Dovefromabove


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Fruit & Vegetable Branding

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 19:19

Don't suppose it's any more unreasonable than that plugless bathtub with the taps running that kept featuring in my maths text book

North facing Garden

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:51

To start with I'd look at ferns, cyclamen hederafolium, alchemilla mollis, foxgloves, clematis alpina, blue leaved hostas, convallaria majalis, pulmonaria and geranium phaeum.

I'm with Pete on the micorrhizal fungi - use it on the rootball of shrubs at planting.

help please

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:40
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Fill a bucket with tepid water with a squirt of washing up liquid. Pick up a potted chilli plant with your fingers spread over the top of the pot to hole the compost in - turn it upside down and swish it around in the bucket until all the leaves are wet then turn it back the right way up and let it dry.

That'll sort them out.

I've copied the above from advice I gave on another thread a couple of weeks ago - it's the simplest way to deal with aphids on plants.

Good luck

wedding music

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:12

Perhaps not for the ceremony - but given Fidget and her hub-to-be's great love, I'd have to fit this one in somewhere https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgPqmRNjoTE

Bird box where bees had been all summer....

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 17:41

If you put Bee Moth larvae into Google there's a fascinating PDF article published by the Natural History Museum - I can't seem to upload it here

Bird box where bees had been all summer....

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 17:38

I'd heard about them years ago on a radio programme - somehow I dredged it up - no idea how

Bird box where bees had been all summer....

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 17:16

Fascinating -  those are the cocoons of Bee Moth larvae - they live in symbiosis with bumble bee and wasp species - sometimes they will cause the bees to abandon the nest but usually they just feed on the nest debris

http://www.uksafari.com/beemoths.htm

What do I do with my turf??

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 16:57

And goat manure is fantastic too - high in nitrogen - use it in layers in your compost heap - it acts as an activator and gets it heating up and breaking down quickly.

Hydrangea

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 14:58

Hmmm - in summer that's a lot of sun/heat - I think that'd be too sunny - others may say differently

Hydrangea

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 14:52

Ah, just noticed that your post says it's 'sunny PM' which might be ok - how much sun in the afternoon does it get?

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