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Sad looking Forsythia- Goldmine

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 16:13

Odd really as both Cc hederifolium and coum self propagate in my garden like weeds. Mind they do take a bit longer to reach flowering size than these mini-persicum types. In a normal winter here  those do not eve make it to the end of September!

Adonis amurensis

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 18:14

Adonis amurensis

 

With a bow to Hubris (Goddess of false pride) and I know it is the kiss of death to the plant. but I am really pleased to have kept this alive and got it to flower.

It is flowering about a month early though.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/35797.jpg?width=350

 Half open

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/35798.jpg?width=350

 The flower is about 2 inches across by the way.

 

Wash for apple trees

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 18:03

I use the Winter wash as well as the pheromone traps. And I do each tree twice. Once in December as advised on the package and then again in March.

Wash for apple trees

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 15:36

And have the advantage of being organic as they are both made from plant material.

Blossom

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 15:10

The double Saponaria officinalis is one of the worst thugs going. We have been trying to get rid of it for the last 18 years and it still comes up everywhere.

Fruit flies or what?

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 15:08

More likely fungus gnats than fruit flies. These live on the surface of potting compost and the larva eat the roots. There are insecticides which deal with them.

Also helps if you can scrape off the top inch or so of the compost and replace it with grit (the stuff they ell for the bottom of aquaria is ideal.).

Not a gardening question, need help with a radiator

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 17:59

Try draining one from the bottom. You need to catch the 'liquid' which comes out as it is usually extremely filthy and will stain carpets (Found that out the hard way). Then bleed the system through.

Also try bleeding the pump itself. there is usually a valve on it somewhere. Different places for different pumps so cannot help with location.

Talkback: Growing your own Christmas dinner

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:57

Been growing  our own veg at Christmas for nearly 40 years. (And for much of the rest of the year too!).

What is this ornamental tree please?

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:55

Definitely one of the Malus persuasion. Only a few hundred to choose from!

Initial Seed Planting & Potting Up

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:53

And there is a danger that the compost which is not in use by the plants roots becomes waterlogged.

Discussions started by Berghill

Growers or Killers?

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Snowdrops have started

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Shredder Bosch AXT2000HP

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Opposite of gloating

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Clean trousers

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Adonis amurensis

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Shredder

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hurrah-first-discovery-of-the-new-season

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Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

 
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Potato problem

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Plant id

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Photo size

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Sheds

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A mild annoyance

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Helleborus x hybridus

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