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What plant is this

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 14:44

Think you have it there Nut  - couldn't for the life of me remember what it was called 

What to do with rhubarb?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 13:58

This is a real favourite here ,  - I cook several of these each year.  If you eat it standing up it's not fattening!!! 

Other favourites are rhubarb sorbet and rhubarb ice cream, rhubarb and ginger jam and rhubarb chutney. 


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 13:20

When we had a small-holding and had a problem with foxes raiding the poultry the RSPCA weren't interested.  

They said the only way they would come out would be if someone shot the vixen while the cubs were still suckling.

 If  that happened the would dig out the cubs who would be reared and then kept for the rest of their lives in a confined area.   

Double Arum Flower

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 13:13

Ah - it would seem to be an instance of fasciation 

Double Arum Flower

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 13:08

Never seen that before 

I've googled and there are a few images online - haven't found any attempts at explanation. 

Tomatoes in pots

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 13:07

Hi Natalie 

It doesn't sound like blight to me.  Tomato leaves often curl in on themselves due to temperature changes   Warm days and cool nights etc.  It shouldn't cause a problem.

Don't over-feed - as you say, a dose of Tomorite when the first truss sets, then another dose when the third truss sets, and another for the fifth is roughly what I do. 

I'm not sure what the withering on the fruit could be.  Can you show us a photo please?

To post a pic on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  Sadly it doesn't work for phones - yet 

If it doesn't work give us a shout 


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 12:37

Hurrumph!  Just 'cos I've done the h*wk and got the household insurance quote thingy done, we've now got heavy fine drizzle if you know what I mean - hopefully it'll have finished drizzling by the time I've finished my cauliflower cheese for lunch - I've got things to do out there - as well as hang the washing back out again 

suckers on tomatoes produced flowers should I cut them off??

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 12:34

I use my fingers - just fudge around in the compost until you find where they're coming from the main stem, then snap them back in the other direction and pull gently.  Should come away easily. 


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 12:04

I think that should be fine.   It helps to bruise the leaves a bit first - sort of breaks down that waxy coating that ivy leaves have so the stuff can penetrate. 

Help - Massive Bramble problem

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 12:02
Hannah Parker wrote (see)

I also have bramble issues, I have a tiered garden with a decked balcony, they have grown underneath the balcony that we have within an old rockery and the roots are impossible to locate and get out. ....

I think the difficulty here is that the roots are un-get-at-able in a rockery underneath a deck/balcony.  

Glyphosate would seem to be the only solution short of dismantle the deck and the rockery

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