Annie Schofield

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Blight on French beans

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 15:14

Help!  Last year I lost most of my crop to the dreaded blight.  Just had a look at my plants and there are some suspicious looking blotches. It would break my heart to lose this years crop as well - is there anything I can do to save them?  Assuming it is blight of course?

Climbing Bean disease?

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 17:42

I sowed Cobra bean seeds as usual in my conservatory (I don't have a greenhouse).  They grew very well, and I put them outside to harden off.  I have just looked at them and the first, large leaves are mottled, and the new ones look shrivelled. Have they got too hot and caught something???  Help!  Any ideas what the problem is, will they recover, can I spray them with something?

Cobra Beans

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 12:40

I have been growing Cobra beans very successfully in a large tub for the last few years - 4 plants giving me 1-2lbs a day for weeks.  There is soil in the bottom, topped with new compost every year.  They started very well, and early, this year, then I noticed that the leaves on one of them were becoming mottled, changing colour, then falling off.  Can someone tell me what's happening - and is it likely to spread to the other plants?   My family will be devastated as they've already placed their orders!

Dividing Bridal Wreath

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:41

Sorry, should have said proper name, yes it's spiraea.  Actually my neighbour cut his back, then chopped it in half, and it's thriving.  However, not sure I wanted to take the risk if it wasn't the correct thing to do - and kill the poor thing

Dividing Bridal Wreath

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:47

I have a very pretty 'Bridal Wreath' - can I divide the plant to make more???

Storing Garlic

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 09:59

Thanks to a friends (bad) advice I left my garlic in the ground too long and although I have a good harvest, they have all shed their protective papery covering.  How will this effect storing them please?  Also, some are sprouting, can I plant these out for next year?

Dead Heading Agapanthus

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 10:38

Thank you for the advice. I was given to understand that it's quite difficult to grow your own from seed?

Dead Heading Agapanthus

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 09:47

After a stunning display this summer the flower heads have finished.  Should I remove them, and do I need to keep feeding the plants to ensure a good show next year?

When do I divide Agapanthus

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 18:29

Thank you so much for all your help, I think this site is absolutely brilliant for relatively inexperienced gardeners such as myself. 

When do I divide Agapanthus

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 17:27

Been in the same pots for 4/5 years, and feel they're now being strangled as the roots go round and round, and out the bottom.  Having said that, the display has been phenomenal this year, so how do you make the decision?

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Blight on French beans

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Climbing Bean disease?

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Cobra Beans

Leaves mottled and falling off 
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Last Post: 11/08/2015 at 11:04

Dividing Bridal Wreath

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Storing Garlic

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Last Post: 13/09/2014 at 11:36

Dead Heading Agapanthus

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When do I divide Agapanthus

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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 21:15

Collecting seed from Cerinthe

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Blueberry Tree

Where to Plant 
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Potting up Agapanthus

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Planting out Garlic

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Uncover or keep covered? 
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Mottling on Japanese Azalea leaves

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Cuttings compost

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Laurel hedge

When to plant 
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