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Help please

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 21:15

Trailing lobelia?

Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 20:47

Wonky   That's my girl

Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 20:38

I'm glad they got to you safely Yvie   (what were they again ........ )

Please, guide me, oh wise ones of the Forum. X

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 20:25
jo47 wrote (see)

Just enjoy them all............ caterpillars grow into lovely swans............

You've been reading some very odd story books  ugly ducklings grow into swans!

Caterpillars turn into butterflies


Something is killing my plants!

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 19:53

Now I can't see the pics again!

But from what I can remember there was a bit of snail or insect damage on some leaves, and some little galls (like pimples) on some tree and shrub leaves.  These are usually caused by insects, but are harmless, just part of the wonder of Nature and nothing to worry about

Nothing in your garden will ever be perfect - try not to worry about it

Something is killing my plants!

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 19:23

Did that but it didn't work first time - perhaps I was too impatient

Top row, left to right:

First pic (top left) nothing wrong with that viola that some deadheading and perhaps a bit of feed wouldn't cure.

Next to that - the flowers have died - they do, they don't last for ever. The plant looks healthy with new green shoots.

Another viola/pansy - it's not been dead headed and could probably have done with repotting in some fresh compost.  Probably not going to make it but they're not long-lived plants.

Not sure what's caused the holes in the leaf, but is it on a lot of leaves or just a few? If it's just few I wouldn't worry, just pick them off and burn them.

Not sure about the next one - looks like little cones on the evergreen.





Tree/shrub ID please

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 19:07

You can beat the squirrels by picking them now and pickling them

One of my favourite treats at Christmas

Something is killing my plants!

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 19:03

I'm just getting a blank page

To post pics on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions - sometimes it takes a while

Good luck

Pak Choi has bolted :(

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 18:59

I would cook and eat them and sow some more.  You can get varieties that are less prone to bolting. 

Oriental leaf-type veggies are also less likely to bolt if they're sown after the shortest day, so now is the ideal time.

The Autistic Gardener

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 18:11

And speaking as someone who used to work with youngsters with profound autism I will be recording this

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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