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Latest posts by Chris 7

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 !

Dahlia : Emergency Resuscitation required

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 14:56

OK ... Grew tham last year and the tubers were fine ... I thought with all the rain and cold then they were a bit late !

Thanks all


Dahlia : Emergency Resuscitation required

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 14:48

Just had a look at them.

The temp is about 17 C.

They may be making roots ... there are some there but they could be the remnants of last year.

What do 'eyes' look like ?  Some of the tubers have (whitish spots about 1 cm circumference)... but that could be mould / rot ?

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