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More ID's please woderful people

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 21:02

The first two are different types of Choisya I think (first one may be 'Sundance') and the last one with the yellow flower is Forsythia.

What is eating my bean plants?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:44

Maybe my keyboard went wrong..  maybe not!  

I've lost whole rows of young veg plants within minutes - I love nature and put up with some losses rather than using chemicals, but woodpigeons..  

 

Peas have gone Pete Tong!

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:35

Caral, start some peas off in small 3 inch pots (3 or 4 to a pot) and plant them out once they are a few inches tall.  Mice are only interested in the seed so young pea plants will be ignored. 

What is eating my bean plants?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:25

If you have any in your area, my money would be on woodpigeons, the fat greedy b^663rs!

My old apple tree is poorly

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 14:36

Looks like fire blight to me, unfortunately:

http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=160

 

Plant identity?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 14:30

Possibly polianthes tuberosa, but the flowers don't look quite right and it might be a bit early unless you are somewhere warmer than most of the UK.  As Dove says, a better photo of the whole plant might help.

Edit: just read the bit about spreading, so it's not that as they are tricky to grow.

What plant is this please?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 14:15

The type you have there are annuals.  They come easily from seed so either collect a seed head or leave them to self-seed, although they never self-seed where you actually want them and don't like being transplanted!

uploading images

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 18:07

Here are some images I snagged from the screen which may help:

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46805.jpg?width=350

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/46806.jpg?width=350

Use the left mouse button to click on the ones circled in red.

sweetcorn plugs

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 18:03

Yes, give them a bit longer Linda and plant out when 5-6 inches tall.

butternut squash

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 17:05

It's quite normal and they'll probably be male flowers anyway.  Some of mine are doing the same.  I generally find the fruits start setting on those female flowers which appear about a metre away from the main stem.

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