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Mystery stowaway

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 17:31
Thanks Pete8 I think you are right! Definite milky sap.

Mystery stowaway

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 17:50

I bought a potted acer today and when I got it home I found this small plug plant hiding in the branches. Can anyone identify it and tell me how to care for it? It's about 10cm tall with 1cm spines on the main stem. I've repotted it in ordinary garden soil and put it in the greenhouse for now.


Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 12:11

It's a lime (not citrus)

Pepper problem

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 14:51

I don't thin it's fungal - nothing else in the greenhouse is affected and the leaves are fine. I was wondering about blossom end rot. I have had it on tomatoes in the past, although thankfully not this year. That's caused by inconsistent watering and poor ventilation isn't it?

Pepper problem

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 07:31

I'm growing bell peppers for the first time in my greenhouse. As each fruit develops a tiny brown spot appears on the skin which gradually gets larger. The fruits aren't touching anything and I'm watering regularly. The rest of the pepper is edible but I guess eventually the whole thing would rot. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?


Escallonia 'Apple Blossom' - few flowers

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 11:11

Thanks both - I will do that. Nothing to lose!

Escallonia 'Apple Blossom' - few flowers

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 09:22

I have an escallonia 'apple blossom' which is probably 12 years old. I understand they flower on new wood , so every year after flowering just trim it into shape. It used to be covered in flowers but over the past few years has produced fewer and fewer. Would it stand a really hard cut back and be reinvigorated? Or has it has its day and needs to go?

Manufacturers please note

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 11:34

I think this is quite a patronising response. It may be 'simples' for you but why should we have to do it? And how about those of us with grip problems for whom nutcrackers are a whole issue in themselves? I agree with Lily - it's completely over the top and nothing whatsoever to do with protecting the consumer - just the manufacturers covering themselves.

Help needed identifying these seedlings.

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 15:52

This is why  - if I am sowing seeds which I know I won't recognise when they germinate -  I always do it in sterile shop-bought compost and start them off in the greenhouse. Then I know whatever comes up HAS to be what was sown!

HELP! Rapidly growing plant / weed ??

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 15:28

I'm afraid (and unfortunately you should be too) that it's Japanese Knotweed

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Discussions started by Calendula

Mystery stowaway

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Last Post: 24/08/2014 at 17:53

Pepper problem

Can anyone help with what's causing this 'rotting' of my bell pepper skins? 
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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 18:34

Escallonia 'Apple Blossom' - few flowers

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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 01:07

ID please

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Last Post: 26/11/2013 at 12:48

Mangetout seedlings: 'pinching' and dying

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Last Post: 06/05/2013 at 09:43

Help needed: robust rain protection

Can anyone recommend a good folding umbrella? 
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Last Post: 17/04/2013 at 13:20
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