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Latest posts by ginagibbs

Hello :)

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 15:44

Hi Susan. Welcome to the mad house! Are'nt they all lovely?. If they are all 27, I'm 16!! wish i was in my garden right now, stuck at work on a lovely sunny day in Cheltenham.  Got a large garden on the edge of town overlooking the cotswold hills.
 Its quite shady with large trees, with sunny bits so we grow all sorts.

 

tomato blight

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 12:31

MMmmm .. there is some yellowing on the leaves, is that it Welshonion? Hope not, I love tomatos!

 

What is this bee attracting plant?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 11:10

Ceanothus , its a lovely colour. I have 2 of these, so beautiful

worst job in garden

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 11:09

worst job for me was wateting the garden even though Ive got 3 water butts, its such a time consuming slog up and down the garden. Things are looking up now though, my new toy is an outdoor tap, just installed and just in time for a hose ban!!!

tomato blight

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 10:18

Help!! have I got tomato blight? I have about 12 plants all in flower, or starting to fruit, in different locations around my veg plot, in plastic pots. They all have a darker colouring at the base of the main stems now, and are not a consistant green colour on some of the lower leaves. Is this normal or the early stages of blight. I had it last year and decided not to plant directly in the soil to try to prevent it, so I am hoping they havnt as the blight last year looked very blotchy. Any ideas? I think they are "Money maker" 

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 09:53

I am in Gloucestershire, have't seen one ladybird and only a couple of butterflies. Lots of bees though. Unfortunately disturbed a wasp nest hidden in a bag of decomposing leaves and got a very nasty sting. Still nursing a swollen wrist..ouch!

 

Plant/flower id please

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 16:55

welcom fat_blerk, just saying hello cos I love the name!!!

Talkback: Plant envy

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 15:08

Oh Verdun, sorry you cant grow them. I have 3 arches with Wedding Days and Kifsgate rambling over, but they are white. Proudest moment... my rose cutting from 2 yrs ago is now about 1ft high and in flower (followed Montys advise!)

Talkback: Plant envy

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 11:45

I want roses everywhere!!! got a craving for very pale pink.

jam maker

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 17:19

I was given an old WI book of jams and chutneys, got some really interesting combinations in it. Looking forward to quince, as i was given a tree this year.

 

Never tried doing jam in the microwave though. 

Discussions started by ginagibbs

to cut or not to cut

Hardy Fuscia 
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-whats-eating-my-hymenocallis-plants

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tomato blight

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Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 12:31

Name this plant challenge

Can you tell me wha this is? 
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Last Post: 21/06/2013 at 15:53

tomato plant pests

tiny white spiders 
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