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Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:28

Kef,what sort are those mini cukes?. Really nice with red and yellow toms out of the greenhouse.

Dove, you're a foody.. Do you think blackcurrants would work in a blueberry muffin recipe?

I'm watering the cucurbits patch.Good job its a long way from the house. Triffids come to mind. I'm sure the crown prince are putting on six inches a day.

Rudbeckia?...any ideas what this is?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:17

See above


Rudbeckia?...any ideas what this is?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:16

Telekia speciosa


hardy geraniums pictures

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 16:40

Verdun, is that one plant.? is it in full sun?

I ask because I have three very small rozannes, which are just starting to flower, and I really want them to ground cover a shady dry patch...


Posted: 16/07/2014 at 16:15

6 Ib of blackcurrants picked, washed, jammed. I strained some, to make blackcurrant syrup. I thought it could go on ice cream.  This is because lodger next door was offered some jam,but turned it down because it has seeds in it.(after she had asked me what I used to make blackcurrant jam...).

 Some of MIL's treasures sold at auction today. I was watching online between jammimg.  10 lots submitted, 2 lots missing, 3 unsold, 5 sold at less than estimate..  Maybe we'll get dinner out of it....

More blackcurrants to pick.. No more jam, I've got too much, I think these will be frozen for pies.  Watering to do... still no rain here.

help! my salad leaves have holes

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 16:04

I use ordinary seed trays in summer, but for winter I use deeper  polystyrene fish boxes, and mix a bit of soil in to multipurpose compost. Also the winter salad seed mix is different, less lettuce and more oriental brassica leaves.

help! my salad leaves have holes

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 23:48

I grow my salad leaves in a tray on a shelf in the greenhouse. They seem to evade the flea beetles this way. I dont think they can jump that high.


Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:40

Having now rounded up some more jam jars from mum (who has the collection), I can make some more blackcurrant jam tomorrow. Another bush to pick,probably about 6 pounds of fruit to go.

Trip to supermarket for more sugar, I resisted the urge to trip up the little darling belting up and down the aisles on a scooter.

Runner beans are growing, I should be able to pick some later on this week.  As kef says, a vole decided to eat my prize cucumber, but as she bought me half a dozen, there are plenty to go in the Pimms. Should be good weather for the rest of the week. Dont forget the sun tan lotion folks.

Broad bean disease

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:24

You can get Broad bean seed beetle in seed that is home grown and collected. More info here


Can anyone please identify this variety of apple

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 20:47

Glyn the RHS have apple identification days around the country. They need two fully ripe fruit to check.

Where do you live?

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