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3 days ago at 19:29
Maybe I picked them too early then?
I might let the others mature a bit more to see if there is a difference. I'm also going to leave them out for a few days after being picked to see if the chemical smell and taste mellows.
18 Jul 2017 20:39
I have a coulple of group 3 Clematis and they are just coming to the end of flowering. Is there any chance of a 2nd flush of flowers if I cut them back?
If so, how far back do I prune? And should I start feeding again with a tomato feed to encourage it?
16 Jul 2017 20:46
Thanks for the replies.
I definitely agree with you all on the fact they taste so much stronger than shop bought ones!
I am going to try and leave them out for a few days like you said pansy face because when I pulled them out of the pot I was surprised at how strong the smell was! But it wasn't a nice smell. I really hard to describe but actually thinking about it yes I suppose it was soapy and it tasted exactly how it smelt! Left quite an unpleasant taste in my mouth.
16 Jul 2017 16:42
I'm new to growing veg and I have grown some Chantenay red cores 2 carrots in plastic pots. They have grown fantastically and look amazing however when I pulled them from the container they had a strange smell like aniseed. They smelled very tangy!
So I ate one and they did indeed taste very aniseed like and had a weird tang to them. Almost tasted like chemicals. It's hard to describe.
Is this normal? I grew them in John innes mixed with 25% perlite and I didn't use any fertilizer.
Why do they taste like this?
12 Jul 2017 19:42
I have some Geranium Rozanne I recently purchased and the leaves were lovely and green when I got it. I potted it on and the leaves started turning purple/red.
Can anyone tell me why this is?
Last edited: 12 July 2017 19:43:35
09 Jul 2017 20:45
Oh fantastic! I've seen this plant before and always liked it but I didn't know I had picked one up.
I noticed looking at the images of Erigeron some of the flowers are pink. Do they just produce a random mix of pink and white flowers?
09 Jul 2017 19:51
Come to think of it they are in full sun for most of the day so I think I will move it! Thanks Paul :)
09 Jul 2017 19:47
I visited the Thomas Hardy Cottage yesterday and they had a selection of plants that were past their best. They were asking for a small donation for them so I thought why not! :)
Thing is it came with no label so can anyone tell me what type of Daisy this is?
09 Jul 2017 19:27
Last year I bought Campanula Takesimana 'Elizabeth' from a yard sale and It came in a 9cm pot. I kept potting it on but from the moment I purchased it I noticed that every time the new leaves grew they started turning purple and then going brown and crispy on the edges.
I planted it this spring and all the new shoots looked very healthy, the plant grew to its full size and even produced lots of flowers, but all the time it was growing the leaves went purple and then brown and crispy. So it's done the same thing when it was a potted plant and also in the ground!
Can anyone shed any light on this for me as to why this is happening?
Last edited: 09 July 2017 19:29:42
04 Jul 2017 11:46
Id like to buy some hollyhock seeds but I am looking online and all I can find is a pack of mixed colours?
Is there any reason I cant buy just a pack of one colour?
27 Jun 2017 22:11
I'm going to have to see if I can spot them doing it. Would be interesting to see!
27 Jun 2017 21:32
I had these years ago in the greenhouse ; using the leaves to build nests inside plant-pots . Amazing creatures !!
Wow yes just read about them online! I'm glad to have them now I know this. As long as they don't strip the rose bare they can stay
Last edited: 27 June 2017 21:33:45
27 Jun 2017 21:27
Leaf cutter bees?? I've not heard of them before. Should I be worried?
Why would you wish to have them Mark?
27 Jun 2017 21:16
I have yet more pests eating away at my plants. Could anyone tell me what's eating my rose leaves?
Thank you :)
27 Jun 2017 11:16
Do your chop back the leaves as well Lyn or just the flower spikes?
And do you give a bit of high potash fertilizer to encourage the second lot Of flowering?
26 Jun 2017 21:32
So if I remove the whole stem another one will grow with more flowers?
26 Jun 2017 21:17
Something is eating my sanguisorba plant at an alarming rate. What could be doing this?
26 Jun 2017 21:05
Im struggling with how to deadhead Astrantia. Do you deadhead each individual flower when it has gone over or do you do the whole lot in one go?
Where do you deadhead looking at the photo...
At point 1, just underneath each individual flower?
At point 2, lower down the stem?
or at point 3, the whole stem right to the ground?
24 Jun 2017 23:37
Thanks for the suggestions guys. In the end I went with crocus. They were a couple of quid more expensive per plant than the rest, however they were 2 litre pots whereas the others were all 9cm so I'm pleased
23 Jun 2017 19:42
Ah well it seems that all companies have very good reviews so I think my decision will be down to lowest price :)
Reason I ask is because I ordered Geranium Rozanne plug plants from jparkers.co.uk last November and they have just started to flower and it turns out they aren't Rozanne at all! These flowers are pink and not the lovely light blue colour that they should be! I have to say Jparkers have been great though and have refunded me.
So I'm now after the real thing :)
Last edited: 23 June 2017 19:47:56