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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 07:55

Good morning Clari   Good to see you - would you like to borrow my machete?

Plant ID Please

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 07:40

Tradescantia - mine's in full bloom at the moment

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/84068.jpg?width=350

 Tradescantia Sweet Kate to the left of the pic next to Hosta Blue Angel

Weigelia

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 07:16

The only way to stop this reversion is to cut out any all green shoots as soon as they appear because they grow more strongly than the variegated ones and will soon become more dominant.

http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/problems/ornamental-trees/reversion/441.html

black fly

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 06:46

Yes Edd, black fly like the tender new shoots of broad beans so if you pick them out (and steam them and eat them with butter) the blackfly don't notice them and ignore the beanplants.

Don't know about the beans getting tougher - don't want that to happen   I pick mine when they're sweet and tender

Also that's why I sow my broad beans in the autumn - that way they're more or less over (and in my tum or in the freezer) by the time the blackfly season starts

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 06:22

Good morning all

It's a lovely morning here - apparently we have some rain coming later in the morning, but that's just what we need so I won't grumble - it just means I won't feel guilty for watching the tennis

I've been out in my jimjams on an early morning slug patrol and found one which had taken up residence in a pot of seedling hellibores and reduced them to little stumps   He is no longer there!

Lacy phacelia purple tansy everywhere. Cruelty to bees.

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 06:11

The plan is for next year

Lilac leaves

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 06:08

Or possibly it's being visited by the wonderful leaf cutter bee http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/leafcutter-bee.html

Hanging a pot

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 05:56

Hmm, think I'd try hanging one on a chain from the balcony

Brussel sprouts help

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 20:13

Many of the leaves tend to go yellowish and drop off naturally as the sprouts form - if they don't fall off I have always left them on until harvesting the sprouts as I feel it gives them a bit of protection from the worst of the winter weather. 

Harvest the sprouts working from the bottom to the top, and when you've had the last ones, don't forget to cut the bunch of leaves at the top and use them as spring greens - delicious

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 20:04

I was wiondering about that Lesley - can't remember when it was supposed to happen

I've spent the afternoon watching wonderful tennis and knitting - got some watering done earlier on too. 

Now I shall get on with watching tennis again

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