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Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:12

I went down some caves in Western Australia. After Derbyshire caves I was expecting it to be cold. It was so hot I felt ill and couldn't breathe properly.

The weatherlady says next two weeks are going to be a heatwave. I would get the hosepipe out but it's drizzling here.

telegraph cucumbers very bitter

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:07

Have you picked off the male flowers?. Cucumbers that are pollinated are bitter. The female flowers have a small cucumber at the back. The male just have a knob. Pick them off or  grow F1 all female such as pepinex.

I nearly choked on my cornflakes

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 16:44

All except those that go psychotic after using it. 

Pruning a woody Penstemon

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 16:41

Take cuttings from non flowering shoots now, then trim back hard in spring. You may lose it but the cuttings will give you a backup plan.

Newbie here

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 13:26

Pick the caterpillars off and give the cabbages a blast with the hosepipe.


Posted: 09/08/2016 at 15:30

Figs like Sun. It needs more water. Can you either sink a large pot in the ground or stand the pot in a tray of water that you can keep topped up.?

Too late for cucumbers?

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 13:54

Pick the males off. Pollinated greenhouse cucumbers are bitter.

Who's appeared in the border this time?

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 13:51

I   think you're on the right track. Much further than that will require a flower.



Posted: 09/08/2016 at 07:47

Off to work again for me. 

The bindweed might have swallowed the house while I am out. It has already got everything within ten feet of a hedgeline.

Plants identity

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 15:36

Brugmansia sanguinea.

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