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Posted: 23/06/2016 at 07:21

ive just sown beet root and Swiss chard. Pak choi does well sown now too. Early varieties of carrots are another possibility. 

Last edited: 23 June 2016 07:22:35


Posted: 23/06/2016 at 07:12

Hello Clari and Hosta 

Enjoy the sunshine Hosta - you'll have to sort out photos of the new bed somehow 

Weed n Feed

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 07:06

I use 4 in 1 on our front lawn. My OH is prone to asthma. He regularly cuts the lawn and has never had a problem.

However some people have different triggers - a sensitivity to mowed grass is not uncommon.  It's best to seek advice from their GP. 


Posted: 23/06/2016 at 06:58

Good morning all 

Steady soft rain all night here and a warm night - just what's needed for the seeds I sowed yesterday. 

Meeting with brother and solicitor today re probate, so at least I'm not missing a gardening day. 

Rose suckers

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 23:17

Snap Liri  But I meant to say the pruning should be done late Feb. 

RainWater Harvesting

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 23:15

Two watering cans used here - one filling while other being emptied. Simples 

Honeysuckle Scarlet Drop dying?

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 23:10

Are the roots and the soil around them still pretty damp? If so if just give it one quick light drink to settle the soil around the roots and then no more until and unless the soil an inch below the surface is dry. 

Rose suckers

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 23:02

Not suckers.  Normal new growth, if a little damaged poss by aphids. Not a problem tho. 

Has it had any rose fertiliser this year? If not I'd give it half a dose.  It's still a baby getting it's roots established. 

Prune it hard back to about 9" from the ground, pruning to an outward facing bud. It'll soon build up a good framework of stems.


Lillie Beetles

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 22:50

They're not native to the UK and have no predators here :-(


Posted: 22/06/2016 at 22:44

Sweet dreams to you too Clari (( ))

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