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Posted: 22/07/2016 at 13:42

Have been out pottering and potting on but suddenly, large drops of rain out of a clear blue sky!  Grabbed the nearly dry washing off the airer on the terrace and have come in for a cuppasoup and a bit of Guilty Pleasure (Judge Judy)   It won't be for long 'cos I need to go back out there as soon as the big ploppy stuff stops - must hoe and thin the spinach beet seedlings  

Camera Talk

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 11:39

Those violas are gorgeous 

Super photos 

Monty planting florence fennel near bean

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 11:13

I've never ever had a problem growing fennel near other plants. 

In this garden I've grown it near runner beans, broad beans and french beans, tomatoes, lettuce and Swiss chard with no ill effects. 

Last edited: 22 July 2016 11:15:26

tumbling tom trim ?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 11:10

I'd leave them be - tomatoes don't need sun to ripen, only warmth ... and there's plenty of time for those top flowers to produce fruit - my tomatoes go on fruiting well into September, sometimes even October - you'll be deluged with tomatoes 

Forum design update

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 10:49


1. Yes, the Edit function is only available for (I think) five minutes after posting.

2. I have the same problem with Latest Posts on my (somewhat elderly) iPhone.  Apparently it's so old that Apple no longer update its software.  Yours isn't as old as mine - perhaps check and see if the latest updates are installed? 

What's this colourful leaf plant?

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 08:31

We often recommend using tomato feed to water our bedding plants etc in the summer, that is because the same nutrients that encourage the formation of fruit will encourage flowering.  However, with Coleus you don't want flowers, you want foliage, so use a more general fertiliser - I would use a weak solution of seaweed fertiliser.  


Posted: 22/07/2016 at 08:26

Will this one do Topbird?


Posted: 22/07/2016 at 08:23

Topbird - love No 1   especially the Cockle Popcorn   but just fancied sitting on the pier with a bag of chips tonight ... however, if it rains ............. 


Posted: 22/07/2016 at 08:21

I'm back   Have a good journey and a fantastic day Wonky 

Temp here almost 20C and climbing - bird feeders have been filled ... again!  We're getting through sunflower hearts at a rate of knots - it seems to have been a great year for finches, we've juvenile goldfinches, greenfinches and chaffinches queuing up at the feeders in the front and back gardens.  Also juvenile robins, dunnocks and blackbirds clearing up the dropped bits under the feeders while the adult blackbirds cheekily raid the hedgehogs' leftovers.  It's lovely out there 

I picked a big bowlful of goosegogs last night - the last of the crop - I'd picked 'every other one' some weeks back to let the remaining ones grow big and luscious, and they're lovely - don't even need cooking, they're plump and sweet just as they are.

Today's tasks include some menu planning as we've got foodie friends visiting on Sunday - hopefully it'll still be warm enough to eat outside.  I'm considering a gooseberry and elderflower pavlova ... 

'Supper at the coast' this evening involves nothing more sophisticated than getting some takeaway fish and chips and sitting on the pier or the prom so hopefully the holidaying hordes won't prevent that 


Posted: 22/07/2016 at 06:47

good morning all - up and at'em this morning as I'm driving OH to work rather than him biking as  picking him up after work and we're heading of the coast for supper. 

News from Turkey depressing - news from the US also  Thank goodness for gardening 

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