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Plants

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 07:05

Is that just one plant in a pot, or lots of seedlings?

spinach

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 07:02

LOL, I meant if they're sending up a flower spike just pick that off - not the individual flowers 

I hate to waste things so I'd cook and eat somehow , incorporate with some purple sprouting or cabbage, or use in a salad, but of course you could just put them in the compost. 

But take out the flowering spike so they will produce leaves.

I'd also sow another row or two.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 06:56

Good morning KEF   I'll cross my fingers so you get some sunshine too 

What plant is identifiable to which member?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 06:51

What fun Mike 

I think Verdun's plant is an Echium Pininana  - it is tall and silvery as is Verdun.  It is also tender - and I think we all know Verdun has a tender heart.  It's loved by the bees and I know he loves the wildlife in his garden.

It doesn't like the winter, and I suspect that Verdun longs for the summer sunshine, and it will not grow in the UK outside Cornwall - and we all know that if Verdun crosses the Tamar he'll disappear as if Fairygirl has waved her magic wand. 

Any ideas

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 06:39

Dee, I have a copy of the Small Garden Handbook which came free with the Gardener's World Magazine - if you're happy to let me have your address (do it by the Private Message system) then I'll pop it in the post to you. 

honeysuckle has no blossom

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 06:35

I have never found honeysuckle to be happy in a pot - they are woodland plants and like their roots to be cool and damp.  While damp is possible in a pot, cool is usually more difficult.

Can you show us a picture of your honeysuckle to see if there are any more clues as to why it's so unhappy please?

To post a picture on here you click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions.  If it doesn't work give us a shout 

Rose suckers?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 06:32

That's also my experience ore recently Salino.  

I remember beds of HTs suckering back in the 50/60s - I think that was mainly 'cos  their graft union was a good way above the soil surface and they were really bashed about by the North Easterlies in the winter, also Ma dug around them every spring to get the Ground Elder out - no wonder they suckered. 

how to grow swede

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 06:27

I would always sow any root crop direct into the soil - but as you've already sown them in pots I would plant them out 9 inches apart as soon as they have four leaves (two cotyledons and two proper leaves).  Although they're in pots they should be outside - they do not need to be protected and will germinate much better out of doors but not in direct sun. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 06:23

Good morning all 

A beautiful still morning full of birdsong.  Hopefully the morning will stay fine and son and I plan to take the Aged Ps out for a push and an icecream on the pier.  Fingers crossed.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 21:18

Sleepy Dove's going Night Nights now - see you in the morning folks 

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