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Where did I go wrong?

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 21:10

And it is rather early to be harvesting Parsnips in any case. The should be left until well frosted. That changes the starches into sugars and they are much sweeter.

Busy Lizzie and Plant Pauper are both on the right track.

If your soil is stony (like ours) then the best way is to put a long crow bar into the soil and waggle it around until you have made a funnel shaped hole about 3 to 4 inches across. Fill it with sifted soil and sow your seeds in the centre. Thin out to one decent plant.

Please can you help identify these plants?

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 16:14

Chamelaucium uncinatum, to the rest of us.

Help identifying

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 16:11

Just bear in mind that Walnut trees roots kill off other plants which  try to grow under them.

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/toxicity-of-black-walnuts-towards-other-plants/

 

Another one to name please

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 16:06

Does to me too!

trowel

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 14:12

Try to find one which is made from a single piece of metal, with no welds or rivets joining the handle to the blade. I can snap one of those welded stainless steel types in no time even in our soft silty soil.

Alliums Bulbs

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 14:10

Yes ,it is normal. Many of the taller Alliums come from the Steppes, so they tend to be cold weather growers. Roots and leaves appear before the flower stalks and are often dried up and gone when the flowers start. They are as tough as you would imagine anything coming from the Russian Steppes to be.

Reusing pots and trays

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 17:30

There is a theory that plants do better in see through pots. The roots of most plants are photosensitive and shun the light. So in a transparent pot, the roots avoid the outside of the pot so you do not get the problem of roots going round and round the outside of the compost.

No idea if it works though as I have no pots like that to experiment with.

snap dragons,

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 17:34

Well they have survived here and we have some very low temperatures over the last few winters. And even in the winter there are places in most gardens which get quite reasonably warm.

snap dragons,

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 16:24

There are perennial Antirhinums. A. pulvinaris and A. molle to name but two of them. They will survive in a well drained sunny spot.

Plant identity

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 16:21

Fascicularia bicolor is indeed a Bromeliad and hardy in much of Britain, in a well drained sunny spot.

Discussions started by Berghill

Fascinating discovery

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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Silly question of the day!

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Chlorotic leaves

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Camassia changing colour

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Health and Safety

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Posting removal

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Garden Pictures 2015

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Early Spring

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First Hellebore!

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