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Posted: 07/07/2015 at 06:22

Good morning all

It's a lovely morning here - apparently we have some rain coming later in the morning, but that's just what we need so I won't grumble - it just means I won't feel guilty for watching the tennis

I've been out in my jimjams on an early morning slug patrol and found one which had taken up residence in a pot of seedling hellibores and reduced them to little stumps   He is no longer there!

Lacy phacelia purple tansy everywhere. Cruelty to bees.

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 06:11

The plan is for next year

Lilac leaves

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 06:08

Or possibly it's being visited by the wonderful leaf cutter bee

Hanging a pot

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 05:56

Hmm, think I'd try hanging one on a chain from the balcony

Brussel sprouts help

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 20:13

Many of the leaves tend to go yellowish and drop off naturally as the sprouts form - if they don't fall off I have always left them on until harvesting the sprouts as I feel it gives them a bit of protection from the worst of the winter weather. 

Harvest the sprouts working from the bottom to the top, and when you've had the last ones, don't forget to cut the bunch of leaves at the top and use them as spring greens - delicious


Posted: 06/07/2015 at 20:04

I was wiondering about that Lesley - can't remember when it was supposed to happen

I've spent the afternoon watching wonderful tennis and knitting - got some watering done earlier on too. 

Now I shall get on with watching tennis again

Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 19:57

That's the way to do it Wonky


Posted: 06/07/2015 at 14:29

Hello Wonky ((hugs))

and Welcome to The Happy Grower

Something strange with my courgette flowers

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 14:22

Plants usually get on pretty well without much input from humans - lots of us worry too much, about a lot of things - try not to

Brussel sprouts help

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 12:48

You don't need to do anything to the leaves.  Just make sure the plants are firmed well into the soil so they don't blow about in the wind.  Use a stake/tomato cane if necessary.

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