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What are my sunflower leaves telling me?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:19

I find these work well to keep slugs away from potted plants

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One application lasts all season.

Much better for wildlife and the environment than pellets. 

Plant/weed ID

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:16

We pulled it up every spring/summer for several years and then moved house!  

Next door's landlord covered it with landscaping fabric and a thick layer of shingle. !!!

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:11

.... with spindly legs and big toes Chicky? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:09

Chicky, same lad - Norwich family and UEA student  http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/obituaries/tributes_paid_to_former_uea_student_and_the_most_dedicated_of_physics_teachers_1_3646234  So sad.

I've got an exciting adventure on Friday too!!! 

What are my sunflower leaves telling me?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:03

Is that fertiliser on the compost of the sweetcorn?  If so, that looks to be much too much!  Scrape most of it away and then give them a really good watering.  

Sweetcorn needs a lot of water and the compost looks very dry. 

I would fill those pots right up to the top, let it drain away and then do it again.  

I think the sunflowers are thirsty too and from what I can see again, if that's fertiliser remove it.  

As for the fly, I've had some similar ones on my roses - not sure what they are but possibly one of the parasitic ones whose larvae eat various pests.  I've left mine well alone 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 06:54

Good morning all  and thanks for your kind wishes   Afraid chest infections are 'par for the course' for Pa.

Chicky, our local paper carried details of the accident, he was a Norwich lad   

We've had a mild night with drizzle first thing this morning - hopefully a bright and sunny day to follow .........

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 21:33

 Sorry folks ...............  

See you in the morning ............................... 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 21:21

Lesley  She's on the mend thanks, but taking things very gently - in all respects!  

Identify these Perennials

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 21:18

Campanula aka Bell flower/ 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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