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The Purple Ukranian scandal! (tomato related!)

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 19:03

That's correct Joe, only plants grown from saved crossed seeds can have different fruit, cross-pollination will not affect the fruit on the existing plants.  I'm also growing 'purple ukraine' from realseeds (I highly recommend that company.)  Grew them last year too and they look exactly like the photos (about half way down this page):

http://www.realseeds.co.uk/tomatoes_vines_big.html

Delicious, especially for cooking.

Pruning a Multi Blue clematis

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 21:04

Here's a good page which explains it all very well.  It even mentions Multi Blue.

http://www.clematisnursery.com/Pruning.aspx

 

Cabbage White Netting

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 19:03

7mm mesh size is the maximum RF - holes any larger and the whites will get through!  You also need to keep the netting away from the leaves or they just lay their eggs through it.

Unknown edible in garden what is it??

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 18:56

Difficult to tell at this stage Ryan but as the fruit gets larger the shape and colouring should help us to ID it.  Keep us updated.

white spider on wisteria

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 22:13

Spiders are exclusively carnivores so won't harm your plants.  In fact they may catch and eat some insects which could harm your wisteria, so best leave them be.

Golden and brown leaf changes on potato, comfrey.

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 22:08

I agree with Dove, both of those look normal.  If you are growing the comfrey for making liquid feed or for using on the compost heap to ensure fast composting, you can cut it back to the ground about 3 times a year and it will rapidly shoot back up again.

black bugs

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 21:03

Did they look like these (vine weevils)?

http://www.nemasysinfo.com/pests/vine-weevil/

Nemasys did work for me on my strawberry plants which were being decimated.

 

Help needed!

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 19:03

I agree with you nut and normally go with "if it isn't broke, don't fix it".

All I can say is that I've now upgraded two PCs (one from Windows 7 and one from Windows 8.1) and it worked ok both times.  We are upgrading to 10 at work and as I do IT support as part of my job I thought I'd better get some experience first!

It all went much more smoothly than I anticipated and the Start button works much like it did in 7.  However, there are a few privacy settings you might want to change if you do it (these relate to sharing your location etc with advertisers) - I turned just about everything off, which is done on screens which pop-up when the upgrade is complete.

how to save my tree

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 18:52

Fir trees will never grow back from bare wood so I would have the affected ones removed.  If you want to replace them with new young trees, you will have to have the roots removed and improve the soil (eg add a few barrows of well-rotted manure) as it will now be in very poor condition because fir trees take all of the nutrients out.

Help needed!

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 18:43
Lyn wrote (see)

If you click on the persons name and not their avatar it works for messaging.

if you click on the quote,then click unquote then click in the posting box, then click the quotation marks, it works, bit fiddly though.

You are right about the messaging - it does work if you click their name rather than the avatar, Lyn.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Canary

Hope it finds it's way home 
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Last Post: 26/04/2016 at 18:22

Vine weevils

..ate all of my winter carrots! 
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Last Post: 01/01/2016 at 22:01

Huge pest problem

Don't think netting will work 
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Last Post: 19/12/2015 at 21:00

Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Replace or cut back hard? 
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Last Post: 20/09/2015 at 13:33

Drought

No real rain here for weeks 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 18:41

Little Red Devils (Lily beetles)

They're about now! 
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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 17:03

Christmas has come early

New trees 
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Last Post: 19/12/2014 at 16:52

Anyone for squirrel crumble?

Thieving rodents 
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Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 21:12

Plant ID quizzes

Have fun identifying plants! 
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Last Post: 14/09/2014 at 13:17

Watering dried-out pots

Tip to help to stop water running straight through 
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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 12:28

Blackfly - ladybirds to the rescue!

Broad bean tip blackfly infestation 
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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 18:04

Bob's guide to picking soft fruit

Only fto be read by your household's main gardener! 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 18:52

Lovely surprise

I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
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Last Post: 18/06/2014 at 14:32

Dragonfly/Darter/Mayfly ID?

Flew into the polytunnel for a while 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 21:44

A week of rain = jungle garden!

It's been too wet to really do anything outside.. 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 17:42
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