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Posted: 24/08/2015 at 09:13

Pdoc - something to look forward to is always good

DD - I've never found canoeing to be tame - not even here where we used to take Wonky and her brother when they were younger.   I had a session there last summer with my grown up son and OH's 12 year old niece - son and I had a canoe and she had a kayak - not tame at all!   The place is based on the Peter Pan story - there is a crocodile!!!

Honeysuckle - Grow It Thick And Bushy on Wires Only??

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 09:06

Carrots should be ok - they're ok with cooler weather.

You might just be lucky if you have a sunny windowsill you could keep a couple of chilli plants on indoors for the winter, then they'll have a head start next year.  Choose the two best looking plants - pot them up individually and keep them on a sunny windowsill indoors - only water them when they're dry. 

Keep your eyes open for aphids/whitefly on them -  I usually rub aphids off with my fingers or if whitefly attack indoor plants I put some Ecover washing up liquid in a bowl of lukewarm water, spread my fingers over the compost, turn the pot upside down and swoosh the plant (not the pot) about in the water and drown the whitefly. 


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 08:37

Good morning Verdun   that's what I like to hear - get all that rain used up before we arrive down there   We've got tickets for The Minack - don't want rain!

Honeysuckle - Grow It Thick And Bushy on Wires Only??

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 08:33

Nope - they'll turn up their toes and snuff it ... sorry

Just put it down to experience - remember that the man who made no mistakes made nothing, and keep looking at this   - that way you'll do things at the right time next year.

Honeysuckle - Grow It Thick And Bushy on Wires Only??

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 08:22

Tomatoes and chillies will soon be over now - did you not see this?

Gorguruga wrote (see)

... I have more chillis though (4 different kinds lol). I wonder if I've started everything too late as they are just at the seedling stage now, after 2 weeks, and I was thinking to keep some of them (tomatoes and chillis) outside but it might get too cold by the time they come to fruit.

Dovefromabove wrote (see)

You needed to have started your tomato seeds back in Feb/March - way too late now, unless you have a heated greenhouse to overwinter them.


Posted: 24/08/2015 at 08:01

Good morning all

Rain overnight but dry this morning so far - but I'm pretty sure we've got more coming. 

I also had an Itchy & Scratchy night Yvie - serves me right for staying out so late in the garden on Saturday - but the bats, frogs and hedgehogs were soooooooo wonderful to watch.  Hope all goes well re the hospital visit.

Pdoc - have a great trip - when is it you're going?

Haven't been proper sailing since my teens - apparently Wonky's new job may involve some sailing expeditions (and getting paid for it!)  - lots of good sailing along the Suffolk coast - our NDNs' boat is berthed at Lowestoft they've just had a fortnight going down the coast to the Orwell estuary, then up to the Alde estuary at Orford and the Blyth at Southwold.  Did you know that Swallows & Amazons was set on the Orwell Estuary and the Broads?  So many people think it was about the Lake District


overgrown beds

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:37

Yes, it's much easier on the computer at the moment - there are improvements on the way

Growmate greenhouse

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:35

Phew!  That's ok then - I'll stop worrying about it

overgrown beds

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:25

Hi Amy - can we have a photo of the beds and plants, and some dimensions of the beds etc.

To upload a photo on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post.

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