Calendula


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My poor lawn :(

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 11:02

New properties often have tonnes of rubble, brick, planks etc left in the garden with topsoil just dumped on top. Did you make sure you had a really good depth of soil before seeding? If not you may have to start again and dig out all the rubbish.

Identify this? Plant with blue top and yellow orange flowers

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 14:18

I think it's one plant and the purple 'flowers' are bracts. No idea what it is though!

Pak Choi has bolted :(

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 10:28

I gave up on pak choi for this very reason. For weeks and weeks it was too small to cut and then wham! - bolted.

Allotment Space Available (Sort of)

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:46

Landshare Organisation that Hugh F-W promotes: http://www.landshare.net/

Any idea what these plants are?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 12:31

2 is Lungwort or Pulmonaria.

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 16:41

I'm a bit of a 'hack it back and see' gardener and on a few occasions have regretted it. I had a go at a berberis too late one year and missed all the lovely golden flowers the following year - but at least it recovered. I had a varigated 'something' climbing the front of the house which looked so vigorous I thought hacking it back to the main stem wouldn't hurt - now it's just a stump and because I have no idea what it was I can't replace it

Mangetout seedlings: 'pinching' and dying

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 08:13

marshmello - the seeds are proprietary F1s and develop fine. They then (as I said) develop this tough 'pinch' at the base of the stem and start to wilt.

Bob - I think that must be the problem. Even with window and door open the thermometer has been showing over 30 degrees some days and down to near freezing at night. I will sow some more but leave them outside.

Thanks everyone.

Mangetout seedlings: 'pinching' and dying

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 14:10

They are in exacly the same compost as other veg seedlings and they haven't been affected. So unless they are particularly pea-loving slugs, no - I don't think it's that. They don't look bitten.

Comfrey?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 09:49

If the flowers are blue and pink and it's low growing it could be lungwort or pulmonaria. Do the leaves have pale spots or splodges?

 

Alternative lawn

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 09:36
Joanne Shackleton wrote (see)

I'm not anti grass by any means, but we have a huge garden with a huge lawn, I'm trying to cut down on the amount of time my husband spends mowing it as he's taken up golf!!!!!!!!!

Hang on a minute. YOU are trying to cut down on the time your HUSBAND has to spend mowing the lawn because HE has taken up golf? Two soutions: do it yourself or tell him HE has to find a solution. He's the one causing the problem!

Discussions started by Calendula

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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Escallonia 'Apple Blossom' - few flowers

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ID please

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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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