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Posted: 13/05/2015 at 07:06

It's like that here at the front of the house - the cold air rolls down the hill and settles here - but at the back the  gardens are terraced with tall fences which seems to stop the cold air and the back garden is always a few degrees warmer (or less cold) than the front.  And of course we have the big ash trees on the eastern boundary and they must shelter us just a little bit too.

Tassels on Montbretia?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 07:02

Is this the sort of thing you're talking about?

 If so yes, they're the seed cases, they are attractive aren't they   But remove them before they ripen if you don't want them to spread.

unknown red stemmed weed help?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 06:58

Edd, I know injecting glyphosate is the way to deal with Japanese Knotweed - but we're talking here about simple Common Hogweed here - it's not even running to flower yet so no hollow stems to inject but lots of fresh leaf area to spray  - spraying the leaves the orthodox way will do the job perfectly well.

We dealt successfully with hogweed many many times on the farm and smallholding.


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 06:52

Just checked the Met Office forecast - rural East Anglia may get a touch of frost tonight, but no lower than 6C here - we're close enough to the city to get the benefit of better night temperatures as long as there's not a north-east wind.


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 06:49

Good morning Chicky   Have a good journey.   I'm meeting foodie friends for lunch in Cromer   Glad my swimmy head has gone.

Garden thermometer says 6.6C here last night.  Runner beans look perfectly happy (they're planted out) and the tomatoes in the mini-greenhouse up against the house wall were fine under some bubblewrap.  I think we're due a colder night tonight - I might bring the tomatoes inside - I'll check the forecast.

Oh eck!

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 06:41

Good morning Ashdale - I don't think Wonky will mind me telling you that she's in Ipswich   I'm near Norwich

Whereabouts are you?

Lowest temp last night in my garden was 6.6C  Runner beans (planted out) look perfectly happy and the tomatoes in the little greenhouse were snug under some bubble wrap and they look happy too.  I'm keeping their pots fairly dry. 


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 06:39

Good morning all   Think I'm recovered

Congratulations Edd! Brilliant!!!  Do you have squashed black finger and thumb nails?   Shame we don't have stone here, or you could come and build me a wall

Panda   Do Tesco's know where food comes from?  I bought some fresh peas in pods from Tesco and the chap on the checkout asked what they were?  I said 'Peas' - 'No they're not.' he said 'peas are round'

shield bugs

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 20:07

We love Shield bugs and welcome them into our garden  - they're not a pest in the UK

no buds on roses

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 19:44

Patience Primrose   I wouldn't be expecting flower buds quite yet


Posted: 12/05/2015 at 19:42

Wonky, your garden's in the town centre and very sheltered - I think it'll be fine.

Our lowest temp tonight is due to be 9C, then on Thursday morning at 4am it'll go down to 5C - according to the Met Office website. 

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