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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?

courgette

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. 

hedgehog

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.  

http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/pages/diet.html 

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:24

Done Nut 

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:19

Come along Susie - the more the merrier 

courgette

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:06

I think they're not being properly pollinated - some info which should be helpful here http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=676 

Good luck 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:54

OH has the day off today as he worked extra during the week - that makes it a very odd Saturday  I'm going to write a shopping list and pop down to the s'market in the village to get food for the weekend and some more Calgon for the w. machine. 

Then I shall come home, do a bit of tidying and then ................ it's into the garden again for me.  

It's really quite overcast here but dry and warm - we've not had any rain for ages.  

Shrubs and plants dying in established border

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:48

Info re honey fungus here http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=180 

If you scroll down you'll see you can download a list of resistant plants. 

Good luck 

hedgehog

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:12

Hedgehog muesli!  They sometimes wake us up at night, pushing their dish around on the terrace, huffing and puffing and crunching.  They always take a good drink from the shallow bowl of fresh rainwater from the water butt that we put out every evening. 

Lots of helpful stuff here http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/pages/all-about-hedgegogs.html 

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