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A new topic for our new board but just the same really :) what's happening in your garden?

Everything is dying down in mine now, but we really have had a super year for sunflowers, asters, tomatoes, potatoes, raspberries. No apples and few pears!
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I think my mom had a few potatoes and sweet potatoes, as well as cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and a lot of raspberries and blackberries. Most of it is gone now, of course. Our carrots never really grow properly, and the slugs eat most of our salad, unfortunately. They are hard to get rid of.
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Yes, it's hard to thwart a really determined slug with his eyes out on stalks (!) trained on your salad! :D

I used to write poems to slugs all the time. Don't ask.

Tom, ask your Mum if she brings her raspberry canes in for winter. I got mine new this year and now they are bare I'm not sure if I leave them out or bring them in and leave them in the garage for the winter like bare sticks.
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Okay, so according to my mom: raspberries should be fine throughout the winter. They survive fine here, and I think Austria gets colder than most of Britain.

You can also put them in the earth and cover them with bark mulch or straw. Maybe not all of them will survive, but they reproduce quite quickly once in the earth. 😉 So they spread! 😅 If you keep them in pots, make sure they have enough water throughout the winter.
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Thank you Tom, that's great! I shall keep them, somewhat protected, in their pots, and make sure they don't dry out.

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merry wrote: Sun Nov 06, 2022 10:03 am Thank you Tom, that's great! I shall keep them, somewhat protected, in their pots, and make sure they don't dry out.

Do thank your Mum for me - Danke, Tom's Mutter (is that even close?!)
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I have olives on my olive trees.

Beyond excited about this!

They are inedible - terribly bitter - :( and need curing before you can eat them.

The process looks complicated - multi-stage - but I haven't written it off (have faith! I am she who bought a whole sheep's fleece right off the sheep and managed eventually to spin six inches of usable wool from it after MANY stages....)

I am the epitome of 'a dabbler ' :rofl
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