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Latest posts by Zoomer44

black peppers

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 20:40

Black patchy mould doesn't sound good. Does the mould come off when you run you finger on it?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 20:36

It was a nice day here, well, at least it was this morning. It was fine at tea time too, just enough time to water the GH before a down pour.

Frank-checked for road works on the A66, looks like it's open with some delays so  shall take my chances 

black peppers

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 20:24

Depending on the variety peppers usually go from green to black before they turn red, one of life's wonders

potato sack compost

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 20:21

Chris-depending where you live July/August is the time to plant xmas spuds, plant them any later and the tubers don't have time to grow to a reasonable size before the first frost, earth them up as you would spring planted spuds. I planted mine in July and have started to earth up.


Identification needed

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 21:34

It hasn't worked, thought it would be a link - if you google the above it is a site which asks Q's about the characteristics of the caterpillar then arrives at a number of possibilties with pictures.


Hope it helps.  

Identification needed

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 21:31

Hi, hope this works - you might find the answer here;

Caterpillars -- identification guide -- Discover Life

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 20:50

Joe- we got the storm at about 3.30ish, it went very dark and boy was it heavy. Got home at tea time to find all the seedling trays over flowing with water. Fortunatley alot of stuff recently planted out is covered so it hasn't gone sailing out of the garden.

It's been windy too, traffic was down to 40mph on the M6 near Skem. 

I'm in your part of the country on Friday Frank, hope the A66 is open, it's due to close for road works.      

French beans

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 22:05

Dovefromabove  I know that now grew them in a difficult spot to pick part of the garden last year and the colour didn't help. Got new glasses now and growing multi coloured pods helps, you can't miss yellow, purple and red,  I'm out every other day, picking french beans this year

I've painted lady runner beans too growing over an arch so the pods hang down over head and can't be missed.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 21:12

Sunny and hot here, and not before time. Blue skies this evening, the garden got a good water and feed. Picked my first yellow tomatoes today.

Rubard just won't die back...

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 20:55

That's decided then, I'll pick it one last time at the weekend. Would you believe it, there's no slug damage either

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