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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 18:54

It's ok Panda - we're going to arrange a trip to East Ruston Old Vicarage at the end of July aren't we   They have jolly good scones and it's so near the sea we might have to go and have ice cream too!!!

Alan 4711 might be well enough to come, and perhaps Supernoodle might be able to make it too!!! 

Grub id

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 18:50

That looks like a rose chafer larva - look here  

Put them in a compost heap or pile of rotting leaves - they'll help the earthworms to break it down.

Fascinating critters 


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 18:17


Glyphosate - possible problems?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 18:15

Isn't there Radon down in Devon and Cornwall?  


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 17:56

Well, you never know - the people running your scheme may have a solution to the possible problem - I'd make some enquiries if I were you.  Other growers may be managing ok.


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 17:43

Yuk - don't do lager - love real ale, especially Adnams bitter straight from the barrel like in my old local 

I also like some German-type wheat beers


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 17:41

One of the problems about growing things like beans and peas in a greenhouse is a possible lack of pollinating insects, so I'd concentrate on things like salad leaves, lettuce, pak choi, japanese mustard leaves, and some successional sowings of Swiss chard will give you lovely green leafy vegetables throughout the winter.  You could also grow carrots  and beetroot.  


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 17:23

I started drinking Diet Pepsi in 1964 when it was first introduced to the UK - think I've probably got used to whatever it is they put in those drinks now  

cucumber wilting

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:28

Had they been in strong sunlight for a while?

Any I'Dea

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:27

Or of course, it could be a Flowering Currant Ribes sanquineum or a white currant.

We'll have to see what those little green currants do 

Doesn't look like a gooseberry. 


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