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Healthy cucumber?

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 11:42

I agree with barry island, the cucumber is scorched by the sun. This can happen down here in France where I grow my cucumbers and tomatoes outside. I don't take off too many tomato leaves as the fruit can turn white in the hot sun!

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 10:40

I presume this is BBCs answer to Love your Garden and they only have a day to do it in and less money? Slightly less cringing though!

new series

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 22:26

Loved it, so different to the Tuesday night one - you know the one i mean! 

9 Codling Moths in 1 week

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 12:11

Please be very careful with these traps as they trap other things as well as moths, e.g birds who go in to eat the moths and then die in the trap. I stopped using sticky traps in my greenhouse as I was catching butterflies and also a lizard.

Just watched Monty Tonight

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 21:52

I would love to have a neat lawn but it's always full of mole hills and holes that voles and lizards use.

Who said "bug ugly"?

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 15:35

Was he then off to the "ugly bug ball" do you think?

Dieback in shrubs

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 15:23

I had a rose that suddenly died last year, when i dug it up and looked at the roots and peeled back the bark I saw the tell tale signs of honey fungus. I also had a choisya that died suddenly. All these plants are on the RHS list of plants susceptible to honey fungus. 

file:///C:/Users/Topicel/Downloads/Honey-fungus-host-list-March-2015.pdf

What do you carry you hand tools around in?

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 15:06

Forks and trowels often get thrown on the bonfire along with the weeds and rubbish, only to be found weeks later as charred remains.

Baby Blue Tit

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:07

I had a baby great tit once inside my greenhouse, the parent was outside in a tree shouting at it. I managed to steer it out through the door and it flew away with the parent flying after it still shouting - I would love to know  what it was saying!

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.

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