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BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 16/04/2012 at 09:40

Click on "Settings", Goldilocks, and then hover your pointer over the avatar that you currently have - you should see "Edit". Click on that, and you will get the option to upload an avatar.


Posted: 16/04/2012 at 09:33

Or a radiator just below them if you don't have either of the above.

Why has my 2 year old pear tree not produced fruit

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 21:13

You need another pear to pollinate it to get fruit - other fruit species won't do.

If you look up your tree on this table, you'll see possible pollinators:

nipping out young plants

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 20:57

Many modern seeds don't need pinching out as they've been bred to be bushy. Begonias are usually OK left alone.

plants dying - conifer

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 17:20

They're usually done in late summer to avoid birds' nests, so July-August.

plants dying - conifer

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 16:45

The first one looks beyond saving, but the second looks OK. Does it need a trim? If it does, don't go back into brown wood as it won't recover - leave a layer of green everywhere.

hydrangea flower heads dead

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 16:42

Has it been caught by frost?

Alternatively, is it too dry? Hydrangeas like damp soil.

What are these?

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 16:39

Freesia bulbs can be much darker, as here (freesia laxa):

What to do next

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 16:04

You should do OK - they will self-seed rapidly if they're happy, and increase well.

potting compost

Posted: 15/04/2012 at 14:41

The nutrient balance in it can change - nitrogen, for example, can go up. Rather than throw it, or use it as mulch to improve garden soil, mix half and half with some fresh compost and use it.

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