Dovefromabove


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Fig

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 15:25

Mine does exactly the same at this time of year. I give it a bucket full of water most days in warm dry weather. This stops the flop   The potting medium is so free draining that the water runs straight out of the bottom again, but it seems to be what's needed. If I don't do this the leaves turn yellow and fall off 

Too late for cucumbers?

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 13:21

You've got plants that are already producing male flowers - the female ones will be along shortly - it's worth waiting ... what've you got to lose? 


Photos

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 12:32

Ah!  That looks helpful DHR  - that should be quicker than emailing them to myself when I'm not posting from my phone. 

More cuttings questions

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 11:50

I've never tried with ceanothus, but I remember a really good at gardening friend being dead chuffed at rooting a ceanothus cutting - she said they were really difficult. 


Don't think they're difficult to grow once you've got a plant tho/ 

Last edited: 09 August 2016 11:51:35

Chickens

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 11:41

You might find that he/she gets picked on - being so much smaller - it might be worth trying keeping mum with him/her for protection until he/she is big enough to stand up for him/herself ... 

whats this gate crasher

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 10:50

Snap! Nut   I've hoed plenty of that out of sugar beet fields in my time 

whats this gate crasher

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 10:48

First one looks like Fat Hen - Chenopodium album http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/solve-problems/fat-hen/


Second is valerian as has been said  aka Centranthus ruber


HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 10:40

Bushman ((hugs))  wishing you sunny days ahead when the weather clears.

Chickens

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 09:22

I'd buy a few 6-8wk old chickens and introduce yours to them.  They shouldn't fight at that age if they've got plenty of space and things to do to occupy them.  If yours turns (or any of the others) turn out to be cockerels then you'll have to dispose of them before they start crowing.  


Interesting discussion here http://forum.thepoultrysite.com/discussion/10752/redirect/p1 


If you don't want to face the possibility of 'disposing' of several cocks, my preferred option would be to buy Point of Lay pullets in the spring  - at least you'll be sure you've ot got cockerels.


However, your chick needs company now ... 

Last edited: 09 August 2016 09:23:26

HELLO FORKERS AUGUST EDITION

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 07:49

Bushman ((hugs))  

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