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by Diane
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the PRIME MOVER
Replies: 16
Views: 108

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the PRIME MOVER

And Happy Birthday from me too.xx
by Diane
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 44
Views: 627

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Well, I now have a lovely vase of sunflowers and dahlias - found broken off in the garden, due to the horrendous winds. But at least the power stayed on.
by Diane
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 44
Views: 627

Re: Summer Bits and Bobs

Well, all the tall sunflowers and hollyhocks are now tied to various structures - so I hope they survive. I've picked all the large dahlia blooms - some were as big as a dinner plate. Didn't think they'd survive the impending gales. Still awaiting the arrival of courgettes on my climbing courgette p...
by Diane
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Butterflies and Moths - again
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Butterflies and Moths - again

I've only seen cabbage whites in the garden this year in spite of planting lots of butterfly loving flowers. Mint moths are decimating my various mint plants, all except for the strawberry mint.
by Diane
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Bush Tomatoes
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Bush Tomatoes

My bush tomatoes (Salt Spring Sunrise) has gone absolutely beserk in the greenhouse this year. It's overtaken my usual favourite (Gardeners Delight). I've trimmed off quite a few lower leaves but there are so many that I have to walk sideways once inside the greenhouse.
by Diane
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: disabled gardeners
Replies: 15
Views: 351

Re: disabled gardeners

And perhaps a shaded area where you could sit when it's too hot to garden.
by Diane
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Non alcoholic bottles
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Non alcoholic bottles

If you look on You Tube and find "How to make lavender bottles" there are several tutorials. I use 7 stems but you could use more as long as it's an odd number. Make them before the stems on the plants get too brittle. And watch out for the bees! They're quite easy. When the scent fades th...
by Diane
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Non alcoholic bottles
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Non alcoholic bottles

It was too hot to do any gardening the other day so I picked some lavender (had to do some negotiations with the bees about this!)..and made lavender bottles.

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by Diane
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: disabled gardeners
Replies: 15
Views: 351

Re: disabled gardeners

Sounds like it will be a lovely garden when it's all finished....I found a link which you may find useful. https://www.carryongardening.org.uk/tip ... eners.aspx

Let us all know how you progress please.
by Diane
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Beetroot surprise
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Beetroot surprise

My beetroot crop is looking awful this year. Boltardy - usually grows really well. I have brown patches all over the leaves this year. Haven't done anything different. I'm definitely going to try Moles F1 Pablo next year.
by Diane
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Co-incidence or a sign?
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Co-incidence or a sign?

That's why I like Beechgrove Gardens - it's more realistic. They have failures...and they show them.
by Diane
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 133
Views: 2813

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs.

It's raining at last. I'm in the same boat as Westi - parched earth - wilting plants - no raspberries at all and the rhubarb is like concrete.

Just in time to revive the garden before the approaching heatwave again.
by Diane
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Hello from a newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: Hello from a newbie

Hello and welcome from me too. Sounds like you are doing really well with your limited space. Look forward to hearing more.
by Diane
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: A general rant - After the Lord Mayor's Show
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: A general rant - After the Lord Mayor's Show

I'd have buried them in the compost heap.
by Diane
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: 2019 begins
Replies: 60
Views: 4934

Re: 2019 begins

What wonderful pictures of healthy plants. I'm still awaiting the ripening of the first tomato (in the greenhouse). The raspberries didn't produce any fruit this year. However, sweetcorn is looking good. I think I'll plant more next year and cut down on the kale, seeing as it's only me (and a friend...

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