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Hester Scott


Latest posts by Hester Scott

After a good day in the garden

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 23:15

Half past four, or five or three

After a good day in the garden

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 23:13

At half past a big sloppy banana sandwich, then out for more.

Composting

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 23:03

This is what you will all call a slow heap!  Compost beautiful and finished in the bin but colonised by ants, a hive I think would be a good word.  I have a look at them whenever on the allotment, and marvel at the industry and the countless tiny grains of soil each processed and individually placed, the eggs and air vents.  I see some out on the plot but I don't think they do any harm.  I can't bear to destroy them and have plenty of compost nearby.  Don't think there will be many to agree with me!

Lavender

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 23:56

I know I would lose them trying to mind them.  It is only middle of August.  I think you would be better off putting them in the ground.  My waiting plants in pots have to undergo a sort of Abu Graib torture.  Sitting out til they are gasping for water then dunked in a bucket til they are near drowning, then out til they are.........

Climbing french beans

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 22:00

For the first time ever some of my climbing beans are weak, and failing, right from the start. Never saw that before. Some are ok in a different spot. One year I put a couple of Scarlet Runners to climb through a crab apple. It was really pretty and quite productive.

new veg troughs-help please

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 07:53

You must be really looking forward to your planter!  Perhaps John Inness no 3  would be good.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 07:47

Seriously, can anyone tell me where to get those keys?  Can't whistle, tho'

Courgette v Marrow

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 23:50

I would say let them get on with it!  Courgettes and marrows don't need any help. Or am I missing something?

Got Big Courgettes. Recipes, please!

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 19:14

Orchid lady.  I hate chutney!   But your other half's idea for the courgettes sounds great.  Could he/you post it here?   Please!

Meteor showers

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 22:37

In the 80's we had free passes to Tanglewood, Mass.  We would lie on a rug in the warm nights, with a bottle of wine, listening to world class concerts, Ray Charles, mahalia Jackson, Leonard Bernstein, Yo Yo Ma, all the time watching shooting stars.  A life enhancing experience.

Discussions started by Hester Scott

What the experts get wrong

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Talkback: Garden pests

For the first time ever I'm considering giving up my allotment, as I have never had a year like it. I must have sown or transplanted peas a... 
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