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courgettes

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 11:19

I'm going to plant mine out at the beginning of June providing the weather is reasonable. 

Ear fungus

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 11:18

I'm fairly certain it only grows on dead wood, and this link seems to bear that out

http://www.first-nature.com/fungi/auricularia-auricula-judae.php 

disappointing aquilegias

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 10:56

I visited Touchwood last summer - fantastic and I learned such a lot from talking with Carrie Thomas 

courgettes

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 10:54

My courgettes went out into the cold frame at the beginning of this week 

apple tree issues

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 10:52

I lived in Mid Suffolk for most of my life - some venerable fruit trees around there - I suspect yours might be just such a tree - and I suspect that the green mould you describe is a powdery green lichen - common here in East Anglia due to the good air quality.  

If you google 'powdery green lichen images' you'll see several examples.

I'm not sure why your tree is losing leaves - it can happen in heavy gusty downpours such as we've had recently.  Is the loss generalised over the tree or is it confined to specific areas?

apple tree issues

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 09:34

Depends on which bit of Suffolk you're talking about - Mid Suffolk is boulder clay!

Standard Geraniums

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 09:18

Hi Verdun - above-mentioned stately home also had 'climbing pelargoniums' in a frostfree glass 'porch' over one of the doors out to the garden,  The gardener/friend said they were old varieties that had been grown there for generations - she'd not found them available to buy anywhere.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 09:06

Congratulations Lizzie 

Good morning to the rest of you.

No sunshine here yet - still raining

Trip to the farm shop in a few mins to get meat, veg & fruit for the weekend ...... anybody want me to pick anything up ?

Creosote Substitute

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 06:56

To clarify - creosote is banned for use by the general public - UK legislation details here 

http://www.hse.gov.uk/biocides/copr/creosote.htm

The danger arises from skin contact which has been found to increase the risk of developing cancer.

The reason it is permitted for use in professional/industrial situations is that regulations can be applied and training can be given and penalties applied if these are not adhered to. 

Any business supplying creosote to a member of the general public is in breach of the regulations and liable to be prosecuted.

Standard Geraniums

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 06:40

A friend who was a gardener at a stately home used to grow a few of these - they would be over-wintered in the orangery.

If a heated greenhouse isn't available I would take it into the house, either in a frostfree conservatory or failing that on a windowsill - I would keep the soil on the dry side and just keep it ticking over.   

Hope you've got a big windowsill.  

 

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