Latest posts by figrat

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 12:19

Some of this year's crop of self sown foxgloves. They did this all on their own!

 And the Blush Noisette is exploding with blooms...



Overwintered runner bans

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 12:14

They seem do be doing extremely well! Found another just to the left which has just poked up its first shoot.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 08:09
Raining. Again.

Talkback: Vegetable plants for beginners

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 00:10
@ Beckye - do you mean the courgette fruits withered or the whole plant keeled over? If the former, do post back as this is probably a pollination issue which is easy to sort out.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 00:02
Dry but not unbroken sunshine here in South Devon. The whole small town/ large village gathered on the green for BBQ, fireworks and beacon lighting. Great fun. Managed to cut aquilegias back to ground zero before festivities.

Leaves very pale green on Courgettes

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 19:10
Might be worth popping a cloche over them to see if they perk up.

Drooping Cucumber Plants

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 19:05
A cloche is certainly worth trying, though I wonder if you have vine weevil grubs eating the roots. They're c- shaped White grubs with brown heads. If feasible, it might be worth taking the plant out ( being very careful not to damage the crown) and having a look. If you find them, I fear there's not much you can do, the recommended chemical cure isn't safe for food crops. I always water my cucumbers in pots from underneath, putting them in a saucer and watering into that. If they haven't slurped up the water within half an hour or so, then I empty the saucer. It doesn't sound as though your plant needs any more water at the moment though if the compost is wet.

Talkback: Unpleasant plant smells

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 18:53
Dead nettles/ lamium. Nasty acrid smell. Eeeeurgh.

Alternative Gardening

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 11:59
Ah. So large transplants are fairly well grown plants?

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 21:41
It is the most glorious time of year isn't it? All the trees look as though they're wearing ballgowns!

Discussions started by figrat

Bay tree root eradication

Best way to do it! 
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Plan bee

One of the more uplifting news stories... 
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Overwintered runner bans

Left the roots in after clearing last year's crop, they've survived the winter and putting up new growth. 
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Last Post: 27/06/2013 at 16:57

Red rhubarb leaves

I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 07:08

What can I use as green manure?

Landcress just about to go to seed 
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