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GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:17

Enjoy your evening out Annie - keep up with this thread and then if you change your mind you can pop over and help us eat cake 

Poorly Toms

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:12

Mmm, I've had them collapse overnight - and I mean collapse - but it was back in my early days of growing  toms when I didn't know what to look out for so probably missed the early signs.  Also I was growing  them in a small high walled garden with very poor air circulation and did what neighbours told me which was to keep the humidity high .

 

 

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 07:39

We've noticed that some small mammals ( young hedgehogs in particular) are suffering from dehydration in this hot spell.

If everyone puts out a shallow dish of water somewhere in their garden - a flowerpot saucer will be fine - and keeps it topped up, it will help enormously.  

You may not think that you have hedgehogs visiting your garden, but you might be surprised ............... and the last thing you want to be surprised by is a dead hedgehog on your lawn. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 07:35

I'll send him over Clari - he'll be thrilled to be called a 'lad' - he was just moaning yesterday about having inherited his father's 'mature hairline' 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 07:19

Oooh, just read Clari's post ........... excited 

 

Morning Bekkie 

Roasting

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 07:13
Fishy65 wrote (see)

Now I'm going to show my ignorance. Is Pannetone a misspelling of pantomime OL? 

Pannetone is a traditional Italian sweet bread http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panettone 

delicious!  Available all over the UK nowadays around Christmas - any leftovers make fabulous bread and butter pud 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 06:36

Poorly Toms

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 06:35

Sounds like blight to me.  

Take the tomatoes off and if they're not affected and developed enough they might ripen - if not they'll be fine for Green Tomato Chutney. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 06:25

Have a lovely time Snoodle - shall I keep an eye on your plants? 

Oh, I'm away tonight - I'll send son over with a watering can 

Bug Identification

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 06:25

Fill a washing up bowl with tepid water and a good squirt of washing up liquid (Ecover is best but anything will do at a push).

Pick your plants up, putting your fingers across the top of the pot either side of the stem and turn it upside down - immerse the plant in the water and swoosh it gently back and forth - drowning and washing off the aphids while not getting the compost wet - and then stand your pots back upright to drain.

I do this when my potted herbs get aphids. 

It works for whitefly too! 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 15:26

Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 22:02

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Last Post: 21/05/2014 at 21:14

World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 08:02

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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