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Annie Schofield

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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?

When do I divide Agapanthus

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 11:01

I have two fantastic pots of Agapanthus, but they have been in the same pots for about 4 years now, and really look as if they are trying to escape through the bottom.  Is it time to divide them, and, if so, when do I do it?

Collecting seed from Cerinthe

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 09:41

I have grown Cerinthe from seed this year, but as there weren't many seeds in the packet I wondered if it would be worthwhile trying to collect them from my plants for next year?

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Discussions started by Annie Schofield

Cobra Beans

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

Dividing Bridal Wreath

Replies: 4    Views: 299
Last Post: 30/04/2015 at 19:01

Storing Garlic

Replies: 2    Views: 287
Last Post: 13/09/2014 at 11:36

Dead Heading Agapanthus

Replies: 7    Views: 1603
Last Post: 06/09/2014 at 21:49

When do I divide Agapanthus

Replies: 6    Views: 519
Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 21:15

Collecting seed from Cerinthe

Replies: 3    Views: 343
Last Post: 29/08/2014 at 15:41

Blueberry Tree

Where to Plant 
Replies: 6    Views: 554
Last Post: 14/08/2014 at 07:13

Potting up Agapanthus

Replies: 2    Views: 416
Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 12:58

Planting out Garlic

Replies: 3    Views: 400
Last Post: 10/03/2014 at 15:06


Uncover or keep covered? 
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Last Post: 07/03/2014 at 11:07

Mottling on Japanese Azalea leaves

Replies: 4    Views: 509
Last Post: 01/11/2013 at 00:02

Cuttings compost

Replies: 5    Views: 617
Last Post: 30/10/2013 at 22:48

Laurel hedge

When to plant 
Replies: 5    Views: 1668
Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 21:07


Should I lift or empty? 
Replies: 1    Views: 607
Last Post: 23/08/2013 at 10:42

No flowers on my potatoes?

Replies: 1    Views: 583
Last Post: 25/07/2013 at 11:46
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