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Posted: 22/06/2013 at 16:57

Bl**dy snails!!!  Eaten two of my four plants - extra protection needed urgently.


I'll have to raise them off the ground if it keeps happening.

Is it too late to sow more seeds?


Posted: 20/06/2013 at 21:09

Thanx muddy mare - do I feed them now or once the flowers start?  If it doesn't work this year I'll try again.


Posted: 20/06/2013 at 20:39


When did you sow yours?


Posted: 20/06/2013 at 20:37


I have mine outdoors in a very sheltered spot after starting them in the house/greenhouse.


Posted: 20/06/2013 at 20:35

I have sown cucmbers for the first time this year and they seem to be very slow, although everyone tells me they'll go bonkers.  Mine have just got their third true leaves too, but are quite compact.  I'll persevere and see what happens.

They actually looked like they were dying in the heat yesterday!

Common Carder bee

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 20:22

Sorry nutcutlet I am a novice - it was only an article in a gardeners world magazine that led me to believe it was a c.c.bee as it was the only one I saw with a beige bum

Common Carder bee

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 20:01

I now feel that what I saw was a bee fly and not a common carder bee as it had a long proboscis.  Ooops!

bee flies

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 20:27

Just seen The One Show on BBC and they talked about bee flies.  I reported earlier seeing a common carder bee, but wasn't convinced as it had a long proboscis.  Now I feel I know that what I saw was a bee fly - coincidentally on the primroses.

Speckled Wood butterfly

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 22:44

Saw a Speckled Wood butterfly in our back garden today - my first sighting.

Common Carder bee

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 23:22

I saw a common carder bee today feasting on our primulas - it's so cute.

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