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Cucumbers Wilting and Dying

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 14:52

That happened to me last year. Someone advised planting them on a little mound of earth to let the water drain. Then when the weather got warm I just pushed some seeds into the ground outside in different places and it worked! A bit on the late side. They were Marketmore.

Lilac

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 14:49

Mine is on a north facing wall, just gets the last of the sun at the end of the day. It flowers fine.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 14:35

Glad you had a good time, puncdoc. We loved Venice last year.

Have weeded the broad beans, lettuces and future runner bean patch. Just off to earth up the potatoes and do the supports for the broad beans.

is this clematis cirrhosa?

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 13:15

It's climbing over OH's shed here.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:55

Fairygirl, Dordogne is very green and forested, rains quite hard. Winters usually colder than UK and summers hotter. Often in the 30s. But it never seems typical! Some years people talk of drought, others, of too much rain or snow. Rather like England, but more extreme.

I love it that Chicky's children are chicklets!

Tree for small front garden?

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:44

Your heading says Tree. Hard to find a tree that small.

But I think you've answered your own question. Tamarix, if you keep it pruned would be perfect. They prefer acid to neutral soils but tolerate alkali if you dig in plenty of compost, you could add some ericaceous compost. The soil must not dry out.

no blossom on my apple tree this year

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:36

My apple trees blossom and fruit every two years, even when pruned. They are old trees.

Talkback: Fruit trees in spring

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:33

Yes, you get a double whammy with fruit trees. But I grow some ornamentals as well as the leaves are prettier in summer between blossom and fruit and there is more variety of autumn colour.

Plant recommendation needed

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:26

I don't think much would grow under a big cedar. It would rob the soil of too much moisture and it has a lot of shallow roots.

Talkback: 100 hungry snails

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 09:24

Pippa Greenwood on Gardeners World did the marking of snails experiment years ago. She was amazed that most of them came back!

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