Dovefromabove


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Newly,planted seeds

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 12:44

I bought a roll of the smaller holed chicken netting (known in my old village as rabbit wire) and lay pieces of this on top of seedbeds.  Weight it down with stones or tie it down. It keeps the neighbour's cats off in this garden.  

Campanula Russel Pritchards Variety

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 11:33

Have the slugs and snails been at them? 

young bugs ? ?

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 11:27

Snap! again Bob 

young bugs ? ?

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 11:26

A bit blurry when I enlarge them, but they look like adult vine weevils.  Their grubs will be eating the roots of your potted plants, and primulas etc.  


Nematodes are the answer


http://www.greengardener.co.uk/product.asp?id_pc=22&cat=46 


(other suppliers are available). 

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 11:20

It's ok Kitty, you qualify - Wonky Womble is 27 now and she was born in '76 .... I know 'cos I was there, and I'm also 27  

disease

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 10:47

I agree with nutcutlet - I leave it alone - it disappears in a few days anyway, and is a sign that you have a wildlife friendly garden.


I look forward to seeing it each year - it's a sign that summer is here 

Your garden

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 10:43

Kate Harrison - the bird on your fountain is a cock sparrow (housesparrow).  


We have frogs, newts, toads, water snails, a visiting grass snake, hedgehogs, woodmice, nesting bluetits and robins plus lots of other birds visiting the feeders, and more insect life than you can shake a stick at ... and visiting bats from the SSSI in a chalk mine across the road. 


It's a fairly small garden, but it's teeming with life 

HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 10:33

Morning all  


Sniffles have turned into Chestikoff ... OH has nipped to the SM for Lockets which are working wonders, bless him. 


Brekkie was lovely creamy scrambled eggs and chives on wholemeal toast - yum.  Now I'm waiting for the paracetamol to work before I go out and pot on the tomatoes .......... 


Chicky - glad your father's on the mend 


Kitty, I know it's in bold, but I'm only whispering, honest 


We've only had the fine stuff too ... warm and damp ... good growing weather/good blight weather ..... which will it be? 

First proper harvest 2016

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 10:25

I'm a member of a small forum of friendly food-lovers and cooks http://www.wildfood.info/ 


It started off when the BBC Food Messageboard used to close for the Christmas holidays and became a permanent base for us when the BBC closed the board for good Wildfood (Foodies gone wild).


I post just as regularly on there as I do on here, and some other members post on both.


It seems to work ok for us and all are welcome.

Hydrangeas

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 06:44

Hi Pete, can you post some photos of the plants please?

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