Dovefromabove


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Tomato conundrum

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 12:48

Give the plant a gentle shake every now and then - although they're self-pollinating sometimes they need a bit of a jiggle around to get the pollen from the male bit of the flower onto the female bit. 


Perhaps the others get a little more breeze than the one in question. 

Last edited: 07 August 2016 12:49:00

Cucumbers shrivelling up

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 12:44

Oh bother, I was trying to upload the pic from my phone, and I've got network problems.  Sorry. 

Cucumbers shrivelling up

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 12:40

Here they are 

Cucumbers shrivelling up

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 12:33

Just an idea - I've got my cucumbers in large pots outside - no problem with spider mites out there - they get sun from sun up util about 2 ish and are doing just fine.  

Last edited: 07 August 2016 12:34:15

ID for odd looking plant

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 12:10

And the bees love them 

ID for odd looking plant

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 11:08

Prunella vulgaris aka Self-heal. 

Identification

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 11:00

Oh, didn't see you there Frit   


Yes, Echium is another possibility - would be good to see the leaves. 

Identification

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 10:54

I can't see the leaves, but I think it's likely to be Phacelia - grown by farmers as a bee-friendly cover-crop to attract pollinators and protect the soil.  It's then ploughed in as a green manure.  


Info here - https://www.cotswoldseeds.com/files/cotswoldseeds/Cotswold_Green_Manures_final.pdf 


... you'll need to scroll down. 

Last edited: 07 August 2016 10:56:14

removing hedge roots

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 10:40

Try a stump grinder - one of the smaller ones about the size of a petrol lawnmower. We got someone to grind out a large tree root and he also dealt with the roots of some large shrubs at the same time.  


You can hire them yourself or get a landscaping firm or gardener to do the job. 

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 10:31

Kind of you to send it Hosta 

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