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Fungicides for fruit and veg

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 13:34

Info here  - according to the RHS myclobutanil has not yet been withdrawn from sale, and it's certainly available online if that's what you choose to use.

I prefer to choose resistant plant varieties and use organic methods to combat mildew, especially on edible plants.

The mystery of the disappearing hedgehogs

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 12:36

Hopefully not a problem - maybe 'he' is a 'she' and has some pressing maternal duties at the moment.  About the time of year for it to happen ...


Our garden is full of hedgehogs each night at the moment - I'm going to have to start shovelling up their 'leavings'.    OH is a light sleeper and they wake him up some nights, snuffling around and pushing their dish about on the terrace

Another one to identify

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 12:32

Farmers around here make their fields of oilseed rape available for beekeepers to move their hives onto to ensure good pollination - the beekeepers I'm aware of are happy to do this.  The oilseed rape pollen makes a honey that crystallises more readily, but that's not necessarily a problem. 


Posted: 25/06/2015 at 12:27

A common cause of pepper leaves curling is overwatering.

Lots of info on chillies etc on an earlier Gardeners World thread

Hope that helps


Posted: 25/06/2015 at 12:21

All pots and containers watered - sprinkler has given the runners, broad beans and fruit bushes a good soak, now it's on (or rather underneath) the big Hostas under the trees on the Shady Bank.  Pond has been given a dose of Sludge Buster as a follow up to the blanket weed treatment the other week.  Frogs and snails seem happy

Think I'll go and pack in a minute .........


Posted: 25/06/2015 at 10:40

Hope you find him on the mend Verdun ((hugs))


Posted: 25/06/2015 at 10:14

Panda, your job is to put the kettle on and leave them to it ......

Getting ready here to head for MIL's this evening so we can go to friend's funeral tomorrow morning. Back tomorrow evening.

The builder is here glossing garage door and doing a bit of snagging re earlier decoration work. There are at least five frogs basking in the pond in the hazy sunshine and I'll be outside watering pots and veggies when I've finished noddling on here and drinking coffee ......

Grass and slabs...

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 08:44

Steve, get a goat by all means - get a Golden Guernsey (I used to breed them ) but they won't eat the grass while there are roses in your garden

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 08:41
WillDB wrote (see)

I doubt many social workers talk about 'bastards' these days though ;P

Unless referring to the present government of course, tee hee...

If the cap fits ...   

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 20:09

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 20:55


Do bees become addicted? 
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