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Yum yum

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 21:38

Loving harvesting these, but running out of family and friends to offload them to! Still got tonnes on the plants and lots of flowers too! A good year for cucumbers!

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What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 21:34

Thanks ever so much! I know what I'll be doing tomorrow!

What do you do with baby foxgloves and lupins?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 10:19

Morning folks, pls can anyone advise what to do next with lupins? I have just potted these on from a seed tray which I'd left in the greenhouse. Do they need to go back in the greenhouse or a cold frame, or just left outside? Do I plant them in the ground this year, or can I leave them in pots to get bigger for planting out next year? If I leave them in pots will they die down over winter, and then sprout up again in spring?

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 I've got the same question with these foxgloves Which are now massive for the pots. If I leave them will they die down and sprout up again in spring? Thanks muchly for any advice!

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Courgette questions!

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 20:40

sorry about the 'angle' of the photo (!) but how do I stop my courgettes from being all bulbous at one end and skinny at the other? I had a lot of this last year and was advised to water regularly which I've done but it still looks like it's happening. 

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 Also, I seem to get a lot of flowers on stalks and fewer courgettes - is there a reason for this and is there a method of getting more of the flowers that develop into courgettes? Thanks muchly.

What do you do with garlic?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 20:34

Thanks Artjak. Do I need to cut off the rusty leaves?

 

What do you do with garlic?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 20:20

Hello folks, have pulled up all my garlic as it had rust spots and was getting worse. Now I've got an abundance of it!  Do you hang up garlic to dry, a bit like onions? How do you store it and how long will it last?  Thanks muchly.

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Baby pigeon

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 18:53

Okie dokie. Thanks for that. I feel better now.  

Baby pigeon

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 15:15
Thanks Bekkie, Clarington. That's a relief. The trouble with being an animal lover is that I worry tonnes when I see any animal at all struggling like that. It was such a busy road; 4 lanes. Do they have good hearing to hear the call above traffic noise? I hope it survives poor little thing.

Baby pigeon

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 14:52
Hi, anyone out there know about birds? Just found a baby pigeon the size of a small adult though. It was under a bridge on a very busy main road and was trying to hide against a wall. It tried to fly but could only flap a foot off the ground. I picked it up and put it on a nearby hedge to get it away from the busy road and the risk of someone kicking it. Should I have just left it? I couldn't see any parent birds. Worried now that it won't survive alone or it's parents won't be able to find it. Are pigeons quite resilient? I hope so. Poor little thing.

I want to gag!!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 06:16

Thanks Bekkie.  Finally got rid of the honk with concentrated fabric softener. Never again!

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Never seen this before... 
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Are these damsons or sloes please?

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Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

So much help! 
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The day ahead.

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Doesn't it get dark early?!

Quick, autumn is a-coming! 
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Passion flower

Do I need to prune it? 
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What a lovely smell!

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A few random questions...

Getting the basics right (or at least learning to!) 
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Well I'll be pickled!

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