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tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Blue Peter wrote:
What colour were the cherries?


Believe me that's complete b*llux, last year all our cherries suffered equally; white, red, black, even morello (which Tiptree grow unprotected)

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

here's the latest spreadsheet

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

tahir wrote:
Blue Peter wrote:
What colour were the cherries?


Believe me that's complete b*llux, last year all our cherries suffered equally; white, red, black, even morello (which Tiptree grow unprotected)


Now I hesitate (very briefly ) to take issue with the DS Soft Fruit God, but last year I lost about half of my red cherries to birds, but had practically no losses from the white ones. Purely anecdotal, I am sure, but my blackbirds really weren't interested in the Merton Glory.

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

judith wrote:
my blackbirds really weren't interested in the Merton Glory.


Maybe they respect the heritage of the John Innes institute or the fact that it's one of the last "London" cherries too much to mess with them?

Our birds (of any colour) have no respect, not for nuffink!

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Colour blind local population?

Blue Peter



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
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Location: Milton Keynes
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

tahir wrote:
Our birds (of any colour) have no respect, not for nuffink!


Yeah, but you know what Essex birds are like, innit?


Peter.

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tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Blue Peter wrote:
Yeah, but you know what Essex birds are like, innit?


Don't diss em, or I is likely to get upset

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Obviously soft southern cherries.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Cherries, like plums, need a certain degree of softness to be worthwhile.

judith



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

They also need a certain degree of availability for eating!!!!

Blue Peter



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

tahir wrote:
Blue Peter wrote:
Yeah, but you know what Essex birds are like, innit?


Don't diss em, or I is likely to get upset


R'spec, bro!


Peter.

onemanband



Joined: 26 Dec 2010
Posts: 1473
Location: NCA90
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Here's my cherries on my unnetted tree.



I've allready posted a picture of my bird deterent on photo comp post. I don't loose any cherries to birds.
Tree is a Stella I got from Homebase 13 years ago.
Some cherries are edibal now but will be best in a few weeks when they will be bigger and purply/black in colour.
Not kept records but crop can be measured in bucket fulls - 4 maybe 5 - tree is only 10 foot tall but bushy.
Best thing I ever planted.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24581
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 11 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I want to eat those now.

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 11 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

That's fabulous, none of mine are like that yet (4 yrs)

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 11 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Today's harvest data entry will be ridiculous, spent time with builders, then looking at non working sprayer before going to work, got into work and spent 2 hrs discussing ongoing support issues with one of our IT companies. What do I remember now???

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