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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.


Posted: 29/05/2015 at 20:58

I sowed 3 lots of Cleome this year after having a super display last year... Not one germinated. However, when weeding the large bed for planting up, hopefully this weekend, found lots of self sown seedlings! Very chuffed.

Can you tell, me what this is ?

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 15:29

Looks like a Fig.

Bugs and markings on return from holiday

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 15:04

We had some heavy hail storms this week. Some of my plants look like that where they were hit by the hail.



Posted: 22/04/2015 at 21:23

I heard the Cuckoo this morning whilst having my morning cuppa on the patio. I heard it last year too.

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