BobTheGardener


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Is it normal

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 14:17

What are the cuttings taken from?  Normally, you should remove at least half of the leaves from cuttings and I usually leave just two or three to keep it alive while the roots form.  Plants lose most of their water through the leaves (called transpiration) and without roots to bring in more water, cuttings will die.See here:


http://www.just4growers.com/stream/propagation/how-to-take-a-cutting.aspx


The example plant is a tomato but the same applies to anything with leaves.

How is your chilli harvest looking this year?

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 13:12

Bring it inside wakeshine - they can't take much cold but will keep going (all winter, probably) indoors.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 13:04

Cold and wet in Leics.  Typical as it's the first day of a week off!  Weds onward forecast looking better though. 

How can I win the wellies??

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 16:43

Try signing out and then back in to the forum.  I'm sure someone mentioned that doing that fixed it for them.

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 16:36

Lovely day, a bit windy at times but got a lot done in the garden including a lot of shredding.  Also picked the last of my late blueberries, quite a few everbearing strawberries and a lot of Polka respberries.  My version of 'Eton mess' for tea tonight then!

Rust on Leeks

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 16:31

Make sure you use them all and dispose of any foliage before you sow any leek seeds next year as this particular rust can only survive on living tissue so you don't want to give it any chance of infecting your next crop Marygold.

2 plant id please

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 16:27

The 2nd photo looks like a yarrow, loli.

Can Anyone Identify This?

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 15:21

 One of its alternative names is Himalayan flowering nutmeg Pete, so that makes sense.

Old,spent potting compost.

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 15:11

Spread mine on borders & veg plot like lots of others.  I think your idea of using it on the lawn is a good one too (except for me as I no longer have a lawn - converted into beds many years ago!)

Last edited: 25 September 2016 15:11:52

Problem with tree (Rowan I think).

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 15:08

I'm afraid I agree with Liriodendron and think the damage at the base spells the end for your tree and would recommend you have it felled.  The good news is that Rowans are easy to get, fast growing and there are now a lot of varieties to choose from so you could plant another to replace it.  Try to see it as an opportunity rather than a loss.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

'Dramatic' music in TV programmes

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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Cutting ID

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Hope it finds it's way home 
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..ate all of my winter carrots! 
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Don't think netting will work 
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Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Replace or cut back hard? 
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Drought

No real rain here for weeks 
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Little Red Devils (Lily beetles)

They're about now! 
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New trees 
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Thieving rodents 
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Have fun identifying plants! 
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Watering dried-out pots

Tip to help to stop water running straight through 
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Blackfly - ladybirds to the rescue!

Broad bean tip blackfly infestation 
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