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Posted: 09/09/2015 at 08:31

Aww Pdoc - you're having an adrenilin crash after your adventure in the Land of the Midnight Sun, and now you're winding down for autumn, the time of mists, mellow fruitfulness and sitting on the sofa in front of rubbish telly with something more-ish to eat.    As long as you enjoy it, it's fine.  Don't feel guilty about it

I'm sure there's something you've been putting off ........ sorting out all those photos on the laptop ... if you've done yours you could always do mine for me


Posted: 09/09/2015 at 07:38

Wonky, does he know how close you live to his Chip Shop?    Have a good day


Posted: 09/09/2015 at 07:07

Ah!  Very sensible Pat - we'll just have to call her HRH then

Good morning Chicky

Growing cucumbers in the greenhouse

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 06:41

They turn yellow when they're over-ripe - you're leaving them too long on the plant.  Pick them and use them.

Late blight tomatoes, remove what I can now?

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 06:38

Yes, I agree with Verdun - remove all leaves and top of vines.  Keep watering to a minimum.

And yes, remove that affected piece of stem - the tomatoes may well ripen indoors or you can have them fried for breakfast with your bacon. 

How can I deter frogs from my garden (for their own good)

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 06:27

You can't really deter frogs from a garden, other than by paving it all over and just having plants in pots.  They like damp grass and plants and are inexorably drawn back to the pond where they were spawned each winter/spring. 

I suggest that you keep your cat indoors in the evenings as light falls - this is when frogs are active looking for food.

It's also much better for cats to stay in at night as they're not at as much risk from traffic or from attacks by other cats, rats or foxes. 

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 06:17

Hi Jess is in the Garden

Mine live in the bathroom on a north-facing windowsill and have been there for 3+ years - I ignore them most of the time and they get watered when I think about it - probably once a fortnight but only a little water - they've had a little Baby Bio orchid feed a couple of times - they've never been repotted - they're never not blooming - I couldn't say what you're doing wrong, but try doing something different and see what happens.

Good luck



Posted: 09/09/2015 at 06:09

Oooh, Good evening Pat   I must say she's looking very spruce - do we know her name or have I just forgotten it?


Posted: 09/09/2015 at 06:07

Good morning all

A mild morning here 12.3C overnight - is the start of the warmer spell? 

Fingers crossed Yvie, for OH's eye, your eye and your Mum.  Sounds like she has a good GP

GWRS - Boston Mass. or Boston Lincs?

Clari - Steve has hit the nail on the head!!!  Tell the 'selfish child' to grow up - it doesn't matter if he doesn't like the food,it's your party not his, he doesn't have to eat anything if he doesn't like it,  all he has to do is be there.   If you like I'll speak to him  ......... or even better, Wonky will do it .......... she's much fiercer than me

Wonky ((hugs))  neither you nor hub will come to any harm letting the Chip Shop cook your dinner occasionally and it supports local business   Hope you're still sound asleep and have a good day ahead of you

Help needed!

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 18:22

Well, great minds think alike............................ and of course fools seldom differ

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