Alina W


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Harrogate Spring Show - 2012

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 21:16

More of a downer than you know, Sue - it was free entry this afternoon, and closed two hours early at 3.30 p.m..

Picked up some nice bargains with the saved entry fee, though

Burying seedlings to the true leaves

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 21:08

You can bury virtually all flower seedlings to the base of the seed leaves, so I'd expect the same to be true of vegetables. I can't guarantee it, though.

Harrogate Spring Show - 2012

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 21:05

I went on Thursday and got very wet. I agree that some traders were missing, and so were the customers - the weather had a detrimental effect, to put it mildly.

But it was still very pleasant - and thanks for the pictures, TG, I didn't get to see some of those divisions.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 21:02

Still wet here in North Yorks, but they are promising us blazing sunshine and 16C tomorrow.

Shame it's a weekday....

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 12:42

One word - wet.

Anemone de Caen

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 12:41

And I would point out that I did lose anemones in pots in a cold winter, just as Goldilocks suggested. Yes, it was an unusually cold winter, but I still lost them.

Rhubarb

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 22:19

It sounds like your rhubarb is short of water and food, particularly water.

Some detailed cultivation notes here:

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=544

yellow rust on hoolyhocks

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 21:23

One thing that you can try is to cut the plants down to ground level at the end of the year and then mulch around them - spores re-infect when they bounce up from the ground when it rains.

Once the plants start growing, feed them well and they will outgrow the rust for a time.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 18:19

Lovely to see you here, Loopyloo - hope you're well on the mend now, and able to enjoy your garden again.

Talkback: Picture-wing flies

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 16:43

I hate to tell you this, but there is no easy way of getting rid of horsetail, and your digger is probably spreading it.

Crush the growth underfoot and then spray with a glyphosate-based weedkiller. You won't get rid of this in one go, but will have to repeat the treatment several times.

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