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Posted: 12/04/2014 at 15:18

OW!!!!  No more knitting for a while this afternoon - I just picked up this laptop without seeing that a queen wasp was crawling along the side of it!  She stuck her sting into my left forefinger and hung there pumping in her venom - fortunately I'd got some Wasp-eze in my handbag - a few years out of date but it's taken the heat out of my finger - but it's swelling up a bit OW OW OW!!!  

And after I was so nice to that queen wasp out in the garden on Tuesday! 

miscellaneous plants progress

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 14:47

Tomatoes need to stay indoors until June - in your house on the windowsill or wherever they get the most light!

The seedlings will be ok in rain - just check them when you get in from work and make sure they're not in standing water - plants do grow out there in Nature without us looking after them you know  - my veg seeds have been sown direct into the garden - if it rains they'll cope - in fact they'll probably be better in the soil than in pots - I won't have to worry that they're getting waterlogged.   If there is heavy hail they might get a bit damaged - but that's gardening. 

Greenhouse flooring

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:33


Moving apple tree

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:32


Patio peach trees

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:32


Food makers

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:23

 You don't need anything more complex than a bucket - if you want an added refinement you could track down a coarse hessian sack.


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:15

Yes, unless you're much unluckier than I've ever been it'll grow back, probably bigger and stronger than before - all you need is patience 


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:50

After the flowers have died down. 

grey squirrels

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:48

As soon as you cull any wild animals what happens is that more move into the space -  "Nature abhors a vacuum" (Aristotle)  - that is why culls only work on small islands.

Sweet Pea thread

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:44

You can sow them outside direct where they're going to grow now 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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