Birdy13


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Agapanthus seed germination help please?

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 22:52

Thanks for the info Nut.


'Spose it's just a question of try it and see. I'll be optimistic. Plants often break the 'rules' - probably to keep encouraging us when we get it wrong.


We can never tell when our 'mistakes' may produce flourishing results.

Agapanthus seed germination help please?

Posted: 06/12/2016 at 17:54

Interesting that - as I too took off some agapanthus seed heads this summer with a view to sowing them for next year.


Does it count as 'fresh' if they were removed from the plant at the end of this season but have been kept since then in a paper envelope for a few weeks?


If so, may I presume sowing them soon in largish outdoor pots or open ground should still be successful?

general question about citrus

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 12:29

In UK I imagine the short answer is yes. 


All plants flourish where the conditions are optimum for that particular plant. Evidently, orange trees are happy in the Turkish conditions that you experienced.


We haven't the same climate as Turkey so I would think growing citrus in UK requires more protection from the colder temperatures.


And whereas organic rubbish in the wrong places may be seen as pollution for people, it may be a source of nourishment for plants. 


But you may be right and they don't need any of the special treatments other people advise. Try it and see.


(You could even try putting Turkish style 'pollutants' around your citrus trees to see if they like it, but I doubt if the graffiti will make much difference.)

please help with my Chili pepper plants

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 12:07

Sorry, as I said I'm no expert. 'Hang around' though and you might get a more informative reply from someone else reading the thread.

ANOTHER WEIRD THING..

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 11:48

Hi, pansyface, have you considered whether you actually need to log out at all? I never bother.


(I know that doesn't help solve your mystery, though.)

please help with my Chili pepper plants

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 07:15

I'm no expert but yellow spots suggest some sort of mineral deficiency. 

Apple tree pest

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 17:28

I must have had a 'senior month' in May (as opposed to a senior moment)   Took my eye off the ball this year.


I have actually had the pheromone traps in my greenhouse, waiting for the right month (which I think is May)... and then I forgot to set them up on the trees.


GGRRrrr!! 


it's obviously too late for those now but I still wonder if there is some sort of spray for the fruit that will catch the grubs as they emerge.


I like the idea of bringing in the bluetit brigade and shall put some fat balls out for them on the trees.

Apple tree pest

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 11:04

I have discovered bore holes in my James Grieve eating apple in spite of spraying earlier this year (just before bud burst).


The holes are about 2.5mm across



Inside it looks like a moth grub...



I shall obviously remove affected fruit as I find it but I am wondering whether there is anything else,I can do - eg with sprays - to 'catch' (ie destroy) these grubs before they become moths themselves?


(I presume they are moth grubs?)

Apple tree pest

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 11:04

I have discovered bore holes in my James Grieve eating apple in spite of spraying earlier this year (just before bud burst).


The holes are about 2.5mm across



Inside it looks like a moth grub...



I shall obviously remove affected fruit as I find it but I am wondering whether there is anything else,I can do - eg with sprays - to 'catch' (ie destroy) these grubs before they become moths themselves?


(I presume they are moth grubs?)

Cistus pulverulentus (sunset)

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 10:40

I wondered last year (2015) why my cistus was not flowering so well. It had put on a lot more healthy leaf growth and increased its stature generally but few flowers. (Sorry - no photo)


Then I realised (or surmised) this year that maybe that was the problem: it had become quite bushy and crowded but was threatening to become leggy as the lower leaves were dropping away and upper and outer growth was thick - and still no flower buds.


About 3 weeks ago I got the secateurs and started pruning it like you do most plants - clearing the centre to bring in air and light and then judiciously taking out the excess side branches to favour the best shaped ones. I ended up With quite a pleasing, slightly oriental shape. 


Here it is today... 



I'm quite happy with that.


 

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