Outdoor girl

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Storing Charlotte potatoes

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 10:20

The foliage on my Charlotte potatoes is now all floppy. Can I dig them up and store them in sacks or are they likely to go soft? 

Gardening & what else?

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 11:50

I love going to the theatre - as much as possible. And cooking.

A question about water

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 16:17

It has rained a little - with many days in between showers.

A question about water

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 15:52

At the end of my road there is a pea field. It has not been watered, there is no stream and the ground is not improved much by the farmer. So how do the peas grow to be fat and juicy - I know 'cos did a quality control test...

I spend ages watering my peas and I wonder if it's worth it! Any thoughts anyone?


Posted: 07/07/2015 at 12:54

I saw this on my beech hedge last week.. I think it is to do with aphids and honeydew. It is a sticky liquid secreted by aphids and bees seem to love it. Were there aphids on your pear leaves?


Posted: 29/06/2015 at 19:38

Ooops - did not mean to write that . I have used cayenne pepper this year - I think it's worked because nothing has been munched. I thought a hot nose / tongue & paws might deter them.


Posted: 29/06/2015 at 19:36


30cm plant plugs - GW offer

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 17:14

Mine arrived yesterday. I have potted them on into a larger pot because they are still quite small. My garden is now too dry to put things in.  I'll wait until autumn to put them in the ground.

I suppose you could put them in the shade in a tray which has a wet towel in the bottom. I've done that before and it worked. Would someone look after them in their home for you?

Oh come on......

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 14:20

Reading a book right now which talks about the effects of climate change 70,000 years ago. Not much change then, it's still changing! 

Weed or not?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 08:13

Epilobium angustifolia? The pink form is called fireweed or rosebay willowherb in UK but the white form is lovely in the garden.

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