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David K

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Camera Corner

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 17:45


Black & white house in black & white.

Gardeners World taken off air

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 12:05

Be prepared for interested & educated, Lesley.

What is eating my Runner beans?

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 08:53

I've had this problem in the past and always put it down to birds pecking them off, mistaking them for green caterpillars.

Gardeners World taken off air

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 08:12
LesleyK wrote (see)

............. but Beechgrove has lost out.

Now that is a retrograde step!

Can I store Charlotte potatoes?

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 10:31

I've never tried to store 'Charlotte' as it's a second early.  (unless I'm wrong) a prerequisite for storage of any potato is that the skins need to be set and skins don't set on first & second earlies, hence why we scrape rather than peel them.

Having said that, Hostafan is an experienced gardener who is seldom wrong IMHO.

Fluffy white stuff on my crab apple and wilted leaves - help!

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 22:09

Almost certainly is 'woolly aphid'.

double helping of Monty

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 21:54

This week's tip from Mr D to be treated with caution.....'compost those potato haulms'.

Nice sample of first (or second) early spuds, although I've never heard of anyone lifting a whole crop in one go, they won't keep......this is surly a crop that benefits from the plot to pot theory.

whats difference between polytunnel & fruit cage ?

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 21:33

Some comments here never cease to amaze me.

whats difference between polytunnel & fruit cage ?

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 11:24

When this subject arises I always ask people to consider the chances of ensnaring birds in the nets of fruit cages.

I did this several years ago, trapping and killing a beautiful male blackbird. Shortly afterwards they were dismantled, never to be used again......and to be honest, I've found there to be ample soft fruit for both of us.   

Watching 'Love your garden'

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 19:04

 I blame Chelsea with its stainless-steel/chrome-plated/plastic/mirrored monstrosities for AT's hare-brained schemes.

For what it's worth, I'd be absolutely furious if anyone descended on my patch and turned it into something like that. 

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