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Posted: 09/11/2017 at 12:37

The main culprits are plants in the euphorbia family.  It's the white latex-like sap.

My onion bulb sets are not growing

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 11:36

If you planted sets of a variety suitable for autumn planting  you should have nothing to worry about.  

The bulbs won't begin to swell until late spring ... then the leaves will begin to die down and your onions should be ready to harvest in the summer.

More info here 


Posted: 09/11/2017 at 11:30

@Buttercupdays ... this is an old thread from 2011 which has been trawled up by one of those PITAs plugging their latest snake oil.  I'ts been reported to the Mods and doubtless it'll get removed when they get a moment.  

I imagine the poster has  another elder by now. 

Why some leaves seem burnt

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 10:51

I can't see any burnt leaves ... just some flowers dying off.

Plant pot looks a bit small ... I'd pot it on before long.  

Schefflera dropping healthy branches

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 10:38

I agree Kitty ...  and what little compost there is there is so compacted by the roots that no water can penetrate ... I bet it just runs out of the bottom of the pot. 

Name these plants!

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 10:10

I was thinking of your poor eyes just yesterday LilyP  ... how are they now? 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 10:07

Oh yes, I send cards to friends and family ... I try to get ones that benefit my chosen charity and give a donation ... I don't have parents any more and I don't have grandchildren and the step grandchildren are adults now so not a lot of presents to buy at Christmas ... so I spend a bit on those who need it 

As for Wonky's Felco's ... I understand Santa's elves have been informed 

Have a good trip Mr BL 

Obelixx ... how's Cosmos' poorly paw?


Posted: 09/11/2017 at 09:10

She's advertising dodgy slimming potions ... She did it yesterday too. 


Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 09:07

Each Christmas we choose a charity to donate to ... This year it's Shelter and also Crisis at Christmas. There's a huge need at the moment. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 09/11/2017 at 08:18

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

Dry here and brightish ... Temp last night down to 1C

Hsewk to be done as tomorrow I'll be visiting son. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

RIP Ric Staines ... East Anglian gardening legend

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Fruit ID please

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A new snake in the UK!!!

Now there are four ........... 
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Please ID my mystery plant

I don't recognise this ...  
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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

A friendly place of frolics and chat where everyone is welcome to pass the time and procrastinate to their hearts' content ... 
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New situation ... ? 
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The Great British Wildflower Hunt

Will you join in ...  
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