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Too late to sow.....

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:59
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

I've had to do a separate post as my iPad stopped me typing!!!

I actually bought the sweet rocket because I read that it had a lovely scent in the evening, I think I read it in GW magazine 

I think they might have been quoting me!   It has a fabulous scent, just as it's turning dusk - it's one of my absolute favourites 

insects

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:55

We had lots of ladybirds earlier on and they got rid of the greenfly on the roses very efficiently, but haven't seen many about lately.

We had lots of hoverflies earlier too, especially around the pond.  Now the runner beans are producing lots of beans so there must be plenty of pollinators around here.  

Wolf Spiders

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:18

If you're allergic to these spiders, and there really are as many as you say then I think you're only solution is to get someone else to clear the garden - either some good friends who are quite hardy and aren't allergic, or a garden maintenance person - there'll be some advertising in your local free-papers etc.  Or some of your neighbours may know of someone local.

 I wouldn't advise you to employ anyone who just knocks on the door and doesn't have checkable references. 

Get a firm price of what they're going to do and what they will charge you before they start, and take before and after photos, just in case of any disputes to be on the safe side. 

Brambles, Ivy and Nettles

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:06

No wonder you need lots of donuts Verdun  

matthiola incana

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:01

Bumping up for Rosemummy 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 08:55

Beau's Mum - I think notifications are a law unto themselves at the moment - every so often I get some when I've not ticked the box on that thread.  

I'm wondering whether this forum is a bit like the Marvellous Mechanical Mouse Organ, and when Daniel's away the mice try to "fix it" 

Growing Times

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 08:32

You can try the mint, thyme and rosemary - as for the rest you've left it far too late if you're in the UK.

You need to start planning for the other from February onwards if you have a greenhouse.  If not it'll be later next spring that you start.

This website (and the Gardeners World magazine) have a What to do this week section http://www.gardenersworld.com/what-to-do-now/week32/ 

Keep checking it out week by week - I think you'll find it helpful. 

Are you finding this is a poor season?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 08:29

It's the bean seeds Verdun - they contain something that can make us poorly if they're not cooked - it's the same reason that you have to boil kidney beans after soaking.  Apparently some people are more susceptible than others.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 08:27

Thanks - yes it's a tough one for him.  He's a good chap and doesn't deserve the bad luck he's had - he's always helping others - I've told him that it's time to call in some favours - hopefully if he can get it scaffolded his father (retired builder) can supervise son and some friends to get things sorted. 

As for Ignoring - much the best way  - if people want to talk to themselves they can, but I'm not joining in. 

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