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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 14:29

Hello Wonky ((hugs))

and Welcome to The Happy Grower

Something strange with my courgette flowers

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 14:22

Plants usually get on pretty well without much input from humans - lots of us worry too much, about a lot of things - try not to

Brussel sprouts help

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 12:48

You don't need to do anything to the leaves.  Just make sure the plants are firmed well into the soil so they don't blow about in the wind.  Use a stake/tomato cane if necessary.

black fly

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 12:28

I direct sow my broad beans into the veg plot at the end of October, pinch out the growing tips when the first beans have set and never have a problem with blackfly.  We've had a fantastic crop this year, have eaten loads and have loads in the freezer. They've finished now and I'm just about to pull them up and plant the purple sprouting broccoli plants in their place.

I've also never had a problem with blackfly on runner beans (so far - fingers crossed ) but if I get them on other plants I just wash them off with a jet from the hosepipe. 

Will they grow back as good next year

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 11:36
Berghill wrote (see)

Alliums are different in that you should feed much earlier than with other bulbs. Once they flower the leaves have already done their duty and are dying down. So, feed them before the flower stalks appear.

That's helpful Berghill, thanks.  So I'm a bit late this year, but I'll be prepared for next

Suggestions Please

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 11:34

I think that looks really pretty

I wouldn't be pulling them out until they're totally over - I don't think it looks unloved at all.

Plant

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 11:00

There are quite a few different Lavateras.  Some are annuals, some bi-ennial and some perennial.  Lavatera arborea (English Tree Mallow) is a biennial.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 07:49

Hope all goes according to plan Chicky, and that you keep your head above water

Wilting hydrangea

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 07:43

Now that's interesting, because I've found they do very well in pots if you treat them right

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/83994.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 This is one we brought with us from our last garden, on the day we moved house!

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 07:38

Do you remember me buying Rosa Bonica last year - I'd grown it before and it is such a lovely rose for cutting

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/83993.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 I wasn't wrong was I?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Renamed 
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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

FIDGET'S BIG DAY!!!

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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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09
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