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Posted: 25/08/2016 at 10:31

If you could hang onto it for the rest of the morning I'd be very grateful Hosta 


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 09:39

Temp only dropped to 16.4C overnight - no wonder it was a bit sticky,    We've had some rain too, so it's a bit fresher out there ... hopefully it's going to stay fine long enough to get a couple of loads of washing dry.


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 09:32

I agree that 'age doesn't equal poor'.  However quite often OAP portions are smaller than the usual ones - I'd quite welcome the opportunity to buy a smaller portion of fish & chips or whatever.  

Some places serve 'children's portions' but won't serve them to adults - think they have 'control issues'. 

Runner beans pests

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 07:38

It might be that the dry weather is preventing the flowers from 'setting' properly. Give the plants a thorough dialling at the roots and spray the flowers with the hose to raise the humidity. 


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 07:25

Enjoy. We'll keep an eye on things for you 

Fuschias and vine weevils

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 07:17

I've found that using a loam-based compost with some added grit seems to discourage the vine weevils from taking up residence , still get some but not as many. 


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 07:05

Good morning all 

Hope the move goes smoothly Chicky - a big step but the right one I'm sure. 

The sting is better thanks - just very itchy 

Can this hydrangea be saved?

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 22:59

That needs a bigger pot, or better still, plant it in the ground in a semi-shaded spot. 

Dont take the flowers off. They're needed to protect the next flower buds. Remove them in the spring when the buds begin to break. 

Once it's been repotted or planted out it won't need any cosseting. Hydrangeas are perfectly hardy. 

Last edited: 24 August 2016 23:03:34

Could this plant cause problems?

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 22:56

It's a Persicaria. I can't see it clearly but it looks like the one which is a common weed on agricultural land. It shouldn't be a problem if sprayed with a glyphosate weed killer and allowed to die off before cultivating the land. 


Posted: 24/08/2016 at 22:13

We were served Clootie Dumpling on the Isle of Skye at midsummer - it seemed the perfect dish for the weather we were experiencing! 

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