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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:50

Excellent Wonky 


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:48

Runny, to get your smilies, etc go back to advanced editor. ,fun n games I know but basic for your messages and advanced for forum posts until Daniel fixes problem.

a snake in fhe garden Fairy..  Not for me.  

The world is fast becoming a scary place, isn't it?  I think it will get a whole lot worse though

bright now so blackcurrant and blueberry picking, runner bean pinching out at the tops, and checking soil around my spring onions for prob maggots.  (They make a fantastic crunchy addition to mash )

Problem neighbours

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 12:40

Clearly a thug.  Clearly a poor quality family.

my feeling is....he went to beat up someone with a couple of his mates.  He prob would not have done this on his own.  

You cant be intimidated like this.......often a bully is a coward.  

As young aussies coming to England many years ago we (2 brothers and me as the oldest) were taught to stand up for ourselves as we were "different" then.  No, it wasn't "cos we were black". Ha ha .  We could all box and, as my dad, said there were 3 of us...enough to handle anything.  

forget me not, at least say something about your lost plants when the opportunity arises.  He may be a cocky B....r but point out he cannot damage your plants, etc or cause a nuisance.  The Council will be told.  A bully will only be such if someone plays the victim.  Even if you are nervous look confident.


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 11:46

Lawn feed, weed and moss killer Carol. Only for use on established lawns 

Oh come on......

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 10:42
Proof indeed KT.

Spring onions

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 10:33
Think I know the cause.....onion maggot fky. Went out to check and its clear the roots have been eaten. Will search soil later for grubs. Googled first and should have known really......same thing repeated at same time of year?? . The solution seems to be nematodes
Thanks guys for your replies. My thought too Dove that it was too dry. Its a sudden thing really...last week they were fine
Not my week...two trays of lettuce seedlings completely eaten....a smalll slug under each tray. Been careless with my successional lettuce sowing this lot ready to eat again but nothing after that. Have to wait until september for sowings made now....wot a silleeee billee I am

Spring onions

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 09:24
For the third year now..or spring onions have given up the ghost whilst apparently doing well. Been picking for a few weeks but now they simply brush off the ground. I think its a soil pest ...will have to check it out. Always had spring onions for most of the summer. Besides they should really be swelling bulbs now not dying off...?


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 09:19
Hmmmm! Sub tropical cornwall. Just back in from taking Spike. Wet. Warm though. A quick cuppa looks like brightening up too
Pests? Lots of frog hoppers around this year. Are they really pests? Usually on rosemary and the odd evergreen shrub.


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 08:24
Im sure there are ladybirds out there but Im not aware of seeing any.
Not aware of aphids either and slugs, etc., are minimal. No doubt that will all change now Ive said that! Especially with hestwave just around the corner

I can't sleep because I'm worried that I'll go to plant prison for murder.

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 08:20
Well, you are keen Sam........
A few pictures will help identify those shrubs but you are likely to lose something as well as others doing well.
Welcome to the forum Sam

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