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  • #31
    Door view:
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    Chillis being moved outside, hope they survive:
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    Ropey cucumbers, thinking i will replace this with peppers or melons in pots i have on the flower:
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    • #32
      Outside spaces:
      rasp an lettuce planter:
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      some bumpkins getting ready to plant:
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      outside cumbers, looked to be dying, i can replace these with loose poted plants and they will be okay?

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      More outside toms, houseful will be okay
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      thats all for now. ty,


      • #33
        Well done , loving the photos.


        • #34
          Originally posted by ghexton View Post
          This is now.
          Back door view

          New seating area:

          Greenhouse and Shed:

          Herb row:

          I think it's 5 piccies max each post at the moment?

          By the way...I spotted the ideal place on the path there for a waterbutt!!!...perfect!

          Its all looking very good -you've clearly worked hard to achieve this!
          Last edited by Nicos; 24-06-2020, 06:15 AM.
          "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple


          • #35
            Ms-T thanks for the kind words!

            Nicos Yes a waterbutt was on the list, but my parents gave me old hose which ive got down the fence to make watering easier at the bottom of the garden, i think i will still get one in time and have it by the door at the bottom.
            Its been lot fun seeing things grow, will defiantly organise better next year.

            all cucumbers in row together, they go everywhere!
            all toms together
            all pepper together ect

            Pictures now fixed!.

            Also as you can see my outside cucumbers have died off, what can i put in these now?
            is worth moving a tom in there?
            the grass needs a right good cut also!

            EDIT also still now signs of any melons any where? are they late bloomers?

            Last edited by ghexton; 24-06-2020, 09:28 AM.


            • #36
              You are doing really well, your cukes look like ridge cukes, which I used to grow outside when I lived in Leicestershire, just let them go along the ground and lift the fruits off the ground with a bit of broken plant pot to keep them clean. Melons are not easy to grow, I never have done well with them, I wouldn't leave the chillies outside if it's cool and not over night though.
              If I'm not on here, I'm probably fishing.


              • #37
                You’ve done amazingly in one year,looks like a great garden! What melon variety have you got? My emir aren’t flowering yet but I sowed them a bit later than everyone I think. Cucumber tendrils I just cut off & use string to tie them where I want,I’m having a bad year for cucumbers they didn’t like those cold nights we had,I’ll plant them out later next year so they survive. I’d remove some of the small side shoots in the tomato plants at the top,it looks a bit crowded & airflow could be restricted with the amount of leaves. They’ve got a lot of growth on some of the side shoots some could have flower trusses on them but small side shoots will also grow on those side shoots & they get carried away with it forgetting to produce tomatoes. Well done for growing such a huge variety & getting the garden sorted at the same time


                • #38
                  Thanks burnie and Jungle Jane really appreciate your kind words.
                  I think melon wise i have delicious and heart of gold. Fingers crossed i will just let them do there own thing.
                  I wll give the top of toms a proper prune and just leave the flowers, i dot have the time to take side shoots out each day, so its once every 3 weeks they get proper prune.

                  My first tom is starting to turn outside now from a tiny tim, which arent so tiny.


                  • #39
                    Have your melons got side shoots or is it just one stem? There’s information on growing melons that say to pinch the leader after five leaves to encourage side shoots. Emir that I grow seems to throw out side shoots without me doing anything. Do they only flower on side shoots,I just read that somewhere?
                    If there’s no side shoots I’d just pinch the tip,not worry about counting the specific number of leaves,once pinched it should begin on the sideshoot growth.
                    Last edited by Jungle Jane; 26-06-2020, 04:03 PM.


                    • #40
                      Hello Jungle Jane short answer is i dont know, i think it has side shoots and flowers.
                      Ive just left them lurking in the corner of the GH. If they work they work.
                      Ran out of steam with the garden now.

                      This weekends jobs was never ending watering.
                      Chopping of few trees. Cleaned out the over seeded salad bed to re seed this week.
                      oh and also munched a couple of toms.


                      • #41
                        month update here, thing coming along nicely starting to harvest a few things:
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                        This is the greenhouse door atm, really hoping more tom varties start turning soon.

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                        Also a melon has sprouted in the corner, how will i know when this ready?
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                        Also same with the cucamelons, and crystal lemons they are starting to form.
                        Lots green pepper atm also will they turn red soon?

                        Also think big jim is starting to turn.
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                        any advice welcome please.


                        • #42
                          Oh an also a few the other finished areas. Planted some lettuce in raised bed.
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                          Birds seem to like the little feeders from off cuts, meal worms go down a treat.
                          Do you where you can these cheap?
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                          • #43
                            Lovely photos....whats the big thing hanging down in the greenhouse ?.....just being nosey .


                            • #44
                              That dangley thing looks very like a gherkin that is hanging in the same way in my greenhouse.


                              • #45
                                Looking great ghexton, everything looks really healthy.
                                A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy


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