Alina W

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Acer problems

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 21:11

Might sound obvious, but have you watered them enough? Are they in a windy spot?

And yes, they don't need ericaceous compost - multipurpose is fine.

Amaryllis - any help welcome

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 21:06

I agree with Auntimand, except I wouldn't dry off small bulbs - keep them growing until they die off on their own. They can take three or four years to reach flowering size.

Fork Handles

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 21:02

And there was me planning a pie....

Fork Handles

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 17:16

They'll go well with chicken, then

Fork Handles

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 17:05

Nah, they're firm. These are fluffy - they've been there a while

Fork Handles

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 16:54

Could you cook the pigeon first? I prefer them that way - less destructive.

Fork Handles

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 16:52

Green things found in the fridge - don't think it's your plant, Geoff

seeds not germinated

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 16:46

Another thought - did you over-water them? Seeds need to be kept moist, not soaking wet.

With the Icelandic poppies, did you sow the seeds on the surface, with no covering? They need light to germinate, taking up to 30 days.


Horsetail weed

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 14:50

I'm afraid there is no easy solution. Where there `are no other plants you can spray with a glyphosate-based weedkiller such as Roundup, crushing the weed first so that the weedkiller penetrates its waxy surface.

This won't eradicate it, but it'll decrease it - you will need to spray a number of times.

spotted laurel

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 14:00

Have you been watering them? They will need watering throughout the summer as though they were in a pot.

Are they in a sunny spot? They were probably grown under glass, hence the leaves will have been soft and could have been burnt by the recent hot sun.

In either case, they will recover in time provided they are kept moist at all times.

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