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Posted: 26/07/2013 at 23:39

Did you see the Springwatch programme this evening?  Butterflies need 'weeds' and especially nettles.

Jalapeno Jelp

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 23:34

OK, they do in the main, but insects play a part too. I've often seen insects on my chilli plants.

 I always understood tomatoes were self-pollinating; so why do growers import thousands of bumble bees each year to help with pollination?  Bees, incidentally which are bringing in parasites which are harming our native bees.

I would also suggest DMG shakes the plants gently and makes sure the ventilation is good.

Jalapeno Jelp

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 20:42

They are dropping off because they have not been pollinated.  Can insects get at 'em!

Red Robin's

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 15:43

Pravado kills bees.  Which is worse, no bees or nibbled plants, especially as the spray isn't apparently working?

Tomato plants in greenhouse

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 12:51

Some people remove less!

Harvesting Seeds

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 00:24

F1 seeds in the garden are produced from a specific cross between two known parents to produce a plant with known characteristics. It could be colour, height, uniformity of maturity, or anything.

When someone comes on this forum and says 'What can I do, all my broccoli has flowered?'  10 to 1 they used F1 seed and every plant matured at the same time.

If those F1 plants in the garden are pollinated by bees which collected pollen from random plants in other gardens, the resultant offspring could have equally random charteristics.  Some good, some middling, some rubbish.

Red currant pruning

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 00:12

We were also blessed, the birds left half for us!

crumbling rasberries

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 00:10

Be very gentle with them!

Probably as a result of the dry weather.  Raspberries like a moist climate.  They do well in Scotland.

Fern problem

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 00:06

Please explain why the ferns have to go.

Harvesting Seeds

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 20:15

And you have to make sure they are not from F1 plants because they will not breed true.

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