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Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 08:37

Absolutely Pdoc 

As an artist, I enjoy exploring colour, texture and form in my garden - but to do it successfully I attempt to embrace the science too - it's all fascinating 


Posted: 30/07/2014 at 08:24

Morning Pdoc  

Tree. Identification

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 08:19

Is this what you're looking for Reg? 

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 08:17

The Oxford Dictionary's definition of 'science' is ".... The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment: "

Isn't that what gardeners do every day? 

droopy petunias

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 07:23

Dead-heading and a dose of tomato fertiliser ought to perk them up 


Posted: 30/07/2014 at 07:13

Morning KEF 

My grapevine

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 07:12

Have you thinned the bunches?  This should be done when the grapes are small.  

Details here 


Curled new growth on tomato plant

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 07:08

  Tomato leaves rolling upwards like cigars can also be caused by envronmental stresses - especially hot weather 

Some of mine have done this a bit during the recent hot daytime temperatures, but they unroll the leaves in the cooler evening air.  Rolling the leaves up helps reduce transpiration and loss of moisture from the leaves.  

I'm growing an assortment of varieties of tomatoes this year, some heirloom and some more modern types.  The leaf-rolling seems to be affecting the more modern types - I shall take closer note.  It's also only affecting tomatoes standing on the terrace, where the temperatures are higher, and not the ones in other parts of the garden - although in other respects their conditions are the same. 


Posted: 30/07/2014 at 06:30

Good morning folks! 

Edd, that sounds a brilliant adventure - enjoy!

It's a beautiful morning - wood pigeons cooing and the evidence of hedgehog partying on the terrace - it looks as if we've got another lovely day ahead of us .... 

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 20:53
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Dove!!!! I would never have believed it of you!

It wasn't me David - your faith in me can remain intact  - the nearest pub to us was 3 miles away - it was my ex 


You were well rid of him!

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