Latest posts by KEF

whats eating my runner bean leaves

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 20:07

If the stems are also chomped maybe slugs / snails, mine have tattered leaves and that's pigeons. So netting or sticks around to stop them getting at them.

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 19:34

Mags it will need a trim or you won't get the lovely new colours.

Name that shrub

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 19:26



Posted: 23/05/2014 at 19:19

Fairy I saw that on the news very sad that something that valuable and important has been destroyed.

Talking about news I see that you lot from Leic's  hugs really, have now got our Richard's bones. All I can say is the colours of the rainbow will always say Richard Of York, Gave Battle In Vain.

Maybe a tad biased as my Dad as a young choir boy sang in York minster & I occasionally visit there. 

Have a great evening all

Soz lily & hellebores, not Panda.

Oh no, lily beetles are back!

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 19:11

Zoomer 44, if you want to grow lilies even at home you'll have to turn into a killer  I take delight in making red patterns on my patio, that or no lilies.

Fleece your carrots and fly can't get them. I plant late and grow in buckets, don't have an allotment only small veg patch.

Don't get me going about pigeons, fat greedy devils have had a go at my runners   Slugs & snails I also stab & squash.

Thankfully I don't have the other & won't mention it, not tempting fate

One battle at a time helps win the war, I wish you well.  KEF


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 18:57

Hi janetclaire, couldn't say hello I had a mouthful of worms  They are all daft on this thread, I'm the sane one   Chat with us & enjoy   


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 18:53

Happy French Mother's day Lizzie.

Panda I still have flowers on my hellibores don't know if I should cut them down when they've finished or leave them   Help please for us hellibore newbies

If I hadn't seen it I would be doubtful. Father blackbird who is a very dutiful parent has been out gathering for his kids, big mouthful of worms, put them on patio on wall and proceeded to pull one out from between patio stones, about 3 inch long, it fought back, then pecked it into bits and taken it off with the rest of the supper.

Glad I'd already eaten the spaghetti bol



Posted: 23/05/2014 at 16:43

Glad your friend is improving Verdun sadly sound like it will be a long stay. Googled and yes a lovely H. Looked even better when I typed Blackberry & not raspberry

Dove haircut & lunch me thinks you deserved it after last night

Time to make some pasta sauce  gotta keep the undergardener /GH builder happy.

Too early for beans?

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 16:15

My runners & climbing french beans went into garden on Monday in S. Yorks been well watered in, it has hardly stopped raining. Pigeons had a scrag at one runner but main stem okay. I haven't netted as yet, don't usually have to, have spares in case of total chomp.  

Unusual Foxglove?

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 15:46

Hello Eva  That is so lovely.  

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