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Posted: 18/07/2015 at 06:31

Foxgloves do the same thing - if I move soil around from bed to bed in this garden foxgloves appear where they've never been before.  The seeds are tiny, you don't see them, but if they get a bit of light and water, they grow


Posted: 18/07/2015 at 06:29

Good morning all

Glad you had a lovely day Wonky - you two deserve it

Glad you had a lovely day too BL

It's a beautiful morning, a breeze is making the shadows from the ashtrees dance on the lawn, and the robin and blackbirds are helping themselves to mealworms

Who's poo? (Hedgehog?)

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 06:25

Don't look quite right for hedgehog to me ...

Growing vegetables on a slope

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 06:20

Depends on how much it slopes, and in which direction.

If there's a slight slope along the length of the allotment, and you grow in rows across the slope, it will work like terracing and won't be a problem.

However if you grow in rows along the direction of the slope that may be more of a problem. 

Presumably yours isn't the only allotment with a slope on the site - how do other allotmenteers manage theirs?

Please help. Oh no Weedol.

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 19:54

Don't be scared ... a disaster in the garden is simply an excuse to buy more plants


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 19:26
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Two of my courgette plants have ladybirds on them 'black seed' like stuff which I suppose is their eggs! Can I spray them with anything or do I just dig up the plants? 

Why would you want to do anything?  Baby ladybirds is Good News!!!

GWRS wrote (see)

Dove from above , big bunch of parsley don't sound very filling 

Possibly not, but scattered over a big bowl of Pasta Puttanesca, and washed down with a very good rosé, it'll suit us just fine

Mystery tomato plant

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 19:20

Bob and I have been around a while

Honeysuckle not flowering

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 19:19

It's probably aphids and drought. 

This year I've invested in a soaker hose to go along the base of the north-facing fence which has a lot of clematis and honeysuckles on it.

Worst Gardening Tool

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 19:16

HI Andrew

I'm 60+ and so far I'm not finding using any of my garden tools difficult thank goodness.  Ask me again in 20 years time

Great wodges of blackfly on my nasturtiums

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 19:13

Well, it does, but it also kills beneficial insects like ladybirds etc.    The good thing is that it's not systemic.

I must admit, I love nasturtiums, but when they get a bad blackfly infestation I just pull them up and put them on the compost heap .

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