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« on: August 28, 2017, 10:34:56 AM »

It has been a good year for the onions, the best ever. These are drying on 1" mesh. They are all bigger than we've ever managed. They have a shine which I don't recall seeing. There is no thick neck.



My neighbour offered these victoria plums which are thicker than I have ever seen, except in a commercial orchard in East Sussex. So we've picked loads. They are sensibly sized trees too. There are very few wasps around this year.




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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 11:20:34 AM »

On the wasp front, I can honestly say that I have only seen 1 or 2 this summer, let alone be bothered by them.
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 11:40:46 AM »

 Those plums look really good Stann,
                        You have a much thicker crop than we have and ours is a little behind in ripening. We have loads of good apples this year. Like N2, I have not seen a single wasp which is very unusual.
At the moment, we are in a deluge, really heavy rain with visibility down to 50 yards. We were lucky to get out on our walks this morning and back with barely a drop of rain,,even though the drains were all flooded and the street awash with inches of rain.
  Spare a thought for Heuston and the 5 people who lost their lives in the flooding. It has got a lot worse in the past 12 hours and with Harvey still hanging around in the gulf,they are set for a lot more rain. The quantities of rain and the new levels of flooding in Heuston are unparalleled in history. I seriously doubt that it will sink into the visiting Trump.s head. He has managed to deregulate the coal industry as well as loose old Joe.
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 04:57:47 PM »

peaches done well this year, this is first pick after kids ate loads, more on the trees for next few weeks, never seen so many.
chilies done really well this year, as have the cherry type tomatoes, given up with all the 3 truss nonsense, had massive amounts of toms and no blight, unlike previous years.
beetroot done well and celeriac, carrots failed except 3?!?!?
selfseeded Brussels sprout plants popped up all over plot, so we moved in to a single row, they are doing great, not been attacked by caterpillars at all, see the cabbage whites land on them then fly away?!?! has self seeding done this? as in previouse years we have had disaster, so much so were not going to do any brasicas this year, then saw the self seeded ones and thought may as well give them a chance.

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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2017, 05:35:35 PM »

That is impressive Steve,
                   Our plums are starting to ripen. (most post a pic) Nothing like Stann,s bounty but very good for this part of the world and the soil that we have.
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2017, 06:01:25 AM »

Wonderful chaps. Very jealous. You must have short sighted birds Steve. Will you be preserving those peaches in brandy for Christmas?
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 05:28:36 PM »





  There are not as many plums this year perhaps but they are much larger and will soon be ready.
 Our blueberries gave it there best and we have 3 pears,,which is there worst ever showing, The Bramely steal the show, And there is a red apple called Gala which is near ready. Poor angel is now taxed with the job of gathering up the wind falls under the Bramely tree and carrying them into the hall unscathed. Today she carried two big ones at the same time. You could only see one until she put them down on the hall floor. She gets a treat for that. However, If I don,t take them off her, she will tuck into them and eat the lot.
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