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Rhubarb crowns

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:14

Don't pick any rhubarb the first year after transplanting them (next year).  Keep them fed and watered, and in 2016 you'll have lovely rhubarb 

Leggy tomato plants

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:11

You're over feeding them 

You don't need to feed them until the first truss of fruit has set. 

weired growths on late potatoes?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:10

It's the seeds of the potatoes - they look a bit like tomatoes, but are poisonous.  Do not eat them - you can remove them or not as you wish but they do no harm to the potatoes. 

Removing stubborn ornamental grass

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 18:00

I'd give it a good spraying with glyphosate and leave it for at least a month, probably more - when the weedkiller has travelled back into the roots they'll begin to decompose and it'll be much easier to dig/pull out 

Bug ID? I think it's a hornet

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 16:24

Think they're called jaspers after the mineral, which can be striped

What to grow under eucalyptus tree?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 16:10

I'd trim the turf back so you have a neat circle of bare soil.  You can then use this for feeding and watering your tree, and can mulch with well made garden compost in the autumn and spring to help conserve moisture.  

Trees never do well with grass up to their trunks.

Some Cyclamen hederafolium or coum would look pretty there and wouldn't be bothered by the mulching

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 15:43

Never planted veggies or fruits - need advice

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 15:34

I think you're starting at the wrong end so to speak

Let us know what your conditions are, and we can suggest things that will grow well in those conditions - or ask people who live in your neighbourhood what grows well in their gardens 

Black bugs killing Nasturtium. Help!?

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 15:32

Hi Jessica 

Blackfly - they've got my nasturtiums too, the little horrors.    You can spray them with a weak solution of washing up liquid and water - I find Ecover the best - that will kill them off and won't harm the plants. 

Rhubarb crowns

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 15:29

If they've been dug up then they need to be planted as soon as possible!

Dig over an area about 1m x 1m for each crown and dig in as much well rotted farm yard manure and/or home made garden compost as possible and a good sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone and plant them with the growing point just proud of the soil.

Remove any brown leaves and stems but leave the rest.

Give them a couple of buckets of water when you plant them, and keep them well watered with the soil remaining moist but not boggy until the colder weather arrives and the leaves die down. 

Good luck 

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