BobTheGardener


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Anyone help I'd this plant

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:12

Nut

Aqilegias

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 18:21

Could well be Topbird.  Most of mine are McKana hybrids (or my own hybrids from those and Caerulea) and they sprout new tiny flowerbuds at joints on the existing main spike when I dead-head them.

Is this a weed?

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 17:17

Have it out before it seeds - it produces several thousand of them!

Climbing glossy weed

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 17:12

Look like Black Bryony to me.  Bindweed has large trumpet shaped flowers.


Edit: Actually, I'll take that back as the stems aren't right and black bindweed does indeed also have small insignificant flowers.

Last edited: 05 June 2016 17:16:25

Zucchini leaves curling downward

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 17:07

Try resizing or using a different compression level on your images so they are about 1MB in file size.  Easy on a PC or laptop but maybe not on other devices.

Aqilegias

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 17:04

I've found that removing any developing seed pods does make the existing spike produce some extra (often smaller) flowers.

Please can anyone identify this plant ?

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 17:01

Leaves that big point to it perhaps being one of the laurels.  I also thought philadelphus at first.

Anyone help I'd this plant

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 15:43

It's Caper spurge, a wild type of euphorbia (E. lathyris.)  They appear from nowhere, probably as a result of bird droppings.


Watch the white milky sap if you break a stem or decide to remove it as it causes a photo-sensitive reaction on the skin.

Last edited: 05 June 2016 15:44:47

Persuade orange tree to flower

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 15:40

They can be a bit fussy about being moved so it might still be 'settling in'.  You're obviously doing the right things for your other citrus to be happy so it might be a case of just having to wait a bit longer.  One thing to be wary of is too much heat if you are growing it in a conservatory or similar.  They can stop growing when it gets to 30C for any significant length of time.

Peeling Apple tree bark

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 15:34

What is growing on the ground underneath?  Ideally, you should keep an area of about a metre radius clear of grass and other plants as the tree's feeding roots are close to the surface.  To feed, use a general slow release fertiliser like blood, fish and bone applied as per packet and gently 'tickle' it in to the surface with a hand fork or a rake.  You can plant spring bulbs in the area so it doesn't look bare though.

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