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Morning Glory not flowering. Why?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 19:18
Lilydotwin wrote (see)

Update on Morning Glory - came down this morning to find a whole lot of tiny little flower buds had formed. So, withdrawing the feed may have worked already. Thanks to all, particularly to you, David K. No offence taken, and you were right about over-feeding. I look forward to the blossoms soon.

 

Good news, Lily ...I can at least assure you that no harm will come to your Morning Glory by restricting feed.

Saving peas for seed

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 09:09

Not sure about those, OG....I would go ahead anyway, even if they don't return to type, they'll not be a complete failure.

Saving peas for seed

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 22:01

Hi, Outdoor girl

Just something you may wish to consider.

Make sure you only save seed from open-pollinated varieties and not F1 hybrids.

Open pollinated vegetable varieties are often heirloom varieties that have naturally evolved over the years and been passed down through generations of gardeners. The vegetables produced from the seeds are similar to the produce of the parent plant and gradually evolve to cope with local conditions such as moisture levels and high or low temperatures.

F1 hybrid varieties are commercially produced seeds that combine certain traits of two parent plants such as resistance to disease, pests or bolting and a tendency to produce heavy yields and do not reproduce to type.

Black bugs killing Nasturtium. Help!?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:30

Jessica, these are aphids that are particularly attracted to nasturtiums. Personally, I would spray the plants with 'Bugclear'.....it's systemic and one spray will  last for six weeks. You may be against spraying and I can understand that, but 'Bugclear' is about as environmentally friendly as you can buy.

If you eat your nasturtiums, perhaps you may not wish to spray, although it is permissible after a short spell, according to the directions.  

My cucumber plants are turning pale and blossome dropping off :(

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 07:43

Hi, Tracy

There are two possibilities, one is cultural the other disease.  Keep the humidity high, mist spray several times a day and (if possible) water the floor. Feed once a week with a balanced fertilizer such as liquid Growmore.

Disease could be something like Fusarium wilt, which is a fungal disease.

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 18:19

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53895.jpg?width=249&height=350&mode=max

 A very hot village fete.

Morning Glory not flowering. Why?

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 12:10

Good luck with them, Lily.

I'm sure you'll understand that when trying to help with these queries, all we can do is call on our experience & knowledge and accept that the answers given will not suit every situation.

Hope the above didn't sound too starchy...it wasn't intended to be.

tomatoes with blind trusses

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 12:02

Hi, Derek

Yes it's called 'dry set' and is common during hot dry spells....misting the plants will help.

can I BARE ROOT MY ROSES

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 10:13

Hi, Josie...welcome to the forum.

The fact you suggest potting-up these roses leads me to think they are not large, old bushes, which is good.

You can do this, but it will have to be done when the bushes are totally dormant, say Dec/Jan.

Large established bushes will represent a bigger a  problem.

 

riddle solved

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 10:06

Typical wimmin, what about my aforementioned bad day?  

Humph!

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