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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 20:22

She's only in her 40s, and after a sad time she had just met a lovely new man who's been with her every step of this new journey that she's on 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 20:17

Another reason for celebration - a friend's heard today that her latest blood test is really positive - she'll never beat the cancer - it is terminal - but she'll be able to live with it for quite a while yet, and can even consider a phased return to work  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 19:50

Lily

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55391.jpg?width=325&height=325&mode=max

 for you 

 

Yvie - you're obviously saving up for a big splurge!!! 

Privet Hawkmoth caterpillar

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 19:46

Well.............. it's nice that someone's got a reason to have a party 

Plum Fruit Moth?

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 19:01

Or make plum chutney or Chinese style plum sauce Yum!

Privet Hawkmoth caterpillar

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 18:48

Ah but, I'm going backwards Phillippa - been going backwards for ages 

Mini Cucumbers

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 18:11

Ridge cucumbers are for growing outside - are yours being pollinated? 

Adding videos to forum

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 17:46

Your best course is to email the Web Team at this address

 website@gardenersworld.com 

 

Privet Hawkmoth caterpillar

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 17:38
Steve 309 wrote (see)

I used to go off on my bike and come home when I was hungry - aged 10 or so - and walked half a mile to school on my own from 7.  Tell that to the kids today...

Great pics of the caterpillar, btw

Hear! Hear! 

Honeysuckle

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 17:35

Prevention is better than cure - mildew attacks when the honeysuckle is under stress, usually because of dryness at the roots.  It needs lots of water regularly - give the roots a good soaking in hot weather - honeysuckle likes it's roots to be in the damp and the shade.  

Once the honeysuckle has got a bad attack of mildew there is no treatment that I know of that will cure the affected leaves.  I let those leaves die off - if you improve the conditions at the roots it will soon grow new shoots and leaves.

I recently bought a reduced price honeysuckle from the 'nearly dead' section in the garden centre - the watering had been neglected and although it looked healthy when I bought it within a few days it had succumbed to powdery mildew and lost most of its leaves - now, with plenty of water at it's roots (at least a bucket full every day in this dry weather, taking care that it soaks in and doesn't run off the surface) it's growing healthy new leaves. 

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