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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:48

I had some sundrops  last year, expected them to die overwinter. When you came, they were behind the forgetmenots and oriental poppies. They are flowering well now. I'll take a photo tomorrow.

Its still light up in far North Scotland. OH has been playing on the sand dunes, watching seals

Time for bed for me.


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:56

Looks like lemon sundrops, Mrs G. They change colour after pollination.

Mummy fox and three cubs now.


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:41

A Thrush has been on the lawn as well.   Even though I left him a pile of ready crushed snails up by the veg patch.


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:34

Mummy fox is out now, she's a bit braver than the cubs.


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:33

I've also got a tiny mouse running around the patio, grabbing a seed or two and then running off like speedy gonzales.


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:25

How many pimms have you had?

Moth / butterfly ID

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:18

I bet its not on the mint ,is it?



Posted: 11/06/2014 at 21:16

Plenty to go round.

I've got a visitor. Light level is low so its a bit blurry.


unhappy plants

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 20:58

The chives look like they have leek rust or something similar. I would cut them back hard,clearing away any infected matter. Dig the clumps up, split them up and replant in good fertile soil with some added fertiliser. Water well in. they will soon grow new leaves which should be healthy.

The geranium I would also give a haircut,  cut it down to about 6 inches or 15cm and give it a feed tickled into the soil around it, and water well in.

Tomatoes and fungus

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 20:53

I would think they are growing on composted bark/recycled stuff in the growbag compost. Just pull them off and discard them. They won't harm the tomatoes.

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