BobTheGardener


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Red seed leaves

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 18:45

Nut is spot on.  Red is one colour of plant tissue before chlorophyll is produced.  That's also why leaves often turn red in autumn as the chlorophyll breaks down.

Last edited: 13 February 2017 18:45:30

Info on Trackr

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 18:36
Hostafan1 says:

what happens if it's your phone which has been nicked?


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It tracks itself in an infinite loop and eventually pops out of existence with a sound similar to a blue pixie bell (the non-conical type.)

100 year old indoor GrapeVine

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 16:41

Try brushing them off with a small stiff brush, such as a nail brush etc.  A little washing up liquid in water may help with brushing off the waxy fluff.  They could also be mealy bugs which look similar - same treatment.


The grapes going mouldy is probably unrelated - better ventilation will help, as will thinning the grapes out on each bunch using vine scissors. 

Last edited: 12 February 2017 16:46:36

100 year old indoor GrapeVine

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 16:19

Looks like woolly aphid rather than mould to me:


https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/woolly-aphid-control.htm

What tree

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 16:04

As nut says, tricky!  I've just nipped down the garden (how's that for dedication?!) and collected an ash leaflet from beneath an ash tree and would say, If it's definitely one of the two, it's ash:


Dwarf raspberries in pots

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 15:55

They prefer a pH of 5.5 to 6.5 which is slightly acidic, so you could add some of the ericaceous compost to normal compost.  I think I'd use a John Innes #2 and mix in up 10 to 20% of the ericaceous.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 14:10

Just about to sow some sweet peas in root trainers which I filled with compost a few minutes ago and am now waiting to get some feeling back in my fingers so I can pick the seeds up!

Identify this vegetable

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 12:56

You just made my stomach rumble, Obelixx!  They are also fun to grow in a mixed border as the fine fern-like foliage is very attractive.

strawberry planter planting

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 12:39

I would leave them for now or pot-on into slightly larger pots.  If you plant them out, they will probably survive but all growth will halt and you want them to be developing a good root system right now.  Repotting and putting them in a cold frame would probably be the ideal.

Identify this vegetable

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 12:32

Fennel.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Some kind of mint?

 
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Wrong variety but happy 
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Seems hedgehogs are breeding in my garden 
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Came home this evening to find this 
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Garden photos April

By month so folk can see what is in bloom for reference purposes. 
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Increase in noise! 
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Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Thought I'd start a thread just for our photos 
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Gardener's World about to start now!

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Cutting ID

I thought these were philadelphus 
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Hope it finds it's way home 
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Vine weevils

..ate all of my winter carrots! 
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Huge pest problem

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