Posted: 10/06/2016 at 07:57
one more day til the weekend
Have grand plans to plant up all my summer pots, get the cosmos in the ground, and generally empty the GH ready for the tomatoes (which recovered from their dodgy start, and are now looking pretty healthy).
I saw the lady who lives in Columbine Cottage out gardening yesterday, so I stopped the car and went over to talk to her (think that might be slightly eccentric behaviour ). Her aquilegias were also wiped out this year - she thought it was blight, or stray weedkiller from the council verges. But when we compared the symptoms it was clear she was hit by this aquliegia gall midge too. Seems little point in me going round removing buds to "break the cycle" if it is affecting the whole area. Very sad. On a plus point, the lady was lovely, and was very pleased that a random stranger stopped for a chat