Latest posts by Pentillie

tea bags

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 22:52

Thanks Lyn! The cats in our road are the cleanest in town!





tea bags

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 20:50

You can spray them with Radox and bury them just under the surface of the soil - a great deterrent if you have cats using your borders as a loo!

MOB rants

Posted: 28/04/2013 at 18:01

Love your comments GG - my thoughts exactly,except I've always called the boys 'the Suits'. You know, the so called Leaders of Industry - the ones who,one minute are running M&S, then The Post Office, and perhaps finally, Barclays Bank. Never worked in any of the Industries, never worked at the coal face and got their hands dirty, and never dealt with the public - but always know what's best for a Company. They always save money, usually by getting rid of a few thousand employees, then when things start going wrong at the Company and profits start falling, and they have to sell parts of the whole - they up sticks, and move on to another, better paid, high profile job. That's them - welcome to the Suits! ( you will know them by their delicate, white hands, with professionally tended nails) I must stop now, or Imight just start getting cynical - can't have that!  

Black spot on roses

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 10:35

Thanks GG. I thought about watering the base of roses ( both planted and potted ),with Jeyes fluid - after your comments will give it a try.

Will let you have an update in 3 months! 


Black spot on roses

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 22:58

Does anybody out there have a definitive answer to black spot? I've tried all the usual sprays and solutions, and I clear dead leaves around the base of plants, and refresh the soil, but the dreaded spots eventually start appearing. The roses are of differing varieties and type, but they all seem susceptible. 

Any suggestions gratefully received!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 22:55

Looking good Blackest! Had a beautiful warm day here today, and I spent a few hours trying to catch up on planting at the allotment - your cloches look like mine; so far planted with cauliflowers, broccoli and Primo cabbages. 

Hope tomorrow's weather is not too bad - I might get some more parsnip seeds in. 

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 22:43

Another beautiful warm day, spent mostly at the allotment which is now looking pretty trim. Another few weeks and the judges pay their first visit to look at the plots - Allotment of the Year competition! This lovely weather helps us to keep everything looking Spock and span - these little allotment communities could only be in Britain.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 17:08
Another hot,sunny day in the Chilterns - good day at the allotment, everything coming through - parsnips,beet root,peas, all showing now, and cauliflower,broccoli and primo plants just gone in. Last of the Desiree go in tomorrow.
This is what gardening's all about!

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 09:46
Just back from a few days in Cornwall, visiting Pentillie Castle last Saturday, and getting my 15 seconds of fame when I was interviewed by ITV News West Country!
Spent yesterday evening at the allotment planting cauliflower and calabrese plants which have outgrown the GH - nice and relaxing job, and pleasant too, as temperatures yesterday were 70 or more. Can't decide which is best, at the allotment in lovely warm weather, or back in Cornwall? Probably the latter!

MOB rants

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 18:13
GF - just got back from Cornwall, and have only just seen your post from yesterday regarding your parking problems. That would be me too! Sense and normal neighbourly standards say that's not the way to behave, but it's the only way to sort out some problems, and, be honest, after the initial guilt feelings, don't you feel much better?

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