Moonlit Hare

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Herbs dying

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 18:59

Hi Jalcinto,

Mine are all over the shop! I've got a slightly older lavender which is flowering but none are bushing up or getting taller, I can't comment about the Bazil..... flippin slugs!

The tarragon, grown from seed this yr are REALLY leggy

The rosemary pretty much the same as the lavs.

The lovage is doing ok! As is my standard bay, but the bay is in a pot!

Mint all stalk no leaves. feverfew is struggling but just about holding it's own , the lemon balm seems ok, my borage seems to be making a comeback since we've had a couple of hrs of sun..... but my sage is really poorly, I think I'm going to have to move it!

I'm no expert but if they are in pots maybe try and raise them a bit for better drainage and maybe a good feed?

I'm sure someone with a lot more knowledge than me will help you out soon! If it makes you feel better I'm in the north so it's not just you southerners suffering to i think we've all had it a bit rough with the weather!


Posted: 03/08/2012 at 11:23

Pam!!! I have corn envy! 

I'm just going to suck it and see. I confess we did a rush job on the veg patch this year when we moved in early spring.... working on the theory that even if we only get a couple of meals back we've got our money back on the seeds and spuds! The good news is the spuds have done really well!


We'll have more time to prep up and plan for next years crop so this is a test run, but I do get quite protective ove my plants, especially when I've grown them from seed!

Thanks for all the photos too, mine aren't too far off so I'm a happy bunny!


Posted: 30/07/2012 at 21:40

Thanks all! always nice to have a bit of reasurance


Posted: 30/07/2012 at 09:55

Morning All!

I'm hoping some of you can relive my paranoia?

I started some sweetcorn off in cells when we moved into our new home at the beginning of April.

I planted them out once they where big enough prob June, they really are trying and every time we get a bit of sun they turf out another couple of leave, but they are only about 12" (30cm) tall...... is there any point in keeping them? do you think they will grow fast enough to produce any cobs?

Has anyone else had the same problem? I'm in a very soggy Lancashire, so I'm guessing it's because of all the rain they haven/t gown. They get sun most of the day where they are, there's only a couple of hours in the mid afternoon where the house gets in the way and they are shaded.


Thanks for your help.

Stinging Vine

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 09:43

The heads look like hops to me, but I've never dealt with them, so I don't know if they are hairy or not....... they do grow on vines..... where abouts in the country are you

Mysterious plant

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 09:38

If the flowers are so blue they make your eyes hurt it's prob borrage!


Posted: 20/07/2012 at 11:43

I've got the same problem, I'm so easily distracted!

 I think the most entertaining in our garden is Woody (the wood pigeon.... yeah I know not so imaginative on the name there!)

We've got a pole in the middle of the gardern with 2 pokie out bits at the top to hang peanut feeders from, and they kind of have a curve to them, if you look at them straight on they look like Dick Dastardlys tash from wacky races. Woody will land on the top then try and work out how he can get down to the tray bit, and all the time his feet are sliding down the bar... so then he'll shuffle to the top and then slide down..... and then shuffle to the top .... well you get the idea, but if we just sit quietly and watch him this can go on for at least an hour whilst me and the much beloved just sit laughing at him!   And then when he takes off the whole pole shakes like billio because he's so portley! The water and the nuts go all over the shop.

I wouldn't mind but some days he remembers and lands straight on the tray PLUS we always make sure there are nuts on the grass for the 3 hedgehogs we get in every night. it started off and they would just come in and hover up the bits Woody had spilt but now I've gone a bit soft on them and chuck an extra handful on the floor when I top up at night ready for the early visitors in the morning!


Posted: 20/07/2012 at 08:56

Hey Sue thats good news.... I feel a family plant swap coming on!

And Alina, we are clear and it looks like he wasn't fibbing after all which is a bit of a relief, the birds seem to be settling down a bit now as well

Please identify this plant

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 11:00

They look a little like the yellow poppies in my garden which just keep going and going and going!!!!!


Posted: 18/07/2012 at 10:58

Hi Alina,

I know I must admit a was a little cross with him, he's PROMISED me he checked all the way up the tree as he was going, and thought he might as well do it while he was doing his hawthorn!  

To be fair to him the birds do seen to be on the other side of the garden where we have the laurel and the ivy and I know we've had them rebuilding in the Ivy on the house, I'm guessing it's more sheltered, warmer, better larder......

I've cleared most of the branches away now and so far I've not come across any evidence of even nests let alone eggs or chicks, but we'll see after I've got through the 4th and final mound, but this one is hte big stuff from the bottom so I think we're ok!

Needless to say the much beloved has been quite bemused by me making him promise not to touch ANYTHING else that even remotely looks like they might nest in until Sept / Oct!

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