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Posted: 20/06/2013 at 20:07

Once courgettes form I feed mine once a week with tomato food. One good plant should give small 2 courgettes a week. .Later in Summer check under leaves that you haven't a large one trying to be a marrow hiding there. They need picking to keep growing.

The flowers will drop off when ready, but as already said remove if sodden. If you fancy a go the flowers fried in batter as the Greeks do are tasty.

Don't spray the leaves with the hose or can, water around the base of the plant.

Last year I resorted to courgette loaf( not brill,) stuffed, griddled, fried, steamed, stir fried etc. I only had 2 plants. Good luck.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:50

Showing off tonight, actually put a shift in today.

Planted 50 leeks, not hard I know, but took 15mins to find dibber. Put Coriander into garden. Put 15 freebie Dahlias in pots ( thanks Verdon for idea) . re-potted all herbs or top dressed. Tied up toms. Admired mini cumbers & two courgettes in evidence. Pineapple broom ( soz forgotten correct name) has opened first flowers. Potted on Aubrettia and Gypsofil .??.things, can't spell it, or what remained after I stood on them and tipped them over last week. 

 Put more outdoor toms in garden, weeded veg bed, found 2 peas washed loads of used plant pots and swept patio. Cooked pasta meal, climbed Everest and cleaned entire house. Lied about last 2 obviously.

 Drizzle this morning whilst doing leeks, was in hurry as heavy rain due. Sun came out as I'd finished and finally drizzled at 5pm for 5 mins, garden so needs proper rain, as we all know the hose just doesn't seem to do the same.

Enjoy your evening everyone...still not finished my book, another attempt later.

Talkback: 10 hostas to grow

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:21

Until yesterday I was thrilled with hubby's idea, laid old copper pipe around perimeter of hostas in garden. But they had grown and leaves fell outside barrier so the the devils have now climbed in and chomped them. Prior to that I had put blue pellets down. Tried "friendly" pellets, but they dissolve on wet soil. For a while pestachio nut shells kept them off, course texture & salt, but as soon as salt washed off they weren't effective.

Others I have are in pots with copper tape around pots on patio, so far so good. I'd abandoned Hosta a few year ago because of faffing about with slugs but decided to have another go, as much as I like them, especially the large leaved bluish one, don't know if I'll bother next year.  I've enough monitoring lily beetles.

p.s. I think the devils just love blue pellets, staple diet, doesn't stop them one bit. I don't put many down. So not overly attracting them.


Posted: 20/06/2013 at 09:53

I know it hasn't been done at SM but I imagine something has been done to Jersey R spuds. One year I thought I'd have a go at some in a potato tub for later in the year, but they wouldn't chit, or grow without sprouts. Me thinks must have, or they wouldn't remain exclusive to Jersey. Maybe wouldn't taste the same anyway not having Jersey soil.

Sometimes I do have daft ideas about growing things.

Sorry, nothing to do with shallots.


Posted: 20/06/2013 at 09:20

Verdun, I grown shallots but don't leave them to mature, I'm currently pulling up bulbs and eating them as spring onions. I find them much more reliable than spring onions from seed. I don't buy from GC, I buy them in Supermarket and just plant them. However the longer slender shallots from SM do not seem to grown. I've just put some more in as we eat a good few. 

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 08:27

I'm happy because it's warm, and I've done garden inspection in my summer dressing gown and not winter one


Posted: 20/06/2013 at 08:24

Home work's ok Fairy.

Gilly that's what I wondered, maybe spammer looking at own posts.

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 08:22


If you could have any plant / tree in your garden

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 08:20



Posted: 20/06/2013 at 08:18
GillyL wrote (see)

Raining again,looks like it means business this time,hope it gets down to the roots as our ground has also been getting hard and dry.

Will join you in a protest to administrators if we think it will help Fairygirl.I wonder if they can totally block a website from the forum.

I'll make one.

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Do you have one and would you recommend ?  
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Want to buy one and want recommendations please.  
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Get if off your chest.

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