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Growing Times

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 08:32

You can try the mint, thyme and rosemary - as for the rest you've left it far too late if you're in the UK.

You need to start planning for the other from February onwards if you have a greenhouse.  If not it'll be later next spring that you start.

This website (and the Gardeners World magazine) have a What to do this week section 

Keep checking it out week by week - I think you'll find it helpful. 

Are you finding this is a poor season?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 08:29

It's the bean seeds Verdun - they contain something that can make us poorly if they're not cooked - it's the same reason that you have to boil kidney beans after soaking.  Apparently some people are more susceptible than others.  


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 08:27

Thanks - yes it's a tough one for him.  He's a good chap and doesn't deserve the bad luck he's had - he's always helping others - I've told him that it's time to call in some favours - hopefully if he can get it scaffolded his father (retired builder) can supervise son and some friends to get things sorted. 

As for Ignoring - much the best way  - if people want to talk to themselves they can, but I'm not joining in. 

identifying problem with lawn

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 08:19

My son was told to clean his cat's teeth!  The vet then tried to demonstrate - result, one very angry large ginger 'tiger' and one very scratched vet! 

HONEYSUCKLE won't flower :-(

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 08:09

Honeysuckles in pots are unlikely to be happy, particularly if they're in a sunny position.  Honeysuckle need their roots to be in the cool damp shade and their heads in the sun.  The soil in pots will be too warm for them.

I would replant against a north-west facing fence if at all possible.  Plant the roots at least 2ft from the base of the fence so that it's not in a rainshadow, and dig in plenty of organic matter prior to planting and then keep the soil damp  It will be much happier. 


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 07:26

Morning Bekkie 

Son has indications that his cottage needs roof repairs   

Grape Vine Problems...

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 07:25

What's the drainage like in that area?  We had a very wet winter and grapevines really aren't happy with wet around the roots.  If the drainage could be slightly worse there than for the other vines, that may be something to consider. 

capsicum and caterpillars HELP NEEDED!!!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 06:45

I would try hand picking them off and daily inspections. 


Posted: 10/08/2014 at 06:42

I was thinking fasciation too - fascinating 

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