Latest posts by fidgetbones

Tomato leaves brown patches

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 15:22

Yes, it could be botrytis.  The damp weather we have had won't help.  Pick off any infected leaves. Make sure air circulation is good.

F1 male courgette flowers

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 14:59

No, F1 all female cucumber occasionally throw up a male which should be removed.

F1 Courgettes  Patriot are bred to cope with the British climate..

Am I growing and tending to weeds?

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 14:41

Looks like a brassica of some sort,possibly Charlock (Sinapis arvensis) the beetles will like it. Whether it is a weed or not is up to you. If you like it there it's not.

F1 male courgette flowers

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 14:32

No you need the male flowers to pollinate the female flowers , otherwise you will not get adequate pollination and the fruit will usually drop off.

Mysterious plant...

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 14:29

two ticks and a very good.  Now identify the mullein moth caterpillar.

Problems with tomatoes

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 14:28

I think it is because it is that variety. It is grown for flavour and not looks.


Posted: 07/07/2016 at 14:19

If they are still on when you cut them, stand them in a bucket of water in a dark room like a garage with the door open. They leave the flowers and head for the light. Then bring them into the house.

Pollen beetles are harmless. If you spray pesticide on them, you will also kill pollinating bees.

Mysterious plant...

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 14:16

It is and they do.


Posted: 07/07/2016 at 10:57

I cannot and never could stand  Blair. To me he always came over as insincere and a liar. I didn't trust him at all. How he got voted in twice is beyond me. His way of talking, pausing and then talking again struck me that he was listening to someone speaking into an earpiece and then he was regurgitating it. He would have been far better off on the stage, though not financially of course. He probably wouldn't have accumulated 20 millions worth of property.

Remind me again... isn't he the only Prime Minister never to have been Knighted or made a Lord when he left Parliament. ?

I've sown clematis seeds, potted up my rooted penstemon cuttings, and picked a bowl of raspberries. Ladies semi finals today.. I need to get myself comfy on the sofa.

Pimms is £10 a litre at Morrisons if anybody likes it.

I found two copulating snails joined together , half way up the greenhouse glass. I put them in the middle of the lawn for the Thrush. We have some very tatty looking birds at the moment, I guess they're moulting.

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