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Post by Chilli-head on 1st May 2019, 12:44 pm

How's the year going so far for you ?

I still have some tidying / sowing for the long weekend ahead.  Some promising signs; my brassica sown in a nursery bed in the kitchen garden at home have germinated well enough to give me the plants I need, sweetcorn is coming up, and a few butternut squashes.

On the allotment, what a lot of ladybirds there are this year ! I'm hoping that means the aphids will have a difficult season.
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Post by Ploshkin on 1st May 2019, 4:53 pm

Ooh, I've seen one ladybird this year which is one more than usual.
Thank you CH (April garden thread) I didn't know that creeping buttercup was compostable.
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Post by Dandelion on 1st May 2019, 6:44 pm

From my short walks round the garden, my score is:
Creeping buttercup - lots
Ladybirds - nil

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