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Posted: 08/05/2014 at 15:53

I have no ambition to garden in the rain - I stayed indoors and cooked, did Aged Ps' paperwork, dealt with some phone calls and knitted (or should that be knat )

Afraid I didn't bake anything - made a huge big pot of chilli - some for tomorrow's supper and some to freeze.  I'd forgotten to take any butter out of the fridge and it was too hard to cream 

I'll bake cakes on Saturday ............. promise 

I did do some 'sort of' gardening - I've put some watercress stems in jamjars of water to root 


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 12:40

Some basic information here 


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 11:01
Magical Meerkat wrote (see)

Dove, were your grubs little green caterpillars all wrapped up in the tips of the leaves? I have these in my rosemary, blueberries and pea shoots. I've nipped them off and the plants seem much better for it. Never had a problem before I moved here, but I think it's a tiny moth, not the dreaded Rosemary Beetle.

Yes, those sound like the ones I had on the rosemary.


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 09:50

  Haven't planted it yet - it's going up on a bank and OH rather wants to supervise when I do it in case I tumble down onto the terrace - and whenever he's been around I've been getting on with something else - I shall try to bump it up near the top of my To Do List 

Aphids and rose bush

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 08:40

With the comparative size of my fingers and the aphids, I think their death is inevitable 

Aphids and rose bush

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 08:26

It won't stop them attacking but will kill them once they're there.

 However I don't use it often - I brush them off with my fingers when I see them to stop them getting too bad.  I don't have a regular regime - just respond to what I see as and when.

good luck 


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 08:02

This will do it



Mixed up second earlies and maincrop potaotes.

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 07:41

Congratulations Woody!!! Hope you spent it on something useful - a bun in the tea tent? 

Aphids particularly bad this year?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 07:39

If an infestation appears to be too much for our bluetits to cope with then I use fingers and/or a weak solution of Ecover washing up liquid sprayed on.  Seems to work here and no problem with using it on edible crops 

Wildflower ID please

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 07:36

The leaves are wonderful with goats cheese, pasta, fish, eggs .............. 

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