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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 09:48

Enjoyed looking at the pics & pleased you had a good day....it seems the weather was much better than here in the Midlands.

Another courgette problem

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 19:13

Crikey...is that dialect too? 'nicks' = nothing, no charge, freebie, etc.

Another courgette problem

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 15:44

Steady on gang...your getting knowledge for nicks here!

Another courgette problem

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 12:47
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Thanks David, if I'm honest and it not going to damage the actual courgette then I don't think I can be a****d either!!  Other things I need to do 

 

Good tinkin, OL...just thort I'd mention it.

Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 11:04

Hi, Charley - after writing a lengthy epistle, I decided to leave it to the experts:

 http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=346

 

Improving soil

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:51

This is long term I know, but in the old days when things didn't have to move at such a rapid pace, we used to grow a crop of spuds on new-build land, before giving it over to other uses.

The process (digging, mucking & hoeing) cleans and improves the soil tremendously. 

KEF & her juicy bits

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:36

Saw the thread title and thought 'gotta have some of this'....what an anti-climax!

Great tomatoes though....to be expected from our KEF.

Another courgette problem

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:30

Okay...new tricks time again, OL.

A dilute spray of milk has been known to be an effective treatment for mildew on courgettes (and marrows of course) but as the others have said, it doesn't harm the plants or damage the fruit.

The dilution is 1 part milk to 2 - 3 parts water. The solution is then sprayed on the plant's leaves every 10-14 days.

It works best as a preventative, rather than a cure, which makes it hard to determine whether it actually works since you don't know if your plants would have gotten it anyway.

Personally, I couldn't be ar*sed.

Quotes

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 21:41

As was forecast, Lilly.

It's a lovely summer evening here albeit very sultry after a very hot day...I think we are to expect the heavy rain about midnight.

Quotes

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:35

Sorry, Lily....but my previous one was Shakespeare.  

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