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Thread: It's official - July the coldest for 22 years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    This is the first year I've struggled with beans. They went in late, I really couldn't get them out any earlier and this week was the first we could pick any, i'm usually sick of them by now. I won't even mention my poor chillies
    mine went out late too and I am just down the road from you, I dont even have beans to pick yet. Luckily I grew some early dwarf beans which have kept us going, but I'm sure the weather has let the pole beans down a lot.

    The other problem I have had this July is slugs and snails. I had almost none the whole year, then they appeared when the conditions became more favourable. The big damage has been to one or two varieties of potatoes - the leaves, which look like they have been attacked by caterpillars, but it is the slugs and snails. I have had to start going on midnight hunts again to put a stop to it.

    I do hope it warms up for August, though right now it looks like its about to rain.
    Last edited by Snow; 05-08-2015 at 05:34 PM.
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    My tomatoes have only just set flower and pollination has been so poor that I'll be lucky if the fruit is pea-sized before the frost sets in.

    I optimistically bought a garden hammock during the 2 day "heatwave" about 6 weeks ago and it's still in its wrapper.

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    MetO July Summary here

    July 2015 - Met Office

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