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Posted: 19/05/2013 at 18:56

Ha ha!  No chance of that!!!!

Radish - French breakfast

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 18:23

Sorry - I wasn't very clear - the seedling are growing too close together so they need thinning out so they're about 3 inches apart.  

If you're careful how you pull some of them out, and make sure you don't snap their little roots, then those are the ones you can try transplanting into another bit of your raised bed - making sure they're about 3" apart.

The transplanting will put them back a little bit so all of your radishes won't be ready to eat at the same time. 

Hosta flowering - shall I or shan't I?

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 17:38

I usually remove flowering stalks from my hostas so that they build up strong crowns - I grow hostas for their architectural leaves, not the flowers.   

But, one of my Blue Angels is throwing up a really fat looking flower spike - shall I be strong and remove it, or shall I let curiosity win and let it flower?

Of course, as we're leaving to go on holiday on Friday, we might miss the flower anyway.

What would you do?

Down among the chrysanthemums

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 17:33

When we first looked at them OH said Marshmallows and I told him not to be silly - I shall listen to him more often 

Thanks for telling us 

What is this grub?

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 17:29

Yes, my first thought was leatherjacket (cranefly larva)  - I squidge them and put them where the blackbirds will find them.  If you have chickens they'll like them 

They eat the roots of your lawn and some other plants. 


Posted: 19/05/2013 at 17:26

Thanks  we're renting a cottage between Falmouth and The Lizard, in a wooded valley by a lake 

Artjak, you're the nearest - if you've nothing else to do you could pop over and water my plants    (looks around and ducks in case of flying objects tee hee)


Posted: 19/05/2013 at 15:20

We're going to be away for just over a week - having seen the way the neighbours treat their tomatoes in their greenhouse (spraying them with a hosepipe!!!) I'm not going to ask them to look after mine - they're going in the studio which has a large east facing window - I'll water them before we go and cross my fingers - I'm only watering about once a week at the moment, if that, so unless we get a heatwave (and  that's not likely) I think they'll be fine - don't you?

No blossom on three year old Victoria Plum

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 15:14

I would presume that it's concentrating on putting down some good roots to support all the fruit it's going to give you in the future.  Also the blossom grows from the buds in the wood formed last year, and we really didn't have much sunshine to ripen the wood did we?

The pear tree I planted last year hasn't blossomed this spring, but it's got good leaf coverage so I'm not worried about it - just imagining that healthy network of roots building up underground. 


Posted: 19/05/2013 at 15:11

Setting off on Friday morning Gilly - it must seem as if I've been on about it for ages 

Radish - French breakfast

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 14:05

No, into the soil 

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