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BizzieB, what a lovely pond
They do like dry conditions; one way to tell if your compost heap/bin is too dry, is if you have loads of ants in there.
I did this with 2 gooseberry bushes. I had not realised how large they might get. Cut them back ruthlessly one Autumn and tied them with wire into the East facing fence; they are doing fine
The ones with wings may be flying ants. Last year I used the yellow sticky fly traps to combat various insects, have not, so far, needed to use them this year. My mother always used boiling water on ants; but you need to find out where their nest is and use it there.
Any weed killer should state on the container when you can plant again. Just read the small print
I think we should all pat ourselves on the back for producing what is probably pretty organic food for people to eat
A nice jug and a pickle jar
Not a bad crop, considering I couldn't water them for the duration.
Wendy, that view is just lovely
Today's stars in my plot (agapanthus not quite out yet) are;
Heuchera 'Pinot Gris' I love this plant, the leaves are so subtle
3 perfect cucumbers and they are delicious
Last year's crop, I was still harvesting into the new year! I tend to just pull up a plant when I want celery soup