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unknown plant

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 17:45

Yes I would agree. I've got some coming up away from the original plant. Maybe from the roots of self set from the berries.

Talkback: Garden pests

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 17:36

I know how frustrating it seems when things get eaten. Half my runner plants have disappeared. My beetroot were up to about 2inches high yesterday but today have all vanished, a whole row of them! So today I did what Monty suggested, and lifted every pot on the patio next to the veg plot to search for slugs and snails. From a total of 25 pots I collected so many that after 40 I stopped counting! From giant 5inch long green slugs to the tiny grey ones, I was amazed. Obviously there are probably just as many in the soil of the veg plot, but at least I feel I've done something towards protecting what's left. Was going to order some nematodes but when I saw the price I thought I may as well buy veg from the supermarket instead of growing it!

Composting green seed heads

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 16:16

I have a bucket by the back door which I put screwed up newspaper in the bottom of then all the veg peelings and any compostable stuff goes on top. That way there's always a mix when I empty it into the compost bin. An easy way to always have a brown and green balance, it means that the bucket doesn't get smelly either.

HONEYSUCKLE won't flower :-(

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 15:23

Don't know if it's the weather or just that I've ignored it but it's blooming it's socks off this year!

Too early for beans?

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 21:32

I'm so pleased that I have planted all mine today and already they are twirling round the trellis and canes. Some are up a tall south facing fence, the others on an A frame like the photo above.

I was well organised this year and started my beans off on a damp cloth overnight in the airing cupboard. They had shoots within 48 hours. I did this because they were seeds I had saved from plants I'd grown 2 years ago and I wasn't sure if they would grow. This way I could see which ones wanted to get going, and that the seeds were not too old.

Too early for beans?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 18:44

Thank you all, I'll do those straight away as we are due some rain and it will water them in.

Too early for beans?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 15:55

Is it too early to plant out the runners and French beans that are growing in pots? Here in Essex we don't tend to get late frosts. I've greenhouse grown them and hardened off in readiness, but they are growing tall so fast. Anyone else put theirs out yet?

perennial red salvia leaf

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 18:22

Bought red salvia last year and now that it's coming up this year the leaves are not looking well. The edges are yellowing almost like a variegated plant, but they were dark green last year. Is this lacking something, or does it not like where I've put it?

Aquilegia shapes

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 21:49

Yes Airwaves some of mine are really tall, well over 2ft. Not had that before. The wet winter we had must have affected them.

I'm delighted to see all these comments on this subject and I had found Touchwoods website was a delight to see. My daughter has some bi-coloured ones and I'd like to have a go at crossing some of mine.

Ear fungus

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 11:12

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I discovered this growing on a large hebe bush where I'd cut off a branch last year. I've found out what it's called but wondered if it is likely to spread to other plants. I'm assuming it only grows on rotting wood but want to be on the safe side. Amazingly like an ear!

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