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Posted: 21/08/2012 at 13:48

Lottie - Your Cosmos might have self seeded in to the same spot, it probably isn't the same plant.

Naughty Geoff mentioning Christmas when I haven't given up hope of having a summer yet.

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 23:17

You can add my thanks to the list too, I hadn't heard of Beechgrove before I signed up here.


Posted: 20/08/2012 at 19:51

@Robot - Amazing pictures!

What is this plant?

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 18:36

I'm not convinced that's knotweed either, any chance of a few more pics? Perhaps some of where it's growing?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 23:09

Shrinking Violet - that's the price you pay for living in such a beautiful corner of our island, I still think the moors are more beautiful when the mist is rolling across. I'm sure I'd change my mind pretty quickly if I had a garden down there though...

Cabbage Butterflies & Nasturtium

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 23:03

Lovely tale Dove, this year I think I've mostly been a slug farmer.

They are pretty Hollie, it's just a shame they are so hungry. But then we all know the story of the very hungry caterpillar!

Plant Confirmation please

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 19:38

No problem James. I have one growing in a pot in my garden, apparently it self seeds quite a lot (this is my first year of having one so I can't confirm that yet). Just be aware of that when you put it in and of course where you put it too.

Personally I'm all for plants that produce lots of seedlings, and don't mind digging things out and potting them up if they pop up in odd places.

Plant Confirmation please

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 19:28

Yes it's a Monarda most probably Cambridge Scarlet variety

Beautiful plants they are too.

Cabbage Butterflies & Nasturtium

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 18:08

Until yesterday, when I noticed my Nasturtium was covered in Cabbage caterpillars, I had no idea that they particularly liked muching away on it's leaves. I then read about growing a companion plant to Cabbages (which I have at the allotment) to tempt the Butterflies on to the Nast. instead.

I'm slightly confused though as wouldn't growing both increase the number of Cabbage Butterfly & caterpillars overall on the cabbages? Or is it a case of using the Nast. to tempt them in so they can be, ahem, dealt with?


Posted: 18/08/2012 at 20:10

That's what I think too Geoff, they've had regular watering, but I think I'll give them a feed and move them to the top of my coldframe. The extra warmth there might spring them in to life.

It's a shame because they're such lovely plants when in flower.

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