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Roses with black spot

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 11:24

I agree with Italophile, try and pick up all the infected leaves around the bush when they fall. The spores can stay in the soil. I also give a good thick mulch around my bushes to try and stop the spores.

Advice on Cavolo Nero

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 10:40

I don't start my seeds off until well into summer and then plant out in autumn, and always get a good crop in the winter. Also I keep them netted until the butterflies have disappeared.

Weather warnings issued

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 16:39

Bad down here too, polycarbonate G/H is rockin and rollin and i daren't hang washing out as it will go over the hills and far away!


Posted: 31/03/2015 at 16:27

Is it in direct sunlight at all? Could be sun scorch, especially if water has splashed the leaves.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 15:04

Pippin, would love to share our summer sun with you!

bad day

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 12:10

Even the birds are having trouble landing on the feeders here!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 12:03

Blowing a gale down here in SW France also. Rain just starting yet again! We seem to be getting later each year with our planting, much colder and wetter in the spring, but when summer starts it all systems go, often too hot! 

monty don potting shed

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 11:49

That's a shame Shazza. I have a polycarbonate greenhouse and used to have the same problem. We live high up near the mountains and get very windy weather here, and the panels were always coming out. We sealed the plastic strips in place on the panels with translucent sealant and make sure the door is kept tight shut when windy, as this seemed to cause most of the problems. The door would blow open and the wind would whistle straight through dislodging the panels. This seems to have done the trick and no problems since. Still get the wind banging the panels but they are intact. 

Lovely weather to garden

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 11:28

We have had three days of awful weather down here in SW France, low cloud and rain and no tv satellite picture all w/e.So couldn't even watch Monty on Friday! Better today but chilly wind. OH taking out last of winter kale and digging up Liatris corms I planted recently, bless!

A small wildlife pond?

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 11:03

If you are thinking of using it as a pond, would it be just for plants? I think it would get too hot on a patio for fish as the tin would retain too much heat. If you were to bury it I guess it would rust over time? I think it would look good as a pond feature for plants and then use plants and pots round it.  

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