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My Strawberries are all being eaten

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 18:58

I have my strawberries in a walk-in fruit frame, but despite that protection from the birds, many of the strawberries I cropped today have been chewed by slugs.  The birds don't seem to eat any of the raspberries though, and none of our allotmenteers need to cover those in netting for protection.

weather warning

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 19:40

The weather forecasts do seem to be a lot more accurate now than several years ago, but they do go a bit over the top with their 'wild' weather warnings now after the Michael Fish episode.

save a bee with some sugar water

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 19:42

Yes - I have been doing this for years and it really does work and quickly too.

Veg plants dying

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 18:00

They have probably had a shock as your conservatory has been very warm and we have had cold high winds recently which have probably scorched your plants.  Try again there is still time. 

Anyone identify this plant for me?

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 17:55

I wouldn't take the risk of letting it grow on just in case it is JKW and it looks like you have lots of lovely plants in your garden anyway.  If you do dig it out keep a close eye on that area in case any more pops up in which case I would weed killer it.

Plant (weed?) identification

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 09:08

I class this as a 'good' weed as it is so easy to pull out or leave if you like it - hate the smell though if you touch it.

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 07:18

I'm glad Monty gave advice on growing streptocarpus as they are so pretty and not often covered in programmes.

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:41

They were a bit odd...can't see the point of them.

I've got bees

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:39

Lucky lady and lucky bees......

runner bean seeds

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 19:09

After sampling White Lady last year from another allotmenteer I have been converted as the flavour was so good.  I had 100% germination and they are growing out in the allotment now and look really healthy. 

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Ideas for which ones? 
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