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Strawberries with miniature leaves at the end

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 20:02
Helen Davies5 wrote (see)

Seems to be on a few, glad I am not unique ...

I'm sure you are unique but it seems that your strawberries are not


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 19:59

Think it's 'cos it's a hot i.e. busy thread - think it's pointless really 'cos if it wasn't busy it'd disappear off the bottom of the page, but I don't think they ever thought this forum would be as busy as this   The RHS forum can go several days without a new post


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 19:54

I cook mine then freeze - I slice thinly and fry in olive oil with tomatoes, garlic and herbs then freeze in meal-sized portions.


Something else to do with courgettes :

and slice and soften in a little olive oil along with some chopped sage leaves drain and then use in a quiche filling.  Delicious.



Posted: 16/07/2015 at 19:10

It's too late Lyn, because he's started on the Speckled Hen

Please help. Oh no Weedol.

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 19:03

Jayne, we're not 'experts' in the usual sense of the word - we're gardeners like you - some of us have been gardening a very long time, while holding down full time jobs, rearing families etc, caring for our elderly parents etc, while some others are new to gardening, and some are 'in between'.   Some of us are blissfully retired but getting used to a somewhat diminished income to spend on our gardens.   One or two are professional gardeners, or used to be so.


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 18:55

You called Hosta?



Posted: 16/07/2015 at 18:53
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

RB - your moth is a Gatekeeper butterfly 

Not sure about your beetley-bug - I'll consult OH's books ...

Have consulted said book - I think it's one of the Flower bugs - not sure which - they eat aphids


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 18:34

That's great Hosta

It's a lovely evening here too - sunny and warm - and a blackbird is singing from his perch on the trellis - he's been back and forth to the terrace all afternoon collecting beaks full of mealworms - he must have a late brood of nestlings

RB - your moth is a Gatekeeper butterfly 

Not sure about your beetley-bug - I'll consult OH's books ...


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 18:01

Verdun - I'll collect it from you when we pop down your way on our holibobs

Fig Tree

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 15:53

Lucky you - it'll be great when you've sorted it out!   Figs should be pruned in the winter, otherwise they bleed a lot of sap. 

This site will give you the basic info

Hope that helps

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