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Under-gardener Award

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 15:28

My Under-gardener deserves a pat on the back today - we were sitting out on the terrace having a cuppa when he pointed out two lily beetles on a pot of lilies - he doesn't really like killing things, he is especially interested in beetles, and he knew that I would squidge them - but he pointed them out to me.

Gold star awarded! 


Cucumber babies - male or female?

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 13:27

Expert??? Never grown a cucumber in my life - but the principle's the same with courgettes, marrows, squashes, people etc   Boys don't have babies, girls do 

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 13:09

Hi Hennypennys garden  

Slugs and snails have been known to slime their way up to the flower buds and have a chomp - you can get stuff from the garden centre that is made of pellets of sheeps wool - I spread it over the top of the pot and then when you water it the pellets make a surface that the slugs and snails don't like. 

Tomato growbags

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 12:56

Multi-purpose compost will be fine -  possibly even better depending on the type of compost and the type of grow bag.

It's what I use 

Plant them as deep as you can, up to the bottom set of leaves if you can - the stalk will grow extra roots and you'll get a really sturdy plant. 

Cucumber babies - male or female?

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 11:50

Looks as if you've sussed it right to me 

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 11:48

Thanks Nut 

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 11:13
Knapweed please

Wildlife pond advice please

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 11:10
The rainwater will have contained lots of oxygen

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 09:45

I've got a Goldrush courgette plant that's surplus to requirements .............. 


Posted: 19/05/2014 at 09:34

Actually, buying some well-grown tomato plants is a proven way to make your own ones pull their socks up - happens every time and you end up with loadsatoms 

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