Alina W


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Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 18:53
hogweed says:

'Has anyone noticed the big difference in the drawn designs? The Rich brothers drawings are quite dark whereas Charlie uses a lot of bright green and light brown. Do you think that makes a difference to their 'saleability'??


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 The opening ssections of the programme seem to suggest that Charlie's designs are hand-painted, whereas the brothers' are computer-drawn, which might be a  reason?

What type of poppy is this?

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 17:39

It's the sort that you buy edible seed from to cook with. One big flower and then it'll be over and die, but will happily leave seeds behind.

White fluff on cucumber plants

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 13:44

You could try one part milk (not skimmed) in 20 parts water, and sprayed every 5 days until clear.

Hellebores

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 13:35

Don't worry about it and enjoy them - the lack of a hard winter has probably confused them.

Top heavy monkey puzzle tree!

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 13:33

To answer the other part of your question, no, you can't prune it - you'll just get an ugly, misshapen tree. It will still continue to grow straight up, and not "bush up" in any way.

Fixing browk plants with selotape

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 13:44

It's a matter of luck - I've done it with a few things such as daffodil heads and the sunflower I mentioned. I use masking tape and a solid stick to bind the break to. Will be interested to see how you do. One thing that can happen is that insects move in, which is not a good thing.

Poorly cyclamen

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 11:52

Put it somewhere dark once it has died back, but keep a sharp eye on it because it is may well start growing before September - mine start in August. Also, watch out for insects in summer - they're normally fine when it's cooler.

Please help

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 11:47

And you'll need to do it more than once. It's a tough and pernicious weed, with very deep roots. You will need to keep pulling it up whenever you see it for quite a while - I've been doing so for 20 years here!

My sunflower carked it

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 21:09

I think the problem was just the wind, too - in fact, I had a five foot one break a few years ago in the wind, even though it was in a sheltered spot and supported. They can be rescued if you're lucky - there needs to be at least a quarter of the stem still connected, and you need to be very quick - but there were almost more sticks than sunflower by the time I'd finished.

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Harvesting scabiosa, iris and lupin seeds

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 14:34

Lupins self-seed enthusiastically in my (rather cold) garden, so I think they like being sown fresh. Leave the spikes to mature completely on the plants and collect as them as they are about to fall.


If you collect seeds of other plants to store, then I find that paper envelopes kept in a plastic bag in the salad drawer of the fridge work well.

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