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Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:23

That sounds a lovely place to go for a push Verdun  - that's what we call it when we take my two out  - the problem is I can't take them both on my own, and Ma won't go without Pa in case  'something happens to him' when she's not there   so we can only do it when OH or son can be with me - and they're both busy men. 

That Walter Funcke is gorgeous!!!

Not scorchio here - a bit overcast - but I have a feeling it's going to be .... there's some blue sky in the west 

Have an ice cream for me 

grape problems

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:10

I agree with Bob - there's lots of growing needed underground before a grapevine gets going.

My grapevine was planted in the spring of 2012 and it's only really started to grow away this month.  


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 13:07

Fidget - I'd love a Bud. globosa please 

Nut - please may I have a Phlomis? 


I've not got a lot to give away but if anyone would like some little Geranium Phaeum seedlings I could pot some up - just shout 

Indoor rose has no blooms

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 12:56

I agree with Nutcutlet - they're sold to go indoors on a bright windowsill or in a conservatory, but they don't last.  

I suggest you pop it outside - in a semi-shaded spot to start with while the leaves get used to the strength of the summer sun - and see what happens - you could even try planting it in a border if you have one. 

What is eating my redcurrants?

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 12:53

Green fingered finch - it's Light fingered blackbirds 

ID Please

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 11:07

That looks like a very fine verbascum to me too - love it   Please show us a pic when it flowers.

Shrubs and plants dying in established border

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:36

You say the fence went up last summer - what was there before the fence and what happened to it?


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:34

Not a disease - really it's not 

It's early in the season and temperatures may have a lot to do with it, not many insects about etc.  Sometimes the baby courgette appears to grow a bit but hasn't really been pollinated so then rots away.  I'd have a go at the manual pollination if I were you.

Also, as they're in pots they're susceptible to drought and the compost does look a little dry in your photos.  They don't need to be soggy, but they do need keeping an eye on the moisture level. 


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:28

Hedgehogs are omnivores like us - they get protein from meat (often carrion) and insects as well as slugs (although as they carry lungworm they're not so good for them).  They also eat fallen nuts, grains and fruit. 


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:24

Done Nut 

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