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in The potting shed
They were proper seed potatoes Kate, from one of our local shops. I know they are first earlies, but forgot what name he said. It's only the one container that's doing it. The other buckets, and one's in the ground are fine, and they are all in different spots round the garden. This container was the closest to the blighted toms though. But I'm still not convinced it's Blight with them. Think it's just fungal to be honest.
Good afternoon everyone I am up to my eyes in cuttings at the moment - just going back to the greenhouse now I have trouble keeping up on here at the moment See you later
Pam LL x
figrat that sounds painful is he OK now?
Pam what plant roots best?
Becks my attempts at potatoes were pitiful
It's my first time as well kate, as with everything. I'm not expecting a lot. And there's only me and Jess, so no bumper crop needed. Only cost me 50p for the seed potatoes so no big loss really.
I love being busy Pam! Enjoy.
figrat, I take it he wasn't wearing the tin foil hat. That would have protected him!
Kate - I have a go at rooting anything - it has two chances I have been taking cuttings of trailing geraniums,variegated geraniums and scented geraniums. This afternoon it will be white and pink marguerites Then it will be plectranthus,sanvitalia,brachycombe,felicia,verbenas and anything else I fancy
Thankyou Becks Don't forget if you would like some cuttings just shout
figrat, you're probably right. I'm leaving them to it really. I filled the containers and have left them .
Anyone know what this is?? It likes my potato plant! Thought it was a green ladybird, but looking closer, it isn't.(Just below the big flower bud)
My Cauli's are infested with these buggers.
Cheers figrat! I actually meant the caterpillar in the 2nd pic. Bloomin things are eating everything! Found them on my peppers as well. Greedy sods.
Becks that is a lovely juicy caterpillar
figrat it will be a very long few weeks.
At last the sun is trying to come out.
Blue tits and robins do not eat cauliflower. I don't know exactly why. Perhaps their digestive systems can't cope and they get upset tummies, or perhaps they just don't like the taste. Pigeons don't seem to mind eating uncooked cabbage.
Anyway what nature does is to arrange for the caterpillars to eat the cauliflower plant, and then the little birds can eat the caterpillars. It's a sort of fancy recycling to feed little birds.
A few lucky caterpillars might escape being eaten, and they'll grow up into butterflies or moths of some kind. Life is a bit of a lottery when you're a caterpillar.
What I don't like are the little grey slugs you get in lettuce. They really put me off, I have used no end of salt in the washing water. ugh. horrible
Anyway I have done my last cat feeding/watering duty today so it's back to normal, no more flying around between 3 houses, managed not to set burglar alarm off.
Getting ready for a BBQ, must get sweet potato wedges in the oven.
Good Evening All!
My job in Carlisle is done!
Just catching up, but left my TV/Computer glasses in the hotel room.
You are all a little larger this evening!
Palaisglide wrote (see)
it taxied along the ground after landing, the Pilot came later by parachute. Frank.
it taxied along the ground after landing, the Pilot came later by parachute.
:- D :- D Frank
Dean, I shall certainly be larger when OH gets back with Chinese takeaway especially as we had fishandchips only a couple of nights ago. Still, after a tiring day trudging back and forth along Bournemouth seafront, we think deserve a no-cook-no-wash-up meal.
Kit the cat is still in residence. I'm trying to get a decent piccie but he won't leave me alone.
Chris this is the problem I have with lettuce, mine have the slightest hint of a bug and it really puts me off.
Flo that kitten does not seem to be missing anyone?
I have had bacon and chips will need to do extra digging tomorrow.