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olive 'tree'

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 10:52

Good advice Allan, but Elaine was asking about olives not figs.  

I have had a small olive tree in a pot for about 10 years, it lives outdoors next to the kitchen wall and sort of continues - though never really brialliantly.  i've never seen it exhibit the leaf change you describe, nor have I seen this when in southern Spain, where olives are grown by the tens of millions.  I wonder if the new leaves are coming from the base?  Is it a grafted tree and you are seeing suckers?  Leaves can go very odd on trees for reasons, but this is indeed interesting.  It is of course possible that it has cheered up as you have put it outside, maybe it now gets more water and food?  

sweet pea - are mine annual or perennial?

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 10:03

Hear, hear!!

Vaseline

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 17:25

We've been hatting about this on another thread recently - it seems to work for some people, but not here - tried just about everything to protect my hosta pots, all 65+ of them, found that really only copper rings work. 

kitchen spam-don't answer it!

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 17:23

don't worry, we all know about them, but thank you for the kindly waning.

Chickens

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 17:22

My good friends have 4 chickens, in a coop, allowed out under supervision when they are home.  If they were to leave them out all the time they'd probably have no planting  left   and the local foxes - of which there are many -  would have big grins on their faces.  Many people do  have chickens and gardens, I'd love some but our by laws do not permit.  i have noticed from my friends that they are more work that you might think, but probably you know that already.  Cluck cluck. 

Re-planted Sunflowers - Leaves wilting, generally not as expected

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 17:19

Not sure about that as a cause and effect BBE, children often do things we can't because they don't know they can't!!!   I'm sure they will do well and be gorgeous.  I'm very fond of the terracotta and orangey ones - 'Velvet Queen' I think they are called, but we have too much in the way of strong winds for such tall flowers here.

ants!

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 11:39

It also must be said that ants don't really do any harm to anything - I read once that there are 41/2 tons of ants oer person on the planet - and when I lived in Africa they were all in my kitchen!!!   They can loosen roots in a potted plant, just give it a really good soak and they will move on - all slabs and walls are full of them, let 'em be tends to be my way of dealing with them. 

Plant ID please

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 11:37

Looks a bit like angelica, anyone agree - or not?

Plant ID

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 11:34

I do hope someone knows as I am curious too - it looks nice but it could be anything - will keep an eye on the post in the hope someone can help.

A garden full a weeds!

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 11:33

We lost the use of an allotment because we had it rotovated - it was a mass - we were not aware - of mares tail.  All got chopped up, with the docks and other perennials, then each and eery piece grew a new plant in an amazingly short time - it became a write off as the mares tail meshed, the ground elder went over that mass and then the brambles came through - enough was enough & we stopped. 

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