With that in mind, I went and put the last post together, and found it a real positive experience and the feedback was great.To this end, I think it is only fair to post up a few pictures of things not going quite so well, to allow balance in my recordings for the month of July 2012. By the way, some regions in the UK and Ireland have recorded their total month's rainfall with the first week of July, while across the pond, friends in some parts of the US and Canada are experiencing unusually high temperatures.
Anyway, back to the problems:
|Botrytis on a strawberry. So not only were they attacked by slugs and snails, they also have this to content with. Pull off any affected fruits and remove any plant debris where the mould might be hanging about. Good air circulation is important too|
|What can I say about this! This is a lovely pot-grown Lychnis that I have over on the side decking. I hardened it off in May and placed it here in early June, was away for a couple of nights and came back to this. Night time slug hunting and beer traps are the order of the day, as well as some organic slug pellets (which just keep disintegrating in the rain)!|
|And there is more slug damage ... although anyone who owns a Hosta will not be surprised to see a hole or two (or twenty!). I could write a book on my slug and snail prevention adventures, but all I will do is point you in the direction of my latest scientific (ish) beer trials here.|
|This is a leaf of one of my white Hydrangea. The leaves were lovely and lush , although I would have considered them 'soft', and I think what we see is the result of the adverse weather, although if anyone has any other ideas, let me know.|
I suppose that's a life lesson really! Happy gardening