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May issue

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 14:00

When they're ready to harvest they' ll be looking something like this


Posted: 26/07/2016 at 13:45

Have a lovely day Joyce 

May issue

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 13:26

You might find this older thread of interest 

May issue

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 13:21

That sounds perfect     - in the winter the sprouts will form on the stems.  

Make sure they're well firmed in or even staked - if the soil is soft and they blow about in the autumn/winter winds the sprouts won't be firm, they'll be like tiny cabbages.  


Posted: 26/07/2016 at 13:04

((BIG HUGS)) for BL, DD and all our friends in France    

Right now the phrase ' we're all in this together' really must mean something, whatever results from Brexit in the longer term.

Lesley ((hugs)) take care and try to follow orders (for a change) 

May issue

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 12:55

Young Brussels Sprout plants look like this

They wont catch me......

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 12:42

I had my top down and my shades on driving through the city this morning


and for shorter journeys I have a bike that I use for going down to the village in the summer - but I do wear  sunscreen 

My cactus has turned black at the bottom and snapped off, what do I do?

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 10:52

Yes, I'd cut it away.  

You may find the info here helpful 

Last edited: 26 July 2016 10:55:07

More confusion

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 10:51

We had a cold snap after a warmish spring - it made some plants think that they'd had another winter, and triggered some 'spring' flowering.  Some of my native primroses flowered just a couple of weeks ago.  

Rhododendron Confusing Me

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 10:22

Rhododendrons aren't quite as dependent on having acidic soil as azaleas and some other plants are, so if your soil is only marginally alkaline your plant may well be ok.

It sounds to me as if the hybrid has been grafted onto another rhodo, possibly R. ponticum, and the flush of strong growth and pink (pinkish mauve?) flowers are coming from the rootstock.  If that's the case the R. ponticum will overtake the white flowered variety and grow into a massive shrub, totally unsuitable for a garden. 

Have a look and see if the new growth is coming from below the graft. 

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