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Blueberries

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 18:49

Hi Lorraine, it takes 2-3 years before you get a crop, unless you buy large potted plants which are already a couple of years old.  Great news that it's putting on lots of strong growth which is exactly what you want at this stage of its life.

Dead or alive?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 20:25

Just found the recent thread on this:

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/help-attaching-photos-from-an-ipad/326901.html

Check your version of iOS on the iPad - if you are on 7.1.1 it should work.

Dead or alive?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 20:17

They don't work either.  Mostly.  Depends on which version of iOS, but I can't remember which version works and which doesn't.

Dead or alive?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 20:14

 

 

Are you using a PC or phone?  If a PC, click the little tree icon:

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45701.jpg?width=350

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45702.jpg?width=85&height=350&mode=max

 

You can't upload photos from mobile phones yet, but the folk who run the site are going to add the facility in the future.

veg

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 20:07

I agree with the above.  Use garden soil in the pots if you can, otherwise a John Innes No 3.  Avoid using multi-purpose compost as it will be too light and the sprouts will likely 'blow'.

What plant is growing in my garden?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 18:58

That's the Choisya.  Judging from the colour, possibly Choisya ternata 'Sundance'.

Identification

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 18:55

Yep, a hypericum and very likely the wild one nut said.

Clematis ID please

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:18

I think Sikorski too, but another possibility is Elsa Spath:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45578.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

Slugs

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 18:46

Nematodes are microscopic worms which you water on the soil and are completely safe.  In fact, there are nematodes in your soil anyway, but 'Nemaslug' (the one to google for) just adds lots more which will kill any slugs in the area where you water it in.  It doesn't kill snails though, so best go out with a torch at night to see whether it is slugs or snails (or both if you are unlucky!)

Do be aware that other things may be to blame though, including squirrels, birds (esp. pigeons) and rodents.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

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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Bob's guide to picking soft fruit

Only fto be read by your household's main gardener! 
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Lovely surprise

I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
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Dragonfly/Darter/Mayfly ID?

Flew into the polytunnel for a while 
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A week of rain = jungle garden!

It's been too wet to really do anything outside.. 
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Deep Down & Dirty: The Science of soil

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Check your delphiniums for caterpillars

Look for distorted and damaged leaves near the tips 
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Seed grown Wisteria finally in flower - Hooray!

Planted many years ago 
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Oops!

Polytunnel growing 
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First day of (meteorological) Spring

How id your garden looking 
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DIY heated propagator

Making one from scratch 
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Cost of bird food

bulk vs supermarket 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 12:33

Wild Garden (Community Channel)

On Freeview/Sky 
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Front garden revamp - before and after photos

Redsigning weedy crazy paving 
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