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Problems with Kalanchoes

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 11:11

Have you removed the caterpillar and put it on the birdtable? If so, then it probably had a friend or two.

Try spreading your fingers either side of the base of the plant so that they cover the compost, then turn the plant upside down and swish it around in some lukewarm water with a squirt of washing up liquid in it - that may well flush the little beggar out

anyone willing to take me out for a day to learn a thing or two?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 09:59

Lots of YouTube videos online - but I don't think you should be charging people if you've had no formal training or at least years and years of experience - I've been gardening for years, but I'd not charge anyone for doing anything - however I know times are hard out there for some folk and sometimes you have to just turn your hand to almost anything


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 09:54

Good morning Pdoc - it's good to see you

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 09:40

Lovely photos Pdoc - thanks for sharing


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 08:07

Morning KEF

Wow DD! what a difference!

Sage Recommendations?

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 08:04

I wouldn't expect one to be any more efficacious than the other. 

Salvia officinalis (Culinary sage) is likely to be the most reasonably priced.

Cardamine raphanifolia info needed

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 07:53

Whoops yes Nut - pratensis  

But googling reveals that raphanifolia is a close relative (also known as Cuckoo Flower) - very similar and not evergreen.


Posted: 19/03/2015 at 07:35

Good morning all   I'm late on parade this morning 'cos I've had to borrow OH's laptop - mine seems to have frozen in standby   I'm leaving it to run its battery down and hopefully when I plug it in again it'll kick it into life - otherwise I'll have to take it to lovely son in law who's my own tame IT engineer

Clari - fingers crossed for lurgy resistance

Advice on what may be causing hedge disease and how l could treat

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 21:30

The browning on the leaves in the first picture looks to me like frost damage.  As the weather warms up there will be more new shoots and new leaves which will replace the frost-damaged ones.

The second picture looks like a pretty healthy hedge to me.  All hedges shed leaves - evergreen ones shed them bit by bit throughout the year, deciduous ones do it all at once in autumn. 

People often forget that hedges need a bit of nutrition - give it a sprinkling of Fish, Blood and Bone (as directed on the pack) this spring

Three Sisters

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 21:23

Sweetcorn needs to be planted in blocks not rows, to ensure pollination by the wind.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Do bees become addicted? 
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Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 08:19

Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 15:22

First Pickings 2015

Those first rewards from the fruit and veg patch 
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Last Post: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

The Chelsea Fringe

Is there an event in your area? 
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Snowdrops to see in East Yorkshire

Snowdrop Spectacular!!! 
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Norfolk bargains?

Trachycarpus fortuneii 
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Winterwatch BBC2

Starts this evening 9.00pm 
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Please help me choose 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 17:02

Trees and their relationships

Interesting info about fungi, microrhyzal organisms and trees 
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Last Post: 05/01/2015 at 18:01

New Year Gardening Resolutions

What do you really mean to do differently in 2015? 
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Formatting Problems

There's a rogue thread 
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