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sawfly control

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 11:40

I am glad you said that Verdun, about the Agastache, I am changing almost all of the plants in my garden next year and have 100 agastache plants so far, hopefully the Salvias won't get rabbit eaten either. 

I bought SB plant invigorator recently, supposed to kill all pests, it wasn't bad on the greenfly but you have to keep at it on the white fly. I wonder if that would do for the saw fly, (is it those that get your Solomons Seal)?

I don't think they rated it much on Beechgrove last week, Sue very quickly glossed over it.



Posted: 16/09/2015 at 11:35

That's happened with my San Marzano, they are huge. Marmande the same. You spend a lot of time tying them up trying to support them.

Communal garden - council keeps destroying our plants

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 11:33

Did anyone see that gorgeous communal garden shown  on Beechgrove last week. What a lovely project.


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 11:31

You would be welcome to some if you are ever up this way. Verdun.

The weather is  still the same here, which is unusual , it blows off the Moor,, must get out soon, waiting for cakes to come out of the oven, I know what will happen if I go outside. I usually take the timer with me! 

Hanging baskets

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 11:25

I have so many baskets and tubs/pots etc, I couldn't count them. I grow everything from seeds, except the pelargoniums and fuchsias, and they are from cuttings. I love it. 

My patio is as big as my house, it's full of tubs. 

they are dead headed twice a day, and fed once a week.  The baskets are finished all but a few stragglers, tubs still blooming. Where else would you find plants to give you colour from Spring to Autumn.

i don't think it's a man thing though, my OH isn't keen.


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 10:33

Beautiful weather here today, maybe the jet stream has lifted a bit.

i am about to make a lemon drizzle cake and a courgette cake, isn't funny how you don't know you have a cut on your finger until you prepare a lemon 

Pitcher plant in winter

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 10:24

Ok, when you have replied to the person you have quoted, do a double space. I thinks that's it.

Pitcher plant in winter

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 10:23
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I'm glad it's not just me who can't get to grips with the whole, quoting thing.


You're right,sometimes it works, sometimes the comments appear in the quote box, will have to work on that.

What we need is a preview box, all other sites have them.


Posted: 16/09/2015 at 10:13



i don't think you can address Monty from the open forum.

he has a face book page which someone probably reads for him.

Plant ID please

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 09:52

I will take a pic of mine later to compare leaves. 

I used to have an honesty stall at my last house, surprising how some people take the 'P', some one used to donate a whole tray of strawberry plants each year, and both times there was 10p in the box. I put up the charity board where I send the money too, cheeky b****rs!  I didn't do it any more after that, just sold privately and donated the money.

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