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Posted: 25/05/2014 at 08:46

Good morning all

Had a lie in as didn't go to bed until midnight, late for me. At friends laughing & eating curry  that reminds me, where is Archie   Bit more room in GH now as delivered 4 toms, 4 cumbers (and a courgette) to friends.

Glad to hear the theatre was good Dove.

Lily enjoy day out.

OL I love Crete, will be going later than you.

Panda you are a silly billy

Verdun I've often wondered that.

Let's hope we can all get into our gardens today.


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 13:01

Hi all, I'm glad the rain was easing this afternoon or I'd say it's chucking it down.

Hi Frazzled nice to meet you, don't think we'll need to water for a week.

Enjoy lunch Lizzie.

Right off visiting now.

Tiny white insects in greenhouse

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 12:28

If I don't put marigolds in GH I cut some curry plant and stand it inside, aphids don't seem to like the smell of that. I also have sticky yellow traps so I can see what might have sneaked in.

togyenko at chelsea - moss balls and 'art grage' lighting

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 12:23

Don't know anything about IK.

Do know that the multi coloured plant on the left is Houttuynia, against advice I planted some a few years ago and they occasionally appeared. This year they have certainly appeared, spread by rhizomes and I'm going to have a right job getting it all out.

What on earth it this ?!

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 12:18

Newgarden2, don't know what they are, but as you say not cornflowers.


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 10:43

Raining here

Good news is chard, lettuce, winter sprouting broccoli and spinach germinating in GH. I don't plant direct prefer to grow and plant out.

OL I like Agapanthus but have enough stuff in pots and would need to lift in Autumn they won't overwinter here in garden, or I don't think they will. Sounds like you are doing great with your veggies.  

Chicky love the card.

Off to shops now and then visiting.  

Cucumber babies - male or female?

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 10:16

OL if it isn't throwing it down start hardening them off, o/s in day GH at night and then o/s in shelterd spot until ready to plant in garden.  If raining all day hang on a bit as they don't want to be soaking wet, and then cold at night. If you have a cold frame they can go into that.

When they are in the garden don't wet the leaves with tap water, water around them


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 07:58

Hi Dove & Daisy

Daisy lovely rose just had a Google

Enjoy performance Dove, OH will have to give you a shake if you snore

Happy birthday Pdoc  enjoy your meal.

Talking of food I need my brekkie.

Cucumber babies - male or female?

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 07:05

OL courgettes. Mine germinated in the house, went into GH to grow on and have been on patio last 2 weeks, they are almost ready to plant into garden (S.Yorks) I'm just waiting until the soil isn't quite as wet. I've never had to hand pollinate. You might find the first few flowers are all male, but female flowers will follow & bingo courgettes for tea.

ladybird poppy seeds

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 06:58

80"s I sowed mine directly into garden, no sign yet, but I'm still hopefully, unless they've drowned.

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