Latest posts by figrat


Posted: 16/05/2012 at 19:24

there don't seem to be any pictures here to help the id.


Posted: 16/05/2012 at 18:22

Thanks, I'll give that a go.


Posted: 16/05/2012 at 17:46

The first sighting of one of this year's baby blackbirds.


Posted: 16/05/2012 at 16:45

Out of interest, I've got some 'auto potatoes' (probably from some compost). The top growth is about 9" I guess, and I'm wondering whether it would be worth cobbling up some sort of bottomless tube to plonk over them and earth them up from now on? Or do more experienced folk think it's too late?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 16:41

Dry but still chilly here in South Devon. Got very near freezing last night too, but all OK as snugged up under fleece. Getting a bit tedious isn't it?

Protecting plants from frost

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 15:24

Don't we all! Whereabouts are you Abby2? I'm in south devon, and it went down to about 3deg C here last night.


Posted: 16/05/2012 at 07:46
A friend of mine has been using a spray called "Grazers" which is said to make the foliage taste horrid to rabbits & deer. She's been pretty impressed by it so far, but has also put guards round her more vulnerable plants. Rabbit fencing her very large garden would be prohibitively expensive.

Protecting plants from frost

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 20:52
It has been unusually chilly recently. The most sensitive plants in your list will be the dahlias, fuchsias and lobelia. The sweet peas are more hardy. It's a pain, but you would be wise to cover them with fleece if frost is predicted. Not all years are like this though!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 13:52
Sunny but gusty and chilly northerly wind.


Posted: 15/05/2012 at 11:10

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