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Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:24

Always wanted both Verdun. Did have delphiniums one year and no show the next, wasn't vigilant enough when they came through, think they were eaten.  Only seen lupins close up once and had what seemed to be huge greenfly on, but as you say easy to get off. I think I'm still remembering what I was told as a child, such as wallflowers encourage club root into your garden, broad beans encourage black fly and other such stories from the 60's. ..Is there a thread there ???  

This is the first year I've really grown / planted annuals and smaller plants, have been a veg' and perennial grower. Now really enjoying the growing of new things. Have had to put a book at side of computer to note down what I want, what to do when, and what I want building, names of things that the forum members have identified hoping I will learn them 

Soz Janet rambled on when your post was about lupins.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:06

Evening forkers. No forking here today. Typical rain has now stopped after I've eaten and too lethargic to garden. Had an inspection and fed up with pecked winter flowering broccoli. Lost battle with Hostas in soil. Plenty of whitefly about even after 36 hrs rain. Mildew on some plants that aren't normally troubled.

On plus side got 2 good sized courgettes off, plenty of salad ready. Toms in GH & cumbers in other doing well. O/S toms doing well, cherry ones so only want some sun and might have a couple.

Enjoy evening everyone.


Posted: 28/06/2013 at 17:55

Lovely Janet 9. Must admit I was expecting a Lupin problem..happy to say none here

Post the lovely pic' in Galllery 2013 a lot more people will see them there and appreciate them there.

Never grown Lupins always wary of Lupin aphid.


Posted: 28/06/2013 at 17:50

Agree with arctic, but first would also look under leaves for any aphids. Bottom leaves on mine always yellow but usually later in the season. Water greenhouse floor and keep can of water in there.


Posted: 28/06/2013 at 15:44

You certainly know how to create a great garden

Windowsills as a substitute for a greenhouse

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 15:42

Cut & come again salad leaves can be sewn in planters outside and will germinate now. My 2nd lot are well on their way.


Posted: 28/06/2013 at 15:34

Back now,  jobs done inside.

Tina I'm on my way.

Gentlemen cover your ears..I used to get chomped badly but after I passed my sell by date I don't seem to get many at all when on hols. Never been bothered in UK.

Verdun I'm not a bun face, but I'd have thought sugar in alcohol coming out of pores on holiday would attract them.

Hope we get visitors in next few days or I might have to clean again next week


Posted: 28/06/2013 at 10:50

Andy that is some cold frame. Is it secured down well?  Just thinking I might be passing one day

Don't get giddy punkdoc..I knew a girl whose husband said he'd buy her something to go out in that night if she went shopping with him. True to his word, it was nail varnish.

Daisy soz no help, I get bitten abroad but ok here. I think somewhere on forum I have read about something from Avon, some dry oil I think. Others will hopefully know.

Tina good luck in the shed, when you've done our garage needs attention.

Break time over, back to thrilling jobs.... 


Posted: 28/06/2013 at 09:46

Hi Andy, if you've a spare 10 mins I want a cold frame making

Tina, I really should do jobs, you just never know if someone might call in & can't always keep them on the patio, well not in the rain..cunning plan, shed is now very tidy, that was yesterday's job when it drizzled.

Fed up as it's also chilly, so back in jeans, legs cold in my shorts. In fact my feet feel cold, but not putting socks on


Posted: 28/06/2013 at 09:27

Morning Tina, what you doing up and typing at this time?

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