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Christine Walkden

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 08:35
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

I like someone who appreciates my cooking 

 

Well, she'll not be getting her hands on my spotted-dick  Now Rachel de Thame......swoon thud.

 

Christine Walkden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 22:16
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

I bet she'd be a fantastic dinner guest - she looks as if she'd be brilliant company 

The mind boggles!

Remember 'Christine's Garden' when she used swallow apple pies whole, from her neighbour Reg?....That's after she had scoffed half of the tomatoes from his greenhouse, plums from his trees & carrots from his garden.

Hence my saying 'Just don't leave your cake lying around!'

   

 

Christine Walkden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 17:37
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

She has a real smile and twinkly eyes - far more attractive than 'ex model presenters' IMHO 

 

Just don't leave your cake lying around!

Roses

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 16:26

Bev - probably a good thing you posted your potential problem here anyway, inasmuch as you will be wiser for the future.

As for now, it may be advisable to remove your damaged flowers to encourage the plant to produce more.

Roses

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 13:28

Bev, I'm not sure I've given you the right advice.

Since I replied to your query, I have enlarged you pics and have to say that the foliage seems to be healthy, which would rule out mildew.

The only damage I can see to the flowers seems to be weather related....so would appreciate other's opinions.

What is eating my tomato plants?!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 13:00

Hi, Kerry....this is most probably the 'tomato caterpillar. It's totally green to blend in with the green fruits.

Potato flowers

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 12:47

Hi, Roger...welcome to the forum.

Old wives tale? Not really, it's theoretically true. However, for me it's a waste of time & effort, given the difference it makes. It also has to be said that certain varieties don't produce flowers anyway. 

Roses

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 12:36

PS. The black spots on your roses is a fungal disease too, called (surprise surprise) 'Rose Black Spot'.

I would suggest you remove the affect leaves and burn them and don't allow a build-up of affected leaves around the bushes.....it encourages the spoors to spread.

Interestingly, rose black spot has become more widespread since the air has become cleaner. In the old days when most people had coal fires, it was rare......this is because the sulphur in the air killed those spoors.

Roses

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 12:19

"A lot of my friends have memories of gardening with their parents / grandparents, but unfortunately I wasn't fortunate enough to have that experience."

Yes, this is often the way of it.....gardening with parents/grandparents I mean.

"My 10 year old daughter loves helping me out in the garden so we are on this wonderful journey together."

What a wonderful journey this will be for you both and credit to you for encouraging her.....but I would urge you both not to get too downhearted when things don't go well.

Remember, they are a lot of people here with lots of knowledge who are always prepared to help.

Good luck.

weed killer

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 11:42

Sod!

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