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GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 07:24

Looking forward to this.  Have just arranged to have 12 year old niece staying with us the week before giving her back on the Friday - she's delightful but I'll be in need of gardening therapy over the weekend so this will be very good timing 

Vine Pests

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 07:15

Without   a picture I can't be sure, but these sound very much like vine leaf galls caused by a small insect.  They're very common - I rarely see a vine without some on the leaves - there is no treatment but don't worry, they don't affect cropping - best just to leave them be. 

Corylus Avellana Contorta

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 07:05

Glad you're ok - sorry work's getting int he way of gardening   I've discovered work's not good for you - my blood pressure's gone down and so has my weight since I retired!   I think everyone should do it - would save the NHS a fortune 

Corylus Avellana Contorta

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 06:52

Hi Hostafan - good to see you   

Corylus Avellana Contorta

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 06:46

Yes, they're not going to be tall in a hurry - it's because they grow round and about rather than straight up like the ordinary hazels. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 06:44

Good morning all   we got back last night - had a chinese takeaway and went to sleep  all  seems well in the garden - proper inspection to be done later but nothing looks parched and withered so son has done good!

Driving to Lincs on Friday was SO HOT even with the top down - OH kept rubbing my arms and shoulders with sun cream as I was driving along - made lorry drivers chuckle!!!

Had lovely time with his family eating his sister's birthday cake (made by 12 year old niece) and visiting other sister's new horse, and going to pub for cooling drinks.  Not a drop of rain anywhere and still scorchio on the way back yesterday evening!

I've had a quick read back - glad hedgehog is on the road to recovery Fidget.  

The rest of you seem to be coping ok with bites, stings, tvs,  puppies, aubergines and OHs 

 

Poorly Toms

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:27

Good garden hygiene may help - remove and bag the vines.  Wash/sterilise any tools before using in potato area after using in tomato area - wash your hands etc.  Prayer??? 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:22
David K wrote (see)

You're such a sweetie, Dove....thank you. xxx Obviously not grown using anything I have written here.

Hope you like this one, it's 'Lisa Marie', an Eagle introduction.

 

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0890-1.jpg

 

That is gorgeous David, thank you - I shall make a note 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:17

Enjoy your evening out Annie - keep up with this thread and then if you change your mind you can pop over and help us eat cake 

Poorly Toms

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:12

Mmm, I've had them collapse overnight - and I mean collapse - but it was back in my early days of growing  toms when I didn't know what to look out for so probably missed the early signs.  Also I was growing  them in a small high walled garden with very poor air circulation and did what neighbours told me which was to keep the humidity high .

 

 

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