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Posted: 22/03/2014 at 13:04

Went outside and started sorting out some pots and trays - then it rained.  Came back indoors - sunshine.  Went out again - rain.  Came in again - sunshine.  Went out again - rain.  

Came in again, feet up, knitting .............

ID Help

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 13:02

Looks to me like Cow Parsley - usually regarded as a weed - spent my childhood springtimes picking bags full for pet rabbits. 

Leggy Courgettes seedlings

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 12:43

I've done it in the past and the plants have grown well.

Let us know how you get on with that variety - are they going to be planted outside?

gardeners world

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 12:34

That's the second time this morning that you've made me chuckle Nigel 

Don't s'pose you were once a member of Suffolk Young Farmers - there was once a very good looking person called Nigel ........ 

Clivia not flowering

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 12:08

The conditions needed for epiphyllum to flower are quite different to those needed by clivia.  The former needs shortening daylight hours to promote flowering - clivia needs lengthening daylight hours in order to bloom.

Info on coaxing clivias into flower here


Rose cuttings - leaves turning yellow - HELP?

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 12:02

I don't know of any roses that are really happy indoors - my guess is that this needs potting on into new compost and hardening off so that it can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

Plant ID

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 11:59

We've got hailstorms forecast - must go out and fleece the fig!

The shrub on the right looks like Euonymus - possibly Euonymus fortunei Emerald Gaiety - however it's got a branch that's showing 'reversion' growing without it's variegation.  That needs cutting right back to where the reversion starts otherwise it'll outgrow the rest of the shrub and you'll just end up with a boring green bush. 

The other could be a very unhappy camellia - what's your soil like, acid or alkaline?  If it's alkaline that could be the problem as camellias need acid soil.  Or it could be suffering from some other nutrient deficiency such as magnesium - info here 


Posted: 22/03/2014 at 11:03

Dreich = cold wet miserable Scottish weather 

Seeds in the post Gjeannie 

seedlings coming through at different rates - advice?

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 10:59

You're probably right about it having been a bit dark in the propagator - just turn them regularly - they'll have to cope with a west window if that's all there is.  

You can put a mirror behind them, or foil or white painted card like photographers do to reflect the light back at the other side of them 

As for thinning out - there are one or two growing very close - ease the smaller one out very gently now so the bigger one can develop unimpeded.  

They're in modules, so as long as you've only got one per module there's no need to prick out, - you can grow them on in the modules until they're ready to plant out - but if they're in seed compost I'd give them a little weak feed when they've got their first pair of true leaves. 

gardeners world

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 09:34

Pd  -  you made me chuckle   

Who remembers Percy Thrower?  

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Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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