Dovefromabove


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I just foliar fed my plants first time.But..

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 19:58

I had a pair of Jade plants that flowered every year when I lived in Suffolk, but they were about 30 years old and I grew them very hard - they hadn't been re-potted for years and lived on a sunny south facing windowsill with the occasional drink of water and an even more occasional spell outside in a downpour to wash the dust off the leaves.  

I've been a good girl

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 19:52

My OH started getting into growing things this year with garlic - he's very proud of his crop - I think he might try sweetcorn next year, if I sow the idea early enough 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 19:05

Clari - Yviestevie is right - when several social work teams were facing redundancies here a few years ago, County Hall first asked for anyone who wanted voluntary redundancy or early retirement - after than we all had to be interviewed for the jobs that were available.  As four teams were being amalgamated into 3, and there was only one FSW post (my job) in each team, four of us were interviewed for the 3 posts.

I'm sure that's how it should be done.  

You've probably looked at this, but just in case https://www.gov.uk/staff-redundant/overview 

Tomato trouble

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 18:58

Absolutely right OL 

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Posted: 09/07/2014 at 18:04

I'll tell my son in law - he mends computers 

Tomato trouble

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 17:49

Don't feed tomatoes until they've set the first truss of fruit. 

I think it's just a matter of patience 

Skimea pics i hope again

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 17:42

Thanks Edd  - I forgot the link 

More info here Alan http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=234 

Skimea pics i hope again

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 17:33

This thread will show you what the adults look like - they come out at night - when we had a lot of them I'd go out in the evening with a torch and look on and under the leaves and squidge them.

The real b*****ds are their grubs which look like this 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52064.jpg?width=340&height=350&mode=max

They live underground and eat the roots of your plants - they particularly like primulas and love to get into pots of nice compost with lots of lovely plant roots.  

Get a load of nematodes - I got mine via Amazon - and water them into the soil - you then have to keep the soil moist for a while - they sorted the problem for us.  

You can only do it in the summer when the soil is above a certain temperature and as the nematodes are alive you have to water them on pretty soon after you receive them.

Good luck - you'll probably have to be very nice to Kate to get her to cart watering cans full of water and nematodes around 

 

2 ID's please

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 17:26

Bindweed leaves vary a bit - they're masters of disguise 

Pleased to have a new garden visitor.

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 17:25

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Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

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If you're buying big pots ....

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An art and a science 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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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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