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S6Ian

Vital Youth Team
#41
Lockdown has turned me strangely into someone who is beginning to enjoy gardening....which is causing great shock to those close to me. In particular is the desire to rid my rear patio of the stubborn ‘Black spot’ which has accumulated. A lengthy but quite cathartic process....
 

Rob the Imp

Vital Football Hero
#43
Last time I planted borage, I spent the next three years trying to reclaim my garden from it! You clearly have tougher snails than we do, they didn't even make a dent in it.
Haha, the snails in Leicestershire will eat anything! The buggers even wrecked one of my alpine succulent plants separated from the parent plant, which I would have thought was pretty inedible. Re: the borage though, these ones I have were culled from my dad's allotment where they have taken over about 50% of it :oops: what have I done...
 

Rob the Imp

Vital Football Hero
#44
My beetroot (normal and white varieties) and spring onions seem to be picking up a bit with the drizzle we're getting. The few pears on our little tree and the red gooseberries on our likewise small bush seem to be growing too.
 

stokeimp

Vital Squad Member
#45
Haha, the snails in Leicestershire will eat anything! The buggers even wrecked one of my alpine succulent plants separated from the parent plant, which I would have thought was pretty inedible. Re: the borage though, these ones I have were culled from my dad's allotment where they have taken over about 50% of it :oops: what have I done...
Snails (and slugs) are my wife's nemesis
 

Rob the Imp

Vital Football Hero
#49
I've just sown some unknown succulent and mini cactus seeds in a hanging planter bag we have inside (a bit like a felt shoe rack you would hang on the back of a door). The seeds came from China via Wish so god knows if they will actually grow/be what they are supposed to be!
 

Rob the Imp

Vital Football Hero
#51
Again with the seeds from Wish, we planted some supposed 'pearl chlorophytum' seeds last Sunday which had germinated by Tuesday and are now rather large. After a bit of digging and research into what they should like and other people wondering the same, it seems that they might in fact be radishes :lol:
 

NottyImp

Vital Football Legend
#52
Again with the seeds from Wish, we planted some supposed 'pearl chlorophytum' seeds last Sunday which had germinated by Tuesday and are now rather large. After a bit of digging and research into what they should like and other people wondering the same, it seems that they might in fact be radishes :lol:
Feed me, Seymour! Feed me aaaalllll night long!!!!!!
 

Riiiiik

Vital Squad Member
#54
I've got potatoes growing in a bag and peas in pots.
Potato plant leaves starting to go a bit yellow. Possibly too much rain lately. Be glad when Summer starts.
 

S6Ian

Vital Youth Team
#56
Lockdown has turned me strangely into someone who is beginning to enjoy gardening....which is causing great shock to those close to me. In particular is the desire to rid my rear patio of the stubborn ‘Black spot’ which has accumulated. A lengthy but quite cathartic process....
Good to report that my Black Spot has now disappeared leaving me with what looks like a new patio.....Even better is the fact that having spent 50 quid on 2 litres of specialist stuff from a garden centre I was advised to try bleach from Lidl at 95p for 2 litres if the decent stuff was ineffective. Having done a tester with the Lidl stuff, it worked a treat so I bought 5 bottles , total cost £4.75 and got my money back on the expensive specialist gunk too.
 
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Rob the Imp

Vital Football Hero
#58
The mint, basil, chives and thyme are thriving. As are the apple trees and honey-berry bushes.

The peas do not look well.
I was just asking my dad about honeyberry plants a couple of days ago, as it was the first time I had heard of them! I'm quite intrigued. An edible form of honeysuckle, aren't they?