Saturday, 6 January 2007

THE GREAT PIP CHALLENGE - THE GATHERING

Thanks to a Tesco delivery and Manda's friend I have now started gathering everything together that I need for the G.P.C.
Rather than have a long post full of somewhat boring photos I've put them and a little information into this web album.
Just click on it and if cyberspace is kind you'll be able to see them all.

12 comments:

Skittles said...

Beautiful picture! Thanks for dropping by!

gledwood said...

Yes that is really beautiful. Strange coincidence but I found a fresh lime on the pavement last night (never one to pass a free fruit by, me. And I love to add about 5 teaspoons sugar + 1 glass water; makes far better lime cordial than you can buy).

And yeah! Dear Deidre replied to me! How cool is that!!!

(She must pay an army of pseudonymous Deidres to answer her mail, SURELY...!)

I still can't get over that reply though!! I was like you. I thought she was just a photo in the paper!

Re below, I love the photos of the moving bedspreads you put before. And that mound of leaves the local frogs and harvest mice set up home in... (well what else happened to it...???!!?)

Okay then, — Gleds xx

PS I hope Mick is well. Please give him my best regards...

gledwood said...

Hang on, it's not five teaspoons sugar; that would be ridiculous. You add about three to a normal size glass of water plus about five teasps lime juice. (Or just the whole lime.)

Libbys Blog said...

I have had avocados today. So will start them off! I must post some photos!!

RUTH said...

Sounds refreshing and healthy; thanks for the tip Gledwood xx
Hi Libby; have a few stones soaking; glad you're doing advocado too. We can compare notes/photos! xx

Allotment Lady said...

You are a computer genius - It is amazing your blog - and all the things you do.

I am hooked.

crpitt said...

what can i grow fruit wise thats really easy?
Claire

RUTH said...

Claire; if you're meaning easy fruits to grow from pips etc.....I don't know yet....I think most will take many years before they fruit even if I'm successful. If you mean in general terms I reckon the soft fruits like strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries etc...even blueberries. Once you've got the plant as long as you follow a few pruning guides you'll get some sort of yield. As with most things "you get out what you put in"...i.e. right soil, watering, feeding. I think the easiest of the lot are strawberries lots of good varieties on the market that you can buy as ready plants, often producing a small yield in the first year. Easy to propergate too. Can even be grown in pots or hanging baskets....pop a few pots in a frost free greenhouse and you'll get really early crops!
Sorry rambled on a bit there didn't I. Just LOVE talking gardening!!!
Rx

RUTH said...

Lottie; thanks that's kind of you. Really glad to have you as a visitor.
Rx

Libbys Blog said...

Apples and oranges, I believe are relatively easy! But to be honest I'm not expecting fruit, just the challenge of getting the pip to grow!!
I must say the same as Lottie your quite a whizz on the computer! Are you self taught??? Can you give lessons??
Libbyx

RUTH said...

Self taught...only got the computer last July so I could try online shopping as we cant get out much; now I fill my long sleepless hours with google searching for free myspace stuff. Just wish I could get to grips with HTML/HLMT/TLHM or whatever it's called!!!! Lots of sites about that explaining it all but it's all another language to me!!!! LOL
Rx

crpitt said...

Will have to think about what to try!
Cheers for that!
Clairex

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