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pet companions

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 20:39

 Floss has me well trained. Gets me to hold her bone with my feet so she can get a better angle for chewing.

Chilli Plants

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 18:00

If you can get some capillary matting you could use that. I put my pots in a large tray with capillary matting in the bottom with a shallow layer of gravel over it. The other end of the capillary matting is put into a bucket or trough. The matting will draw up water as required.

I would also make sure the greenhouse is left open and some sort of shading erected.

Plant supports

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 15:20

The top picture is mild steel rod, easy to bend. The bottom one is rebar, a lot harder to bend and usually only available from 8mm diameter upwards.

Last edited: 14 June 2017 15:21:32

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. 

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