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Posted: 20/09/2012 at 12:22

I get that stuff on my tarmac !   As a previous contributor said its slime mould and disappears in drier weather.



Overwintering young delhinium plants

Posted: 13/09/2012 at 17:36


Just bought a couple of young delphiniums from the GC.  They are about 2 inches in height and have about 4 small leaves.

Is it better to overwinter these in pots or plant them now in the garden ?   Are there still slugs about as they love delphiniums ?




Carrot Problem

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 12:59

Yes,  like that .

Have pulled a couple and will eat them tonight,  they certainly look fine to eat !.

I'm not worried it would be ice to know why this happens !



Carrot Problem

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 12:40

The 'fronds' of the carrot seem to have burned as if they have been in the sun and dried out.

I don't think its gone to seed.


Carrot Problem

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 14:27

My carrots have grown well and are now nearly ready.

I've noticed that the 'leaves' of some of the carrots are slightly frazzled ... has anybody any ideas why ?




green beetles on my cauli

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 13:37

Its called a 'Shield' insect and is harmless ... I have loads in my garden !




Posted: 15/05/2012 at 14:17

Almost certainly slugs.

Best thing is to cover the seeds with fleece,  making certain the slugs can't get underneath the fleece !

Works every time !

Non flowering : Lilac - In a pot

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 13:55

Fair enough .. leaves look OK though !

Mind you I don't even know the variety ... could be one of these massive ones ... so I'll take your advice and plant it in the garden !


Non flowering : Lilac - In a pot

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 13:40

We have a lilac planted in a pot whicjh is now about 5 years old.

Each year it has a single white bloom (panicle ?)

It hasn't been repotted and stands in a sunny spot.

How can I encourage it to bloom ?


Dahlia : Emergency Resuscitation required

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 15:05

I buried them about 4 weeks ago.

I'll leave the top showing and see what happens !

Discussions started by Chris 7

Care of lily bulbs over winter

How do I look after them ! 
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Last Post: 18/10/2015 at 13:48

Use of a Propagator

Propagator and dampness 
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Last Post: 16/07/2015 at 07:27

Slugs and Roofing Felt

Anybody heard of this technique ? 
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Last Post: 23/03/2015 at 12:01

Hothouse plant - help

Brought into the house from outsode 
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Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 19:12

Dipladenia and tendrils

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Last Post: 10/10/2014 at 17:14

Reviving a hedge

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Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 13:05

Clematis and yellowing leaves

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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 12:58

Excessive cost of seeds

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Last Post: 13/03/2014 at 20:54

Excessive dampness in shed

Is the presence of a carpet causing problems in my shed ? 
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Last Post: 04/02/2014 at 14:22

Protecting a Hebe over winter

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Last Post: 09/08/2013 at 18:59

Ideas for shading plants please

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Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 14:44

Scale Insects on my rose

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Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 14:30

Apple Trees losing thier leaves

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Last Post: 18/07/2013 at 13:01

Greenhouse tomatoes : Pollination

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