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Posted: 01/06/2014 at 18:01

Busy day today. Oh is not going to be around much in next three weeks, so decided to cut hedges on front,lawns, front and back, shred cuttings ,and I got to clean up after him.

Compost bins are full so I filled a builders bag instead as a temporary measure.

Then we had hot dogs, then I planted the courgettes, squashes and outdoor cucumbers.

Now I,m in the Jacuzzi  bath with a glass of wine.

I've still got to fill up the slug pubs.


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 08:41

The suns up here ,verdun. You can come and help me plant up the courgette plants if you want.  Pimms on the patio at 5 ish.


last night's GW

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 08:29

I have a load of seedlings of bishops babies that are doing a lot better than expensive tubers I bought from the garden centre. They're not named varieties this year, but I pick the best seedlings and label and overwinter. My large yellow is currently four foot tall and budding up. It was grown from seed two years ago.

Need some more plant ID's please

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 08:24

If no 6has big leaves more likely escallonia than ceonothus

Need some more plant ID's please

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:50

6  . ceonothus

4 and 7 same plant, wood avens. horrible weed, I put loads in the bin today. I try and pull the little  yellow flowers off before they seed and form "bobbys buttons" that stick everywhere.

Planting seeds

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:33

What are you planning on growing.?

Big seeds can be spaced apart in a tray or planted in its own pot (eg sunflowers or cucumbers). small seed like lettuce are better in a larger tray, scattered thinly.

Planting seeds

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:21

its a bit late for pumpkins.  you can sow oriental leaves and salad lettuce leaves now.

I sowed some last Sunday and they have already germinated. I expect to be cutting them to use in salad in three weeks.


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:10

i'm getting ready for bed, too.

A hedgehog is snuffling around the patio. thats twice this week we've seen him/her.

Now hes just got to go and eat some of those slugs. I think he prefers foxes dinner instead.

What's this? Flower in lawn...

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 21:30

That was my thought too.

Bug identification please.

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 21:09

It appears to parasitise caterpillars of emperor moths.   another one to look out for.

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