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by Diane
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: disabled gardeners
Replies: 15
Views: 845

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: 261

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: 261

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: 845

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: 362

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: 449

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: 5180

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: 611

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: 276

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: 6891

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...
by Diane
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Bit of a dilemma
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Bit of a dilemma

Thank you all - much appreciated.
by Diane
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Bit of a dilemma
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Bit of a dilemma

I have a very large yellow azalea bush - about 8 foot high and about 5 - 6 foot wide now...looks and smells beautiful in the spring when the blossoms are out. Now growing up and through this huge lump of yellowness are two old fashioned roses. I think they are David Austin's...can't remember the nam...
by Diane
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Lily beetles
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Lily beetles

Well, I've learnt something new. Apparently lily beetles scream when you pick them off a lily and it makes all the other lily beetles throw themselves to the ground. (from Hampton Court programme). I've just been out to inspect my lilys but not a l b to be found so I can't confirm. They must have be...
by Diane
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Garden wildlife
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Garden wildlife

Not seen a hedgehog for years now. Lots of the usual garden birds but nothing exotic. But the pigeons keep having fights in the trees all around. Lots of very loud flapping - sounds like chuck out time at the pub on a Saturday night.
by Diane
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Look at Pa Snips plot now
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Look at Pa Snips plot now

Excellent - thank you for showing us the wonderful vegetables. What a great job you're doing. He would have been very proud.

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