Latest posts by Calendula

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Tree problems.

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 12:03

Bloody hell! We're all doomed!

Blue fingers definetly not Green

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 09:01

Steve: this is no slight on your (potential) abilities, but I do think it's a shame that the care home has taken on someone, whose duties are partly to care for the grounds, with no experience in that area! I'm afraid it says a lot about how much they value the very well-known therapeutic effects that gardens can have on...well...just about everyone! More power to you for taking on the challenge and I hope you (and your residents) get satisfaction from creating something lovely.

Weed or pepper?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 08:56

The top picture as displayed above shows a pepper plant. The other two are not - but I don't know what it is.

Weed or pepper?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 08:54

That isn't a pepper plant.

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!

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Mystery stowaway

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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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