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Posted: 08/08/2016 at 07:29

Good morning all 

Chard will put up a pretty big flowering spike in its second year as will the other beets


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:43

That looks pretty dramatic Fairy!  I've just checked our garden thermometer which is in a sheltered shady spot - it says it reached 30.6 today! No wonder all the plants are flagging. 

What is this weed is it knot weed?

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 19:12

I would get it professionally treated - a professional firm will give you a guarantee and come back and treat it if it recurs - otherwise you may have problems when the time comes to sell the house as most mortgage companies will not lend on homes that are affected by JKW  - it is one of the questions that form part of the Contract of Sale and to lie about it is of course, against the law, and you could end up having to reimburse any future owner if you have said that the property has never been affected by JKW. 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 18:15

Just had to put the seep hose on the Shady Bank -  even the Jap Anemones are floppy 

Hosta, I'm having the same problem with posting from the laptop - it was ok but isn't now - I can only post from my mobile phone, and sometimes even then it won't work.  Nora has said they realise there's a glitch with the system and it will be sorted out ... 

Pork chops, crispy roasted crushed new potatoes (if you know what I mean), baked pattypans and some apple and sage chutney for supper ... I think that's crying out for a couple of bottles of really good cider to go with it, don't you?

Forgotten bulb/tuber - what could it be?

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 18:05

I'll go with dahlia tuber too 

Tomatoes - Need help!!

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 18:00

If it's of any help in the future - I infected almost all my tomatoes with blight this year due to accepting some plants from a friend.  

The only ones that did not succumb to the blight were a new blight resistant variety called Crimson Crush - despite being in the same growhouse and at very close quarters with the source of the infection, they have continued to grow strongly, are beautifully healthy plants and appear to be cropping well.

I started mine late this year due to a badly timed holiday  so I can't tell you what the flavour is like, but if it's as good as the blurb on the packet, I shall grow them again

Loads of tomatoes but very slow in ripening

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:54

Verdun   ask Hosta for his hub's recipe for tomato and chilli relish - it's fantastic   That'll keep you out of mischief for a few hours 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:50

When I was doing the early morning milking on the smallholding, I used to be able to hear a neighbour whistiing as he walked up the hill to his allotment , the same time every morning, rain or shine, without fail, you could set your clock by him.

My lovely late FIL used to while he was working in his workshop at the back of their house - you knew things were going well when you could hear him whistling.  My OH takes after him 

Wonky's Lovely Hub whistles when he's happy too - it's good to hear. 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:27

There's such a lot to be said for retirement 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 16:34

I like whistling men 

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