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Posted: 04/06/2016 at 16:02

Do you have insects in your conservatory?  I know that with cucumbers the fruit can appear to form, but then not develop properly, if there has been poor, or no, pollination.

Maybe get the paintbrush out and give it a go by hand ?

Last edited: 04 June 2016 16:02:50

Do I really need all of the John Innes for seeds??

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 15:35

I use seed compost - always get pretty good results.  I then prick out and pot on in MPC .....whichever sort the GC is currently having a deal on

Very new and looking for a bit of help

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 15:28

Just had another look and you have lily of the valley in the last picture too ....the tiny white flowers coming out of the quite wide leaves at ground level.  Put your nose down there and you will get a delicious waft of the most amazing scent 

Very new and looking for a bit of help

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 15:24

1 is a centaurea montana (very pretty - a keeper)

2 looks like a weedy form of euphorbia -i'd get rid of it, but wear gloves as the sap can irritate the skin

4 is a hardy geranium - will have lovely purple flowers soon

Not sure on 3 - i agree with jabsy about the primroses, but I think the other is probably a weed.

the rest looks lovely πŸ˜€  I can spot a ceonothus (blue flowered shrub), a clematis montana (climbing over the trellis), and a lovely sea of something white, which I have too, but can't remember its name.  Try and keep on top of the weeds around the shrubs and you won't go far wrong .....and keep coming back here for more advice


Posted: 04/06/2016 at 14:46

Yippeeeeeeee. Great to see your excommunication is over Pansy

Boy, that was one long 48 hours (and I think I only managed 38 anyway).  

Still looking forward to an explanation from Daniel (who, with it being half term and all that, might just have joined the rest of the world on holiday .....and could be blissfully unaware that his site has been falling apart in his absence. i hope I'm right, because otherwise the lack of explanation is just plain rude.  And I don't like rude)

Back at home now, with Dad settled in the livingroom, and a bed made up downstairs.  Might even get out there and do some weeding in a bit.

SYL peeps

I stand with Pansyface

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 22:47

Today has seen some very poor judgement from the GW team.  I'm logging off for a while too 

Have said on another thread, but will repeat it here .....very best wishes to Pansy at such a difficult time - will be thinking of you often.


Posted: 02/06/2016 at 19:51

Sending our hopes and best wishes too, Pansy and Mr Muscle.

Plant ID

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 15:00

Looks like speedwell to me too  - look out for little blue flowers - very pretty but invasive.


Posted: 02/06/2016 at 10:36

I love the fact that "frying pan" comes up in a lot of 16C wills


Posted: 02/06/2016 at 08:03

Morning all, from a grey and windy South Coast 

Happy Hols Dove and Happy Hosting Hosta 

Hope you make some garden progress today DD - this garden opening thing sounds too stressful for words

Was curious about the shoogly door too

Taking Dad to a fracture clinic appointment over in Southampton today .....see if they can sort out his metatarsel !!

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