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Wildflower id!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 08:00

Don't think they are poppies !!

Aloe vera plants

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 07:57

 Hi Fruitcake,

Before you put your plant back into the soil you should inspect the soil for vine weevil,

it looks like a cream coloured maggot. These vine weevil hatch out in the soil under the plant and eat the roots the plant will look ok until it has very little or no root to sustain it, then it will keel over and its too late to save. Vine weevil love pots so in May you should water the soil in pots with something like Provado vine weevil killer,dont wait until the plants keel over.

Also its good practice when repotting to always use fresh compost !!!! 


Lidl fruit tree's....

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 19:20

If there are two or more different apples crafted on one stem it is classed as a family tree and is usually on rootstock mm106 this is used because it is a strong growing rootstock.They are done this way so they will cross pollenate each other. Also you can grow more than one variety in a smaller space. On a family tree they sometimes have five or six crafts on one rootstock.   

Plant id please.

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 19:11

it is Ajuga don't know which one as there are different types. Can be a bit invasive but it does have its uses.


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 08:43

Hi Stacey What happened when you stopped feeding them the peanut butter, did they bring in their friends as well?


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 08:18

Thanks for all the comments I am awaiting the arrival of some nematodes fingers crossed this will work.

Cane tops

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 21:17

I use very small terracotta pots on mine, you can get coloured plastic cane caps from your garden centre.

I string my tomatoes in the greenhouse also, don't forget when planting your toms plant them sitting on the string as this weighs the string down and keeps it in place. This method has not failed me in 15 years of doing it this way.

another ID please!

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 08:11

definitely cerinthe,I'm growing it this year for the first time.


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 09:43

Hi panseyface Last year I had moles in the lawn ,I don't know which is worse moles or badgers.


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 07:50

Help I think I have got chafer grubs under my lawn and most nights a badger digs holes in the lawn to get to them. My lawn now looks like a bomb site, any surgestions please.

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