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Trumpet creeper (Madame Galen)

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 10:18

I've not taken cuttings of C tagliabuana, but I think I'd take hardwood cuttings later in the autumn, when the leaves are falling - that's what I intend to do with my C. radicans.

Good luck 

Rhubarb

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 10:07

Yes   

If you're going to use it fairly quickly just cut it up and bag it.  If I'm going to keep it a bit longer I either freeze it as a compote or roast it in the oven with a little sugar then bag it.

But I don't pick rhubarb after July.  I leave it on the plant so that the leaves die down and the nutrition passes back down to the crown to provide next year's crop. 

Slugwatch

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 10:03

Apparently we live in the centre of the area invaded by Spanish Slugs and we've just found our first one.

We've reported it on this website http://www.slugwatch.co.uk/?p=90 

Have you got Spanish slugs?  If so will you help the experts at the John Innes Centre to monitor their spread and also find out more about their habits by reporting yours too 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:59

I've just discovered a Spanish Slug on the terrace http://www.slugwatch.co.uk/?portfolio=spanish-slug .  

We're used to seeing huge red Arion rufus in the garden and we leave them alone or put them in the compost bins, because they help break down organic matter and eat small slugs, but apparently the Spanish Slugs are bad news http://www.edp24.co.uk/mobile/news/norwich_experts_call_for_help_with_research_into_invasion_of_killer_slugs_1_3760154   I've reported it on Slugwatch and  I've followed Dr Bedford's instructions for the disposal of the SS and am keeping my eyes peeled for more 

Chillis on Thai basil

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:46

Basil plants will not produce chillies.

If they are basil plants they will be basil seedpods.

Spring bulbs early

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 09:43

I often find Muscari (grape hyacinths) put up leaves in the autumn, a long time before they're going to flower.  

But I think the early summer and recent cool spell may have deceived some plants - my wild primroses are flowering!

Making your own hoops for netting

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:53

I've not done it - but would a fairly stiff hosepipe and some bamboo canes do the trick?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:51

South of northwest Belgium and on the coast - Marseilles? 

Have a lovely trip 

Parsnips

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:35

That looks delicious! 

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 08:30

What about this one?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58855.jpg?width=458&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

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Do you? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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