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Canada Geese going home : (

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 00:06
The Canada geese are flying now because they have finished moulting and growing new feathers.

We have some house martins among the swallows which use the wires as a staging post before they fly off to Africa. I love to hear them chatting away!

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 16:35
To make them bush out. At the moment they hide very little of that fence; indeed, they draw attention to it!

Pheasant Berry - propagation

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 13:09
It takes very easily from cuttings.

Tomato truss broken

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 13:07
Ugh! the lot of them IMO.

Onions - Autumn planting

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 13:05
Pick them young, not like they are in the supermarket, those are too old. Pick them before they have to have the strings removed.

Not sure what you mean by 'prune'. Just pinch out the growing tip when they threaten to get too tall to reach the beans.

Usually we have a frost which kills them about the same time you get tired of eating them. Try not to freeze them, they should be treated like a seasonal vegetable IMO. But above all eat them eat them young.

Wasps eating apples.

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 12:57
Depends on the variety. Some apples are ready August/September, some not mature until October/November.

If you pick them too early and keep them in a warmish place they will wrinkle before they ripen.

Onions - Autumn planting

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 11:25
I grow vegetables in raised beds on tarmac. I treat the soil just as I would if I was gardening on a soil base. The way to stop the birds is to start the onions off in modules until they have a green shoot and roots then when you plant them out the birds don't pull them up.

Onion sets will produce onions the same size - or bigger - as you buy.

runner beans, healthy plants, few beans!

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 09:39
I was out at 6.00 am yesterday in the garden and the runner beans were a'buzz with bees. The bean flowers are white (there is a theory the bees are not attuned to scarlet flowers), and the crop is heavy. Most of the bees are bumbles.

This is the second year we have grown white flowered beans. Moonlight I think, out of a sack at the garden centre.

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:28
Why do you specifically want berries? They are poisonous.

Onions - Dopey Question No 47

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:25
NewBoy, I would stick with sets until you have some experience. They are foolproof. Have a look at varieties when they come into the shops later in the year.

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