a hot cuppa. Glad that is done ...rest now.


Steam and Olbas, towel over head - immediate relief- the best. Might even manage a short walk with doglet this afternoon, in the lovely sunshine.

Still got loads of leaves to pick up and compost from large back drive - but ... see how it goes.

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Old 06.12.2018, 15:14
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Hi to all the gardeners! I have a question if I may... I recently bought a ficus ginseng for indoor use. It has been losing quite a lot of leaves.

From what I researched if could be
1) Adjusting to new environment, humidty, etc
2) Too little or too much water
3) Too much or too little sun

1 is certainly possible. I'd like to rule out 2 and 3.

So I have two questions...

a) How much water would you give this plant and how often. Would misting every other day, and half a litre at the base twice a week (so 1 litre) sound about right or wildly off?

b) Our house gets a lot of light but no real direct sunlight in the spot it is in. Does it need?

I attached a picture of it looking a bit sorry for itself...
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