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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:59

I've just discovered a Spanish Slug on the terrace http://www.slugwatch.co.uk/?portfolio=spanish-slug .  

We're used to seeing huge red Arion rufus in the garden and we leave them alone or put them in the compost bins, because they help break down organic matter and eat small slugs, but apparently the Spanish Slugs are bad news http://www.edp24.co.uk/mobile/news/norwich_experts_call_for_help_with_research_into_invasion_of_killer_slugs_1_3760154   I've reported it on Slugwatch and  I've followed Dr Bedford's instructions for the disposal of the SS and am keeping my eyes peeled for more 

Chillis on Thai basil

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:46

Basil plants will not produce chillies.

If they are basil plants they will be basil seedpods.

Spring bulbs early

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:43

I often find Muscari (grape hyacinths) put up leaves in the autumn, a long time before they're going to flower.  

But I think the early summer and recent cool spell may have deceived some plants - my wild primroses are flowering!

Making your own hoops for netting

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:53

I've not done it - but would a fairly stiff hosepipe and some bamboo canes do the trick?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:51

South of northwest Belgium and on the coast - Marseilles? 

Have a lovely trip 

Parsnips

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:35

That looks delicious! 

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:30

What about this one?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58855.jpg?width=458&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:02

Have a lovely outing everyone - looking forward to the photos! 

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:01

Happy Birthday Verdun ((hugs)) 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58851.jpg?width=267&height=350&mode=max

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO2mYAaOzwo 

I hope you have a really lovely day 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 07:55

Good morning all   

Oh dear Ed!  I love sailing, but I do get seasick - you have my sympathy.  Hope the next adventure is calmer!

All those steps!!!  I remember years ago hearing someone on the radio saying that people living around the Mediterranean don't get dodgy hips and knees in their old age because they keep active with lots of steps and no bungalows!  I'm not convinced but hopefully Liri will prove me wrong.    I think I'd rig up a pulley system for the shopping - or invest in a small donkey 

It looks like Hefty and friends have been partying on the terrace - a bit of sweeping needs doing!  Also lawns to mow, edges to edge and dead-heading to be done.  Oh, and the garage to sweep and tidy now that the furniture has been delivered to daughter and son in law.   But I'm not going to start without OH and he's had a heavy week so is still sound asleep .... I'd best have another coffee and see what's been going on around here.

At least the PMs are working - Daniel's been able to convince the tech team that it's the big advert that caused the problem.  

Oh, and isn't it someone's birthday?  Twenty-one gun salute required!!!

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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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