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courgette problem

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 10:38

Thankyou, the seeds were from a packet that I'd used the previous year and  not all the plants are "bumpy" (so far). Somebody else has suggested it might be a virus and there are masses of aphids, as usual!.

courgette problem

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 09:14

I don't understand this comment. Was hoping for some advice.

courgette problem

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 11:06

I've been growing courgettes on my allotment for several years and this year 2 of my plants look most peculiar with mottled skin which is uneven or bumpy. Does anybody know what the problem is? Can I still eat them?  Could it be a problem with watering?

Bamboo- inherited

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 10:46

There's a lot of info. already here if you page down a bit. Some bamboos are a huge problem but hopefully not yours.

Rats

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 09:57

Thankyou for the support

Rats

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 13:13

I have been to my local hardware shop and bought a bait box and bait. I hope it works but I feel really bad about doing it.

We have no ducklings on the river this year so far, we also have a bad rat problem so I suppose they are linked.  We need to discourage people feeding the ducks so much although it brings such pleasure to the children.

Rats

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 09:50

Thanks for the advice, I think that I'll try the hosepipe first. I'm a bit nervous about using poison in the garden.

Rats

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 11:18

Help!

I have had a compost bin for 30+ years with no problems. Now  Rats.

I have got rid of it once by empting the bin and re-making it now 1 month later the rat is back. I don't put cooked food in, I kick the bin on passing and can't afford the £60 the council charges to call.  Any safe suggestions?  I don't have the strength  for frequent turning, I'm a once a year person when it comes to turning the compost bin.

music-on-the-gw-programme

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 09:49

Am I the only person who finds the background music intrusive? I used to look forward to  the peace and tranquility of a garden being included in the programme but last night my nerves were jangling throughout.

daphne-bholua-advice-needed

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 10:57

Many thanks for the advice, I will try both the cuttings and the suckers and keep my fingers crossed.

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Discussions started by Mim

courgette problem

mottled bumpy skin 
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Last Post: 26/07/2015 at 10:38

Rats

In compost bin 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 09:57

music-on-the-gw-programme

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Last Post: 18/10/2013 at 21:03

daphne-bholua-advice-needed

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Last Post: 19/08/2013 at 10:57

What pollinates peas

Has anyone ever grown peas under fleece and did it protect from the pea moth and its nasty maggots? 
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Last Post: 01/08/2013 at 12:04
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