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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. 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51154.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 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.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51151.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

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!

I want to gag!!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 19:55

Right, 2 lemons, a lime and an orange and my hands still reek! I'm going for the banana next! 

The nettle mush went into the bin. Couldn't bring myself to put it anywhere else. 

I'm with you Verdun. Unless my tomatoes turn into gold, grow legs and do the house-work, I'm never ever making this stuff again.  It's lethal!

I want to gag!!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 18:59

WOW! Now I know that there have been warnings and comments on here and on TV about the smell of nettle brew but I was NOT expecting the whiff I've just experienced! I have never ever smelt anything lIke it!  If I use it in the greenhouse will the smell disappear into the soil or will it create a honky no-go zone?  

Also I got some on my hands and I can't get the smell off! I've washed them with soap, washing up liquid, Crabtree and Evelyn gardeners hand cleanser and shampoo and my hands still stink!  Anyone got any tips?? 

Is this nettle brew stuff worth it? The smell is like nothing else! Yuuuuuuuuk!

 

Bbc Gardeners World Live at the NEC - humph!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 19:32

Thanks Daniel, and Sarah for taking the time to comment.  I hope the show is going to be fabulous.  The justifications given of course make complete sense but it still doesn't change the fact that me (and I think I'm a pretty average customer) feels just a bit put-out.

As you have so cleverly been able to justify the 'optional extras' above very clearly, may I suggest that you perhaps apply the same amount of clarity with the advertising used to sell tickets? 

Couple of pointers; so it's an open theatre but there is still a charge; very naughty indeed. Car parking is rarely going to be an optional extra when arriving by car to an event promoting gardening items.

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Anyone for a slice? 
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Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

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Potato berry???

Never seen this before... 
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Which ones need protecting? 
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Are these damsons or sloes please?

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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...

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