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Small plant ID, please.

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 14:51

Looks to me like White Campion - Silene latifolia - great for attracting night flying moths etc.  One of the favourites in my garden. 

how to get rid of wasp nest?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 14:33

Alan, what a brilliant link 

how to get rid of wasp nest?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 14:16

That was my thinking 

Beetroot

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 14:14

Erm, the beetroot that you eat is the root, not the stem of the plant  - but nevertheless, I agree that moisture, sunshine and patience will produce results.

I harvest mine when they are just a bit bigger than a golf ball  - much bigger and they tend towards woodiness. 

Rhubarb pests

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 14:11

I suspect snails - they appear to be able to resist the lure of the slug pubs.  

However, I'm puzzled at your description of the general state of your rhubarb.  Mine was planted 3 years ago and we have had good crops.  Tell me more about how you're growing yours, where it's planted, soil type, feeding and watering etc 

how to get rid of wasp nest?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 13:29

As Nut said, do it at night when they should all be asleep in the nest.

From you description it doesn't sound quite right for a wasp nest - in my experience they usually go in and out fairly quietly rather than swarming over something - you are sure they're wasps and not honey bees? 

Tomatoes

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 13:23

I agree - that's not blight.  It may be septoria. Not usually a huge problem.  I'd remove the affected leaves - I always remove the lowest leaves to prevent them being splashed during watering as this can encourage fungal spores to settle. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 12:50

The sun keeps shining so I go out into the garden and then a cloud comes and it starts to rain - shall I stay indoors and see if the sun stays out?

Kale & Beans

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 12:49

Bob, are you growing beans and sweetcorn together this year?  I'd love a photo of that - we're quite limited for space and we find that runner beans and sweetcorn both take up a lot of room, if we could amalgamate them successfully that would be great! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 12:26

Hope you've warned the animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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