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overgrown beds

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:25

Hi Amy - can we have a photo of the beds and plants, and some dimensions of the beds etc.

To upload a photo on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post.

Courgette plants have given up

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:21

If they were doing well and now they're not, then apart from watering it's pretty obvious that the nutrients in the compost have all been exhausted.  Courgettes are very hungry plants - they need feeding.

Growmate greenhouse

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:15

Not really sure what the best use for this will be - I recognise that these are quite pricey items so a very generous gift and I can see it being useful for starting seedlings etc - but not sure what else?

As for your corn - I think it's a bit behind - all the sweetcorn I've seen today has been six foot tall and ready to harvest.  When did you sow?

Courgette plants have given up

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 19:57

I once tried growing courgettes in 30 litre tubs - they really struggled. 

At the moment I have three plants - each of them has a 1 metre x 1 metre x 0.5 metre raised bed  , in a mixture of 50:50 good topsoil and well rotted organic farm manure on bare soil -  they're not as good as they've been when I've grown them direct in good veg plot soil.

Mystery Vine

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 19:04

Definitely wisteria

This should help

A fast growing plant to give me privacy.

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 19:01

You needed to have started your tomato seeds back in Feb/March - way too late now, unless you have a heated greenhouse to overwinter them.

Courgette plants have given up

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 18:45

They look hungry and thirsty  to me - mine get fed with tomato feed every 10 days or so.  They also need lots of watering otherwise the leaves get powdery mildew. 

Magpies on the increase?

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 18:42

Most magpie pairs have raised at least two broods this year - what you will have seen is Mum and Dad and their two lots of teenagers - the youngsters were probably still hanging about expecting parents to help them find food etc, the adults were probably getting quite fed up with parenting such a tribe of helpless inadequate hangers on who should be out fending for themselves by now ................ sound familiar anyone?

Is this one of our stinging nettle plants???

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 18:37

Think I'm right in saying that lamiums all have a square stem ...


Posted: 23/08/2015 at 18:33

GWRS which bit of coast were you on?  We were on the Suffolk coast and the sea was as rough as I've ever seen it in the summer - and the waves were really noisy - Ma even asked what the noise was, and she's lived 100 yards from that beach for nearly 40 years!

What's for supper at your house? 

We're having gammon steaks and buttery corn on the cob

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