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Indoor rose has no blooms

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 12:56

I agree with Nutcutlet - they're sold to go indoors on a bright windowsill or in a conservatory, but they don't last.  

I suggest you pop it outside - in a semi-shaded spot to start with while the leaves get used to the strength of the summer sun - and see what happens - you could even try planting it in a border if you have one. 

What is eating my redcurrants?

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 12:53

Green fingered finch - it's Light fingered blackbirds 

ID Please

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 11:07

That looks like a very fine verbascum to me too - love it   Please show us a pic when it flowers.

Shrubs and plants dying in established border

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:36

You say the fence went up last summer - what was there before the fence and what happened to it?

courgette

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:34

Not a disease - really it's not 

It's early in the season and temperatures may have a lot to do with it, not many insects about etc.  Sometimes the baby courgette appears to grow a bit but hasn't really been pollinated so then rots away.  I'd have a go at the manual pollination if I were you.

Also, as they're in pots they're susceptible to drought and the compost does look a little dry in your photos.  They don't need to be soggy, but they do need keeping an eye on the moisture level. 

hedgehog

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:28

Hedgehogs are omnivores like us - they get protein from meat (often carrion) and insects as well as slugs (although as they carry lungworm they're not so good for them).  They also eat fallen nuts, grains and fruit.  

http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/pages/diet.html 

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:24

Done Nut 

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:19

Come along Susie - the more the merrier 

courgette

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 10:06

I think they're not being properly pollinated - some info which should be helpful here http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=676 

Good luck 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 09:54

OH has the day off today as he worked extra during the week - that makes it a very odd Saturday  I'm going to write a shopping list and pop down to the s'market in the village to get food for the weekend and some more Calgon for the w. machine. 

Then I shall come home, do a bit of tidying and then ................ it's into the garden again for me.  

It's really quite overcast here but dry and warm - we've not had any rain for ages.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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