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wire worm in potatoes

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 13:55

I don't suppose you keep chickens do you?  If you do I'd leave the area fallow for a while and move your chickens onto that patch for a year - they love wireworms and will deal with them for you.  

I know that's not much help if you don't keep chickens ........... sorry 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 13:47

Yes, hopefully Bill and Mrs Bill are ok - weren't they moving house? 

Well, I've just got rained off in the garden - I've been out tickling the front border with the Dutch hoe and planting the new plants as well as some purple sage plants I've been growing on to dot about in that new border.    

As the gods were moving the furniture around I gave the bed a good sprinkling of FB&B pellets - now they're being well watered in 

While I was doing that OH dashed into the back garden and got the washing in off the line - now all I need to do is fold it neatly 

 

Potato blight?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 12:13

I can't enlarge the picture to zoom in, but that doesn't look like Potato Blight to me.  I think the colour of the leaves either indicates that the soil is poor, or that they're ready to harvest. Not all varieties of potato produce flowers - I'd dig a few up and see what you've got 

Is this normal for Runner Beans?

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 11:57

Some varieties of beans have coloured or speckled pods, and if your seeds were ones saved by an allotmenteer from his crop then they are likely to have been cross-pollinated with various varieties - it doesn't mean that there'll be anything wrong with them - you'll probably get some interesting beans 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 11:55

MuddyFork - I agree, I think they need to read up on their Employment Law!  

OH and I had to pop up to the Farm Shop just now, and I needed some bird food so we popped into the GC as well - somehow an Anthemis EC Buxton and a Gaillardia Arizona Red Shades just threw themselves into my basket and screamed, 'Take me!  Take me!'

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 11:44
The Kitchen gardener wrote (see)

I have Tarragon in flower! Beautiful purple flower on long stems, that strangely smells more like lavender than the leaves that smell completely different!

Any way, if I can get seeds from them, I will be posting them here, there a bee/butterfly magnet! There are plenty of flowers, so hopefully plenty of seeds from them.

Shout out if you want some reserved!

If it's flowering it will be Russian tarragon which is used in herbal medicine, but is not really suitable for cooking.  

French tarragon, which is the culinary herb, seldom flowers and is sterile and will not produce viable seeds.  It can only be propagated from cuttings. 

Small plant ID, please.

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 11:36

Okay - a bit hard to judge scale on a photo - let's wait for the flowers 

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 11:34

Hi Jill 

Yes, you can trim them back to tidy them - I'd use the opportunity to take some cuttings as they're not long-lived plants - they'll root easily at this time of year.  More information here http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/perennial-wallflower/78527.html 

If you need more information create a new thread (button towards the top right of the page) and put the name of the plant in the title.

Hope that helps 

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 11:30

Hmm yes, that site doesn't give the alarm call - have a look and listen to this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVD7dtXRdQo 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 09:30

I sat and watched loads of small whites and lots of little dusky orange and brown jobs on a huge bank of brambles yesterday - magical  

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