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Why so few insects this year?

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 23:56

Lots in my gardens in the NW and elsewhere.  Speckled Wood and other butterflies I haven't seen before; various bumblebees as well as honey bees (they do seem a bit down BUT all the beekeepers I know report loads of honey) damsel- and dragonflies.  More frogs than usual too.


Posted: 22/07/2014 at 22:51

Well done OL !  Was it yummy?

Where's Mike?

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 22:29

That's brilliant, Mike!  I agree with Edd - autobiography is required.

Peppers/chillies or lack of

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 18:51

...but in the meantime, when did you sow them?  They do take a long time.  On the other hand, I believe they're perennial so provided you can keep them frost-free you should get an earlier crop next year.

Those pots look a bit small to me.

Distorted Tomatoes

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 18:49

...or maybe it could be uneven/incomplete pollination?

Camera Corner

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 18:46



Best flavour cherry tomatoes ?

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 18:18

Black Cherry definitely worth a try.  Very vigorous, in g/h or outdoors and very tasty.

Strawberries at Christmas ?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 23:56

Move to New Zealand?

Tomatoe supports

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 23:53

Ah yes - they tend to be aluminium don't they?  I've had the luxury of a large hardwood greenhouse for a year and a half so I may  not be fully in touch with normal ones !

What's wrong with my onions

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 23:50

If they're nearly full size (well - they won't get a lot bigger now), as Leggi says, this normally happens.  Leave them for a few weeks to ripen in the hot sunshine (you can now let the weeds grow round them - it helps) then harvest when the foliage has died down. 

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Greenhouse beds

Can I build new ones on a concrete base? 
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Garlic rust, tomato leaf discolouration and apple tree nutrient deficiency?

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Glyphosate - possible problems?

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Moth identification

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Trimming laurel and holly hedge

When? How often? How hard? 
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Tomato plants ordered haven't arrived

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What's wrong with Rosemary?

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Which Growbag ?

An experiment 
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New pear trees?

Compatible trees needed for south-facing wall. 
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Moving bulbs

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Plant ID please

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