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How much....

Posted: Yesterday at 21:31

Mine was a Morris Marina Coupe (Orange) My sister and I bought it between us for the princely sum of £900 in 1978/79. She used it in the day, I had a lift to work so used it in the evenings... Her boyfriend had a Datsun Sunny.... Great memories.

Beware all boxers

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 21:57

I saw this on the news, be afraid, be very afraid, if you have Box hedging or topiary!

british summer

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 22:25

It's not been too bad here in the S/E. We have had cold winds, had hail in June which the plants really didn't like, also some cold nights, but although a strange summer, the plants are all looking good. Not that much useful rain so lots of watering going on here.


Posted: 06/08/2015 at 22:15

So far great in Herts  I picked loads yesterday, was washing them when 3 year old grandson asked to taste one, I said he may not like them.... He had about 20, I tasted a few and really sweet this year. They are really early this year too.!


Posted: 29/07/2015 at 21:14

Same here DyersEnd, they arrived just over a week ago and are doing an amazing job in the garden and on the Runner Beans. Very late this year though.

Opium poppy seeds

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 21:44

Leave the seed heads to ripen and they will self seed probably everywhere. Just weed out the ones you don't want. If you want to seed elsewhere just scatter them now and they should appear next year for you. Save a few in paper bags or envelopes to scatter in spring if nothing shows. Good luck.

Please help. Oh no Weedol.

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 21:38

Hey Jingo, no one is having a pop at you. We all have to learn, I did use chemicals many years ago. Nature often sorts out a problem. Weed killers have their uses, as long as you realise the downside of using them. I don't use Bug Killers anymore. Nature usually sorts the problem, but many gardeners do use them, it is just worth considering the consequences  to the good wildlife too. Enjoy your garden and I hope that not too much damage was done. Happy gardening

black fly

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 23:20

I have had a horrendous year for aphids, especially Blackfly. My Beans were smothered but I held back hoping for Ladybirds...( They have been really late this year). Lo and behold, the beans are smothered with Ladybird larvae and there are very few Blackfly left. I was tempted with the soapy water, but that would kill off the good guys too. Mother nature usually sorts it out.

Is it a 'good' year for aphids, greenfly & blackfly?

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 21:42

Blackfly dreadful this year.. Lots of ants that are harvesting them too!!! Runner Beans, Climbing French Beans, Clematis, Buddleja, Dahlias, absolutely infested with Blackfly. I don't use chemicals, have been doing the blasting with hose... Went looking for Ladybirds or their larvae today. Only one mature ladybird found and I moved her to the runner beans. A really strange gardening year this year!

Anyone seen any ladybirds?

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 21:23

Very few ladybirds here, lots of aphids so hope they arrive soon. The temps have really been up and down. Lots and lots of bees on the Cotoneaster though.

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