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20/04/2012 at 17:17

I thought I had lost one pot grown one that looked a little sad-turned it out a few weeks back to find weevil grubs-all the tops of the hostas where there re-potted and now growing away strongly in fresh compost-weevils gone to chicken tummies-so everything good.

20/04/2012 at 18:22

All my hostas are in pots - and have found one lot with vine weevil lodgers. Shame I don't have chickens - would you like me to send them to you TDC? Am considering liberating some hostas into a shady least the soil's damp enough to welcome them!

20/04/2012 at 18:23

Wintersong wish I could grow Hostas but it is too dry here and I gave up the fight.

Geoff I have 3 Shirley tomato seedling but The First in the field said they were good outdoors?

20/04/2012 at 18:28

Kate, my soil is very very dry - I often think I garden in dust. Thinking of putting hostas into shady bed with lots of leaf mould to help them along. Were yours a complete no-no? Did you have a shady spot to put them in?

20/04/2012 at 18:38

The shady spot is against the fence and next to neighbours 3 Russian Vines so very dry. I assume that I could do them in pots if I really wanted to but I am trying to go with what grows well here.

We have just had a hail storm now sunshine.

20/04/2012 at 18:41

3 russian vines?

20/04/2012 at 18:43

He has 12 but 3 are on that fence

20/04/2012 at 18:57

Hmmm....challenging and irritating I'm sure. Talking of irritating, party political broadcast just come on the telly. I think I will empower myself and empty the dishwasher, so I can load it with used modules, rootrainers etc.

20/04/2012 at 19:07

Kate they should be but growing tomatoes outdoors is always dodgy-pot,growbag, or in the garden ?

Figrat- the pigeon could a round trip -pick up the grubs, drop them off and collect the tomatoes he is well trained

More rain next week

20/04/2012 at 19:10

Ouch to the Russian Vine!

When I first moved into my house 17yrs ago, our next door neighbours did not like gardening, so it was a tip and there was no dividing fence. After a while, the tip overgrew into a jungle of brambles and bindweed, I kid not, the mountain of weeds stood taller than my 5'4 the entire length of our gardens. There was only a small trodden path to the washing line and the rest was weed.

After spending a few years trying to create a garden and constantly pushing back the bramble and bindweed, I gave up in floods of tears for about five years, until the council removed the occupants and sent in the JCB digger. They flattened the garden and installed a new family and we even got a luxurious dividing fence, so now I can grow flowers to my hearts content and whilst the neighbours garden is a huge improvement of football pitch scrub,  the only snag is a crowd of screaming kids which does wrack my nerves, but I guess you can't win it all. Gardening hours tend to co-incide with term times

20/04/2012 at 19:15

Wintersong sounds like a nightmare.

figrat do you put gardening stuff in the dishwasher???

Geoff they will go in pots and if I have too many in the garden, just thought I would try another variety to see if that was where I was going wrong.

20/04/2012 at 19:19


We all have or have had neighbour garden stories-some people just don't care and it is soooooooooooo frustrating-can they not see what a difference it makes-so do the new people look after their side?

20/04/2012 at 19:22

Shirley are blossom end rot resistant and supposed to be early-it all depends on the weather-now in 2 weeks time..........

Has anybody looked on the beeb site-it is dead or

20/04/2012 at 19:39

Yup, all those twiddly little pots, modules and rootrainers. All come out squeaky clean and sterilised. One more advantage of living alone...but I don't mix them up with regular kitchen stuff.

20/04/2012 at 19:45

figrat I sneak my plant lables in sometimes 

Geoff most of us can not cope with 2 garden forums plus sports and tv forums, it is just too much. 2 weeks till sunshine

20/04/2012 at 20:04

Have I ever let you down

Have got Betty's funeral to go to tonight

20/04/2012 at 20:14

You've made a start then Kate! Try it....

20/04/2012 at 20:15

Who Betty?

20/04/2012 at 20:26


20/04/2012 at 20:28

Is that a vegetable?

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