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Little Black Beetles

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 16:18

You'll find them on the underside of the lily leaves, smothered in their own poo.  I use a wad of kitchen roll to remove the unpleasant little blighters! 

wire worm in potatoes

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 15:44

 I would never eat anything grown in soil contaminated with Jeyes Fluid!!!

Have you read Jeyes own Safety Data Sheet?

http://www.bashplots.org.uk/COSHH/Jeyes%20Fluid.pdf 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 15:36

Just re-watching GW 'cos I had a phone call on Friday evening - Monty said his birthday was in early July - just googled and it's today

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTY! 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51920.jpg?width=199&height=253&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 15:01

Lovely Chicky - glad you're enjoying yourself 

Clari, you can have it now - it's been that heavy it's job must be done here 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 14:34

We needed this KEF - the water butts were getting quite low! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 14:03

Absolutely tipping it down now - plants are getting well watered in! 

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 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Last Post: 06/08/2014 at 22:45

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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