Latest posts by scroggin

Plant supports

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 12:14

Hi Christine, if you ask for ' rebar' you will have trouble bending it. You need 6mm mild steel rod.

What are these insects please?

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 21:15

Elsi, these plants have bolted. There are seed pods on the plant, unless you're planning on saving the seed you may aswell pull them up as they won't produce any sprouts now.

Dying pea plants

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 20:48

The growing tip looks ok Gavin so I wouldn't give up on them just yet. It's been very windy lately and the plants may have suffered some ' wind burn'. Also if the plants had water on the leaves and then it became sunny they may have got scorched. Doesn't look like mildew so hopefully they will recover quickly.

Heaven Scent .....Smell from Hell

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 20:35

As well as the the gorgeous smells from the flower garden, Sweet Williams and Wallflowers in particular, I love the smell of tomatoes and especially fresh parsnips when preparing them for a Sunday roast.

Can't think of anything from the garden that offends my sense of smell.

Deadly but easily obtainable

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 20:28

Pansyface, my dog would beg to differ.

Dying pea plants

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 20:27

Hi Gavin, when you tried to load a picture it may have been too large a file size. When you click the camera icon and choose the picture you want to load you should see a Green progress bar appear at the bottom of the dialogue box, after which the picture should appear. If the picture is above 2mb you may have trouble loading. Hope that helps.

Deadly but easily obtainable

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 20:22

They're not being sold as an ' edible' so I can't see a problem myself. 


Posted: 13/06/2017 at 17:31

Great pictures Steephill, what lovely birds they are.

What is eating my Enchinops plants?

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 07:56

Hi Nicola, if you want to upload a picture then click on the camera icon at the top right above the caption box. This should allow you to browse your device for the picture you want to upload. It will struggle to upload large files so you may need to resize in order to put it on the site. 

Cuckoo spit is the secretion of the frog hopper nymph, it's not normally a problem for healthy plants.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 07:43

Nice change to walk out to the garden and not seeing it being blown all over the place. Beautiful sunny morning with quite a heavy dew overnight. 

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