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A garden is the best medicine

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 12:40

Tripped over my own foot and fell flat on my face on the terrace David   It could've been worse - I smashed my face and shoulder on some big flowerpots, but luckily I found the plastic ones and not the big terracotta ones - I could've lost my teeth!

sweetcorn/ storing it

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 12:35

Don't try to keep them - they just don't taste the same- if you can't pick and eat the same day then freeze them

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 12:32

Just been for a wander in the garden - looks like Late Blight has arrived -  I'll take  the last of the crop off the plants to ripen -  OH can help me tomorrow - it's ridiculous how hard it is to do stuff one-handed - we've eaten loads of toms and am roasting trays full in the oven - it's been a good year for them, even with this bit of blight

Composting

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 10:56

Mould is what helps to break it down - you won't get compost without mould

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 10:41

Oooh Panda - enjoy

I warned my magnolia....

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 10:33

They do sometimes have a second flush - it's obviously enjoyed the good summer

A garden is the best medicine

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 10:30

The garden would be very good medicine if I could do stuff - there's so much that needs doing but with a busted wrist .................. ?!!!!   Everywhere I look there's something that needs doing ...............  I'm having to wait until tomorrow when OH says he'll be able to help for a couple of hours ......... enjoy your gardens folks

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 08:01

Yes please Fidget

Just skimreading back - please help yourselves to hugs as appropriate - glad yellow's 'on trend' - I've got a lovely yellow nose and chin

Had a lovely time with son - we didn't have enchilladas, we had Quesadillas, tomato salad and nachos - very yummy

Powdery mildew on honeysuckle

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 07:45

I would remedy the watering and mulch well with leafmould/garden compost.  Feed with Fish Blood and Bone in Feb.

Try to gather fallen affected leaves and burn.    I'm sure it;ll recover.  If you see growth next year that has died back you can take that out then.

 

Slugs and their nemesis

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 13:22

http://www.slugwatch.co.uk/?page_id=21

 

In my experience the field slug and the keeled slug are the ones that do the damage

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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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

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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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

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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Achillea

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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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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