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They're bossing it now........

Posted: Yesterday at 14:35

I'm trying to create a bed of mainly pink echinaceas. It takes time but so far so good. The ones which died off two winters ago have come back too. I love the way that each flower can have several bees or insects on it.  They can boss away here!

Scarifying

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:16

Dove that is a great idea. I never use any 'killers' of any sort so can certainly use a bag for the birds. I expect the rest will go to the tip.

Scarifying

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 08:36

What do you do with the moss? I have several bin bags full and I don't think it can be composted.

Female-only flowers on cucumbers

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 14:51

I too had a problem with crystal lemon- mine had loads of flowers but no fruit. On the advice on someone here, I set about with a paint brush to hand pollinate. It seems to have worked and I now have some cues. I had no idea which were male or female...

When should I plant out my Verbena Bonariensis?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 13:10

Last winter was so mild that mine did not really stop flowering. I have one near the front door which is about 10 foot tall. Is this a record?

Help with cucumbers

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 08:33

Thank you for that simple help! I will go out with a brush.

Help with cucumbers

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 21:58

My crystal lemon cucumbers are not setting fruit. They are in full sun from late morning and watered daily.  There are lots of flowers on the plants and  bees to pollinate. What am I doing wrong?

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 09:15

Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners hand cream. Pricey but worth it.

how to get rid of wasp nest?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 22:24

I have heard of a bee-vac but not seen one in action. It is meant to be gentle. I hope so! If they are exposed to the elements  could you cover them up, perhaps with the lid?  They should be quiet once the light begins to go. The rain is forecast to be quite heavy in many areas. Cold wet bees can be very miserable.

how to get rid of wasp nest?

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 14:01

Sounds like honey bees - they just 'appear' when they have swarmed. Wasps build a nest and it takes some time.

 

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Help with cucumbers

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Cucumbers outdoors?

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Garlic rust

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Munched broadbeans

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Growing meconopsis

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Gardening with the enemy

And I don't mean slugs & snails! 
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What do you do with grass clippings?

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Mice!

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Supa Drippa taps

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Planting Nerines

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No Aconites yet

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Bedding plants seedlings already!

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Potato Days

What a treat! 
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Pruning Winter Jasmine

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Lawn mowers from Screwfix

Value for money 
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