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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.


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 16:29

My daughter had a M&S cake made up of three tiers. The florist made a beautiful spray to go on top & it looked good and tasted delicious. Cakes can be way too expensive.

Son had a cake made of different cheeses, decorated with ivy. Now that was different!  

Monty and those gardening sins...

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 11:54

Oh dear ... this thread  took a turn I was not expecting. I suppose I should have said that at least Monty does some things the way normal mortals do too.  Another example of foot in mouth syndrome. 

Monty and those gardening sins...

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 08:04

Was it just me who saw Monty commit gardening sines? He over-stuffed a hanging basket with POT BOUND plants! Tut tut.  And then he planted some distinctly leggy cosmos which had not been pinched out or watered much by the look of it! I only know that about cosmos because they looked a bit like mine.  His halo is slipping!

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Best buy bulbs

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Can I store Charlotte potatoes?

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Storing Charlotte potatoes

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A question about water

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Monty and those gardening sins...

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Soil based compost

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Failing plants from online supplier

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When do potatoes flower?

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Dwarf Cosmos

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Sick hebe

Bare branches and worse 
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Potato planting dilemma

Going away... 
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Hiring a lawn scarifier

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Are they worth it? 
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Washing fleece

This is not housework gone mad ... 
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Plants in France

Cheaper than UK 
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