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Posted: 06/08/2017 at 22:29

I have found Tomato Crimson Crush to be reliably blight resistant, if thats of help for next year. 

Kilmarnock willow

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 22:17

Can we have some photos of your tree and some of the fruits. 

To upload photos start with the camera icon. If they don't upload try reducing the size of the photo. 


Posted: 06/08/2017 at 19:12

Good luck with that ... it can be a bit tenacious ... you may need a mattock 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 18:59

Getting things off your chest can be very good Hosta 

I've watched the marathons, OH has thinned out the pondweed and topped the water up.  Now we're both stuffed with roast beef, potatoes, parsnips, yorkies and runner beans and horseradish sauce and gravy.  

I may not move for quite some time .........................................................


Posted: 06/08/2017 at 18:53

Was it the Waspinator? 

I've not used them myself, but saw one hanging outside the open kitchen door at a café in the 

countryside last year ... I asked the manager if it worked and she said that it was very effective. 

Open Plan Gardens

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 14:42

Put a notice up saying the lawn has been treated with weedkiller ...  please keep children and dogs off in case of skin irritation/burns etc.

Change the notice every couple of weeks ... with any luck people may change their habitual routes and then get used to avoiding your lawn.  

Worth trying.  

Last edited: 06 August 2017 14:42:52


Posted: 06/08/2017 at 12:42

One of the hypericums?

Runner beans on holiday

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 12:39

Oh, and the courgettes 

Runner beans on holiday

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 12:38

I do the same as Pansyface ... it's a win-win situation ... she helps herself to the raspberries and tomatoes as well, waters the pots and feeds the hedgehogs.

We bring her back a box of Cornish fudge ... everybody's happy and the plants keep on producing.  

Last edited: 06 August 2017 12:38:53

Nasty fungus

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 12:35

Sounds like a slime mould ... fascinating organisms ... it'll be gone soon. 

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New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

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Fruit ID please

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Harvest 2017

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Two shrubs need a name please

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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

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