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A few years ago we had a peculiar summer and my apple tree had nearly full grown fruit AND blossom, wish I had taken a photo
Good for you, can't resist a bargain and if you check you will find some seeds last for a few years. Wilkinsons sell off their seeds so keep an eye open next year. It also gives you a chance to try something different without costing too much.
I was a bit too enthusiastic this year, sowed tomatoes, peppers, aubergines etc. nice and early, then the weather changed and most were a waste of time. I did get some chillies though. My garden is rubbish, north-east facing, so depressing and I seem to have had my clay soil replaced by mucky slop, yuk!
I've just been out to check on the greenhouse, nothing there. Homeloving, you're quite right they are quite beautiful, but they're still a pest. Raspberry, have you tried pansies, they don't seem to like the ones I've got, or night-scented stock, or perhaps it's just getting a bit chilly for them!
Hi, I seem to be constantly on the look-out for the pests at the moment. I've found so many in the greenhouse that it's become a night time vigil. I was really surprised to find some tiny slugs on the leaves of my squash and courgettes because the leaves are furry and spiky. I've just heard on Gardeners Question Time that slugs seem to like the green slime or was it algae, that I've got loads of on the greenhouse glass. Must do better with the cleaning next time! One thing that I've noticed for the first time is a slug that looks mottled, it looks like a two-tone green colour, a bit like a leopard-skin print, perhaps it's the latest fashion!
Hi christopher2, no I've just checked online, although there aren't many photos of them. My worm was very dark, with what looked like a flattened head. I haven't found anymore. Looks like it will remain a mystery, but thanks for your post.
I've just looked down the garden and once again the bird table is on the floor. Have you ever seen a badger climb onto a bird table, it's quite funny. Don't suppose mousey has survived with all of the animal traffic we have, shame
Whoops, sorry, I disposed of it without thinking, I didn't like the look of the little blighter, a bit of a slippery customer I think
No, it was like a tiny worm, but shiny and quite dark. Under the magnifying glass, it had a flattened, featureless head, a bit like the alien in the film, I don't think it had any teeth though, haha
I've put up with all sorts in the greenhouse this year, including slugs sneaking in, but I've just upturned a pepper plant that looked a bit poorly and found what I thought was a tiny worm on the outside of the pot at the bottom. On closer inspection it was very smooth and shiny and had a sort of head that looked flattened at the front. Has anyone any ideas, I'd love to know what it might be.