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Posted: 25/08/2016 at 11:34

 not after my experiences yesterday - I'm wearing head to toe protection in the garden from now on

Last edited: 25 August 2016 11:35:20

passion fruit

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 11:08

I imagine you're referring to one of the Passiflora varieties 

The fruits of these plants are edible when ripe, but apparently are not particularly tasty. 

More information here 

Was Ivy a sensible choice ?

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 10:46

Hi Matts and welcome aboard

I don't think that they'll be a problem, as long as you don't let them get ambitious and start spreading across your garden, up your fences and over into your next door neighbours' gardens 

Just chop them back with shears/secateurs when they stray out of their allotted space and they'll be a lovely habitat for wildlife around your pond.  


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 10:31

If you could hang onto it for the rest of the morning I'd be very grateful Hosta 


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 09:39

Temp only dropped to 16.4C overnight - no wonder it was a bit sticky,    We've had some rain too, so it's a bit fresher out there ... hopefully it's going to stay fine long enough to get a couple of loads of washing dry.


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 09:32

I agree that 'age doesn't equal poor'.  However quite often OAP portions are smaller than the usual ones - I'd quite welcome the opportunity to buy a smaller portion of fish & chips or whatever.  

Some places serve 'children's portions' but won't serve them to adults - think they have 'control issues'. 

Runner beans pests

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 07:38

It might be that the dry weather is preventing the flowers from 'setting' properly. Give the plants a thorough dialling at the roots and spray the flowers with the hose to raise the humidity. 


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 07:25

Enjoy. We'll keep an eye on things for you 

Fuschias and vine weevils

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 07:17

I've found that using a loam-based compost with some added grit seems to discourage the vine weevils from taking up residence , still get some but not as many. 


Posted: 25/08/2016 at 07:05

Good morning all 

Hope the move goes smoothly Chicky - a big step but the right one I'm sure. 

The sting is better thanks - just very itchy 

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