I've never tried the milk treatment ... I just make sure the soil around the courgette plants is always moist (not boggy).
Courgettes and a lot of other plants seem to succumb to powdery mildew if they're too dry at the roots.
I appear to have been asleep on the sofa
One of the many types of mallow ........
Malva sylvestris or Malva moshcata or one of the close relatives
NannyBeach ... I've got a dodgy knee and it gave way and I crashed to the ground in the garden ... I landed on and wrecked the Hesperis
Yes ... I really do keep it on except at bed and bathtime. Promise
The other day OH came home from the city with some Bodyshop Peppermint Foot Lotion ... bless him! A very gentle application is absolute bliss
There were several threads on White Feather a few years back - I don't think anyone who grew it was pleased with it ... this one stuck in my mind ...
If Bowdens can't grow it then I probably can't either
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Hang lots of bird feeders near to your plants ... the blue tit families will find the aphids as they queue up for the feeders.
I find that figs need lots of water in order to produce leaves.
Obelixx says:Dove - keep that boot on at all times except for bed and shower!
Dove - keep that boot on at all times except for bed and shower!
It's nice to share our gardening, and at the moment I'm on the sofa with a broken foot, so I've got time on my hands