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Posted: 09/08/2015 at 14:27

Shall we send a magic carpet for Topbird - do you think she's ready to rub her magic knickers yet?



Posted: 09/08/2015 at 14:23

That's done it - the purple sprouting broccoli is all safely under netting - that'll keep Peabrain and his woodpigeon pals away from them - it's also seriously peeing off the Cabbage Whites who know there's some brassicas there but they can't get at them. 

I carefully inspected every leaf first, applied an organic spray for the whitefly that were flying about and removed every little Cabbage White egg - they should be ok now - fingers crossed. 

Where I enter one off validation code?

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 14:16

Hi Sooze112 - looks as if you've done it ........ welcome aboard

Looking forward to finding out about your garden ...


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 13:33

Hi Hosta - glad you had a good time


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 13:32

Hi Larry - to upload a picture on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 13:29

Pat, I usually start to melt at anything over 22C - there's no way I could live where you do

 Better give the creators a credit

Gooseberry Bush Seems To Be Dying

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 13:25

Hello Guy

My first thought is that your gooseberry is way too close to that wall - gooseberry bushes grow to about 1m x 1m so need lots of space. 

You can grow them as a cordon against a wall, but if you were doing that you'd be starting with a different shaped plant, and even then you'd plant away from the wall and slope towards it.  

Walls can act like a sponge and absorb a lot of moisture, and they also make a 'rain shadow' preventing rain from falling on the ground at its base. 

I think your gooseberry bush is thirsty - I'd prepare a good patch of soil where it'll have plenty of room to grow, semi shade is fine, then transplant it and give it a good watering and mulching and don't let the soil get too dry.

Good luck



Posted: 09/08/2015 at 13:13
Topbird wrote (see)

DOVE - I have 2 very similar recliners (His & Hers). They are indeed very comfortable - they can indeed allow one to fall asleep on a warm summer's day in the dappled shade of a large tree ....   That is a very good price  ...... 

In case anyone is concerned that my OH will feel deprived, he won't - he doesn't do 'reclining' - every spare moment is spent in the studio - thankfully the 'glass wall' facing the garden slides right back so when I'm in the garden we can still communicate.   I'll be able to request a cooling glass of Campari and soda from the comfort of my recliner .........


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 13:09

29.4C IN THE SHADE in our back garden!!!   I'm sweltering and have come in for a sit down - I've been putting up netting to keep the pigeon off the purple sprouting ... that patch is still shaded by the ash trees or I couldn't be working out there, but I've had to come in for moment and a large glass of cold water. 

The cooler damper spots in the veg patch (under the runner beans and raspberries, are alive with hopping froglets

I am so looking forward to my recliner


Posted: 09/08/2015 at 11:55

Topbird, perhaps there'll be some flowers to look at ...

I've just treated myself to one of these

reduced today from £74.99 on Amazon!!!  only a few left ........... soooo looking forward to reading out there in the shade of the ash trees - the garden benches aren't really for lazing on - one of the reviews of this recliner said that they always fell asleep on it - that sold it to me

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