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Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 08:17

The Oxford Dictionary's definition of 'science' is ".... The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment: "

Isn't that what gardeners do every day? 

droopy petunias

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 07:23

Dead-heading and a dose of tomato fertiliser ought to perk them up 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 07:13

Morning KEF 

My grapevine

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 07:12

Have you thinned the bunches?  This should be done when the grapes are small.  

Details here http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/grapevine-care/ 

 

Curled new growth on tomato plant

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 07:08

  Tomato leaves rolling upwards like cigars can also be caused by envronmental stresses - especially hot weather  http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/hot_topics/2008/05tomato_leaf_roll.html 

Some of mine have done this a bit during the recent hot daytime temperatures, but they unroll the leaves in the cooler evening air.  Rolling the leaves up helps reduce transpiration and loss of moisture from the leaves.  

I'm growing an assortment of varieties of tomatoes this year, some heirloom and some more modern types.  The leaf-rolling seems to be affecting the more modern types - I shall take closer note.  It's also only affecting tomatoes standing on the terrace, where the temperatures are higher, and not the ones in other parts of the garden - although in other respects their conditions are the same. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 06:30

Good morning folks! 

Edd, that sounds a brilliant adventure - enjoy!

It's a beautiful morning - wood pigeons cooing and the evidence of hedgehog partying on the terrace - it looks as if we've got another lovely day ahead of us .... 

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 20:53
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Dove!!!! I would never have believed it of you!

It wasn't me David - your faith in me can remain intact  - the nearest pub to us was 3 miles away - it was my ex 

 

You were well rid of him!

pest control

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 20:51

Rats love concrete - they tunnel into the hardcore that the concrete is laid over, and make warrens under the concrete that no one can get at.

There's no need to panic - practice good garden hygiene - no cooked food in the compost.  I wouldn't put potato peelings in there either - rats love potatoes.  Make sure there's no bird seed spilled on the ground and bring the feeders in at dusk.  If they climb up onto bird tables use the metal shepherd's crook pole-type hangers.  My daughter's found the rats that were feeding from her bird feeders cannot do it any more now she uses the metal poles.

Also ensure that concrete around drains and manholes is well-maintained.  

If next door are still seeing rats then pest control need to visit again - they will get rid of them. 

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 20:43
David K wrote (see)

Dove!!!! I would never have believed it of you!

It wasn't me David - your faith in me can remain intact  - the nearest pub to us was 3 miles away - it was my ex 

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 20:38

I've been told about 'enterprising' youngsters in the village who collected empty beer and pop bottles and took them to the village pub to get money back on the bottle -  where did they collect them from?

 

 

 

 

The crates stacked up outside the back door of the pub  

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