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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.

Cucumbers outdoors?

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 11:06

My crystal lemon and mini munch cues are in the greenhouse. As it's getting quite dark in there with all the foliage, I wondered if is possible to grow them outdoors. I am in Hampshire. 

I do hope someone will know!

 

 

Wild flowers

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 18:34

I know what you mean. I only plant bee flowers, mainly to feed our own honeybees. Do I see them - nope! However, I did not expect the wonderful range of other insects  though - bumbles, solitary bees, hoverflies and so on. Our girls are plain ungrateful!

Garlic rust

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 16:51

If I plant them in a flower bed, it should not really be too much of a problem unless there are some chives there too...

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