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What are these

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 19:02

Yes agree salvia and verbascum. I have a card somewhere with variety name as mine is identical to yours and I have a blue, white and purple let me know if you need me to dig it out. 

Personal Ad - desperately seeking curly kale!!

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 18:57

Hi all

 

myself and my dad have been scouring the shops and little old haunts of people selling veg plants and can't find any dwarf curly kale plants. Does anyone know where I can purchase some?? In the Newark, Grantham, Lincoln, notts area.

 

if not has anyone sowed seed this late before and what is the success rate, help pls. We loved this veg last year but cans source this year only the dark kale, we really love the more curly type which is dwarf. Thanks

Help please - rust hollyhocks

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 21:56

Thanks all. Everything had a liberal treating of chicken pellets about 2 months ago. So shall I reapply or feed the garden again?

should I completely cut them off when flagged and see what happens next year?? never had hollyhock before so clueless, I left them completely last year and some leaves made it through winter! I did mulch with spent compost to protect from frost but only half an inch. 

Help please - rust hollyhocks

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 19:41

first time growing them and they look atrocious last year and worse this. There is a black and a mixed colour one. Never seen a flower yet so not sure if they will actually maybe it to the full bloom this year. My mum has given me some fungicidal powder to make a spray for rust but is it worth a go or shall I give up and watch them degrade??

Help please - rust hollyhocks

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 18:50

I have been struggling with spots on my hollyhocks and this has also now gone to the stems and the leaves are starting to lace through. 

 

Does anyone know how to fix this, I tried to start removing the infected leaves but it now seems to have hold of both plants in total. They are 2 yrs old now and just about to flower!

will this spread to my other perennials. Any home treatments or do I need to bury something strong. Help me please I'm petrified of losing my gorgeous flowers and it will be so sad. I can take pictures if you need. Thanks

Help identifying plants

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 16:57

Panoply - thanks, it's my farthers and he was given a clump and since others have asked what it is but we were clueless! Thanks 

Help identifying plants

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 13:07

I have one too. Any help would be much appreciated. What is this ..... 

 

http://twitter.com/Inky_Trace/status/352397923805433858/photo/1

rasperberry Canes

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 23:56

rasberries - I had a cane at the back of my flower bed and now they are massive and have tripled if not more in size. What to do?? I have no space designated for them but would hate to waste them next yearHi wow do you divide and what do i do. Will they grow in something else??

they fruionion last years growth and they are fruiting now. Any help would none grateful as my partner loves them but they are against a fence under conifers and are swamping the flower bed so I have strapped them back. 

Missing Spring Fun

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 15:27

Much to my partners dismay I have been buying perennials so looks like more of the lawn must go!!!

 

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