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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

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.

 

Bees

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 15:37

Too true. They only began to decline when man interfered.

How the NHS has changed

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 08:18

Did the fishnets look good?

Cucumbers outdoors?

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 17:36

Thank you for that.

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

Plants in France

Cheaper than UK 
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Last Post: 12/10/2014 at 17:52

What plants should I be feeding now?

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Last Post: 04/09/2014 at 10:02

Snowberry advice needed

How best to care? 
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Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 09:32

Saving peas for seed

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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 09:24

Help with cucumbers

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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 08:33

Cucumbers outdoors?

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Last Post: 02/07/2014 at 17:36

Garlic rust

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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 16:51

Munched broadbeans

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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 10:10

Growing meconopsis

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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 09:47

Gardening with the enemy

And I don't mean slugs & snails! 
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Last Post: 28/04/2014 at 00:13

What do you do with grass clippings?

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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 16:05

Mice!

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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 18:00

Supa Drippa taps

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Last Post: 08/03/2014 at 17:07

Planting Nerines

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Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 15:22

No Aconites yet

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Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 21:10
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