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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 23:47

I like it!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 23:08

Lucky you - it's thrown it down all day here.

Mind you, we are officially in drought, so I shouldn't complain

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 23:06

Frank, press "settings" at the top left of the page.

You will see your name next to an image with "edit" by it. Press edit and upload your picture, save and there you are.

bald !

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 23:02

A local farmer assures all who ask that having a cow lick your head also works

have I killed my wisteria?

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 22:57

The only thing that you can really do is leave them and see what happens. With a bit of luck you will get fresh shoots in a few weeks' time.

Begonia tubers - they should be started indoors, just under the surface of some compost; now is a good time. Pot on when they have produced shoots, and harden off before planting in their final positions when all danger of frost has passed.

Black Soot

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 21:51

It can also be caused by honeydew dripping from overhanging trees. If this is the case, all you can really do is wait for fresh leaves on the bushes. Although it's ugly, it won't do your plants permanent harm.

Cabbage and pigeons

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 21:08

Your only real way is to net the cabbages by constructing a frame over them. If you use a fine mesh you'll also keep any butterflies out, hence no caterpillars.

Be sure to secure the bottom of the mesh well so that no creatures can get in and get trapped.

is it safe to put seedlings into window boxes yet?

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 16:44

If you sowed in January, have you fed the seedlings since? Compost generally runs out of nutrients after about 6 weeks, so if they've not been fed they're going to be hungry.

Problem Ivy

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 16:34

I think you'll have to wait until the chicks have gone to do anything major.

However, there's nothing to stop you cutting the stems at the bases where you know that there are no nests - then those pieces at least will die and be able to be pulled out more easily later.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 11:25

Perhaps fortunately, the lawn can't be cut here because of the crocus leaves...

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