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Any ideas?

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 00:53
The trouble with growing anything on the trees is that it will surely grow onto the neighbour's side too.

The mystery of the disappearing hedgehogs

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 00:48
Badgers are the main predator of hedgehogs and all ground-nesting birds.


Posted: 26/06/2015 at 00:45
A Wisley they grow all types of fig in a greenhouse in full sun. The plant must have had a bad stress to make big figs fall off. What time of year (month)? Do you know why? It is difficult for someone on the forum to answer such a question without knowing all the circumstances.


Posted: 25/06/2015 at 18:01
Full sun for figs. They are a Mediterranean plant.

I did not answer your original post because it wasn't very clear. What variety? It is usual for over-wintering fruit to fall off; it is usual to remove them in the Autumn at leaf fall if they are larger than a very small pea; that is recognisably a fig.

Where do you buy your early-flowering bulbs from?

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 01:34
Peter Nyssen.

Harvesting garlic

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 00:27
Why will you freeze them? It is completely unnecessary and probably harmful to the garlic cloves.

What cloves were you planting? Were they from the garden centre/seed supplier or just any old cloves from the supermarket?

Japanese knotweed?

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 00:19
Definitely Japanese Knotweed.


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 14:51
Funny, I grow my tomatoes in a greenhouse to protect the tomatoes from cold and blight and fungal diseases are not a problem. Neither do I remove functioning leaves.

So really it is up to people to make up their own decisions, but I would always err on the side of not removing leaves.

Birds caught in netting

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 01:05
Debris netting is much better in this respect. Nothing can get caught in it.


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 00:57
Now, this is just a question, but why do people feel the need to remove leaves from tomato plants? Is there any other vegetable that they feel the need to treat in this way, or is it just tomatoes?

The only leaves I remove are those that are yellowing or look as though they are no longer useful.

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