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Posted: 10/07/2015 at 14:51

Bless you Pdoc ((hugs))  - off-load all you like on here - we can spread the load so to speak

Have a fantastic time - can't say I fancy it myself but I'm looking forward to seeing your pics - when do you return?

Whats munching my hosta ?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 14:44

They don't all leave slime tracks.  They don't start munching until they get to the piece of leaf they fancy.

Sometimes they climb up a tall neighbouring plant and use their weight to lower themselves down into the middle of a chosen leaf - trust me, I've seen them do it!

If something is munching a hosta, it is a mollusc! 

fig- advice please

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 14:18

fig- advice please

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 12:12

I love figs, so any surplus can be sent here B3

fig- advice please

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 11:44

Mine is in the S - S - E facing corner with shade from big trees until mid morning and it's coping ok - not as fruitful as a friend's on a sheltered southfacing wall, but we can only work with what we've got - good luck

Perennial Geraniums

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 11:38

Yes, chop them down and stand well back

In my garden today?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 11:37

Tomatoes tied and side shoots removed, all pots watered and fed as necessary. 

Pots on terrace moved about and rearranged trying to match aesthetics with individual plants' needs for sunlight/shade etc

Runner beans checked - we have beans 4" long!  Earlier than ever before! Dessert goosegogs almost ready, late sown peas have pods ready to fill up.

A good morning so far, apart from the hosepipe taking on a life of its own and soaking me  when I left it to fill a watering can - reminds me of when we were small and Pa turning the hosepipe on us on the lawn on days like this

fig- advice please

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 11:29

Bargain!!!  It would've been rude not to!!!

I find John Innes loam based  and added horticultural grit about 1part grit to 3 compost works well.  Have you got a south or south-east facing spot for it? 

Storing Charlotte potatoes

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 11:27

Leave them in the soil and dig them up and use them as you need to - they don't store well.

What is this, please

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 10:08


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