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Latest posts by scroggin

Sweet pea heads dropping off

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 16:26

I have had the same problem before, normally its early in the season where there is often a big fluctuation between night and day temps. I find as the weather warms it eases.

new allottment

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:38

I'm in the get it out by hand group. My experience is that after a couple of years of graft then even pernicious weeds like bindweed and horsetail become no more a problem than annual weeds.

Favourite gardens to visit?

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 08:33

Allium where is Great Sister? I have been to Great Dixter and its wonderful but I've never heard of Great Sister

Bugs....what is munching my brassicas??

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:29

OL, do you know anyone who might have old net curtains. It makes a great insect mesh and will definitely keep out the Cabbage Whites

Bugs....what is munching my brassicas??

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:09

Bug killer will work, but so will removing the critters by hand. You can see the eggs they are the little green dots next to the caterpillars. Whichever you feel happiest doing OL.

Bugs....what is munching my brassicas??

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:04

If you blow up the pic Hostafan you can see the caterpillars

Bugs....what is munching my brassicas??

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:01

Looks like Cabbage White Butterfly caterpillars, if you remove the caterpillars and get some finer mesh they will be fine, its time consuming but if you dont have too many then keeping a close watch and removing them as the eggs appear will be fine.

I use scaffold safety netting, its a lot finer mesh and keeps the butterflies out

After a cruddy day, came some sunshine

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 18:54

Glad your day had a better ending SP3, plants are always springing surprises, just when you think they've given up for good you see signs of life, always magic


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 17:36

Lovely day at Wisley with better half and middle stepdaughter. They have planted a field of poppies called the Flanders meadow to commemerate the 100 yr anniversary of WW1.

It looked great in the sunshine, its mixed with cornflower and other meadow flowers.

The long borders looking very lush so there should be a great display by the middle of July, roses are also fantastic this year.

We tend to go every 3 to 4 weeks and are also surprised how much things have changed each time.


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 08:40

I'm loving this forum more and more, cake for tea and now cake for breakfast. Off to Wisley in a mo, I might need to sample cake there too.

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Good year for sweetcorn?

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Rhubarb from seed

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Weather for the week ahead, Brrr!!

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New Fruit and Veg for 2014?

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How many?

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Strawberry Spinach?

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Favourite gardens to visit?

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Allotments-Raised beds or traditional planting?

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Favourite vegetable to grow?

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